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Common Fleabane

Common Fleabane
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Copyright: angela LL (angela926) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 5 N: 484] (2574)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-01
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 75-300 mm f/4.0-5.6 III
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-02 10:39
Viewed: 1400
Points: 34
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Common Fleabane taken at Twin Lakes County Park in Eastchester New York.

Common or Philadelphia Fleabane

Erigeron philadelphicus

The genus Erigeron is a large, diverse genus. There are 340 species worldwide. Western North America is the center of its diversity, with 173 species in North America. Four species have been reported in Wildwood Park. Three of them are similar and are known as fleabanes; the fourth is known as Robin's plantain. The word bane is an archaic word meaning poison. Thus fleabanes supposedly kill or repel fleas. There is no evidence however that dried fleabane bothers fleas in the least.

Erigeron is in the Asteraceae or Sunflower Family. Like daisies, sunflowers, and our very first Species of the Week, the prairie ragwort, members of this genus have two kinds of flowers. What most people call the flowers are actually flower clusters called heads. As can be seen from the pictures below, the center of each fleabane head is a little button made up of many tiny, yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers called disc flowers. Surrounding these are many ray flowers, which have a single, long white petal.

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Hello Angela,
Amazing composition and very nice flowers,white very dificult to capture, but do you have exceed. Very, very good lighting.
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  • tsesler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 638 W: 12 N: 1149] (6320)
  • [2008-06-02 11:02]

Hello Angela,
it is a beautiful green, yellow and white combination with excellent compo and superb presentation,
welldone and tfs,
:) later

Hi Angela,
Well combination of tree colors.
Nice composition and presentation.
Selahattin E

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  • ines8 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 151 W: 0 N: 0] (1102)
  • [2008-06-02 11:27]

Hi, Angela,
Beautiful picture,perfect presentation!
Best regards,

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-06-03 0:31]

This is just gorgeous! Could not be better!! I love it. TFS and have a great day!

Hi Angela,

I don't know these ones, they look a bit like daisies - lovely shown against the blurred BG.


Hello angela. Gorgeous texture of the white petals with striking yellow stamens. The muted green background is a big hit in contrast. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

Hi Angela LL!
Wonderful work. Good capture. Good sharpness. Nice lightness.
Original picture.

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1398 W: 269 N: 2111] (13209)
  • [2008-06-03 6:36]

Hello Angela.
Very fresh looking composition in nice way presented on green background.
Simply and beautiful.
Janek Kloss

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2008-06-03 19:28]

Hi Angela,
Beautiful composition with a great background. One minor problem is that the flowers are slightly out of focus. Nice frame.

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  • viawia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 32 N: 858] (3893)
  • [2008-06-03 22:44]

Hello Angela

This is such a nice capture of the dainty asteraceae flowers - of the same family as our common daisies but so much more elegant and dainty with the thin petals. I like your presentation and framing a lot too.

TFS the interesteing note as well.


Hello Angela,

I like very much your composition especially the different focus of the flowers. Beautiful colors and presentation.
Best regards,


Hello Angela,
Well composed flower shot.
They do look like miniature daisy. TFS

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2008-06-11 15:24]

beautiful shot
nice frame and DOF

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  • budgun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 2 N: 382] (2091)
  • [2008-06-11 19:14]

Hi Angela,
Vibrant capture of stringly beautiful wild flowers that are seen in wonderful sharpness and clear colors.
Love how the yellow and white stand out against the muted green background.
Regards, Tom

Hi Angela,
Beautiful composition,well done.
Best regards,

Hello Angela,

you are really good in flowers composition! Spots of white and yellow in a sea of green. Simply delicious and deliciously simple.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2008-06-30 0:05]

Hello Angela,
thanks for visiting my post and telling me on how to improve my photo. I do agree with you about the clarity of the image especially with the stamen.
This picture of yours is really brilliant. Well composed and nicely framed too. I like the DoF as it makes the image looks very exciting and very painting like.
Excellent white on green shot.


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