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Stork's Bill

Stork's Bill
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Copyright: Umar Ulyn (goatman04) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 961 W: 2 N: 1863] (10573)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-31 9:44
Viewed: 3164
Points: 22
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Erodium gruinum (The Stork's Bill)

Erodium is a genus of the botanical family Geraniaceae. The genus includes about 60 species, for the most part originating in the Mediterranean or Western Asian regions. American species are known as filarees or heron's bill, Eurasian ones are usually called storksbills.

Carl Linnaeus grouped in the same genus (Geranium) the three similar genera Erodium, Geranium, and Pelargonium. The distinction between them was made by Charles Louis L'Héritier de Brutelle based on the number of stamens or anthers: five for Erodium, seven for Pelargonium, and ten for Geranium. However, the three genera have the same characteristics in regard to their fruit, which resemble long bird beaks. That characteristic is the basis for the names: Geranium evokes the crane (Greek geranos), Pelargonium the stork (pelargos) and Erodium the heron (erodios).

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-31 9:50]

Selam Umar,
Beautiful capture.Well seen and composed.Colors,POV and visual impact are perfect.I wish Happy and healty New Year for you and your family.
Thanks for posting..

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-31 9:55]

Hi Umar,
An exceptional bloom, so finally the year!
Another magnificent composition, the last one in 2009. We look forward to in November 2010 with beautiful pictures and comments pleasant.
I wish with all my heart so you and your family how much successful year coming few hours.
Thank you for visiting the beautiful comments you have made to my photos.
Best regards,

Hello Umar,
a very beautiful picture of this delicate Erodium gruinum, fine detail, splendid natural colours, another very pleasing composition with the flower among the rocks.
I wish you and your family a Healthy and Happy 2010
Ciao Maurizio

hello Umar

you are the master of TN's wild flower photos,
very beautiful photo of this wild flower surrounded
by the green vegetations and one side the rocks,
fine POV, DOF, fine focus sharpness and details, TFS


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-12-31 10:17]

Slav Ûmar,
An excellent composition with great sharpness and perfect colors.Very good capture.TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-12-31 15:46]

Hi Umar,

I will Never get all of your pretty flowers straight in my memory! There are so many and all are so lovely. This solitary blue flower is magnificent. The details are supersharp and the color is superb. The composition with the rock and marvelous leaves is perfect.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-12-31 16:45]

Hi Umar,i wish you all the bes for the new year coming and thanks a lot for this..and the others beautifuls pics of 2009! Luciano.

Salam MF Umar,

Awesome macro capture of this Erodium beauty from nice POV with great clarity and delightful composition.
Thanks for this, especially your hearty friendship and all your contributions in 2009
and I wish you a happy and healthy 2010!


Ciao Umar, beautiful composition with lovely flower, wonderful details, splendid colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, Happy New Year 2010, ciao Silvio

Hallo Umar
Beautiful wide opened flowers with clear details of the anthers. A delightful view with fine details to appreciate. The lavender colour of the flower's petals are very soft to the eye. I really like the simple composition with only a few specs of other colours in between. A lovely close-up which I enjoyed looking at. Best regards and thanks for sharing. Anna

Bonjour Umar,
Très belle présentation du sujet dans son environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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