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Goats Beard

Goats Beard
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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-22
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/2500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-22 8:33
Viewed: 3487
Points: 26
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Goats Beard ( Tragopogon pratensis )

This is the first time i have seen a Goats Beard plant which i found the single flower down by the river. As the flower only opens for about 3hrs a day i was lucky to have seen it at all.

This wildflower is also known as 'Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon' because its lovely yellow flowers closes up into a beautiful pointed bud at midday. Flowering from June to August, it's a most attractive plant with its solitary 2-4cm heads of spreading yellow ray florets and longer narrow linear bracts. Growing to 60cm high, Goatsbeard has linear-lanceolate leaves which are tapered and grass-like. The rigid stem produces white latex and is swollen slightly below the flower-heads. It flowers in June and July after which large feathery 'clocks' of seedheads form. This plant is a native and belongs to the family Asteraceae

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hello Nicholas

beautifully composed flower photo with the petals open like sun rays,
fine POV and appropriate framing, fine focus sharpness and details, TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-05-22 9:08]

Hello Nick,
Beautiful photo of this Goats Beard in excellent sharpness and splendid colours. Excellent POV and composition with a good OOF BG.

Like a little star ...
Hi Nick,
this close-up is so pretty, warm and golden colours, bright light, I like it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Nick,
a very beautiful macro shot of this splendid flower, superb sharpness and marvellous colours, excellent POV, DOF and composition.
Best regards

Hi Nick,

Great picture of this bright flower, you seem lucky to see it.
The colours are nice and stands out well against the OOF background.
The detail is very good and so is the exposure.
Great capture and TFS


Hello Nicholas,
This picture speaks for itself! is very admirable as you make this flower, in an eloquent image using excellent technique and skills.
good job! TFS, Regards, Jesús

hello Nick
a beauty of a flower
great sharpness with beautiful colours
nice shot
greeting lou

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-05-22 10:53]

Hi Nicholas
What a great shot!
Details and colors are perfect!
Very good BG!

Hello Nick,
Excellent capture with superb details and colours.
Lovely composition with superb colours and details.
Still raining in Romania.
Have a nice weekend.

Hi Nick,

Awesome shot! The colours and composition here are very effective. Excellent clarity and DOF too MF!
TFS and have a nice Sunday!


Hi Glen

Nice capture of this lovely yellow flower. What a curious habit of shutting up at noon. Good composition and sharpness.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-05-23 4:33]

Hi Nicholas,
just like a star that sparkle. only its so yellow. Very beautiful composition and excellent colour presentation. The beauty is well enhanced by the neat and smooth green blurry background.
nice presentation in excellent phot skills.


Ciao Nick, lovely flower against a beautiful blurry BG, wonderful bright colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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