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Gold and silver


Gold and silver
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Copyright: Marek Michalski (Markus) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 2 N: 49] (189)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-15
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Plants to Know [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-20 3:48
Viewed: 3229
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Helichrysum arenarium, known as Everlasting flower is Polish kin of common garden plant Helichrysum bracteatum or Strawflower. This plant thrives in extremely dry, sandy places. It's one of a few Polish plants having silvery leaves. Long, dense white hairs probably serve as insulation against hight temperatures and drought. The petals of flowers are dry and have characteristic shiny surface.
It's one of my "first plants" - when I was ten or so, my grandfather collected it because of its medicinal properties. Polish name of this plant - "kocanki" is derived from "koci" = "belonging to the cat". It's allusion to the smell of this plant, slightly resembling smell of cat's urine ;-)
This picure was taken on the "neglected meadow" near my home. It's really magic place, wonderful mosaic of dry and wet habitats and home for 100 or more plant species.
Post-processing: as usually crop, sharpen and white balance.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-20 4:43]

Hi Marek!
Great, very informative note. Flowers look very sunny on your picture, good 'meadow' composition, I like yellow spots on BG. Sure think that this place is magical!

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