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Cosmos wildflowers

Cosmos wildflowers
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Copyright: Peter Thomas (FunkyMunky) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 0 N: 608] (3154)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-07
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 DC EX HSM
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-07 23:03
Viewed: 3696
Points: 28
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At this time of year fields of cosmos decorate our countryside.

Genus Cosmos has about 20 species of annual and perennial plants in the Asteraceae family, the family of sunflowers, Daisies and Asters. Cosmos genus includes, Cosmos bipinnatus, commonly known as Mexican Aster and Cosmos sulphureus, Yellow Cosmos , and Cosmos atrosanguineus Chocolate Cosmos.
Kingdom - Plantae
Division - Magnoliophyta
Class - Magnoliopsida
Order - Asterales
Family - Asteraceae
Tribe - Heliantheae
Genus - Cosmos

Cosmos flowers are produced in a capitulum. Cosmos flower Capitulum is surrounded by a ring of broad ray florets and a center of disc florets. There is a lot of color variation in between the species. Cosmos flowers are 2-4 inches in diameter. Cosmos flowers come in brightly colored single or double flowers which include white, pink, orange, yellow, and scarlet colors.

Facts about Cosmos flower

Cosmos are herbaceous perennial flowering plants.
Cosmos flower plants grow to 3-6 feet tall.
The leaves of Cosmos plant are simple, pinnate, or bipinnate, and are arranged in opposite pairs.
The word Cosmos is derived from the Greek, which means a balanced universe.
Cosmos flower blooms twice a year and only once in the season.
Cosmos flowers blooms heavily, but dies with first frost.
Cosmos flowers can regrow in the following spring if seed falls on bare ground.
Cosmos flowers occurs in Solid pink, white, maroon, and pink with deep pink flares.
Cosmos flowering plants can be grown quickly and successfully in all regions.
Cosmos seeds are miniature pine needles.
Cosmos seeds are one of the easiest seeds in the world to grow.
Chocolate cosmos or Cosmos atrosanguinea, fills the air with its sweet scent of vanilla tinged chocolate.
Lace cosmos have more rows of petals, and have ferny foliage of a very delicate texture. Cosmos sulphureus plant leaves resemble those of marigolds

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-04-08 1:18]

Hello Peter.
Very nice capture.Beautiful carpet of flowers you captured for us with nice colors and sharpness.
Best regards Siggi

Hellow Peter,
Clever angle creating this low perspective resulting in a interesting full photo with a soft overall colour.

Hi Peter,

Yes indeed Peter its that time of the Year here in SA for the Cosmos, and what a splendid image you have captured,
lovely natural colour, nice and sharp throughout, your composition is very strong and good use of a wide angle lens along with some great imagination!,
Congratulations Peter and well done,
Best Regards,


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-04-08 3:12]

Hello Peter,
Nice to see what is for us a garden flower growing in the wild!
This portrayal includes a fine close up of one flower taken with excelent sharpness and natural colours from an ideal POV that also shows a fine nicely OOF BG of more Cosmos flowers in a pleasing composition with a blue sky.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hello Peter,
Very nice captured of this flowers, I have seen these cosmos on the road side last weekend, I did not realize how nice they actually look until you posted this photo today, great sharpness, details, beautiful natural colours and great point of view,
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Peter
What a beautiful composition, great details colors and light. Well done!
Regards Hedesan

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-04-08 4:09]

Hello Peter,
Love this natural picture, somehow a shot full of charm and feelings of freedom. You have chosen an excellent point of view too. Thanks!
Kind regards

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-04-08 6:39]

Very colorful and lovely image of these flowers, using short zoom effectively to showcase one flower is very good idea, well done. tfs.

Splendid photo, congratulations!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-04-08 9:03]

Hi Peter,this is a very artistic way to capture this kind of flowers! Beautiful composition whit excellent quality and fantastic background.Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2011-04-08 9:12]

Hola Peter.
Beautiful photo of this wild flowers. Photo taken with excellent light and f/16 so we can see everythig in focus.
TFS Peter.

Hello Peter
beautiful image of this field of wild cosmos, the great flower in the foreground is very sharp and well presented, i like the delicate pink color of the flowers
superb natural lighting too
Have a good night

Hi Peter,
A very beutiful Cosmos flower. I like the lighting and the field of flowers in the background is fantastic. Take care of your fine self and have a great weekend.

Hi Peter,
This is absolutely beautiful and should be framed! I just wish they grew in abundance in our area as they do in the others. Stunning and thanks for sharing.

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