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Aster Daisies

Aster Daisies
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Copyright: Linda Stanzel (Pepper13) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 27 N: 269] (1440)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-07
Categories: Nature, Macro
Exposure: f/5.8, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-02 5:06
Viewed: 1639
Points: 3
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Asteraceae or Compositae, the aster, daisy, or sunflower family, is the second largest family of flowering plants, in terms of number of species.

The name Asteraceae is derived from the type genus Aster, while Compositae, an older but still valid[4] name, means composite and refers to the characteristic inflorescence, a special type of pseudanthium found in only a few other angiosperm families. The study of this family is known as synantherology.

According to the Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew, the family comprises more than 1,600 genera and 23,000 species. The largest genera are Senecio (1,500 species), Vernonia (1,000 species), Cousinia (600 species) and Centaurea (600 species). The circumscription of the genera is often problematic and some of these have been frequently divided into minor subgroups.[5]

Asteraceae are cosmopolitan, but are most common in temperate regions and tropical mountains.

Cropped and sharpened, removed color cast.

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Hi Linda,

You metered the white petals skillfully. Congratulations. The aster's cores are sharp and the intricate symmetry is defined and sharp. I also have aster daisies in my garden, and I can't wait for spring. Wishing you well.


Hi Linda

I'm sorry - I have to disagree with Danilo. At 1/50s shutter I don't think these daisies are as crisp and sharp as they could be.

The dominant - brighter, better positioned - flower is to the upper right, but it is also the least sharp at its heart.

I also think the hint of leaves on the very left edge of the shot could have been cropped out, they intrude into the shot without contributing anything.

I look forward to seeing more from you. :)


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