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Bloodroot


Bloodroot
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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-19
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS, Canon 52mm close-up lens 250D
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Ecomuseum [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-21 3:36
Viewed: 3325
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
It is with great pleasure that I introduce you my first flower of Spring. Taken with a macro lens and using a mini-tripod in a natural forest attached to the Ecomuseum. As an educational museum, they also have a large variety of native plants, along a path which makes the tour of a natural swamp which recovers to live after a long winter.

I hope you like this flower called:

Bloodroot
Sanguinaria canadensis

...Blood root was a traditional remedy of the native North American Indians who used it to treat fevers and rheumatism, to induce vomiting and as an element in divination. It is native to the northeast U.S. and Canada, and was used as body paint by native Americans. As its name suggests, the root is dark red...
...This is one of our earliest spring flowers, the waxy white blossom, enfolded by the grayish-green leaf, usually making its appearance early in April. A single leaf and flower stalk are produced from each bud on the rootstock. Stems and leaves are smooth and covered with a bloom which gives them a whitish appearance. The leaves, which are borne on stems 6 to 14 inches long, are five to nine lobed and after the plant has ceased flowering expand to from 4 to 7 inches in length and 6 to 12 inches in width. The white, rather waxlike flower is about 1 inch across and develops into an oblong, narrow seed pod. Both the rootstock and the stem contain a blood-red juice...
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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-04-21 3:44]

Wonderful flower macro Luc!
DOF,details,colors,3D effect and composition are
excellent!TFS...:-)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-04-21 3:49]

Belle et intéressante macro pour cette petite fleur qu'on aime bien ;-) Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
Well Done !

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-04-21 4:30]

Super macro Luc, of this beautiful flower. So sharp and the details are so clear. Colours and composition are great. Well done.

Halo Luc!
This is amazig shot! Looks so fresh and so delicacy! Very romantic photo!

Stunning shot Luc. Excellent sharp macro. I like the assortment of colours and the texture of the leaves in this shot. The shape of the flower is exquisite. Nice work. Thanks

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-21 6:31]

Striking image Luc. Great POV & DOF! The exposure on the white is fantastic. Really well done. Great details and good colors. I really like the quality of this picture. Well done & TFS!

Luc, Ya did good "mammal" man! (that's an insider joke TN )..Perfect light, soft colors, excellent composition - yes, this is how it's done!! Very nice.

What a wonderful macro image of this lovely flower, Luc! Excellent composition, lovely lighting, and good detail plus note.
I am so excited by this and I will tell you why.
One week ago, today, on an excursion of the backroads, I found a ditch which was lined with these very flowers, but I could not identify them as it was the first time I had ever seen them.
I accidently stepped on one and ended up picking it, when I noticed a reddish-orange stain on my fingers, exactly like blood.
Now I know!
Thank you for the most serendipitous posting!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-04-21 8:33]

Spring looks to be little late in Canada :-) Beautifull first flower this season Luc! I like composition with dry leaves, white petals, sharp, detailed and not OE. Perfect!

A flower shot,this a surprise for me!
This is also high level quality shot as your others.Colors,details and artistic composition are wonderful!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-04-21 16:50]

A nice macro.
Very good composition and DOF.
The lighting is very nice too,it gives a real warm spring feeling.
Very well done.

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  • Ina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 6 N: 101] (767)
  • [2005-04-21 17:10]

What a lovely and simple composition...The soft white on the dark background looks realy good...TFS...Ina...

Another rushed Morning.
Great shot, thanks for posting Luc.
Very nice composition, details and colours

Hello Luc! What wonderful texture you have captured. One can almost feel the flower and leaves in one's hand! Glad you included the bud too. I always wondered about the name, your notes are very informative. Great shot, nicely lit!

Thanks for this first jewel for the joy of canadian spring and also for TN members. I am glad to see you at ground level enjoying yourself with the mud, because you offer a nice result, well done Luc. The leaf at the right, seems into DOF, but in another plane. Is is a strange visual effect. Regards.

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