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Oxalis acetosella

Oxalis acetosella
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Copyright: Milos Koudelka (mikou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-29
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-P72
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(white)II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-06 6:56
Viewed: 5463
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot I am taken yet early in spring.To the today's post be him put,because by now be out very unkindliness and damp and cold.I hope that look on these small and fragile flowerage will remind that beautiful time, when everything burgeon and nature waken up after winter toward new life.
Oxalis has one interesting feature.Reacts to shaking soil in his proximity,he will tilt leaves. On picture is that a good see.
Greetings Milos
Several information of Wikipedia encyclopedia:
Common wood sorrel is a plant from the genus Oxalis, common in most of Europe and parts of Asia. It flowers for a few months during the spring, with small white flowers with pink streaks. Red or violet flowers also occur rarely. The binomial name is Oxalis acetosella, because of its sour taste.
The leaflets are made up by three heart-shaped leaves, folded through the middle. The stalk is red/brown, and during the night or when it rains both flowers and leaves contract.
Historically, people have extracted calcium oxalate, or "sal acetosella" from the plant, through boiling. It is slightly toxic, as oxalic acid is known to interfere with food digestion.

Another common wood sorrel is Oxalis montana, a North American species found from New England and Nova Scotia to Wisconsin and Manitoba. It is similar to the species described above, but the petals are noticeably notched.
The common wood sorrel is sometimes referred to as a shamrock (due to its three-leaf clover-like motif) and given as as gift on St. Patrick's Day.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-06 7:04]

Hi Milos,
A perfect photo! Exposure, texture, sharpness, composition and note are excellent. This oxalis is really beutiful!
TFS, José M.

OH these are such pretty flowers..they remind me of some that we find in the woods in vermont called bloodroot, the actually will "bleed" a rust color if you pick them..Like the shot, very nice. TFS
Donna :o)

Well done Milos.
Well exposed and I like the light here.
Good colors, detail, POV, DOF, and comp in this springtime past :( capture..
Have a good day!

Hi Milos,
Great sharpness, very fine details. Nice vivid colors. Nicely framed.
Great shot.

Ben Lakitan

Hi Milos
That is what I was waitnig for. Spring time shot. Beautifuly presented flower of O. acetosella.
Best wishes

hi milos,
nice post,
well composed shot, framed beautifully,
the sharpness is excellent,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Milos,

Excllent work, great details very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo perfect details very crisp, nice work,

TFS Kyle

Hi Milos,
A splendid picture. Great composition. Sharpness and exposure are on the spot. The note is informative. Very well done and TFS.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-12-06 12:25]

Hi Milos,
Beautiful capture and excellent clarity in colors,details and sharpness.
Well done

Hi Milos,
Did you draw purplish lines on petals? :-)
What an amazing flower.
Very good details with sharpness.
Composition and note are also excellent,Milos.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-06 13:17]

Hi Milos.
You have taken (done) a very original and nice shot. I am staggered how the petals of the flowers were reproduced. They look as painted on the paper. It is very impressive and nice. Image is perfect sharpen, illuminated and composed. The colours are clear and rich. Perfect work of art. Bravo.

¡¡Wooo!!, ¡Qué flores más bonitas...!.
Los detalles son fantásticos, así como el colorido.
Felicidades Milos.
Recuerdos, JL.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-12-06 15:04]

Hi Milos,
Surprised to read that this flower is common in Europe. I never had seen it before. Excellent shot, very well presented and very sharp like always.
Good evening

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-06 15:20]

Pretty capture with intense colors and good light control Milos.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, DOF, focus, sharpness, color, lighting, background, framing, notes.

I don't like it: nothing to argue.

Very nice image... TFS.
Regards... Ricardo

Hi Milos
Very beautiful flowers. I love the purple lines on the leaves.
Nice bright colours with good detail and sharpness. Nicely composed to.
TFS and have a good evening.

Hola Milos,
Excelente y bella composición, con gran nítidez y una luz muy bonita. Saludos

Hi Milos,
Very nice picture and beautifull colours.
Good sharpness...very good shot..I like much.!
Well done,

Bonjour Milos
C'est un merveilleux macro et les couleurs de ces fleurs sont très jolies ,les détails et la composition sont supers.

Merci et au revoir ....JP

This is a wonderfully sharp image Milos. I really like it. They are such a pretty little flowers with that violet pattern. It is nice to see a sunny picture. We had fog ALL day.

Evelynn : )

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2006-12-06 23:15]

Perfect exposure and razor sharp focus. Well done!

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-12-07 2:44]

Hi Milos
Intresting shapes in the flower. Good sharpnes, details, light, colours and POV.
Well done mf.


I have yet to see a sharper and more beautiful picture of wild flowers than this, Milos. You have outdone yourself in shooting this macro.
The delicate colours and patterns on the flowers are perfectly captured and the natural light has been utilized most effectively.
Wonderful image!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-07 14:26]

Hola Milos maravillosa flores y precioso encuadre buenos colores y composición y presentación... saludos

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2006-12-07 20:18]

Saludos mikou,perfecta toma, me apasiona ver como los colores concretos funcionan juntos preciosa flores. Sira

Belle photo de très belles fleurs,mais attention de ne pas se piquer, les épines nous guettent.la netteté est super,les détails d' une finesse et d' une délicatesse comme si un artiste les avait fait main. Thomas

Hello Milos,
You capture the details in the flowers so well here!
Nice light gives wonderful textures and colours...
Group of flowers is well framed, a nice piece of close-up work!
Pablo -

Hi Milos,

I never seen these before flowers before, but they are very pretty looking. I love the texture of them, and the colours are beautiful. Good light, details, sharpness and framing.
And a very interesting note too!
Thanks for sharing.

Greetings, Nel

Hello Milos,
This is a wonderful capture again. Those details are really amazing along with this excellent composition, exposure and DOF. Well done again and thanks for putting a little sun in those grey days we also have here :-)

Hello Milos
Wow! Amazing and attractive! It doesn't any word to critize. Just perfect, my friend. Bravo and TFS.

bonjour milos
l'exposition a tres bien eté maitrisée,notament sur les partie les plus blanches des fleurs.
j'aime beaucoup les motifs sur les petales.
bien vu.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-12-08 15:28]

Hello Milos !
These flowers are so beautiful, they look so frail, and they remind me of the beautiful spring that is now so far away. Sharpness, details, colors, compositio, POV, everything is really excellent. I love the little purple veins on the petals of the flowers. very well done !

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-12-08 23:09]

Hi Milos,
those flowers are wonderful. Lovely details in the pedals nd you captured them very well. POV, sharpness and colors are grdeat. Very well composed with great DOF and lovely framing.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-12-09 2:28]

Hello Milos,
Very nice close up,
Very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, very nice colours. TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-09 7:20]

Hello Milos,
I love these little flowers which you've shot so beautifully. Razor sharp showing all details and lovely colours. The leaves taste of lemon - we used to chew the leaves as children!! Not a good idea perhaps, but I'm still alive!
Regards, Ulla

Hi Milos, lovely flowers in your beautiful photo, great sharpness, details, colors, focus, splendid composition, ciao Silvio

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-12-10 20:10]

Hello Milos,
Very nice composition and exposure, although the image is somewhat oversharpened. Nevertless, I like it :-)
Best greetings,

Hi, Milos.
Very nice and gentle flowers. Good exposure and sharpness. Beautiful light and colors.

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