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Extreme Green
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Copyright: Shir Goldberg (shirgold) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 105 N: 591] (2748)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-27
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-05 16:07
Viewed: 3634
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Noticed this very peculiar plant with a unique shape and decided to take a picture. Only later I realized this is a actually a flower - a green and weired looking flower.
I think there were no petals and that's just how it looks like...

Any ID will be more than welcome

Something strange happened with the f-Stop data, it shows a value of over 2000 - that's the reason it is missing

TN is amazing - not even 5 minutes since I posted this image and Tugrul Koruklu gave me the plant's ID - thanks a lot !!

So - from wikipedia:

Paris quadrifolia (Herb Paris, True-lover's Knot) is a species of the genus Paris in the family Melanthiaceae although authorities formerly regarded it as part of the Liliaceae family. It is related to Trillium with which it can be confused. Trillium however is generally 3-merous (3 leaves per whorl, 3 petals etc.) whereas Paris is 4-merous.

In the UK it has the familiar name of Herb Paris.

It has solitary flowers with 4 or more very narrow greenish filiform petals and green petaloid sepals. The flower is borne above a single whorl of four or more stem leaves. It prefers calcareous soils and lives in damp and shady places especially old established woods and stream sides. It occurs locally in temperate and cool areas throughout Europe and Asia but is absent in the wild from the Americas, Africa and the southern hemisphere.
Each plant only produces one, blueberry-like fruit, which is poisonous.

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Nice shot, Paris quadrifolia (Liliaceae) Herb Paris, True-lover's Knot, TFS.

Hello Shir.

Excellent picture, nice composition.
Very good details and colors.

Regards.
Jose Luis.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-06-06 7:03]

Bonjour Shir,
Yes, it is a "Paris quadrifolia" (Parisette in french). In my clearing I can meet them in spring. This plant has a nice shape. And you caught it well at the best moment of its life. The green is effectively vivid and the light is very good. Sharpness and DOF are excellent.
Bravo and TFS.
Christian

Hola Shir,
Una imagen de gran belleza en su composición, la luz y definición me parecen extraordinarias. Saludos
José Ramón

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