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Lady in white


Lady in white
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Copyright: Hurmuz Yeniceli (citlenbik) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 20] (241)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-21
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 350D Digital, sigma 70-300 apo macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-25 12:11
Viewed: 3542
Points: 2
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Cyclamen is a genus of 23 species of flowering plants, traditionally classified in the family Primulaceae, but in recent years reclassified in the family Myrsinaceae (Kallersjo et al. 2000). The genus is most widely known by its scientific name Cyclamen being taken into common usage; other names occasionally used include sowbread and sometimes, confusingly, Persian violet (it is not related to the violets), or primrose (neither is it a primrose).

Cyclamen are native to the Mediterranean region from Spain east to Iran, and also in Northeast Africa in areas such as Somalia. They are perennial herbaceous aestivating plants, with a surface or underground tuber (derived from the hypocotyl) 4-12 cm diameter, which produces leaves in late winter, and flowers in the autumn; the leaves die down during the hottest part of the Mediterranean summer drought to conserve water. Each leaf or flower grows on its own stem, which shoots up from the hypocotyl. The variegation is thought by some botanists to be a form of natural disruptive camouflage to reduce grazing damage by animals.

The hypocotyl grows leaves and flowers on stems, either one flower or one leaf per stem. The stem for leaves and flowers appears identical except in height. The leaves grow on stems of around 6 cm - 9 cm height.

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Bonjour Hurmuz,
Le cadrage me semble un peu trop large mais les sujets sont relativement bien mis en valeur dans une bonne composition et sous un excellent angle de prise de vue.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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