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Silybum marianum

Silybum marianum
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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: 2011-05-29
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/420 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-04 3:33
Viewed: 2655
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Silybum marianum,also called milk thistle, is an annual or biannual plant of the Asteraceae family. This fairly typical thistle has red to purple flowers and shiny pale green leaves with white veins. Originally a native of Southern Europe through to Asia, it is now found throughout the world. The medicinal parts of the plant are the ripe seeds.

Common names for this species include blessed milk thistle, Marian Thistle, Mary Thistle, Saint Mary's Thistle, Mediterranean Milk Thistle and Variegated Thistle.

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Hi Jurek,
very good sharpness and point of view. Many details. Great composition. Nice natural colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Bonjour Jurek,
L'angle de prise de vue en plongée est judicieux mais il me semble que l'éclairage soit un peu trop fort sur l'inflorescence et empêche d'apprécier pleinement la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Jurek,
Beautiful photo of this flower, very good composition with little insects mating, very good sharpness details, well taken,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

Excellent portrait, good depth of field and bright colours. Interesting note. regards yiannis

Serwus Jurek,
Co za kolczasta pieknosc! Dobrze dobierasz ramki.

Czesc Jurek,
bardzo fajne zdjecie tego ostu. Fajne kolory. Dobry punkt widzenia. Odpowiednie tlo.
Jutro atak na Rysy (2499 i 2503 po Slowackiej stronie). Trzymaj kciuki przede wszystkim za pogode!

hello Jurek
very nice flower of the Thistle
great colours and a nice little bug mating bonus
thanks greeting lou

Hello Jurek
Beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

HGallo Jurek,
a very good macro shot, fine details and bright natural colours, well composed
Best regards

Hi Jurek,
This is a very pretty photo of this Thistle. Nice addition of the bugs making out. I looked it up in my big book of plants, and I'll be darned we do have in North America. It was introduced from Europe as a garden plant. In Canada the Thistles are everywhere now. Most people don't like them because they are prickly and get into lawns but the butterflies love them as do the birds when they go to seed. Well done.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-08-04 12:51]

Hallo Jurek,
Dzisiaj terz na ostro i do tego przemycasz niemoralne zabawy owadow.Naprawde ostre jak zyletka w pelnym sloncu z dobrym tlem.Pozdrawiam Siggi

Hi Jurek,

Well what a very nice specimen of this Milk Thistle my friend, i have not seen this species here in South Africa, but very well documented by your note and most appreciated, good detailed sharpness and splendid exposure, just one little crib and that's the noise a tad too much perhaps too much crop?, however a pleasing picture indeed,
Best regards,


Excelente enfoque y profundidad, aunque algo alta de luces.
Saludos Jurek: J. Ignasi.

Perfect details,exposure and composition,
excellent colours. Regards,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-08-05 8:06]

Hello Jurek,
A fine capture of a species of thistle that is new to me.
The POV is great and shows it in flower with excellent sharpness and colours against a good natural OOF green BG.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

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