|Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature)
|Date Taken: 2006-06-07|
|Camera: Olympus C-50 Zoom|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-06-09 21:00|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|POTENTILLA OR SHRUBBY CINQUEFOIL|
I found this shrub growing on a rocky ledge above the Bow River. These native shrubs are very hardy and grow in wet or dry areas from the plains to subalpine, Alaska to New Mexico.
A nice characteristic is that these shrubs have very nice flowers that bloom most of summer. Cultivated varieties may have red, orange or white blossoms.
Ungulates generally prefer to eat other plants but if these shrubs are being eaten it is usually a sign of overgrazing.
I took this photo late in evening on a cloudy day so it's a bit dark. I used my flash to try to brighten up the shrub.
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I like to see the flower with the river as background! It is a fine colours contrast...
Pleasant composition, good diagonal and well balanced all together...
Nice picture, great to see the plants habitat. Ori