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Urginea Maritima

Urginea Maritima
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Copyright: David White (dkaved) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-08
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D70S, Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-01 11:36
Viewed: 3641
Points: 12
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Sea Squill or White Squill (Urginea Maritima) in full bloom in the spot of woods just down from my house.I had hoped to find one with some action on it but this time I was not so lucky.Its quite amazing how they just come up from nowhere within the brush that is dry and brown after the hot summer months.

Something I didn't know about the Sea squil....

Sea squill contains cardiac glycosides which are strongly diuretic and relatively quick-acting. They do not have the same cumulative effect as those present in foxglove. The bulb has been widely used by herbalists, mainly for its effect upon the heart and for its stimulating, expectorant and diuretic properties. The fresh bulb is slightly more active medicinally than the dried bulb, but it also contains a viscid acrid juice that can cause skin inflammations. This is a very poisonous plant and it should only be used under the supervision of a qualified practitioner. The dried bulb is cardiotonic, strongly diuretic, emetic when taken in large doses and expectorant. The bulb can weigh up to 2 kilos. It is used internally in the treatment of bronchitis, bronchitic asthma, whooping cough and oedema and is a potential substitute for foxglove in aiding a failing heart. The bulb is harvested in the autumn, sliced transversally and dried for later use. Externally, the bulb has been used in the treatment of dandruff and seborrhoea.

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  • Great 
  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-01 12:45]

Hola David,
delicada flor y pov,
excelentes detalles...
espléndida compo, y color.

Hello Dave,
Good DOF with perfect exposure and focus!
great pov with perfect sharpness, good colour and very details on your captured
great work and thanks for sharing

HI David
C'est une très belle réussite pour ces fleurs blanches, bonne netteté, bon BG, bravo encore et merci du partage et au revoir...JP

Hi Dave,
Beautiful flower - I like the one you chose, with this nice curve.
My guess is that we can expect some insect captures from you soon, from the same flowers?
Cheers, Shir

Hi David,
Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
- Nirmal

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-03 16:08]

It has been too long since we've seen your work!
And Here am I trying to catch up on critiques after three days in bed!!
Great details, really super composition

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