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Dryas octopetala

Dryas octopetala
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Copyright: Fabrizio Menin (ciopper13) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 129 W: 0 N: 353] (1772)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-02
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P80, SanDiskUltra II 16GB
Exposure: f/8
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-20 9:53
Viewed: 3205
Points: 14
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Vicenza-M.Pasubio m.2300
During the First World War, Vicenza was the headquarters of the Primo Corpo d'Armata (First Armed Guards) and the territory became the setting for one of the bloodiest phases in the war (Altopiano di Asiago, Monte Grappa, Monte Pasubio)

Dryas octopetala (common names include mountain avens, white dryas, and white dryad) is an arctic-alpine flowering plant in the family Rosaceae. It is a small prostrate evergreen subshrub forming large colonies, and is a popular flower in rock gardens. The specific epithet octopetala derives from the Greek octo (eight) and petalon (petal), referring to the eight petals of the flower, an unusual number in the Rosaceae, where five is the normal number. However flowers with up to 16 petals also occur naturally.Dryas octopetala has a widespread occurrence throughout mountainous areas where it is generally restricted to limestone outcrops. These include the entire Arctic, as well as the mountains of Scandinavia, the Alps, Carpathian Mountains, Balkans, Caucasus and in isolated locations elsewhere. In Great Britain, it occurs in the Pennines (northern England), at two locations in Snowdonia (north Wales), and more widely in the Scottish Highlands; in Ireland it occurs on The Burren and a few other sites. In North America, it is found in Alaska most frequently on previously glaciated terrain and reaches as far south as Colorado in the Rocky Mountains. It is the official territorial flower of the Northwest Territories, and the national flower of Iceland.

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Hi Fabrizio,
in my opinion this is a beautiful photo. Perfect point of view. Warm and natural colours. I also like this sky in the background,
thanks for sharing,

Beautiful photo Fabrizio! The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent.

Ciao Fabrizio,
splendida immagine, ottima nitidezza e perfetta gestione del contrasto con i bianchi, mi piace molto anche il punto di ripresa, per quanto riguarda il luogo della ripresa puoi metterlo anche nei dati della foto (appare Abano Terme), il Monte Pasubio mi capita di osserva spesso da Tonezza del Cimone, ma ci sono stato pochissime volte.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona serata
Ciao Maurizio

Hello Fabrizio,
Very good flower and very good insect.
Good picture.
Have a good day.

Hallo Fabrizio
A really pleasant "spring is in the air" image. I like the cheerful and sunny atmosphere that is brought across looking at the image. It has sun, happiness and summer written across it. Looking at it makes one want to inhale a breath of fresh air. It is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-03-27 8:27]

Hello Fabrizio,
A beautiful capture of a little Hoverfly visiting a lovely alpine flower. Great DOF, sharpness and colours and I like the diagonal composition and the natural background very much.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Bonjour Fabrizio,

Nice capture. Image is sharp. The close POV with a wide-angle lens creates a nice dynamic in the image showing the horizon. I like the tilted horizon, it's like if we were also a bee flying erratically. Nice shot and TFS.


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