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Centaurea kilaea

Centaurea kilaea
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Copyright: Hasan YASAYACAK (hsn6a) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-09-28
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/350 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-03-19 1:17
Viewed: 1194
Points: 10
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Centaurea kilaea(Asteraceae)

Habitat;Sandy beach and dunes,
Distribution;Nw Turkey,Endemic? Occurrence of this species in Bulgaria seems rather probable.

Syn;Acosta kilaea.

related to C.cuneifolia.

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Arka planda habitat güzel yansıtılmış... Bitkiyi merkeze değil de köşeye doğru alsaydınız kare mükemmel olacaktı...

Hello Hasan,
Very nice image. Fascinating clarity and contrast against the background.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-03-19 9:45]

Hi Hasan,nice capture of this centaurea,perfec dot of fire for excellent details and nice blurred background too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Hasan,

Not being able to share the exultant opinions above, because I lost my blind mask. The following serious mistakes you did (in my opinion, of course) while making this image:

1. Central composition - it made the photo static and boring. Vertical compo, or a horizontal one with the flower in the right third (because it "looks" to left) would have been the right choice.
2. Lack of light - you shot when the sun didn't shine, which resulted low contrast (much lower than the optimal) and washed out colors.
3. Horizon is tilting to right.
4. The horizon line just crosses the flower. It doesn't only not support the composition, but quite unpleasant to look at.

From a member who posted almost 700 photos, much better result is expected. Or at least something which shows more photographic skills than an unthoughtful click in auto mode, combined with a below average composition. Excuse me, but this has to be said.

Regards, László

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2015-03-20 8:25]

Hello Hasan,

You are a forest man also, great capture of the centaurea.
The sharpness and the light are good, the frame must be cropped.
That give moore points, TFS.
Have a good week end my friend.
John vantighem

Bonjour Hasan,
Agréable valorisation du sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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