|Copyright: Ori Fragman Sapir (fragman)
|Date Taken: 2016-01-10|
|Camera: Nikon D300, AF Micro Nikkor 60mm|
|Exposure: f/25.0, 1/125 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2016-01-11 2:28|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Androcymbium palaestinum is a plant with a corm from which a rosette of leaves develops. The flowers sit very close together in between the leaves, giving the appearance of a specially-arranged bouquet between the rocks. The flower, which measures around 3cm across, resembles that of the autumn crocus (Colchicum). Both have six, separate nectaries. On account of this and other common characteristics, some of them genetic, both have been taken out of the Lily family (Liliaceae) and put into their own family, Colchicaceae. Androcymbium palaestinum belongs to an African genus and is one of only a few species to have made it across the Sahara Desert into our region. It migrated in Israel area up the Jordan Valley, from the Arava in the south to the Sea of Galilee in the north. In the Arava, it is one of the only bulbous plants, and it flowers only once every few years, when there has been sufficient rain.|
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A spectacular coloured Androcymbium palaestinum, lovely detail and composition.
very nice picture with good details
i like this flower
thanks gr lou
- [2016-01-12 12:55]
Hi Ori,magnificent flowers from the best POV and great quality as usual! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Sharp, well exposed and nice composition. Thank you for the notes as well.