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Copyright: Henk Jacobs (oochappan) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 1 N: 68] (174)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-31
Categories: Humorous
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Canon 24-70mm, ISO-100, Digital Raw
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2004-09-06 18:16
Viewed: 4509
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
May I recommend, when you are in a urge to ... and you have no toiletpaper by the hand, use the bottom of this leave as it feels like velvet better then any other paper, natural.

The name of this leave is Butterbur(Petasites hybridus), so called as the huge rhubarb-like leaves with their downy undersides were used to wrap around butter in the days before refrigerators . The leaves are still used today as impromptu sunshades or umbrellas; indeed the name of the genus Petasites derives from the Greek word petasos, a type of hat with a wide brim . The flowers of butterbur appear before the leaves, often as early in the year as February .

Dutch name: Groot Hoefblad
hight: ca 100 cm

This leave is a fresh one taken in counterlight.
Have an overview of environment.

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That's fine, I don't have to go to the supermarket now, I go to nature.

Fine sharp colors and good WS shot.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
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Henk, lovely image of such a ordinary looking plant. I love the colour of light coming through the leaf. And, does is come in packs of four or six?

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