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Adonis vernalis.

Adonis vernalis.
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Copyright: Peter Stoeckl (peter_stoeckl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1738 W: 291 N: 4005] (11530)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-10
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Minolta Dimage 7Hi
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Flower(Yellow)II, Vienna Woods - Biosphaerenpark Wienerwald [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-15 19:20
Viewed: 5236
Points: 18
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Adonis vernalis (Linnaeus, 1753)

Adonide gialla,
Adonide de printemps,
Adonisröschen, Frühlings-Adonis, Teufelsauge.

Heighth of the plant: 15 - 30 cm,
diameter of blossoms: 50 - 80 mm.

Strikingly large and colourful flower of spring, to be found in Eastern European grasslands from Southern Russia through Hungary to Slovenia, Slovakia, Austria, Moravia, Eastern and Southern Germany. In the west of its natural range of distribution the plant has become very rare. It grows in dry grassland locations in poor soil on limestone, asks for a lot of sun, and it disappears at once after any kind of fertilization.

The plant is strictly protected.

There are a few spots along the xerothermic hills between vineyards between Vienna and the city of Baden. At these locations, Adonis vernalis can be seen at the same locations as Pulsatilla grandis, the Hungarian Pasque Flower, as shown to TN of view days ago.

> Pulsatilla grandis.

The Austrian name "Teufelsauge" - Devil's Eye - seems to refer to the high toxic content of the plant, containing heart glycosides in lethal doses to all kinds of mammals.

An insect that can be frequently seen visiting the Adonis - in that picture hidden at the lower right corner, is: Lygaeus saxatilis (Scopoli 1763), Ritterwanze, Bodenwanze, True Bug.

> Poison plant and poison bug.

A limestone hill called Eichkogel, near the town of Moedling, South Eastern Lower Austria.

Camera: Minolta DiMage 7Hi, sRGB, 2560 x 1920 pixel, Macro Zoom Wideangle 7mm, F/8, 1/250 sec, ISO-100, 10.04.2006, 13:43.

Postwork by Photoshop Elements: slightly sharpened, contrasts adjusted, slightly cropped at the sides, downsized to the web.

Thank you for looking.

Happy Easter!

SkyF, scottevers7, Janice, ramthakur, dew77, Luc, firelord, liziafa has marked this note useful
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To Janice: ... growing in the wild.peter_stoeckl 1 04-17 05:55
To wishnugaruda: 4 Tage auf TN-Entzugpeter_stoeckl 1 04-17 05:52
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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-04-15 20:58]

Hallo Peter,
acuh dir ein frohes Osterfest. Super hast du die festgehalten. Leuchtende Farben und klasse Details. Ein schoener Bildaufbau .

Hi Peter,
Very vivid and beautiful colors in this shot. The flower is very big compared to the overall size of the plant. The detail is very sharp, and DOF is superb in this shot.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-04-16 0:45]
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Pretty Easter bouquet Peter. And yes, I do see your insect too. Very beautiful flower, so sharp and bright. Well composed and good POV. It must be great to see these growing in the wild. Well done,

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-04-16 5:18]
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Hi PEter, wonderful gift for this easter time. Excelent shot of this protected and wonderful buty. happy easter to you and your family,


Very beautiful flowers, Peter.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-16 14:24]

Hello Peter!
Magnificent close up.I liked large DOF,POV,colors,details,framing and composition a lot.
Happy Easter!TFS...:-)

Hallo Peter,
ich bin hin und weg, wo findest Du nur diese selten gewordenen Schönheiten, wow!
Das Arrangement und die Schärfe sind wunderbar und man sieht die Blattstruktur so schön.
Die kleine Wanze ist mir gleich aufgefallen, die gibt es also auch schon wieder - mag ich gar nicht so gerne, brrrr, Wanzen ;-(
Ich war über Ostern im Rheinland bei den Schwiegereltern und für 4 Tage auf TN-Entzug.
Hab' aber für jede Menge Nachschub an Bildern gesorgt, war in Hamm im Schmetterlingshaus, sooooooo toll!
Viele liebe Ostergrüße
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-04-17 1:32]
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Hi Peter
"Yellow is the colour of my true love's hair,
In the morning, when we rise,
In the morning, when we rise,
That's the time, that's the time, I love the best..." Donovan.

I realise this is not 'hair' or anyone’s 'true love', but the words of this song jumped straight to my mind when I saw these lovely flowers. Maybe it is because they tend to jump out of the frame with their beautiful yellow colour.
Excellent details, stunning impact, and very well presented.
Great work and TFS.

Hi Peter,
Beautiful flowers.Wonderful structure of petal. Very small sun :-)
Excellent colors and composition - i like it.
Well done!
TFS Malgosia

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