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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: 2007-04-03
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Kodak Easyshare LS753
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/750 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-17 8:52
Viewed: 3028
Points: 6
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I tried something different for me, a nice tight crop on this lovely Balsamroot flower. I took this one on the trailside of the Mosier Twin Tunnels Trail that runs between Hood River and Mosier. It's a 5 1/2 mile one way trail, all paved and peaceful above the Columbia River.

This one is Northwest Balsamroot (Balsamhoriza deltoidea) Northwest balsamroot is a perennial with a deep, woody taproot. The basal leaves form a rosette, and are long-petiolate. The blade is mostly triangular-hastate, and may have a cordate base. The leaves are upt to 30 cm long and 20 cm wide. The leaf surfaces may be glandular as well as occasionally rough-haired. The leaves are generally green in color, and less hairy than arrowleaf balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata). The leaves tend to be thinner and less veiny than those of the similar Carey's balsamroot (Balsamorhiza careyana).

The stems are 20-100 cm tall, usually with several very reduced narrow leaves. There may be one to several flower heads atop the stem. The central one is larges, with the lateral heads reduced in size. The disk of the central head is rarely less than 2.5 cm wide. The rays usually number 13, but there may be as many as 21 present. The rays of the larger head range from 2-5 cm long, and they are soon deciduous (dropping off), as compared to Carey's balsamroot where they persist. The involucre is only slightly woolly, with the outer bracts being very large and leaf-like, often surpassing the disk (The outer bracts of Carey's balsamroot are roughly of equal size to the inner bracts.).

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-04-18 7:07]

Hi Lori,
very nice close up. Great POV and wonderful sharp details. A very nice composition the positioning and the close crop works very well with this subject.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-04-21 5:13]

Very good tight crop Lori. The flower petals look sharp, and especially the head.
Well done

Hi Lori,
Very nice composition and good framing, good macro..!
Beautiful colours and good sharpness too..!
Best regards,

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