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Copyright: petru damsa (petrudamsa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 562 W: 77 N: 725] (2544)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-03
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Minolta HT-SI, Minolta AF 35-70, Kodak Gold 200, 2X
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flora Balcanica [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-15 8:29
Viewed: 3808
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My today thematic winter post is about... springtime.

This two crocuses that grew from the same divided bulb (actually they have a tubero-bulb) belongs to the Crocus heuffelianus specie, Iridaceae family. This is the most common crocus in my country and probably many of you that travelled in Romania during springtime, met it. I'm sure Joanna did: here is her post. Back then, on my comment to her photo I asked her if she encountered the white crocuses.
The white flower in the picture is the same species with the purple one. It's just an albino.
Albino forms in plants' kingdom are more frequent than in animals' world. Taxonomic they are treated as forms, their name being completed with expresions like forma alba or albiflora or niveus, etc. That means that you have here a C. heuffelianus on the left and a C. heuffelianus forma niveus on right.
You can find about 1 albino in 15-20 regulars in this crocus' populations.
In fact many flowers that I know around here, have a white flower form, much or less common: species from Campanulaceae, Liliaceae, Iridaceae, Compositae, Orchidaceae, etc.

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Hi Petru,
A great capture... just soooo crisp! Perfect DOF of course, well balanced composition and colours to match! Maybe the background is a tad busy but nothing to disturb the overall impression
Pablo -

Hi Petru,
What a beautiful composition of beautiful flowers
Great details and I loke the DOF very much.
TFS and happy Xmass !

Hi Petru!
Amazing shot. I took some photos of crocus in Romania this year and posted them on TN couple months ago. But your are more interesting and more pretty.

Great composition Petru and good use of the depth of field. The colours are striking on the flowers. I guess that they are not twins ;-)

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-15 17:08]

Very pretty Petru!
Nicely composed!
Have a safe trip. We will miss you!
Take care and Merry Christmas!

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-12-16 17:09]

Ah yes, spring ... it is stormy tonight and will snow tomorrow, brrrr....
Great shot!

Great exposure and color Petru. Good detail and a simple but effective composition. Well done & Merry Christmas!

Very pretty spring time photo. Crocus always remind me of spring since most are early spring flowers, although some are fall/winter varieties.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2006-01-01 8:47]
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You have a white flower form, much or less common: species from Campanulaceae, nice shot..

Hi petru
nice flowers you captured
nice colors with good contrast and DOF
we have the same flowers in Iran.

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