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Tropaeolum majus

Tropaeolum majus
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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: 2008-01-26
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Plants of Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-26 11:05
Viewed: 3661
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tropaeolum majus (Garden Nasturtium or Indian Cress) is a flowering plant in the family Tropaeolaceae, originating in South America in the Andes from Bolivia north to Colombia. It is of cultivated, probably hybrid origin, with possible parent species including T. minus, T. moritzianum, T. peltophorum, and T. peregrinum
It is a herbaceous annual plant with trailing stems growing to 1 m long or more. The leaves are large, nearly circular, 3-15 cm diameter, green to glaucous green above, paler below; they are peltate, with the 5-30 cm long petiole near the middle of the leaf, with several veins radiating to the smoothly rounded or slightly lobed margin. The flowers are 2.5–6 cm diameter, with five petals, eight stamens, and a 2.5–3 cm long nectar spur at the rear; they vary from yellow to orange to red, frilled and often darker at the base of the petals. The fruit is 2 cm broad, three-segmented, each segment with a single large seed 1–1.5 cm long.
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This photo is taken in El Masnou, Maresme, north of Iberian Peninsula. Original format.

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Hola Ferran,
Una bonita flor, de colores bien intensos y atractivos. En el thumbnail parecía un taco de reina. Me resulta curioso que no haya tenido comentarios

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-14 5:44]

Hi Ferran,
with so many photos, i really enjoy youe prersentation. At times I feel so touched because your good shots are not noticed. Like this one, it is so excellent in colours, textures and it composition. Well muted background and beautiful symmetry.
Excellent capture of nature in its full beauty.


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