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Narcissus poeticus (Auguri Gabriela)

Narcissus poeticus (Auguri Gabriela)
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Copyright: Roberto Innocenzi (cobra112) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2093 W: 75 N: 6382] (43366)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-21
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-01 4:51
Viewed: 2301
Points: 34
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Dedicato alla mia mamma che oggi compie gli anni.

Happy birthday Mamma!

Kingdom: Plantae

clade: Angiosperms

clade: Monocots

Order: Asparagales

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae

Genus: Narcissus

Species: N. poeticus

Narcissus poeticus (Poet's Daffodil, Nargis, Pheasant's Eye, Findern Flower, and Pinkster Lily) was one of the first daffodils to be cultivated, and is frequently identified as the narcissus of ancient times often associated with the Greek legend of Narcissus. Extremely fragrant, with a ring of petals in pure white and a short corona of light yellow with a distinct reddish edge, Poet's Daffodil grows to 20 to 40 cm (7.9 to 16 in) tall and is widely naturalized in North America and Europe. Poet's Daffodil is cultivated in Holland and southern France for its essential oil, narcissus oil, one of the most popular fragrances used in perfumes. Narcissus oil is used as a principal ingredient in 11% of modern quality perfumes—including 'Fatale' and 'Samsara'—as a floral concrete or absolute. The oil's fragrance resembles a combination of jasmine and hyacinth. The earliest mention of Poet's Daffodil is likely in the botanical writings of Theophrastus (371 – c. 287 BCE), who wrote about a spring-blooming narcissus that the Loeb Classical Library editors identify as Narcissus poeticus. The poet Virgil, in his fifth Eclogue, also wrote about a narcissus whose description corresponds with that of Narcissus poeticus. In one version of the myth about the Greek hero Narcissus, he was punished by the Goddess of vengeance, Nemesis, who turned him into a Narcissus flower that historians associate with Narcissus poeticus. The fragrant Narcissus poeticus has also been recognized as the flower that Persephone and her companions were gathering when Hades abducted her into the Underworld, according to Hellmut Baumann in The Greek Plant World in Myth, Art, and Literature. This myth accounts for the custom, which has lasted into modern times, of decorating graves with these flowers. Linnaeus, who gave the flower its name, quite possibly did so because he believed it was the one that inspired the tale of Narcissus, handed down by poets since ancient times. In medicine, it was described by Dioscorides in his Materia Medica as "Being laid on with Loliacean meal, & honey it draws out splinters". James Sutherland also mentioned it in his Hortus Medicus Edinburgensis. N. poeticus has long been cultivated in Europe. According to one legend, it was brought back to England from the crusades by Sir Geoffrey de Fynderne. It was still abundant in 1860 when historian Bernard Burke visited the village of Findern—where it still grows in certain gardens and has become an emblem of the village. It was introduced to America by the late 18th century, when Bernard McMahon of Philadelphia offered it among his narcissus. It may be the "sweet white narcissus" that Peter Collinson sent John Bartram in Philadelphia, only to be told that it was already common in Pennsylvania, having spread from its introduction by early settlers. Narcissus poeticus has long been hybridized with the wild British daffodil Narcissus pseudonarcissus, producing many named hybrids. These older heritage hybrids tend to be more elegant and graceful than modern hybrid daffodils, and are becoming available in the UK once again. While all narcissi are poisonous when eaten, Poet's Daffodil is more dangerous than others, acting as a strong emetic and irritant. The scent is powerful enough that it can cause headache and vomiting if a large quantity is kept in a closed room.

Il Narcissus poeticus, pianta erbacea bulbosa, appartiene alla famiglia delle Amarillidacee, genere Narcissus. Il suo nome deriva dal personaggio mitologico greco omonimo (Narciso).

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Hello Roberto,
nice picture of this white flower. well composed and perfect colour.
best wishes.

hello Roberto
very good sharpness and great details
the colours are beautiful
tanks greeting lou

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-05-01 8:27]

Ciao Roby!
Tanti auguri anche da parte mia alla tua cara mamma.
Bella, delicata immagine, una composisione raffinata. Luce soffusa e sfondo perfetto per esaltare la bellezza di questo narciso dai fantastici dettagli. Bellissime le ombre sui petali.
Complimenti e buona serata! Vanda

Ciao Roberto, auguri alla tua mamma anche da parte mia, delizioso fiorellino, ottima nitidezza, ecezionale la resa del bianco, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-05-01 9:39]

Hello Roberto.
What a magnificent picture of this beautiful Narcissus. I love the POV, DOF, framing and composition, as well as the superb texture of the petals and the wonderful natural colors.Best regards Siggi

Auguri alla tua mamma anche da parte mia!! non c'è fiore più bello da dedicargli!!

mi associo agli auguri alla mamma,Roby
narciso ben gestito in questo close up

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-05-01 10:53]

Una splendida immagine per una dedica importante, Roberto!
Grande nitidezza e una luce davvero bella; molto bello il bianco brillante. Complimenti!
Un saluto

Ciao Roberto.
Auguri da parte mia alla tua mamma.Ottima scelta di questo fiore con una eccellente gestione della luce che crea queste ombre,ottima nitidezza e colori. Bravo
Ciao Marco.

Hello Roberto,

An excellent macro with beatiful details, sharpness & colors. Very nicely composed & done.

TFS & best wishes!


Hello Roberto,
fine capture of this flower with good sharpness and beautiful management of light. I also like your well chosen POV and the natrual colours.
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-05-01 11:57]

Ciao Roby,mi unisco agli auguri floreali alla mamma,gli anni passano ma per lei proprio non sembra....sembra ancora una ragazzina....sara' che si e' tolto dalle palle il figlio molto presto e si e' mantenuta bene..eheheh..complimenti per la foto e buona serata! Luciano

Ciao Roberto
Tanti auguri alla tua mamma, con un fiore cosi non puoi fare altro che un figurone, complimenti.

Ciao Roberto,
bellissima fotografia, stupendo fiore, che merita essere dedicata alla tua manna e vorrei condividere gli Auguri
Ciao Vanni

Hello Roberto
A beautiful dedication. Superb detail, excellent light and simple and effective composition.
regards yiannis

Hello Roberto
Beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful lighting and great sharpness.
My best wishes to your Mamma!!

Bonjour Roberto,
Très bon angle de prise de vue permettant d'apprécier sous une excellente profondeur de champ la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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