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Copyright: Larry Doyle (techranger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 9 N: 1075] (3462)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-23
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-16 4:25
Viewed: 3106
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photo in a meadow. It is Common Yarrow...
Achillea millefolium. Also called Gordaldo, Nosebleed plant, Old Man's Pepper, Sanguinary, Milfoil, Soldier's Woundwort, Thousand-leaf, and Thousand-seal.

This flower is "not" the same as Daucus carota (Wild carrot, Bishop's lace, or Queen Anne's lace)

Yarrow was was used to pack deep open wounds.
It stopped bleeding, eased pain,
and helped prevent tissue decay.

For all it's healing capacity it can do nothing to heal a broken heart or a hurting spirit. That is something we can (and should) do however to help each other. :) It's called caring.

“How far you go in life
depends on your being tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and strong,
because someday in your life
you will have been all of these.”
- George Washington Carver

When I see Yarrow, I am reminded to spread the love... :)

Taken on a bright sunny day... hand-held, auto focus, auto exposure, macro setting... up close and personal. Some post processing was necessary to eliminate some distracting background, adjust for shadow and highlight detail, contrast, gamma, sharping, and of course the framing/text... all done in Adobe Photoshop CS2.

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I enjoy the dark BG and the detail of the subject that is displayed in your well comoposed pic.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-09-16 14:33]

This is a good shot of the Common Yarrow Larry. It looks good contrasting against the dark BG. Nice and sharp too.

We have wild carrot weeds growing wildly here in summer, mostly on our roadsides and fields, and even it's flowers are quite pretty up close.


Bonjour Larry,
En découvrant la miniature je m'imaginais une publication en noir et blanc !!!
Très bonne maitrise de la lumière dans cette superbe composition artistique.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Ciao Larry, elegant flower composition with fantastic details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Very beautiful.

Hi again. Nice image. Your use of the very dark background and nice framing are very effective. Very nice.

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