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Lythrum salicaria

Lythrum  salicaria
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-22
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Plants of Catalonia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-12-06 11:27
Viewed: 2337
Points: 30
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Lythrum salicaria L., Sp. Pl.: 446 (1753)

Lythrum salicaria is a herbaceous perennial plant, that can grow 1-1.5 m tall, forming clonal colonies 1.5 m or more in width with numerous erect stems growing from a single woody root mass. The stems are reddish-purple or red to purple and square in cross-section. The leaves are lanceolate, 3–10 cm long and 5–15 mm broad, downy and sessile, and arranged opposite or in whorls of three.
The flowers are reddish purple, 10–20 mm diameter, with six petals (occasionally five) and 12 stamens, and are clustered tightly in the axils of bracts or leaves; there are three different flower types, with the stamens and style of different lengths, short, medium or long; each flower type can only be pollinated by one of the other types, not the same type, thus ensuring cross-pollination between different plants.


This photo is taken in la Ribera d’Ebre (T), Catalunya.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-12-06 11:30]

Olá Ferran,
Lindas flores com cores firmes e nitidez muito boa excelente composição ao meu estilo parabéns por esta imagem.

Perfect details...

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-12-06 11:34]

Hello Ferran.
Beautiful shot, the composition is superb with a excellent POV, the detail is nice and sharp and the colours are lovely.Best regards Siggi

Hallo Ferran
Absolutely beautiful! Indeed candy for the eye! I just love the colour purple. The colours in the whole image is super special, the detail captured brilliant and the natural sunlight *magic*. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Ferran.
Interesting species and beautiful photo with very good composition and wonderful colours. The sharpness is impressive.

amazing pollen, never realized this colour, TFS Ori

Interesting floral structure for cross-pollination. Super macro with excellent detail.
regards yiannis

Hi Ferran,
Very nice capture.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-12-07 5:05]

I like this color very much, beautiful flowers. tfs.

Bonjour Ferran,
Très belle macro valorisant bien le sujet par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-07 7:17]

Hello Ferran,
Excellent sharp detailed photo in very beautiful colours and an attractive diagonal composition. Nice contrasting dark background.

hello Ferran
beautiful coloured flower with great details and good sharpness
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-07 9:18]

Hi Ferran,this is really new for me,a magnificent specie and a great capture,elegant composition,perfect light balance,sharpness and saturation.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano.

Hi Ferran,
very nice photo of these flowers. Amazing colours. Great point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Ferran,

Fabulous flower study here my friend, superb delicate detailed sharpness with huge depth good choice of f/14, splendid exposure/white balance supported by intelligent use of fill in flash, lovely saturated colours, excellent work from you once again Ferran and very well done,
Best Regards,


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