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Echinops ritro

Echinops ritro
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Copyright: Linzi Halliwell (Goodwitch) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 55 W: 42 N: 228] (1466)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-11
Categories: Nature, Macro
Camera: Panasonic FZ18
Exposure: f/4.2, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-08-23 0:38
Viewed: 1973
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A single 'bloom' from a Globe thistle taken during our recent visit to RSPB Lochwinnoch. They have created a small wildlife garden in front of the visitor centre. It seemed to attract all sorts of insects and things.

"The globe thistle is a fine erect plant for the back of a flower border but it needs to be in full sun. The spectacular globular flowers are an intense deep blue. The deeply divided, narrow, grey-green leaves and the perfectly round, spiky flowerheads make this a really striking plant.

It is attractive to many insects including bees, moths and butterflies and the seeds provide food for finches and other seed-eating birds." http://www.plantpress.com/wildlife/o943-globethistle.php

PP - Cropped, adjusted levels, sharpened, added vignette. Frame and text added. Resized for tl.

Thanks for looking


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Hi Linzi, nice bit of work, I tried to take a shot of this plant, some time ago, not as successful as you.

Lovely colours, sharp through out. the background nicely out of focus.


another well presented shot Linzi and well presented

hi linzi,

very good details, particularly on the very centre, good colours and a good central pov and placement.

regards c.d.

I've seen photos of these 'blooms' before Linzi - they look quite magical, as if they are exploding.
Super shot of it - the colours and sharpness are really very good.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2008-08-23 10:51]
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Hi Linzi...
Beautiful macro...
Beautiful omposition...

interesting subject and colours, the focus is well done... now you just have to post process the picture to get more sharpness on the flower and less noise in the background

One of may favourite plants, and a very striking picture. The back lighting and your PP work have added a dynamic feel to the shot, almost a motion blur effect with the flower coming out of the screen. A great effect!
Thanks for sharing

Hi Linzi
Great picture
Excellent pov and clarity
Very beautiful

Hi Linzi,

Amazing capture with great DOF and colors. I like the way the flower is dazzling. Lovely macro. TFS.


merhaba linzi
magni,ficent lovely flowers.magnificent lovely colours and macro.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

i like this shot, the way it focuses on the subject.


the DOF is great esp. for f/4.2 the colors are nice.
thank you for sharing

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