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Allium sianiticum

Allium sianiticum
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Copyright: Ori Fragman Sapir (fragman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3032 W: 11 N: 2351] (43778)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1987-04-08
Categories: Desert
Camera: Nikon D300
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-14 22:52
Viewed: 3437
Points: 14
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Allium sianiticum is a rare desert garlic, found in Israel in the extremely hot Arava Valley. These areas get an average rainfall of 20-50 mm. Igt blooms once in 7-10 years when a rainy year occur. 22 years ago I was luck to witness it.

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Hallo Ori
Thanks for sharing this unique desert garlic, and a short note about it. I found the information given about this Allium sianiticum very interesting. I was just wondering how come you held back this beauty for 22 years before showing it to us for the 1st time? Indeed a rare occasion that you had the privilege to witness. I like the shadow of plant on the sand. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards.

Hello Ori
Belle présentation, l'espèce dans un mileu aride

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-11-15 0:57]

Hi Ori

A lovely capture of this Allium sianiticum (rare desert garlic).
It seems to be the first time that it features on TrekNature, therefore it goes straight to my "RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN" theme.

The simplistic contents (the plant with its shadow, the flower, some dead leaves, lots of sand, and a couple of stones) and the composition really place all the focus on the attractive blooming flower.

Well done and TFS.

Excelente documento Ori. Creo que eres de los fotógrafos en cativo con más fotografías en Tn; eso sí, todas ellas con indudable valor científico y artístico en un gran porcentaje.
Un abrazo Y buen Domingo: J. Ignasi.

Bonjour Ori,
Très belle publication remarquable par sa délicatesse ; il me semble que l'ombre à l'arrière plan nuise légèrement à la bonne lexture de l'image.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2009-11-15 22:31]

Lovely flower. Lovely flower and shadow take.


Dear Ori,
As I have mentioned previously - I always google a plant/animal before writing a critique. Et voila Allium sianiticum is REALLY RARE! Your entry on TrekNature above is the only one Google found!! Have you invented it for us poor novices? (Just kidding!)

Did you take the photograph originally on film?

The "vine" reaching from the ground in a half circle to the flower is an interesting eye-catch; is it a dry root?

I also notice, that the sand in the Arabah is quite different from other areas. Did you stay in a kibbutz (there is a very old one, founded in 1957.

I really enjoy seeing the natural colours in this rare image.

Have a good day
Kind regards

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