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Potentilla Recta B

Potentilla Recta B
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Copyright: Sayat Arslanlioglu (sayat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-02
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon PowerShot A80
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99 favorite photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-25 11:07
Viewed: 15243
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have identified this beautiful yellow flower as Potentilla Recta B, I hope this is correct.

from Wikipedia:

Potentilla is a genus of about 500 species of annual, biennial and perennial herbs in the rose family Rosaceae, native to most of the Northern Hemisphere. Common names include cinquefoil, five-fingers, tormentil, and barren strawberry.

Many of the species have leaves divided into five leaflets arranged palmately (like the fingers of a hand), whence the name cinquefoil (French, cinque feuilles, "five leaves"), though some species (e.g. P. sterilis) have just three leaflets, and others (e.g. P. anserina) up to 15 or more leaflets arranged pinnately. The leaves of some cinquefoils are eaten by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species - see list of Lepidoptera that feed on Potentilla.

Recent genetic research has resulted in a number of changes to the circumscription of Potentilla (Eriksson et al., 2003).

The genera Duchesnea, Horkelia, and Ivesia, previously all regarded as distinct, have been shown to be members of Potentilla, though this change has not been universally adopted.

Conversely, the shrubby plant previously included in this genus as Potentilla fruticosa, does not to belong to Potentilla at all, and is now treated in the genus Dasiphora as Dasiphora fruticosa.

Potentilla is also related to the genera Geum and Dryas, and also to the strawberries in the genus Fragaria; Potentilla differs from the strawberries in having dry, inedible fruit (hence the name "barren strawberry" for some species).

Some species are grown as garden plants.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2008-01-25 12:12]

Am not sure about the ID, bur the picture is excellent: vivid colir very good detail. Ishi

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-25 19:06]

Hi Sayat,
beautiful close-up of this lovely Potentilla sp. flower, great exposure and fantastic details captured
great work
best regards, Dejan

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-25 23:07]

Hi Sayat.
You have created amazing picture of so beautiful flower. Reproduction of all details and colur tones of the petals and flower heart is terrific and so skillful. Great lights, excellent POV, nice composition of the picture, impressive dark BG. Bravo.
Well done and TFS.

Hi Sayat,
Beautiful Potentilla sp. flower. Superb macro to show the fine details. TFS.
- Nirmal

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-01-28 9:59]

Hello Sayat
What a great macro of this beautiful little flower. I love the excellent details and natural colors. You captured perfectly the texture of the petals.
Magnificent job! Thank you very much for sharing.

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