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Allium ursinum

Allium ursinum
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Copyright: Fabrizio Menin (ciopper13) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 129 W: 0 N: 353] (1772)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-20
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 500D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, SanDiskUltra II 16GB, 67mm UV
Exposure: f/16, 1/6 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-26 6:06
Viewed: 2885
Points: 26
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M.Venda m.602 Parco Colli Euganei
Ramsons (Allium ursinum) (also known as buckrams, wild garlic, broad-leaved garlic, wood garlic or bear's garlic) is a wild relative of chives. The Latin name is due to the brown bear's taste for the bulbs and its habit of digging up the ground to get at them; they are also a favorite of wild boar.
Ramsons grow in deciduous woodlands with moist soils, preferring slightly acidic conditions. They flower before deciduous trees leaf in the spring, filling the air with their characteristic garlic-like scent. The stem is triangular in shape and the leaves are similar to those of the lily of the valley. Unlike the related crow garlic and field garlic, the flower-head contains no bulbils, only flowers. Colonies are frequently associated with bluebells especially in ancient woodland.
Ramsons leaves are edible; they can be used as salad, spice, boiled as a vegetable,in soup, or as an ingredient for pesto in lieu of basil. The stems are preserved by salting and eaten as a salad in Russia. The bulbs and flowers are also very tasty.
Ramsons leaves are also used as fodder. Cows that have fed on ramsons give milk that tastes slightly of garlic, and butter made from this milk used to be very popular in 19th century Switzerland.
The first evidence of the human use of ramsons comes from the mesolithic settlement of Barkaer (Denmark) where an impression of a leaf has been found. In the Swiss neolithic settlement of Thayngen-Weier (Cortaillod culture) there is a high concentration of ramsons pollen in the settlement layer, interpreted by some as evidence for the use of ramsons as fodder.
Species:A. ursinum

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Ciao Fabrizio, molto bello questo fiore di aglio, ottima l'immagine e perfetto il controllo della luce. Una ottima immagine. Un saluto, Paolo

Good to see all the details of this beautiful macro. regards yiannis

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-04-26 8:08]

Ciao Fabrizio,ti sei un po' incasinato con le luci ma il risultato e' comunque molto buono,perfetto bilanciamento del bianco utilissimo ed in particolare piu' deicisivo del solito con questo soggetto.Complimenti e buona serata,Luciano

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-04-26 8:09]

Lovely white flowers, beautiful. tfs.

Ciao Fabrizio!
I did a WS in your pic but I have no way to post it...Pity!
I think you can improuve the sharpness and put a little more light, because your pic is wonderful! TFS

Hi Fabrizio,

Fabulous flower portrait Fabrizio, and good macro with the inclusion of the Ant,
Congratulations and well done,
Best Regards,


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-04-26 9:09]

Hello Fabrizio,
A very fine capture of this Allium taken from a nice POV. Beautiful light showing the details sharply against the dark background.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-04-26 10:23]

Ciao Fabrizio!
Ottima macro con bellissimi dettagli e luce soft.
La formichina è come la ciliegina sulla torta :)
Splendido lo sfondo sfumato.
ciao e buona serata! Vanda

Hi Fabrizio,
really nice photo of this flower. Nice natural colours. Very good sharpness. Interesting guest on the flower.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-04-26 10:50]

Hi Fabrizio,
Excellent macro shot of this Allium ursinum, useful spring Plant, TFS!

Bonjour Fabrizio,
Très belle macro finement détaillée sous une lumière bien maitrisée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Ciao Fabrizio,
bella macro di Allium ursinum, molto ben gestito il gioco di luci e ombre con bianchi perfettamente leggibili, piacevole ed armoniosa la composizione
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata
Ciao Maurizio

Hello Fabrizio,
Very good detalis.
Nice color.
Have a good day my dear friend

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