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Vaccaria hispanica

Vaccaria hispanica
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-28
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Plants of Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-10-24 2:22
Viewed: 4118
Points: 32
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Vaccaria hispanica

(syn. Saponaria vaccaria L., Vaccaria pyramidata Medik., Cowherb, Cowcockle, Cow-basil, Forbidden Palace Flower) is an annual flowering plant of the family Caryophyllaceae with pale rose-colored flowers. It is a native of Southern & Central Europe but occurs as a naturalised species in many other areas

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This photo is taken in Sierra de la Pandera, near Jaén, Andalucía , original format.

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nice pollination capture, greetigns Ori

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-10-24 5:16]

Hi Ferran,
this is really fantastic. Themoment is very well captured.
Top class chot whthis powerful depictio of nature in action.


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-10-24 6:58]

Wonderful capture!
Great sharp details, great colors.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-10-24 7:30]

Hello Ferran
Interesting insect and excellent details

Hola Ferran,
bellissima composizione per questo fiore di saponaria con insetto, eccellenti POV e DOF, ottimi dettagli e splendidi colori naturali con uno sfondo molto piacevole.
Grazie e complimenti
Buen fin de semana

Hola Ferran.

Gracias por esta fotografía de saponaria y sus insectos polinizadores. La composición de la imagen es excelente tambien que la vista. La nitidez es perfecta sobre cualquier tema y el contraste es excelente. Felicidades por esta foto.

Hasta luego



Hi Ferran,

Excellent macro capture of a Bombyliid fly and wonderful Vaccaria flower with great clarity and fine composition.
TFS and have a nice night MF!


Delicat treball, força original i de cuidat format, molt adient per cert. Tonalitats i fons de colors a joc, tirant a pastís. El protagonista, que no coneixia, força ben captat; segurament jo el confondria amb algúnBombilius :-)
Excel.lent feina.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-10-24 16:53]

Super capture Ferran!!
Both the flower and the insect display wonderful detail and beautiful colors. Great DOF achieved and the exposure is right on the money. TFS.

Hello Ferran,

A beautiful capture with nice colors & details. Great POV, pose & timing.

Well done & best compliments.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-10-25 3:44]

Hello Ferran,
The light and the soft colours in this photo are really marvelous. There's unity in this photo. Good sharpness, POV and choice of composition.
TFS and regards,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-10-25 5:36]

Hello Ferran,
Both the Vaccaria hispanica flower and the Bee-fly (Bombylius sp.) have equal status in this fine macro, both being sharp against a neutral BG and with fine colours.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Ferran
you made a beautiful shot of this insect posed on the top of this pretty Cowherb, fine composition and lovey tender colors, great POV too
Have a good night

hello Ferran
very fine and impressive scene and her photo output!
TFS thanks for sharing

hello Ferran

excellent photo of this insect with his flower on action,
fine POV and appropriate framing, fine focus on them
(flower & insect) with great sharpness and details, TFS


Bonjour Ferran,
Très bonne mise en valeur du sujet et non moins originale présentation. A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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