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Parnassia palustris

Parnassia palustris
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Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-08-21
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon IXUS 400, Canon 36-108mm équiv
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-06-04 3:35
Viewed: 3906
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
English name : Grass of Parnassus – Scientific name : Parnassia palustris – Family : Saxifragaceae
Description : An evergreen perennial herb with prominent white blossom.
Leaves all basal except for the single, ovate, sessile leaf (or bract) usually present near or below the middle of the stem. Basal leaves ovate, heart-shaped, tapering to the base, up to 1½" long, smooth, without teeth, on stalks up to 4" long. Single stem leaf usually cordate and clasping.
Stem upright, slender, unbranched, to 1½' tall, smooth, bearing a single leaf or bract about 1/3 the way up the stem.
Flowers white and showy, solitary on the stem, up to 1" across. Sepals 5, green, lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, ¼"-½" long, with 5-7 veins. Petals 5, white, free from each other, ovate to obovate, up to ½" long, not fringed, with 3-13 veins. Typically 1½-2 times as long as sepals. Stamens 5 fertile, many sterile. Pistil 4-carpellary, stigmas 4. Ovary more or less superior (within blossom).
Fruit an ovoid, 4-valved capsule, up to ½" long, subtended by persistent sepals. Seed numerous, tiny, oblong, and angular.
A perennial of watersides and wet places, can be seen in mountain up to 2500m.
Photo : Cropped, resized and framed in 800x600 for TN.

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Hello Christian

This is a masterpiece! No nits. Simply perfect. Thanks

NIce shot Christian,
Good sharp detail, well exposed and good DOF. Well composed and great colours.
Thanks for posting, have a good weekend

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-04 5:40]

Hi Taz, this is excellent. The whites are just right and not overexposured at all. Well composed with beautiful colours and details. So good, I love it. Thank you.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-06-04 5:44]

Hi Christian!
You do great job with all these photos of flowers from your region, really great. This one is no exception, I think one of your best. Great details and sharpness, flower itself is amazing.

Wonderful capture Christian, everything is clean and crisp with excellent detail and exposure. Very nice work.

Great shot of this beauty, Christian.
I love it. Everything are excellent.
Great work.

10 points

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-04 13:13]

Hello Christian,

Wonderful shot of a beautiful flower. You exposed this white flower very well and the details are really sharp. Well composed and good DOF & POV. Well done & TFS!


Hi Christian!
Very pretty flower... just pure beauty :-)

Perfeita macro, com detalhes e nitidez maravilhosos. Parabéns!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-06-04 17:25]

Christian, another delicate and very nice shot.

Great colors, great blurred bg.

Sharpness, as usual, is perfect.

Superbe photo Christian, une bonne gestion de la PDC.
Bravo !

Christian, You really know how to photograph a flower in magnificent fashion..Beautiful flower - with perfect exposure and colors. You have captured the delicate beauty here very, very, well..I would have moved it off center a bit is all. Great work!!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-06-05 13:24]

Hello Christian, this is a very nice shot. The exposure is very well handled. The details are great and the central composition works well here. My only infinitesimally small nit is that the POV could have been shifted to exclude the OOF flower in the BG.

Great work.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-06-06 4:06]

Hello Christian!
Very nice flower close up.DOF,lighting and details are excellent.TFS...:-)

This is captivating, Christian. Excellent exposure control and very nice details. Perfect compo. Very nice work.

hello:) what a beauty flower:) I love this capture :) exellent DOF and POV:)



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