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Youngia Japonica

Youngia Japonica
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Copyright: MY Wong (Seabird) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 184 W: 0 N: 359] (1387)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-03
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Tamron 90mm macro
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-10 1:58
Viewed: 5123
Points: 28
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Dear all,

This photo of Youngia japonica, also known as Japanese Hawkweed, was taken on April 3.

The rains came unexpectedly and heavily. As I was about to leave, it stopped instantly. Here is what I've got from the search for beauties among the weeds.

I hope you'd like this. I look forward for any comments and pointers for improvement. thanks!!

Have a nice weekend! Happy Easter!!

Man Yee

from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youngia

Youngia is an Asiatic genus of Asteraceae. There are several weed species in the genus including the endangered Youngia nilgiriensis Babcock from Sispara and Youngia japonica, which is also known as Japanese Hawkweed.

Youngia was first described in 1831 by H. Cassini, and the genus was later united with Crepis. Taxomonic and cytogenetic studies by E. B. Babcock and G. Ledyard Stebbins led to the reclassification of the genus in the 1930s.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-04-10 2:28]

Hello Man Yee,

You have made a fine photo closer to atr photo than to scientific one. You have chosen shallow DOF showing sharp only a small part of the flower but creating a very nice and artistic effect. The colors of the flowers are making a well chosen contrast with the darck background.

Thank you for sharing this artistic photo,

very clear shot.

Hy Man Yee
I like the picture most of the fact that the focus is more on the interior flowers. I like also the composition! Well done!

Hello Seabird! Wonderful flowers. Nice light and bright, very nice colours. Perfect sharpness. Good luck!

hello Man Yee
fine glance,i like the possible flu background,
very nice photo
best regards

An interesting viewpoint, combined with a limited DOF produced an effect as if the flowers were hanging in mid-air Man Yee, the colour harmony is also perfect my friend, TFS this beauty indeed!

Hello Man yee,
a beautiful floral composition, i like the selective focus with good sharpness, splendid colours and BG, well done.
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-04-10 8:41]

Hello Man Yee,
Beautiful photo with a great DOF. The sharp focus is limited (f4.5) but it gives the photo this depth. Excellent matching colours, also in the OOF BG.

Ciao Man Yee, splendid composition with wonderful light and colors, beautiful blurry BG, very well done, have a great Easter week end, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-04-10 12:35]

Hi MY,very nice way to show this little flower....and this pic was very difficult to take so perfectly...little flower whitout sun is very hard!!! I like a lot the littles drops too,Happy Easter to you and your family and thanks for share,Luciano.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-04-10 13:18]

Hi My Wong. This is a beautiful picture of the yellow fowers. You have taken them with fine detail and natural colours. I like the POV/DOF. well done TFS.

Have a nice Easter weekend.

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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2009-04-10 21:32]

Hello Man Yee,

very artistically done!


My Wong, the only thing I could suggest to make this beautiful photo better is to enhance the contrast a bit. And then maybe sharpen it to keep the focus at its main point. This can be accomplished in most any photo software you have have at your disposal. For example see my photo of "Koloful Koi". I had to sharpen this twice in order to bring out the clarity of the scales on the fish. Otherwise the fish seemed to be a bit out of focus.

Wonderful shot. JoeGoff, Louisville, KY

Bonjour Man Yee,
C'est une publication très artistique et très bien composé qui aurait pu êre améliorée par une meilleure gestion de la profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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