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Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 16 October 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

"Tagetes is a genus of 56 species of annual and perennial mostly herbaceous plants in the sunflower family (Asteraceae or Compositae). The genus is native to North and South America, but some species have become naturalized around the world. The common name in English, ""marigold"", is derived from ""Mary's Gold"", a name once exclusively applied to Calendula. In Nepal it is called 'शयपत्री' that means hundred leafed flower, referring to its many florets per head.

PENTAX K200D 1/350 second F/5.6 ISO 100 135 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice colors

16 Oct 2011 5:17am

@Marie LC: Merci beaucoup Marie! ;-)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very beautiful flowers!

16 Oct 2011 5:25am

@Paco Díaz: Thank you very much Paco! ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Les couleurs sont superbes! Très bon dimanche Eric!

16 Oct 2011 8:42am

@mo.langel: Merci beaucoup Mo! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France


16 Oct 2011 8:44am

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! ;-)

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Belle harmonie des teintes, dominées par ce sublime orange.

16 Oct 2011 8:56am

@Gérard Beullac: Merci beaucoup Gerard! ;-)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Nice one Eric, I can see that you worked hard to keep the background simple and unobtrusive.

16 Oct 2011 9:41am

@Curly: Thank you very much Curly! Hopefully it was successful! ;-))

tataray from france, France


16 Oct 2011 10:09am

@tataray: Merci beaucoup Raymonde! ;-)

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Des fleurs de joie , elles sont magnifiques Eric, merci beaucoup

16 Oct 2011 11:14am

@Lorraine: Merci beaucoup Lorraine! Il me fait plaisir .... ;-))

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful capture !

16 Oct 2011 11:33am

@Hiro: Thank you very much Hiro! ;-)

Emanuel Högberg from Borås, Sweden

great sharpness

16 Oct 2011 11:58am

@Emanuel Högberg: Thank you very much Emanuel! ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful flowers. Nice colours and detail. Well done Eric! :)

16 Oct 2011 1:34pm

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! ;-)

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful colours and tones!

16 Oct 2011 2:14pm

@Don Levesque: Thank you very much Don! ;-)

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Wonderful colors and beautiful soft light. Well done Eric ! :-)

16 Oct 2011 3:03pm

@Tomek: Thank you very much Tomek! ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

lovely beyound description ... too bad we can't have the smell, too! some people find it obnoxious, but i really like it! terrific colour, too!

16 Oct 2011 3:42pm

@franz: Thank you very much Franz! ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great POV and color!

16 Oct 2011 3:47pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much Elaine! ;-)

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

"Des tagettes" in French..excellent colors, Eric.

16 Oct 2011 4:43pm

@Olivier: Merci beaucoup Olivier! ;-)

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

I love marigolds, such a wonderful colour and here you have captured them wonderfully.

16 Oct 2011 4:51pm

@Ainsley: Thank you very much Ainsley! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The colors are delicious.

16 Oct 2011 5:06pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve! ;-)

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Very neat and fine capture. Stunning and beautiful. Two thumbs up.

16 Oct 2011 11:02pm

@Dokmateo: Thank you very much Dokmateo! ;-)

Sandy Weston from Maine, United States

Eric....beautiful fall orange marigolds....lovely detail!

17 Oct 2011 1:27am

@Sandy Weston: Thank you very much Sandy! ;-)

Sugata from Newark, United States

I have been away for a while, but I just looked at your plant and flower shots, and each one is amazing!

17 Oct 2011 4:31am

@Sugata: Thank you very much Sugata! ;-)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Lively colour! They make a great group!

17 Oct 2011 7:06am

@Japanalia: Thank you very much Gabriela! Yes they do! ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

You are rich with all that gold. Very pretty shot.

17 Oct 2011 2:02pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara! Oh if it was only so!! ;-))

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Ce bouquet est merveilleux, quel bel orange, quelle finesse, splendide

17 Oct 2011 3:28pm

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou! ;-)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Love this colour.. excellent DOF and clarity.

18 Oct 2011 8:13am

@Sarito: Thank you very much Sarito! ;-)

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Stunning! Love the rich tones

18 Oct 2011 6:46pm

@Magda: Thank you very much Magda! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

My fave for the veggie garden...excellent shot...

20 Oct 2011 4:51pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! ;-)

1/350 second
ISO 100
135 mm (35mm equiv.)