|Copyright: Luis alberto (semprempe)
|Date Taken: 2012-03-20|
|Camera: Canon 550D, 18-55 Canon EFS|
|Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds|
|Details: Tripod: Yes|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-03-20 11:51|
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|I was lucky to find this Scilla peruviana this afternoon. Usually it grows every where in this area but this year the situation is quite diferent,the land is so dry that a finding like this is almost a miracle.|
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Species: S. peruviana
Portuguese Squill (Scilla peruviana) is a species of Scilla native to the western Mediterranean region in Iberia, Italy, and northwest Africa.
It is a bulb-bearing herbaceous perennial plant. The bulb is 6–8 cm diameter, white with a covering of brown scales. The leaves are linear, 20–60 cm long and 1–4 cm broad, with 5-15 leaves produced each spring. The flowering stem is 15–40 cm tall, bearing a dense pyramidal raceme of 40-100 flowers; each flower is blue, 1–2 cm diameter, with six tepals.
The scientific name peruviana, "of Peru" results from confusion over the origin of the specimens from which the species was described by Carolus Linnaeus in 1753; he was given specimens imported from Spain aboard a ship named Peru, and was misled into thinking the specimens had come from that country. The rules of botanical naming do not allow a scientific name to be changed merely because it is potentially confusing.
Cultivation and uses
It is commonly grown as an ornamental plant for its spring flowers; several cultivars are available ranging in colour from white to light or dark blue, or violet. In some areas it is also known, confusingly, as Hyacinth of Peru, Peruvian Scilla, or Cuban Lily.
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I very much like the fine yellow and purple-blue details you captured here on this Scilla peruviana. It is really a beautiful plant with lovely flowers which displays so well in your image. I like the centralized composition and point of view. The green leaves of the plant creates a lovely natural framing. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
super picture with beautiful colours and good sharpness
Impressive photo with very good composition, fantastic colours and great sharpness!
this is beautiful, all the lovely details with great sharpness and lovely colors. The nice POV shows of this lovely flower very well.
Ciao Luis, lovely flower with fantastic bright colors, splendid light and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2012-03-20 13:13]
Boa noite Luis,
A photo with a flower in very beautiful colours taken from a good POV. Excellent sharpness and composition. Nice background too.
Bom dia Luis
Muito bonita esta foto.A composição é perfeita.Excelente nitidez,cores e luz.Belíssima!
Obrigado pela partilha
Judicieux angle de prise de vue valorisant bien le sujet dans une belle lumière et sous une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.