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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: 2007-08-25
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D, 70mm.300.mm apo sigma
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-03 10:14
Viewed: 2832
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken at a local nature reserve back in August, which is chalk downs and mainly grassland.
This i believe to be the Field Scabious.

Field Scabious ( Knautia arvensis ) Height up yo 75cm.

Robust, hairy biennial or perennial of dry grasssland.
It is widespread and common but not found in North Scotland.
Spoon shaped lobed basal leaves form rosette, those on the stem are less divided.
Bluish violet flower heads, 30-40mm across.
They can be seen from June-October.

Alex99, jaycee, fartash, eqshannon, JoseMiguel, lgfoto, undoredo, angybone, tiklod has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To lawbert: scabiousnglen 2 11-03 13:24
To anel: scabiousnglen 1 11-03 12:49
Species identification: Centaurea jaceabatu 1 11-03 12:34
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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-11-03 10:47]

Hello Nicholas,
a beautiful 3-dimensional and sharp view of the colourful flower.
It's a very brilliant presentation and a nice composition!
Best wishes, Peter

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-11-03 10:53]
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Hello Nicholas,
Very beautiful presentation of this pink flower in front of a nice blurred background.. It might not be a Knautia, but probably a kind of Centaurea. But I'm not botanist,some specialist will give you the ID.
Thanks and have a nice evening

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-03 11:09]

Hi Nicholas.
I like Minolta, Sigma 70-300 APO DG Macro and skilful hand that know what to do with this sweet equipment. So artistic presentation of this amazing flower. Great combination of sharpness and blurriness, fine colours of the flower and BG, excellent impressive lights and wonderful framing and cropping. My compliments and best regards.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-11-03 11:11]

Hi Nick,

A beautifully composed picture of this lovely flower. The pink is pretty and it looks great against the background. Excellent details of the intricacies of the flower.


Dear Nick
What a wonderful spieces you captured,
Perfect details,lighting and DOF.Superb shot

Good Luck

This is a beautiful flower that I have never seens before. You captured great details with natural exposure and beautiful lightning and colors. Well done!

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2007-11-03 12:03]

Hello Nicholas,

Very beautiful picture of this flower! Colours are naturel and superb. Sharpness is perfect.
Well done,


Hello Nick
A lovely shot you have here with a well thought out dof..lovely sharpness and colours.
Great work..and a nice note..(did you look into Annes possible ID)
Best Regards

Try looking under Bachelors Buttons which are a Centaurea as Anel suggested. Might be...they do come in other colors than blue...a great macro fur sure...Wonderful picture which looks a bit like something I might do...

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-11-03 13:27]

Hi Nick,
beautiful burt of colour that's also pin sharp and full of detail. i can see why you're so reluctant to get rid of that Minolta - Sigma combo!

Hi Nicholas,
Magnificent close up of this flower!
The lighting is very good, as well as the colours and focus are spot on.
I like the way you filled the frame with this imposing flower.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hi Nick, wonderful flower with splendid colors, great details and excellent sharpness, beutiful blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-11-03 15:18]

Great sharp shot Nicholas. I like the exact sharpness of the centre of flower which is so great with sigma lenses.TFS

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-03 19:23]

Hello Nicholas

This one is outstanding Nick,it has a 3D quality to it.
The POV and DOF are excellent.The flower is tack sharp against a wonderful OOF BG.
The BG has a lovely bokeh.
The lighting is excellent and the colours are rich and vivid.
The flower fills the frame well.
Great job.

Hello Nicholas,
Wow! Very beautiful shot of this Scabious, with excellent overall colouration and superb details!
Very sharp focusing with nice composition & POV!
Great shot you've taken.
TFS and regards,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-04 1:40]

Hi Nick,
a striking shot of this beautiful flower.
+++ Excellent composition and POV.
Sharp with good detail in the mini-flowers on the flower.
Good DOF aswell.
--- Nout!
Well done,

Another beauty!
I just love these colors...lavender/purple is my favorite anyway. This is a lovely presentation!

Excelente color con impresionantes detalles.
A destacar la amplia profundidad tan difícil
de conseguir en esta planta. Correcta luz y

Saludos: J. Ignasi

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-11-05 11:32]

Hi Nick,
It likes fireworks!!!
An excellent macro. Beautiful colours and perfect sharpness.
DOF and BG are nicely done.


Dear Nicholas, Very beautiful composition. Nicely placed flowers.
with best regards.vab.

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