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Purple vain Amazingly different from the shot in evening light, this enhances the purpleness of this flower of simplicity. Growing in so many places, weedlike among the grass and poppies.  Centaurea jacea,Geotagged,The Netherlands,macro,soligor 12mm Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Purple vain

Amazingly different from the shot in evening light, this enhances the purpleness of this flower of simplicity. Growing in so many places, weedlike among the grass and poppies.

    comments (8)

  1. Nice perspective from underneath! Posted 7 years ago
    1. Though the same flower it cannot stand up to your shot of the magnificent cornflower! Thanks anyway;) Posted 7 years ago
  2. Beautiful shot Ludo, well done! Posted 7 years ago
    1. Thanks, looks a bit like a pineapple with a pink ribbon;) Posted 7 years ago
  3. i love the color and this picture is so detailed. Posted 7 years ago
    1. Hi Karin! Thanks for your comment again, miss. It was a long exposure of 4 seconds to compensate with low light. I wanted to shoot 100iso to capture the most detail. This would generate movement, so I picked a bouquet of wild flowers for my wife, so I could shoot it in the living room (with no wind, so no movement) and make a good impression too;) Posted 7 years ago

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''Centaurea jacea'' is a species of herbaceous perennial plants in the genus ''Centaurea'' native to dry meadows and open woodland throughout Europe. It grows to 10–80 cm tall, and flowers mainly from June to September.

In Britain, it is often found as a hybrid of black knapweed, ''Centaurea nigra''. Unlike the black knapweed, the flower heads always look as if they are rayed, forming a more open star rather than a brush-like tuft.

Similar species: Asterales
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Jun 28, 2012. Captured Jun 28, 2012 21:16 in Aldenheerd 11, 6003 Weert, The Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/22.0
  • 4s
  • ISO100
  • 50mm