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Centaurea depressa

Centaurea depressa
Photo Information
Copyright: Ali Koksal (alikox) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 2 N: 78] (356)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-08
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A100, Vivitar 100/3.5 Macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-10 13:37
Viewed: 5815
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Centaurea depressa
Knapweed [EN] / Gökbaş [TR]

Although it has beautiful flowers, knapweed is considered a weed (surprise). It is very common in central Anatolia.

The Turkish name Gökbaş means "blue head".

Photo is taken just before sunrise. Blue flower parts becomes horizontal in daylight.

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Filigree! Nature's masterpiece.

cok iyi renkler ;o) selamlar jan

fantastci close up, I would increase contrast a little, TFS Ori

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-06-11 17:55]

The weed you talk about, here we cultivate it in our gardens! ;-) I love the picture, the cup seems translucid, the colours are amazing. I love those flowers for such colours and crazy shape... this photo is superb, shows the flower so well and the colours are so natural and bright. Thank you Ali!


pts tomorrow

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-06-12 0:52]

Hello Ali,
This is a wonderful portrait of a species of Centaurea unknown to me. I like the dawn lighting very much and the focusing against the OOF natural BG is great.
TFS this beauty,

Hi Ali
NIce colours and details here !
I like the DOF and lighting
TFS and greetings

Merhaba Ali and welcome among TN members!!! :>
Composition is rather simply but I like it a lot. Also colours and details are nice for watching.
All the best from Poland,
Friendly yours,

Ali Bey çok güzel bir çiçek. Osmanlı motifleri var üzerinde sanki. Harikulade. Elinize sağlık.

Ali Bey selamlar, haikaten Osmanlı minyatürlerindeki motifleri andıran son derece nefis bir çiçek ve onun mükemmel çekilmişi bir makrosu. Elinize sağlık.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-07-02 23:07]

Hello ali,
a very clear and cripsy blue flower here. Very sharp image with details clearly seen. Nice composition.


Hello Ali,
Wow! The everything factor tipped the scales on this one. The colors so vibrant and the details so intricate. You achieved a fantastic capture with this beauty, and very nicely I must say so. Paul :)

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-08-03 12:43]

Hello Ali,
well close up working on this beautiful floweri like composition, point of view, lighting, colours.Best regards Siggi

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