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Papaver somniferum


Papaver somniferum
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Copyright: Helmut Roos (buscape) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 355 W: 20 N: 1518] (7615)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-31
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D40X, AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200 mm f/4-5.6
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-25 18:40
Viewed: 2103
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
English:

Class: Magnoliopsida; Order: Ranunculales; Family: Papaveraceae; Genus: Papaver; Species: Papaver somniferum

Opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, is the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are extracted. Opium is the source of many opiates, including morphine, thebaine, codeine, papaverine, and noscapine. The Latin botanical name means the "sleep-bringing poppy", referring to the sedative properties of some of these opiates. The poppy is the only species of Papaveraceae that is an agricultural crop grown on a large scale. Other species, Papaver rhoeas and Papaver argemone, are important agricultural weeds, and may be mistaken for the crop. The plant itself is also valuable for ornamental purposes, and has been known as the "common garden poppy", referencing all the group of poppy plants. Poppy seeds of Papaver somniferum are an important food item and the source of poppyseed oil, a healthy edible oil that has many uses. It is widely grown as an ornamental flower throughout Europe, North America, South America, and Asia.

Source: Wikipedia

I have found this wild growing Opium poppy during a walk in the forest near my hometown Nendingen.

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Deutsch:

Ordnung: Hahnenfußartige; Familie: Mohngewächse; Gattung: Mohn; Art: Schlafmohn

Der aus dem östlichen Mittelmeerraum stammende Schlafmohn (Papaver somniferum) ist eine Pflanzenart aus der Familie der Mohngewächse (Papaveraceae). Der Samen kann als Nahrungsmittel sowie zur Ölgewinnung verwendet werden. Die Pflanze führt außerdem einen morphinhaltigen Milchsaft, aus dem Opium hergestellt wird. Der botanische Name leitet sich aus dem Lateinischen ab: somniferum = Schlaf bringend. Er verweist auf die Verwendung als Schlafmittel für Kinder in der griechischen Antike. Es existieren zahlreiche Zuchtsorten, die sich unter anderem durch Gehalt und Zusammensetzung der Alkaloide unterscheiden.

Quelle: Wikipedia

Ich habe diesen wild wachsenden Schlafmohn während einem Waldspaziergang in der Nähe von meinem Heimatort "Nendingen" gefunden.

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Hi Helmut,
This is really pretty, the purple color is fantastic. A very well focused and composed image. Very nice.
Denis.

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-08-25 22:14]

Bonjour Helmut,
Jolie fleur aux très belles couleurs.
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Serge

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2011-08-25 22:50]

wonderful and colorful flower with good sharpness and contrast. tfs.

Ciao Helmut, splendid light on lovely flower, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Helmut. Very good DOF and stunning details with beuiatiful natural colours against the OOF BG. TFS.

Roberto

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-08-26 3:05]

Hi Helmut,spectacular capture,i like a lot the composition and the magnificent colors,not easy to take so well in the shadow,very great sharpness too,i like it.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Helmut, Wow what an amazing well balance floral shot with the Poppy bud on the left tips the scale from good to great, excellent lighting control with awesome vivid colours, perfect sharpness with good depth, fabulous effort here Helmut and very well done,
Best regards,

Pauly.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-08-26 6:29]

Hi,
Beautiful poppy with fine colors, lovely patterns captured well. tfs.
nagraj.v

Hallo Helmut,
a very beautiful macro shot of the Opium Poppy, superb sharpness and beautiful natural colours, excellent point of view and composition.
TFS
Best regards
Maurizio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-08-26 6:50]

Hello Helmut,
Excellent photo of this Papaver. Great sharpness, details and composition. Beautiful colours with a good white balance. Nice OOF BG.
Regards,
Peter

Nice portrait of flower and capsule. Good details and nice colours. regards yiannis

Bonjour Helmut,
Très belle macro, bien composée, valorisant bien le sujet à deux stades végétatifs différents.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

hello Helmut
very good composition with good sharpness and nice details
lovely and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hallo Helmut,

an nice presentation from this papaver flower.
good of sharpness and pov.
Fine colors.

Gert

Beautiful photo Helmut! Excellent composition, fantastic colours and very good sharpness.
Regards,
Christodoulos

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-08-26 10:03]

Hello Helmut.
A beautiful flower superbly captured - the detail and exposure are both spot-on and the colours lovely.Best regards Siggi

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-08-27 4:47]

Lieber Helmut,
Ein wenig erstaunt, dass diese Mohnsorte in Nendingen wächst, aber es kommt ja immer wieder vor, dass Blumen aus Gärten auswandern..
ich hatte nie realisiert, dass von dieser Sorte Opium hergestellt wird. Das Bild ist dehr fein gestaltet mit wunderschöner Farbkombination.
Wünsche ein schönes Wochenende
erzlich grüsst
Anne

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