Three bugs :-)
|Copyright: Joanna Wieczorek (cafecrem)
|Date Taken: 2005-04|
|Camera: Olympus 740UZ|
|Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop|
|Date Submitted: 2005-05-17 4:30|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|There are three friends on long, nice walk ;-)))|
The Anemones (Anemone) (from the Gr. ἄνεμοσ, wind), are a genus of about 120 species of flowering plants in the buttercup family Ranunculaceae in the north and south temperate zones. They are closely related to Pasque flower (Pulsatilla) and Hepatica (Hepatica); some botanists include both of these genera within Anemone.
The plants are perennial herbs with an underground rootstock, and radical, more or less deeply cut, leaves. The elongated flower stem bears one or several, white, red, blue or rarely yellow, flowers; there is an involucre of three leaflets below each flower. The fruits often bear long hairy styles which aid their distribution by the wind.
Many of the species are favourite garden plants; among the best known is Anemone coronaria, often called the poppy anemone, a tuberous-rooted plant, with parsley-like divided leaves, and large showy poppy-like blossoms on stalks of from 6 to 9-in. high; the flowers are of various colours, but the principal are scarlet, crimson, blue, purple and white. There are also double-flowered varieties, in which the stamens in the centre are replaced by a tuft of narrow petals. It is an old garden favourite, and of the double forms there are named varieties.
They grow best in a loamy soil, enriched with well-rotted manure, which should be dug in below the tubers. These may be planted in October, and for succession in January, the autumn-planted ones being protected by a covering of leaves or short stable litter. They will flower in May and June, and when the leaves have ripened should be taken up into a dry room till planting time. They are easily raised from the seed, and a bed of the single varieties is a valuable addition to a flower-garden, as it affords, in a warm situation, an abundance of handsome and often brilliant spring flowers, almost as early as the snowdrop or crocus.
The genus contains many other lively spring-blooming plants, of which A. hortensis and A. fulgens have less divided leaves and splendid rosy-purple or scarlet flowers; they require similar treatment. The splendid A. japonica, and its white variety called Honorine Joubert, the latter especially, are amongst the finest of autumn-blooming hardy perennials; they grow well in light soil, and reach 2˝ to 3 ft. in height, blooming continually for several weeks. A group of dwarf species, represented by the native British A. nemorosa and A. apennina, are amongst the most beautiful of spring flowers for planting in woods and shady places.
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- [2005-05-17 4:36]
Wonderful flower with bugs.I like this composition very much.TFS...:-)
- [2005-05-17 5:22]
Great photo. Wonderful colours. Pretty photo.
- [2005-05-17 5:29]
Hi Joanna, another beautiful anemone. The stark white flower with the black beetles trying to spoil its beauty - but they don't. So good capture, it is so sharp. Well done...
- [2005-05-17 6:37]
Great photo Joanna, nice captured, sharpness and details! Well done, thanks for sharing.
Pretty composition Joanna. I do like the bugs. Very small and shiney. Image is very dark though. Have uploaded a workshop. Hope you and Greg don't mind. I seem to be doing it alot.
IOU a smiley
- [2005-05-17 6:56]
An excellent capture Joanna,
Excellent exposure,nice sharp detail and great DOF.
Very nice work,well done.
Great detail on the flower, very attractive composition.
- [2005-05-17 13:20]
Ładny kwiat z owadami. Jak widzę - masz tendencje do "ściemniania" swoich prac, sprawdź monitor. Dobra ostrośc, wyczerpujący opis. Well done.
- [2005-05-17 14:08]
Great picture Joanna! Little pollen beetles make the picture. I like them making triada on anemone's petals! Great quality and very well spotted scene.
Nice shot Joanna,
The exposure is excellent, really well detailed and good colours.
Nice and sharp with good DOF. Thanks for posting
It's a beauty little flower, Joanna.
Great composition, good POV , nice colours, well exposed and good details.
The bugs make it a little extra.
Very well done.
- [2005-05-19 3:49]
Te robaki chcą zjeść taki ładny kwiatek! Piekne zdjecie byłoby gdyby ich nie było!
- [2005-07-13 3:27]
Te maleńkie robaczki są po prostu piekne. Na platkach blyszcza sie i dodaja zdjeciu czaru.