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Copyright: Michal Grabowski (cedryk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-16
Categories: River
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700, 35-280 - f2.8-4.2, @ ISO 100, Close-up +2
Exposure: f/7.4, 1/137 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Plants of Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-07 5:05
Viewed: 4147
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Giant horsetail (Equisetum telmateia Ehrh.)
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Equisetophyta
Class: Equisetopsida
Order: Equisetales

Relic of an old group that dominated the world in the carboniferous period. That time horsetails had size of trees and were known as Calamites (Family Calamitaceae)

This species is widespread in Europe but not common. Introduced and regarded to be an invasive species in North America Occurs in damp and often shady ground that is not strongly acid.

Stems are 8-12 mm across. Plant are big - can be even up to 2 metres tall.

Identification: Sheaths normally have over 20 teeth. Plant is profusely, regularly branched along its entire length

Fertile stems (brown, with cones) do not have branches or turn green but die down in early summer, and have sheaths with 20-30 teeth; no other Horsetail normally has brown fertile stems with more than 20 teeth.

(info based on members.eunet.at/m.matus/Equisetum_telmateia.html)

Other details:
exposure bias -0.3
spot metering
focal length 35mm: 280mm

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  • Great 
  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-08-07 5:08]

A very interesting shot, Michal. The details on the main stem are so good, they make me want to touch it. Very lovely composition in shades of green. A very poetic capture. Well done and TFS. : )

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  • ber Silver Star Critiquer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 0] (26)
  • [2005-08-07 5:52]

Jako fanka koloru zielonego, nie moge Twojego ujecia niezauwazyc ;) Co widze? urocza skrzypowa harmonie... spokojna zielen w wiosennym odcieniu... jednym slowem: ciekawy obraz skrzypu ;)

Michal, an excellent eye for detail. Very beatiful! I love all that green, so soothing. Poetic!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-08-07 19:25]

Pieknie. Bardzo ladny odcien zieleni, 'kosmiczna' kompozycja i punkt widzenia. Skrzypy sa bardzo wdzieczne jesli chodzi o fotografowanie, a tobie udalo sie to wykorzystac bez pudla.

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  • Active Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 113 W: 6 N: 19] (1231)
  • [2005-11-13 12:26]

Napisze tak:
bardzo proste zdjecie, ktore bardzo sie podoba :)))
Oryginalny punkt widzenia ... przez co fotka jest bardzo ciekawa :)

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