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Copyright: Sue Rickhuss (snaphappy) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 161 W: 21 N: 233] (1948)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-5050z
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): wild flowers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-13 6:01
Viewed: 2759
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
a photo of the large red damselfly i posted one already on what i call the the giant buttercup but it is in fact a marsh marigold that grows around ponds, marshes and wet woodlands. the bright golden flowers compliment the bright red of the insect i wanted to get both as much in focus as posible with this camera on macro.
---Description---It is a herbaceous perennial. The stems are about a foot in height, hollow, nearly round, erect, but at times creeping and rooting at intervals in the lower portions, which are generally of a purple colour.

Most of the leaves spring directly from the ground, on long stalks, kidney-shaped, large and glossy. The stem-leaves have very short stalks and are more pointed at the top.

It flowers from mid-March till the middle of June, the flowers being at the end of the stems, which divide into two grooved flowerstalks, each bearing one blossom, from 1 to 2 inches in diameter. The Marsh Marigold is closely allied to various species of buttercups, but the flower has no real corolla, the brilliant yellow cup being composed of the five petaloid sepals.

The generic name is derived from the Greek calathos (a cup or goblet), from the shape of its flowers; the specific name from the Latin palus (a marsh), in reference to its place of growth.

The English name Marigold refers to its use in church festivals in the Middle Ages, as one of the flowers devoted to the Virgin Mary. It was also used on May Day festivals, being strewn before cottage doors and made into garlands.

Shakespeare refers several times to the flower, 'Winking Marybuds begin to ope their golden eyes.'

It has been called Verrucaria because it is efficacious in curing warts; also Solsequia and Sponsa solis because the flower opens at the rising of the sun and closes at its setting.

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Hi Sue,
Very good capture and good sharpness.
Beautiful colours, good shot..!

Hi Sue, splendid macro with great sharpness and wonderful details, lovely composition with beautiful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-13 7:52]

hi Sue,
very nice macro shot, colors are perfectly associate. Extra details, good POV.


Hi Sue ,
very nice shot with vivid colours.
well composed and nice sharpness.
lovely shot.
thanks for sharing

Thanks for looking at my recent dragonfly picture and writing your critique on it, Sue.

The red Damselfly and the yellow flower form a nice composition together. I have seen both of them for the first time, so it is a double joy for me to look at your lovely picture and admire it :-).
TFS and best regards.

Hello Sue,
This is a really lovely capture. Great detail, sharpness pov and dof. I like the way you have picked out the photograph colours in your frame. Well done!
Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2007-05-13 16:07]

Hi Sue,
Beautiful shot, with very attractive colours and very good detail. Very nice frame as well.

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