|Copyright: Luis alberto (semprempe)
|Date Taken: 2012-03-29|
|Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds|
|Details: Tripod: Yes|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop|
|Date Submitted: 2014-11-14 10:30|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Centaurea (/ˌsɛntɔːˈriːə/) is a genus of between 350 and 600 species of herbaceous thistle-like flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. Members of the genus are found only north of the equator, mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere; the Middle East and surrounding regions are particularly species-rich. Common names for this genus are centaury, centory, starthistles, knapweeds, centaureas and the more ambiguous "bluets"; a vernacular name used for these plants in parts of England is "loggerheads" (Common Knapweed). The Plectocephalus group – possibly a distinct genus – is known as basketflowers. "Cornflowers" is used for a few species, but that term more often specifically means C. cyanus (sometimes also called "Basket Flower"). The common name "centaury" is sometimes used, although this also refers to the unrelated plant genus Centaurium.|
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- [2014-11-14 17:46]
A real eyecatching image!! The long clustered petals of this particular flower are both unique and beautiful. Bright rich colors and sharp focus allows us to view it in fine detail. I remember having seen a flower similar in appearance to this here in Ohio, but it's color was blue.
Excellent macro of Centaurea, perfect details, very beautiful color and a very nice composition in a natural BG. I tried to put out the small dry wood on the right with PS C5 and I made another image on WS. If you like keep it or put it out. Thanks for sharing a so beautiful wild plant.
- [2014-11-21 16:27]
Bellísima, esta Centaurea!!!!