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Saussurea nuda

Saussurea nuda
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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-07-10
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-02-19 9:19
Viewed: 2439
Points: 14
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Dwarf Saw-wort, Saussurea nuda

Many alpine plants have a very short life span, every week something new is blooming in the mountains. I hiked up a mountain scree slope to approximately 8000 feet to find this plant. It's a first for me and worth the climb.

A small plant that grows from 5 to 30 cm tall. When young to protect it from the cold the leaves have wooly hairs which they loose as the plant matures.

The plant is found on rocky slopes, scree, meadows and tundra lowlands.

The plant also goes by the name Saussurea alpine, S. densa. Nada refers to the naked receptacles, the stems are hairy when young.

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Hello Janice,
Well captured this Dwarf Saw-Wort plant. Well light and details.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2016-02-19 21:04]

Well composed, beautiful catch of nature.

nice unique plant, TFS Ori

Hello Janice,
Very nice capture with excellent details and nice colors. Stunning clarity and focus.
I hope to post some lovely spring flowers from Europe....The weather is incredible warm here and the specific flowers for spring are in blossom....

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-02-23 5:46]

Hi Janice,interesting post of this alpine plant that i never seen before,impressive sharpness to show us the beautiful flowers in an excellent way from above,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2016-02-27 7:34]

Hi Janice,
Nice presentation ..
Good sharp details and a nice composition.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Janice

Beautiful photo of these wild flowers, fine POV and the way
diagonally they are framed, beautiful light, TFS


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