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Common it might be but "Common Centaury" is still a lovely wildflower. Legend claims that the plant was named after the Greek mythological character, centaur Chiron.
Familiar throughout the Summer, this member of the Gentians family, can be found in areas of scrub & poor soil. The plant's medicinal properties were known to the Romans who used it to heals small wounds & various diseases.

I rarely display wildflowers in my portfolio but felt this offering might gain some approval among those of you who frequently do. Photographed from ground level when I lay flat out on some very scrubby earth at my local nature reserve to get the background I wanted.
Large Version is worth a look if you care to. Apart from cropping & a tweak to colour & sharpness, no other "messing about " whatsoever.

I appreciate your interest in my previous upload, "Reed Singer."

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:100.0 - 400.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 752.9 - 3011.5 mm)
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:17 Jul 2012 - 12:23 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Daylight
Title:Common By Name...
Username:TerryMcK TerryMcK
Uploaded:5 Feb 2013 - 5:47 PM
Tags:Common centaury, Flowers & plants, Gentians, Tmck, Wildflowers
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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 5:51 PM

Well worth an airing Terry

The OOF background colours compliment the main subject tooSmile

Adrian

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 5:52 PM

A superb image of this beautiful centaury, Terry. I see a lot of these in the meadows here, but difficult to spot sometimes because the hide in the long grassesSmile Carol

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
5 Feb 2013 - 5:53 PM

Beautiful - I love the way it rises up from the background.

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 6:01 PM

Very delicate and good presentation.............John

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 6:11 PM

Very well captured Terry, great technique.
David

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luckybry
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5 Feb 2013 - 6:26 PM

grt image realy good dof

bryan

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5241 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 6:55 PM

Nice Image!! I like it!!

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Glostopcat
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5 Feb 2013 - 7:09 PM

Good to see you trying something new Terry, an excellent botanical image and definitely worth attempting more often in the future

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 7:42 PM

love the colours terry brilliant detail a real beauty nice one Wink
andy

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Bzox
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5 Feb 2013 - 8:39 PM

Beautiful image! GrinGrinGrin

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vickyf
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5 Feb 2013 - 8:51 PM

This is gorgeous - great dof and colour.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 9:46 PM

A lovely image. So summery, like a field of dreams.......Sandy

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 10:18 PM

It's beautiful, if quite a surprise finding in your pf! Right up there with all your usual subjects as to dof, details and colour.

Ann

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taggart
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5 Feb 2013 - 11:01 PM

delightful!

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 432 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 12:02 AM

This is a really lovely image. The long lens works so well for this type of image
Jason

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 9:00 AM


Quote: This is a really lovely image. The long lens works so well for this type of image
Jason

I agree, Jason. I've also had some very good results with close-up shots when the conditions were ideal.

Terry

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jaymark1
jaymark1  6 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 - 8:38 PM

Beautiful Terry.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 8:54 PM

Nice work Terry - lovely image.
Brian.

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sparrowhawk
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6 Mar 2013 - 6:02 PM

thumbs up m8 love iit

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