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The day of the women


The day of the women
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Copyright: Roberto Innocenzi (cobra112) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2093 W: 75 N: 6382] (43366)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-02
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D40X, Sigma 70-300mm F1:4-5,6 DG MACRO
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My purple obsession 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-08 4:36
Viewed: 2857
Points: 40
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8 th March. Dedicated to all the women.

Muscari comosun

Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Muscari
Grape hyacinths are a group of plants in the genus Muscari of plants native to Eurasia that produce spikes of blue flowers resembling bunches of grapes. There are about forty species.
Some species are among the earliest to bloom in the spring, and are planted both in flower beds as well as in lawns. They are planted as bulbs and tend to multiply quickly when planted in good soils.
Muscari comosum bulbs are pickled and eaten in Greece under the name βολβοί ([vol'vi] lit. 'bulbs') and in the Puglia region of Italy, under the names "lampascioni", "lampasciuni", "lamponi".

Muscari comosum (L.) Miller
Sinonimi: Leopoldia comosa (L.) Parl
Famiglia : (ex Liliaceae) ora Hyacinthaceae
Nomi volgari: Cipollaccio, Cipollaccio col fiocco, Lampascione.
Etimologia: dal greco moderno moschàri ="giacinto a grappolo" o dal greco classico mòschos ="muschio" mentre il nome specifico dal latino comosum = chiomato (in relazione al fiocco).
Leopoldia perché il genere è stato dedicato al Granduca di Toscana Leopoldo II.
Morfologia:
Pianta erbacea vivace con un bulbo ovoideo di 2-4 cm di diametro, il fusto eretto, cilindrico, glabro è alto fino a 70 cm.
Le foglie 2-5 nascono dal bulbo, carnose, lunghe a volte anche più del fusto, ma normalmente più corte (40 cm) , sono lineari, eretto-patenti, tendenti ad afflosciarsi, cilindriche scanalate nella parte inferiore, si restringono superiormente fino ad una punta acuta.
I fiori sono raggruppati in un racemo terminale spesso più lungo di 20 cm, con fiori fertili inferiormente e sterili (il fiocco) all’apice. I fiori fertili iniziano a metà altezza dello scapo e sono inseriti con lunghi peduncoli all’ascella di piccole brattee, hanno una corolla cilindrica che termina con sei piccoli denti triangolari, sono di colore marrone-violaceo-olivastro, quando maturano si ripiegano verso il basso, i fiori sterili, sono più piccoli e di un bel colore azzurro-violaceo, densamente riuniti con i peduncoli incurvati verso l’alto.
I frutti sono capsule triangolari lunghe fino a 15 mm, che a maturità si aprono e lasciano cadere pochi semi
Distribuzione, habitat, fioritura:
Distribuita ovunque nella regione mediterranea, più frequente a sud, cresce nei luoghi erbosi, dal mare alla regione montana, preferendo campi coltivati, prati, argini e cigli stradali., dove fiorisce da Marzo a Maggio.
Proprietà ed usi:
Ha proprietà diuretiche ed emollienti e tra i suoi principio attivi sono zuccheri e mucillagini. E’ una pianta con proprietà molto vicine a quelle della cipolla, e viene usata per stimolare le secrezioni urinarie e, per uso esterno, quale emolliente e rinfrescante su pelli irritate, secche e foruncolose.
In cucina il bulbo sotterraneo di questa pianta trova gli stessi impieghi delle cipolle: crudo nelle insalate o cotto come componente dei sughi o lessato o in agrodolce. Viene anche conservato sottaceto per antipasti o contorni.
Curiosità:
in Spagna è chiamata Hierba de los amores, e Dioscorides attribuiva ai suoi bulbi proprietà calorifiche e stimolanti il coito.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-03-08 5:11]

Hi,
This is wonderful species of plant, what a strange colored flowers. Fine composition and lighting, well made image. tfs.
nagraj.v

Hallo Roberto
This is the 6th image that spoils my eyes today and I am enjoying every one very much. This Grape hyacinths is indeed beautiful and the vibrant colours and gorgeous shape of the flower is a pleasure to look at and admire. I like the arrangement of different colours of purple very much, ranging from almost black to lavender. It is great pleasure and delight to look at this pretty purple flower with its delicate features. It is really beautiful and I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing it to celebrate Womans day. Best regards.
Anna

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-03-08 5:18]

Ciao Roberto,

I as man see also gladly flowers not alone women!
But I understand you, migliore amico Roberto.
Sharpness and clarity are very nice.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,
John.

Ciao Roberto, bel fiore di campo splendidamente ripreso, magnifica luce, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2010-03-08 6:32]

Perfect job MF Roberto!
Incredible and beautiful backlight in this lovely image.
The shapes arrangement and your composition works very well.
Congrats,
Francisco

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-03-08 6:48]

Hello Roberto,
Thank you for this beautiful dedication and for remembering an important day!! A lovely flower in beautiful colours and against a very nice light background. Fine details too and well framed.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-08 8:07]

Hello Roberto,
What a fantastic photo of this flower in very beautiful colours and splendid light. Great choice of composition. Also a very beautiful contrasting BG.
Very nice dedication.
Regards,
Peter

Ciao Roberto,
Credo che tu abbia scelto un POV ideale per mostrarci la struttura curiosi di questo fiore. La luce su un po 'complicato, ma aiuta a progetto le linee e creare contrasto. Bene presente per la Giornata Internazionale delle Donne! grazie per la condivisione. Saluti. Jesús

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-03-08 9:31]

Splendid photo and very nice dedication!

hello Roberto
super picture of a super flower
i like this dark bleu colours witch i have seen in Greece
great details and nice light
greeting lou

Ciao Roberto,
An unusual flower form, but an excellent photo which means a nice dedication to all the women. Nice warm color tones, great focus / sharpness, beautiful lights. Incredible shot MF. Bravo.
Friendly regards, Ladislao

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-03-08 11:56]

Hi Roberto
Wonderful dedication for all the woman of TN.
Great capture this lovely flower!
Horia

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-03-08 12:01]

Hello Roberto.
What a wonderful flower and how beautifully captured. The color and the details are very beautiful.Excellent sharpness, light, DOF, POV and composition.Best regards Siggi

Bien centrado el foco y belleza en los colores.
Abrazo Roberto: Josep Ignasi.

Ciao Roberto,
Thank you very much for this bright and joyful capture! The sun playing in the little bells is very well captured. I like also the green background. Very nice work. Cheers,
Catherine

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-03-09 2:27]

Bonjour Roberto,
Merci à toi aussi de penser aux femmes. Ce Muscari comosum porte bien son nom et tu l'as superbement photographié un peu à contre-jour. J'aime bien aussi la combinaison de couleurs bleu/vert. Je vois que tu l'as photographié l'année dernière, chez nous le muscari ne fleurit pas encore.
Bonne journée
Amitiés
Anne

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-03-09 2:35]

Ciao Roberto,
Beautiful, Muscari macro composition ...
Light use, color and detail is magnificent.
Best wishes,
Seyfi

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-03-09 3:03]

Hi Roberto,
excellent glow of the stalks and the lively purple is so special. i like its contrast with the green background. so special and fit for the women.
Well seen in good details and good light balance.

regards,
Foozi

Bonjour Roberto,
Délicate attention et très belle publication avec cette splendide macro, bien composée dans son cadrage serré, valorisant bien le sujet par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails et de la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

Hello Roberto
lovely dedication for the Women Day, this flower is a great beauty
his wonderful blue color stand out very well against the the green Bg
superb sharpness and presentation
Have a good night

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