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Wood anemones

Wood anemones
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Copyright: John East (Norte) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 45] (184)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-19
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm f/2.8 D
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-08 17:07
Viewed: 4861
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Two different Anemones here:

The white is Wood Anemone, Anemone Nemorosa or hvitveis in Norwegian. Its not very often seen in our district, but further south in Norway its very common and can cover large areas in the forest.
From Wikipedia:
"Anemone nemorosa is an early-spring flowering plant in the Genus Anemone in the family Ranunculaceae. Common names include wood anemone, windflower, European thimbleweed and smell fox. They are perennial herbaceous plants, growing in early spring from 5 to 15 cm tall.
The flower is 2 cm diameter, with six or seven petal-like segments (actually tepals) with many stamens. In the wild the flowers are usually white, but may be pinkish, lilac or blue, and often have a darker tint to the back of the 'petals'. The flowers lack both fragrance and nectar and it has been suggested by some authors that they are primarily self-pollinated, but it has also been demonstrated that they are pollinated by bees and other insects that visit the flowers to collect pollen (Shirreffs 1985).
The plant has poisonous chemicals that are toxic to animals including humans, but it has also been used as a medicine. All parts of the plant contain protoanemonin, which can cause severe skin and gastrointestinal irritation."

The other one is yellow wood anemone(Gulsymre), and is not very common in Norway.
Wiki: "Anemone ranunculoides, the yellow anemone, yellow wood anemone or buttercup anemone, is a species of herbaceous perennial plant that grows in forests across most of Continental Europe, and less frequently in the Mediterranean region. It is not native to the British Isles, though it may occasionally be found as a garden escape.
It flowers between March and May.
Growing to 5-15 cm tall, the plant is herbaceous, dying back down to its root-like rhizomes by mid summer. The rhizomes spread just below the earth surface and grow quickly, contributing to its rapid spread in woodland conditions. The flower is about 1.5 cm diameter, with from five to eight petal-like segments (actually tepals) of rich yellow colouring."

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-08 22:30]

Hi Jon,
Wonderful shot of these beautiful flowers. The white and yellow contrasts with the green foliage. The FG rock gives a fine impression. Great lighting and exposure. I like your POV to portray them and very nicely composed too. Kudos.

Hello Jon,
Beautiful patch of flowers. Nice note. Thanks for sharing.
- Nirmal

nice combination, greetings Ori

Potente luz pero bien controlada Jon. Una fotografía muy atractiva.
Un saludo desde España: J. Ignasi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-09 10:16]

Thanks Jon for this great pic and useful note,i have many pics of this flowers...thanks at you now i know the name too,have a nice day,Luciano

Bonjour Jon,

Merci pour ces fleurs qui nous manquent en cet hiver !


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-11 9:26]

Hello Jon,
How I look forward to seeing these again!! Here everything is very dark and grey!! Lovely composition showing the two different species of Anemone together. Great sharpness and lovely colours too.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hello Jon,
The yellow wood anemone is a seldom sight here, while the white ones are plentyful!
Interesting to see them both together like this...
Well framed capture, fine colours & details!
Pablo -

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