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Carlina acaulis

Carlina acaulis
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Copyright: jurek jerzy (jurek1951) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 0 N: 628] (3159)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-10
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-16 4:32
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Points: 32
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Carlina acaulis (Stemless carline thistle, Dwarf carline thistle, or Silver thistle) is a perennial dicotyledonous flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to alpine regions of central and southern Europe.[1] The common names are descriptive of the manner that its flower head rests directly upon a basal leaf rosette.

The spiny, pinnatilobate leaves grow in a basal rosette approximately 20 cm in diameter. The flowers are produced in a large (up to 10 cm) flowerhead of silvery-white ray florets around a central disc. The disc florets are tubular and yellow-brown in colour. To protect the pollen, the head closes in wet weather, a phenomenon folklore holds to presage forthcoming rain.[2] The flowering time is between August and September.

It prefers chalky soils and dry pastures in environments from valleys up to an altitude of 2,800 m.

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Ciao Jurek. Good light and white's managment. Excellentesharp.


Hallo Jurek,
a very good picture of this Carlina, fine details and beautiful natural colours, excellent point of view and nice composition with a tiny insect
Have a good weekend

Hello Jurek,
Excellent clarity, very good focus and perfect sharp details.
It is a superb capture of a very nice plant.

Hallo Georg,
schöne Aufnahme von diesen Silberdisteln mit gekonnter Belichtung und natürlichen Farben.
Viele Grüße,

Nice composition, excellent details. Late flowering like our couple of Carlinas. regards yiannis

hello Jurek
very nice picture with great details and very nice colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Jurek,
Beautiful image, fine texture and colors, well captured. tfs.

Czesc Jurek,
ciekawe te osty. Dobre swiatlo i ladne naturalne kolory. Fajna kompozycja.
Udanego weekendu z duzo iloscia ladnych ujec.

Siempre interesantes estas Carlinas. Creo que la toma está demasiado expuesta
aunque en conjunto se observa bien la planta.
Saludos y buen fin de semana Jurek:
Josep Ignasi.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-09-16 13:52]

Hallo Jurek,
bardzo interesujace kwiatki w ciezkich warunkach bardzo dobrze uchwycone.Doskonala ostrosc i piekny kadr.Pozdrawiam Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-09-16 14:50]

Hi Jurek,magnificent specie and excellent capture talking about the sharpness,the pic is a little overexpoed but no problem,nobody is perfect..ehehe...very interesting,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks for share,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-09-16 20:20]

Hello Jurek,
A very interesting and beautiful bloom which reminds me of a sunflower, except for the way it grows so close to the ground. I see you even managed to capture a little wasp in your photo as well. TFS

Hello Jurek
Nice photo of an interesting and beautiful plant

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-09-16 22:28]

Bonjour Jurek,
Belle composition de ces Carlina.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-09-17 1:28]

Lieber Georg,
Letzthin war ich in den Bergen und überall leuchteten diese schönen Silberdisteln. Dich zieht es ja auch immer wieder in die Natur und Blumen werden immer ein schönes Sujet sein. Zu deinem Bild würde ich folgendes sagen, der Ausschnitt ist gut gewählt, die Beleuchtung jedoch ist auf meinem Bildschirm zu stark, mit f/7-10 hättest du es auch fotografieren können. 1/800 wäre ja bei Blumen auch nicht nötig.
Herzlich grüsst und wünscht ein schönes Wochenende

Bonjour Jurek,
Agréable publication valorisant relativement bien les sujets dans une lumière difficile à maîtriser surtout visible dans les hautes et basses lumières.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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