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Candy Flower

Candy Flower
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Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 137 N: 804] (3107)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-07
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Kodak Easyshare LS753
Exposure: f/3.0, 1/45 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-13 21:14
Viewed: 3140
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Candy Flower:
Claytonia (Montia) sibirica
1. Candy flower is an annual or short lived perennial.
2. Peppermint-striped petals (5 petals). The coloration is white with pink stripes, and individual petals range from 6-12 mm long. 3-5 stamens are present. The inflorescence is a raceme.
3. The 2 stem leaves are elliptical-shaped, thick and fleshy, ranging from 1-5 cm wide and up to 7 cm long. They appear opposite one another on the soft , fleshy stem. The lower, basal leaves have long, thin petioles (2-3 time longer than the blades) and lanceolate, elliptic, or rhombic-ovate blades from 1-4 cm wide and as long or longer. The blades may also be narrowly lanceolate and 3-10 mm wide.
4. Candy flower has numerous erect to decumbent stems arising 10-35 cm high.
5. Candy Flower wilts quickly after picking.
6. Current classification has changed the genus name from Montia to Claytonia.

Candy flower may be found over much of western North America. It may be found from Alaska south to southern California and east to Montana and Utah.
In the Columbia River Gorge, it may be found from the western approaches to the gorge to as far east as the White Salmon River. In this area, it may be found between the elevations of 100'-4000'.

Photo: Cropped, Cloned out a brown spot between background flowers (dead leaf?), Levels, Resized, Sharpened.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-05-14 5:38]

Fragile and innocent. Great, 'open' composition with fresh greens and whites. Very good post Lori!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-05-14 5:40]

I like your colours here Lori. Green and white - so fresh. These flowers are so pretty - what beautiful stripes. Nicely shown Thank you.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-05-18 14:14]

Hi Lori, lovely composition and colours here. The exposure is very good too. The top flower is nice and sharp although I would have liked to have seen a little more DOF to bring the second flower into focus. However at 1/45 you might have been a little short of light. Very well done.

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