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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-06-22
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-01-07 21:24
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Points: 10
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Xerophyllum tenax (pursh)
Family Liliacea (Lily)

Tiny white flowers form a dense cluster of blooms on this unique flower. Beargrass can grow up to three feet tall and will often grow in patches. The base of the plant looks like tuffs of grasslike leaves that are tough and sharp edged.

The plant only blooms every five to seven year and some years there are fewer plants in bloom than other years.

Beargrass is found only in the southwest corner of Alberta, on open slopes and alpine meadows.

Natives would dry and bleach the leaves to make clothing and baskets.

This is one of the unique plants found in Waterton Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-01-08 2:21]

Hi Janice,interesting specie taken in a nice decentralized composition,perfect DOF on the right to take the best details,the background is a bit noised but no problem..ehhe..have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

hallo Janice
very nice to see this grass flowers
nice composition
thanks gr lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-01-08 7:26]

Hello Janice,
What a beauties. Never seen before. Very good sharpness and DOF. Indeed a bit noisy in the background, ISO 2000 is a bit to much for these conditions.

Hello Janice,

Nice to see this Lily family; Beargrass. I always prefer such ODD NUMBER composition. Good details...
Thanks for sharing,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-01-10 11:36]

Hello Janice,
Another plant that I'm not familiar with and again very interesting. I really like your composition with the main subject placed off center. Focus is tac sharp giving us a great look at the multitude of tiny individual blooms which make up this beautiful white flower head. A little noise in the BG possibly due to your high 2000 ISO setting, but this can easily be removed. Overall a wonderful shot!!

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