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Wild Columbine

Wild Columbine
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Copyright: Nancy Barrett (naturegirl99) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 12] (76)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-19
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Wildflowers of the World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-18 11:10
Viewed: 3377
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

Photographed at Point Pelee National Park near Leamington, Ontario during the May bird migration.

Height: 20 to 70 cm
Flowering Period: mid- to late spring
Light: sun to partial sun
Moisture: dry to average
Range: Nova Scotia to Saskatchewan

Hummingbirds are attracted to wild columbine. They are attracted to its red flowers and feed on its nectar. The shape of the flowers seems perfectly designed for the hummingbirds' needle-like beak. Columbines readily seed themselves and new plants keep popping up each year. In a Native American tradition, the crushed seeds are rubbed on the hands of the menfolk as a love charm.

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Hello Nancy and Welcome to TrekNature.
Your Columbine is very beautiful. You managed to bring out it's beautiful colour and detail nicely. Excellent DOF. A few notes about the wild columbine would be helpful. It helps us TN'er learn about new things.
TFS Janice

Welcome here, were all give something for our passion.
Lovely colours and BG.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-08-18 23:42]
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Welcome to TN.
Beautiful composition for this colorful flower.
some notes always will help.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-08-19 3:45]
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Hi Nancy,
really a beautiful shot of the flowers. Very soft backgrpund giving a good dreamy effect on the red flowers.
Beautiful and pleasant.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-08-19 4:51]
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Hello Nancy,
Welcome to TN. Your first picture is very pleasant and well composed. May be the sharpness could be a tiny better.
It's always useful to have some more informations on the subject you show, no need to paste pages of Wikipedia, but just some informations or personal ideas.
Thanks and kind regards

Bonjour Nancy,
La publication semble manquer d'un petit peu de netteté mais c'est admirablement et artistiquement composée sous une belle lumière qui fait resplendir les couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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