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Adaptation to the exreme

Adaptation to the exreme
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Copyright: Hans Cronert (Hans_Cronert) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 30] (116)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-23
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF-S 18-55 II mm
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-12 12:56
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Points: 14
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This hairy plant I found grewing at about 4500 m above sealevel on the Tibetan plateau in the summer 2006. I don´t know it´s name (do anybody else of you know it?).
One can see an exeptional adatation to the very cold, sunny, windy and dry climate. The challenge is to economize with water and avoid transpiration. It looks like a crossbreed between a hippi and an old american lady with colored hair.

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To anel: Size of the plantHans_Cronert 1 08-14 13:37
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Hello Hans,
Very impressive plant, nice details and colours. No idea what is it. TFS,

So old American Ladies are supposed to have colored hair!!!??? I'll have to remember that! : )

You are correct... it is a fascinating plant. It looks technically well managed and presented.

Evelynn : )

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2008-08-12 18:20]

Hola Hans: Una foto hermosa y un documento excepcional...saludos.Luis.

amazing plant, amazing adaptation, I'm sure u can find it in the Himalayan flwoer books, TFS Ori

Bonjour Hans,
Belle publication finement détaillée et délicatement colorée. Merci pour le partage.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-08-13 7:51]
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hello Hans,
A very strange plant indeed you show us here. I never have seen something similar. I just wonder about the size. On your picture it looks quite tall.
Very interesting and original posting
Best regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-08-17 9:30]

Hej Hasse,
An excellent sharp capture taken from a great POV to show a plant that I have never seen before. I can only guess that it may be some species of Thistle (Compositae) that is highly adapted to extremes of temperature, with the uppermost leaves coloured to attract pollinating insects to the flowers that have not opened yet.
A very interseting contribution to TN, well taken and thanks for sharing it.
Best regards,

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