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bloom with leaf

bloom with leaf
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Copyright: Larry Doyle (techranger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 9 N: 1075] (3462)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-19
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-22 5:44
Viewed: 2791
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the same bloodroot bloom as yesterday's post but here I included the leaf to aid in identification. Actually I find the leaf almost as interesting and beautiful as the flower.

"Plants start to bloom before the foliage unfolds in early spring and after blooming the leaves expand to their full size and go summer dormant in mid to late summer. The flowers appear over clasping leaves while blooming. Plants are variable in leaf and flower shape and have in the past been separated out as different subspecies due to these variable shapes; currently most taxonomic treatments lump these different forms into one highly variable species." - Wikipedia

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Hy Larry
I am glad that you are back, prezenting a spring species, probably unknown in Europe- at least in my country.
Indeed, the shape of the leaves are interesting, but also the flower is nice. In my oppinion, the picture is much better than the previous one, considering the quality.
All the best, Oana

Hello Larry,

You are double correct, both the leaf and Flower are equally beautiful and their geometry is something unique. The depiction is captivating and you had the privilege to showcase both the leaf and flower. Well done.

Happy Earth Day !


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-04-22 11:11]

Hi Larry. Yes the leaf is also interestin with its unusual shape. But i must say the flower steals the show any time. A good close up with fine detail. well done TFS.

another great pic of this flower, TFS Ori

Olá Larry

Uma foto encantadora.
Composição simples, mas de uma beleza calma, sutil, escepcional.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-04-22 14:32]

Hi Larry,this is right! It's so interesting to see the leave of this strange flower! You had a great idea,the composition too whit the deads leaves as background is very spectacular!!My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-04-22 16:16]

Hi Larry,

I agree - the leaf is as beautiful as the flower! I love this vertical composition. The subjects jump out from the background. Just lovely.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-04-23 5:23]

Hello Larry,
With Spring coming back, you are more present again on TN. It's a good thing!
I had a look at your last pictures, which are all fine, in your personal style. I like this one a lot for the interesting vertical framing and the fact that you included this special shaped leaf into the picture, which is not only for identification needs, but also helps the composition.
Very well done.
Kind regards

Bonjour Larry,
Très belle publication valorisant très bien le sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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