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Vincetoxicum dionysiense

Vincetoxicum dionysiense
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Copyright: Ishi Talmon (Ishi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-17
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/22, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-06-22 12:05
Viewed: 2535
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Vincetoxicum dionysiense (Asclepiadaceae) is another extremely rare flower in Israel, found here only on Mt. Hermon. The genus name is derived form its alleged ability to act as an antidote for insect venom.

The flowers are typical of the family, small, only about 5 mm in diameter, but quite lovely and intricate, when you look close up. I showed the fruit back in September. Here you can see the flowers in stages, from the bud to the fully open flower.

In the WS you'll see the entire plant growing between typical weathered calcareous rocks of the mountain.

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To fragman: Thanks!Ishi 1 06-22 22:52
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Hi Ishi.
I like this plant. In my opinion very good sharpness, so I can see a lot of details. Amazing green colours. Very good macro shot.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-06-22 13:01]
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Shalom Ishi,
I didn't know there was a species of Asclepia in Israel, even though it is rare.
Both the main and the WS images are excellent and show with fine clarity and natural colours its features.
As Asclepias are the host plant of American Monarch butterflies this rare plant could be threatened as Monarchs have become established in the Canary Islands...
Thanks for sharing both the images and the note.
Best regards,

Hallo Ishi
This is truly beautiful. The presentation as a whole is praiseworthy as it is such a pleasure to look at and admire a part of the wonderful Creation through your cameralens. These flowers are so delicatetaly shaped and formed and each flower is unique. An excellent macro which shows perfect focus on all the fine details. What a pleasure, to wittness such a beautiful flower! Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

great capture, I know these plants near the lower ski lift... yom tov, Ori

Hello Ishi
Great photo with excellent composition and wonderful lighting. The sharpness is impressive.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-06-22 22:02]

Very interesting plant species with green flowers, well captured with fine viewpoint. tfs.

Hello Ishi. Interesting species of Vincetoxicum. We have V. canescence here in the mountains with interesting fruit. Nice photo. regards yiannis

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