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Tragopogon hybridus

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 5 March 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"

Tragopogon hybridus , Slender Salsify or Pasture goatsbeard, is a plant with a thin, smooth stem, and periblastic leaves which are straight-lanceolate, pointed at the tip. The heads have 5-8 bracts, at least double the number of the light pink florets which themselves occur in an even number. The whole appearance of the flower resembles that of a star. The plant can be found in fields, meadows and on roadsides.

Image: Saktouria (Crete) - 09/04/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/400 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Een prachtfoto!

5 Mar 2011 8:29am

@Aubélia: De kleur op de bloemblaadjes valt op de foto eigenlijk iets te flets uit naar mijn smaak, maar de bloem op zich is boeiend genoeg que vormen en structuren om naar te kijken, dacht ik, en daarom heb ik hem hier toch maar opgezet. Dank voor je commentaar, Aubélia.

tulip from kerman, Iran

very beautiful photo

5 Mar 2011 12:22pm

@tulip: Thank you very much for your visit and comment, Tulip.

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

the pollen is so well focussed

5 Mar 2011 4:50pm

@Veronique: Thanks Veronique. Personally I think the focus on the middle or front pollen-section would have been better in this image. I did make some other images with different focus, but none of them were really sharp due to strong wind that day. Have a nice day !

Canon EOS 400D
1/400 second
ISO 200
150 mm