E.J.Wilkins

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Ox Eye Daisies

Back in June this year I was driving a long a lane when I came across a verge covered with these flowers. I don't think I have ever seen so many together before. No camera with me, so I went back to take a few pictures. I was glad I did, because a few days later the flowers were over and within a week the verge had been mowed.

They will be there again next summer.

The Latin name for the plant is Leucanthemum vulgaris .. the term 'vulgaris' means 'common' and is given to the wild or uncultivated forms of plants.

Ox Eye Daisies

Back in June this year I was driving a long a lane when I came across a verge covered with these flowers. I don't think I have ever seen so many together before. No camera with me, so I went back to take a few pictures. I was glad I did, because a few days later the flowers were over and within a week the verge had been mowed.

They will be there again next summer.

The Latin name for the plant is Leucanthemum vulgaris .. the term 'vulgaris' means 'common' and is given to the wild or uncultivated forms of plants.

comments (17)

Lovely shot!
EJWilkins: Thank you Tomas
Wonderful!
EJWilkins: Hi Asmundur, thanks smile
Nice shot Ellie
EJWilkins: Thanks Daniel
  • Elsie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Oct 2006, 01:02
oooo very pretty daisies. I would have cropped the top so the shot was full of them smile but they do look lovely just as they are.
EJWilkins: Hi Elsie. It was another difficult case of 'to crop or not to crop' smile I have a picture without the hedge in the background which I'll upload another day, I expect you'll prefer that one
hey ellie,

really excellent capture. i have never seen so many daisies in a given location, but i love them. have you thought about cropping out the background, in order to make the daisies more of a focal point?
EJWilkins: I hadn't seen so many together before either, they looked amazing. I'm still not sure about the crop, but have another reasonable shot of them without the hedge, I'll upload it in a few days so you can see which you prefer. smile
Fresh picture. I love springtime. nature is is beautiful.
EJWilkins: Thanks Florence, you're right, nature is beautiful we're very lucky.
Lovely pic Ellie, Superb DOF and here, BUSY really does work. Very well done. Regards, Neil.
EJWilkins: Thanks Neil, I think it's one of those pictures that might make a nightmare of a jigsaw puzzle!
  • chris p
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Oct 2006, 12:05
Lovely capture Ellie smile I'd go with the other crop comments though. wink
EJWilkins: Thanks Chris smile I'll upload another soon without the hedge and you can see what you think, there's a chunk of me that thinks it's a lot flatter without the dark area of foliage at the back but I agree it might make the image 'brighter'. ... decisions, decisions!
Lovely capture Ellie.
Estas flores son mis preferidas. En la argentina las llamamos "Margaritones". Viene de margarita , pero como son más grandes se las llama comunmente margaritones.
Muy buena fotografía.
Saludos
Ismaelsmile
EJWilkins: Gracias por su mensaje. smile No hablo español así que he utilizado Babelfish para traducir. Éstos son una de mis flores salvajes del favorito, yo eran afortunados ver a tan muchos de ellos todos juntos en el mismo lugar.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Oct 2006, 13:58
what a fresh image, very good cropping.
EJWilkins: Hi Chantal, thanks for your kind comment. smile
very poetic very nice!
EJWilkins: Merci beaucoup Dafredo
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Oct 2006, 15:27
Brilliant - always difficult to compose the shot with so many flowers at hand. In this case you provide for a feeling of depth with the tall one up-front, the long grasses etc. Sharp.
EJWilkins: Thanks Louis, these probably aren't the easiest of flowers because they are 'so' white and it's easy to lose the detail. I'm glad you like the shot smile
  • Abi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Oct 2006, 21:54
is that camomile
EJWilkins: Hi Abi, sorry, no these are not Camomile, they are Ox Eye Daisies which are much bigger.
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Oct 2006, 22:31
Beautiful, i love the sensation of being bombarded by this horde of pretty flowers...
EJWilkins: Hi Sam, thanks. I thought it would be nice to have some memories of summer when we're getting ready to turn the clocks back this coming weekend.
  • paul
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Oct 2006, 22:32
i rather like it cropped as it is - I think the hedge adds something
EJWilkins: Thanks Paul smile I think the hedge draws the eye to the back of the picture giving it some depth.
I like this with the edge uncropped, it give is more character in my own opinion.
EJWilkins: Thanks Dotun. I'll upload a different shot of these flowers some time. It's one that I like, but don't think has the same depth because there's no hedge in the background.
A field of daisies...how beautiful!
EJWilkins: Thanks Sugarsnaps smile

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