Daisy Photo Collections

Here are some beautiful collection of Daisy flower from various artists I found in Flickr. Daisy is a good photographic subject for most of the photographers and the one who deal with flower photography. To photograph flowers you may not need a macro lens, a general purpose lens like 18-55, 18-135, 24-105 is enough to give you good results. Some photographers prefer outdoor photos with natural light and some prefer indoor photography with a studio setup. Because of it’s rich color and the pattern of petals Daisy is one among the favorites of many photographers. There are many photographers who provide basic tips on how to take flower photography. It is easy to use home garden and grow daisy flower indoor as well as outdoor.

More about Daisy flower:
The Asteraceae or Compositae (commonly referred as the aster, daisy, composite, or sunflower family) are an exceedingly large and widespread family of flowering plants (Angiospermae).

The family has more than 23,600 currently accepted species, spread across 1,620 genera (list) and 13 subfamilies. In terms of numbers of species, the Asteraceae are rivaled only by the Orchidaceae. (Which of the two families is actually larger is unclear, owing to uncertainty about exactly how many species exist in each family.) Many members have composite flowers in the form of flower heads (capitula or pseudanthia) surrounded by involucral bracts. When viewed from a distance, each capitulum may have the appearance of being a single flower. The name “Asteraceae” comes from Aster, the most prominent genus in the family, that derives from the Greek ἀστήρ, meaning star, and is connected with its inflorescence star form. “Compositae” is an older but still valid name which refers to the fact that the family is one of the few angiosperm ones to have composite flowers.

 
daisys

 

Most members of Asteraceae are herbaceous, but a significant number are also shrubs, vines, or trees. The family has a worldwide distribution, from the polar regions to the tropics, colonizing a wide variety of habitats. It is most common in the arid and semiarid regions of subtropical and lower temperate latitudes. The Asteraceae may represent as much as 10% of autochthonous flora in many regions of the world.

The Asteraceae are an economically important family, providing products such as cooking oils, lettuce, sunflower seeds, artichokes, sweetening agents, coffee substitutes and herbal teas. Several genera are of horticultural importance, including pot marigold, Calendula officinalis, Echinacea (cone flowers), various daisies, fleabane, chrysanthemums, dahlias, zinnias, and heleniums. Asteraceae are important in herbal medicine, including Grindelia, yarrow, and many others. A number of species are considered invasive, including, most notably in North America, dandelion, which was originally introduced by European settlers who used the young leaves as a salad green.

 

Pearls

golden daisy

Drops of Life

[59/365] flickr love.

Lawn Ornaments

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