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Thistle head

Thistle head
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Bagnall (Heyshamite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 396] (2193)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-28
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII
Exposure: f/16, 1/15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-29 1:07
Viewed: 3465
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have just bought myself a Tamron 180mm macro lens and thought I would try it out locally. The local Nuclear Power Station has a nature reserve attached to it so I went to try my luck there on what was a dull day. Sheltering under a bush from a light shower I found this delightful Thistle, fully open,(Thanks to 'LordPotty' I now know it is a Centaurea montana, a variety of the cornflower family) and so tried a few pictures. The grass stalk across the top is a bit intrusive but I am happy with the flower itself. See what you think.
Camera settings.
Lens - Tamron 180mm macro, ISO 400, 180mm focal length, Metering - Pattern, Auto exosure, Auto White Balance.

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To Debz: Thistle headHeyshamite 1 09-13 14:26
To LordPotty: ThistleHeyshamite 1 08-29 08:42
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Hi Peter,
Your lens works well ... this is a beautifully clear shot.
Its not a thistle though.
I believe what were looking at is Centaurea montana, a variety of the cornflower family.
Very nice photo though.
Well done.

Hello Peter, nice compo, rich in colors and details.

Hello Peter! Perfectly sharpness and lightness. Very good shot. Best regards!

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-09-11 3:22]
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Hi Peter, I love the pov on this Thistle flower, it is so crisp and sharp against a perfect dof. Your new lens seems to be doing a good job. Light, colour and intricate detail is amazing. Great shot all round!

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