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Antirrhinum majus subsp. majus

Antirrhinum majus subsp. 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: 2010-07-29
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Plants of Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-07-30 12:13
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Points: 10
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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.

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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

Hi Ferran,
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.
Excellent capture.

Bonjour Ferran
Excellent piqué et belle maitrise de l'éclairage
Bon weekend

Hi Ferran,
A nice capture of this beautiful snapdragon flower. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hellow Ferran,
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!

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