Antirrhinum majus subsp. majus
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|Antirrhinum majus (Common Snapdragon; often – especially in horticulture – simply "snapdragon") is a species of plants belonging to the genus Antirrhinum. It is native to the Mediterranean region, from Morocco and Portugal north to southern France, and east to Turkey and Syria. The common name "snapdragon", originates from the flowers reaction to having their throats squeezed, which causes the "mouth" of the flower to snap open. Antirrhinum majus literally means "like a rhino's snout" in Ancient Greek.|
This photo is taken in Alta Garrotxa, Catalunya , original format.
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nice closeup, as usual, greetings and have a nice weekend, Ori
A wonderfully detailed and rich image of a Snapdragon.
In our country this would be a cultivated plant,but wild there :)
I see a tiny little bug (thrips ?) on the flower too.
- [2010-07-31 1:05]
Excellent piqué et belle maitrise de l'éclairage
A nice capture of this beautiful snapdragon flower. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- [2010-08-02 0:48]
A stunning close up, well exposed with a pinsharp subject.The beautiful vivid pinks and green creating a strong contrast.The small intricate shiny "hairs" adding another point of interest.Well done!