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Picris echioides

Picris echioides
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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: 2011-08-22
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Plants of Catalonia, Plants of Europe I [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-09-30 12:22
Viewed: 3009
Points: 16
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Picris echioides L.

P. echioides may grow up to 90 cm (35 in) tall, with a thick, furrowed stem and spreading branches. The leaves are 10–20 cm (4–8 in) long, oblanceolate with a short petiole. The leaves, branches and stem are all covered in thick bristles. The inflorescences are 2–3.5 cm (0.8–1.4 in) wide and subtended by between 3 and 5 large ovate-cordate involucral bracts. These large bracts are the defining feature of the genus Helminthotheca, to which P. echioides may be assigned
Picris echioides is native to the Mediterranean Basin, but has become widely naturalised outside that range. In the British Isles, it is widely distributed in the south and east, but more patchily distributed to the north and west . In Northern Ireland, P. echioides is only found on the north side of Belfast Lough.
It has been introduced to North America, where it can now be found from Nova Scotia to British Columbia and California.
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This photo is taken in la Torre de l’Espanyol, la Ribera d’Ebre (T), Catalunya.

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Una foto de llibre. Bonics colors i una llum excel.lent.

- Ahir a la fira de Sant Miquel, on tenim stand, em van robar ( mentre parlava amb un amic ) la Canon 50D y la lent sigma 18-50 f 2.8.

Hi Ferran,
another nice flower taken from a great point of view. Artistic composition. Many details.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-09-30 22:59]

Bonjour ferran,
J'aime bien cette composition aux jolies couleurs et à la très belle netteté.

great closeup, are you sure it is not Helminthotheca echioides ?

Nicely shown against a dark background. Perfect detail, light and colours. regards yiannis

hello Ferran
greatmacro with good sharpness
and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Bonjour Ferran,
Splendide macro valorisant bien le sujet, dans une bonne composition, sous une excellente profondeur de champ avec une magnifique opposition sur l'arrière-plan.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Ferran
Beautiful photo with interesting composition and impressive sharpness.

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