- LordPotty (12503)
- [2006-09-30 1:37]
Just popped in for a look and was pleasantly surprised to see your Carlina here.
A lovely clear shot of a species I'm not familiar with.
- coasties (28054)
- [2006-09-30 1:43]
A beautiful flower you share with us today. I love the composition. Excellent exposure with perfectly clear, sharp deatils. Thank you my friend!
- wallhalla15 (13829)
- [2006-09-30 2:19]
this is very nice picture from the Silver thistle. Excellent POV, framing, great sharpness and very nice bg. this is a great composition. Thank you. Have a great weekend my friend.
- pablominto (14563)
- [2006-09-30 2:38]
A well composed image!
Macro work is well done, resulting in fine details in the subject and a non-intrusive background...
Good natural colours and fine textures in the petals!
- dew77 (13270)
- [2006-09-30 3:01]
Wonderful flower close up.POV,colors,large DOF,details,framing,composition and visual impact are excellent.
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2006-09-30 3:28]
a beautiful thistle, phantastic sharpness and light.
I also like the nice BG, it's a pretty arrangement, thanks and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- horia (16656)
- [2006-09-30 4:22]
What a beautiful looking flower! And what nice symetry!
Very nicely done! I like the POV, the framing and the DOF very much. Also great are the colors and the composition.
Bravo and TFS
- Janice (18832)
- [2006-09-30 5:13]
This is a new plant to me Taz. A Silver thistle - I have seen some large thistles growint in special places but not one like this. Well displayed, nice and sharp too - and so are its prickles too!!! You wouldn't want to sit on it, would you? Good job my friend
Have a good weekend
- Hay_kes (4027)
- [2006-09-30 5:55]
Great macro.Sharpness, details and colours are exellent..Well composed.
Greetings and have a nice weekend.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2006-09-30 7:05]
An outstanding composition on this Silver Thistle. The subtle colors are beautiful, and detail in the flower is excellent. I love how well you can see the OOF mountains in the backround. That really makes the shot for me. Nice one!!
- ddg (5507)
- [2006-09-30 8:10]
Bonjour Christian, bien belle "chardouille" comme on le dit en Lozére sur le Causse. Le temps est humide d'apres ce que je vois!! De belle couleurs et un bon piqué. Bon weekend et félicitations, Didier.
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2006-09-30 9:38]
je ne sais pas qu'elle temps il fait dans les alpes mais si c'est comme ici la fleur doit etre fermée!
joli barometre et note interressante.
- mikou (6093)
- [2006-09-30 13:56]
Very interesting flower and without question excellent composition and POV.Background is really superb.Accurate sharpening to centre flower,fine clean details.Very nice capture.
Thanks and greetings!
- nainnain (6259)
- [2006-10-02 5:44]
félicitations pour ce baromètre des alpes, une jolie prise aux couleurs excellentes, très bons détails
- manyee (23770)
- [2006-10-02 9:15]
Quelle belle fleur. ; )
This plant has the look of a survivor. I like its tough and hardy quality. Well shown against the beautiful natural environment.
Sharp details and perfectly exposed. Excellent composition.
Merci pour le partage. : )
- red45 (31094)
- [2006-10-04 2:33]
Great looking thistle my friend. As always quality is very high, I like composition with blurred mountains on BG. I know these flowers very well because we've got similiar ones in Botanic Garden. Very good work!
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2006-10-04 4:38]
A bit softfocus down in the leaves.
Overall well done
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2006-10-05 7:35]
This shot is wonderful. I like clear colours of the flower and great perspective. The mountains, which are seen in the distance, are very expressive. DOF and POV are excellent. Colour palette is rich and impressive.. My compliments and TFS.
- marhowie (486)
- [2006-10-05 10:55]
Excellent work once again from you Christian.
You have a great eye for the shot. This is well composed and beautifully executed mf. A pleasure.
Very well done!
Fancy this, I have seen many thistles in pinks, purples, greens, etc., but never have I seen a silver one. This is something new to me so thanks for the introduction. On my monitor it looks somewhat more creamish-white than silver, but I suppose it has something to do with the angle of the light or the overall reflection of the light coming from the cloudy sky.
This is a fine close-up and it clearly shows the lovely details of the specimen. You have done very well with the exposure considering the fact that you obviously had some very soft light to work with.
Good work and TFS.
- sAner (4750)
- [2006-10-06 14:36]
Excellent composition Christian. Good focus and nicely exposed. If I was after perfection I would say the white patch of sky is a little bit distracting, but I don't think there was a lot you could do about that. Anyway, this really is an excellent picture. Well done & TFS!
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2006-10-07 4:39]
excellent iconic image of Carlina acaulis.
Beautiful soft and subtle colours, perfect details, and a most inviting view into the environment.
Thank you! Best regards,
- jmp (8415)
- [2006-10-07 14:15]
Beautiful way to present this dried thistle. Almost white thistle against green background produce an excellent result. Perfect composition, light, details and colores. Congratulations!
TFS, José M.
- SkyF (8073)
- [2006-11-03 7:13]
beautiful shot with excellent crisp details. Your subject is very well placed in the frame and the OOF BG shows it off very well. POV, sharpness and colors are wonderful.
- uleko (10940)
- [2006-11-05 4:48]
You've really got a brilliant shot of this thistle which I've seen in the Austrian alps.
They're so beautiful. Very nice composition and it is very sharp standing out from the background.
Many thanks, Ulla
- RII (2862)
- [2006-11-05 23:04]
Beauty close up flower, excellent colors details and contrast , is a great composition.
- osse (7805)
- [2006-11-09 19:03]
Good close-up shot of this beautiful flower. Good sharpnes, details, colours, light, DOF and POV.
Wll done my friend
- Marylou (30)
- [2007-01-08 17:01]
Bonsoir Christian :)
Splendide ! Merveilleux ! Netteté parfaite, magnifiques couleurs ! Du travail d'artiste ! Merci de nous éblouir les yeux !