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Mediterranean mountain cardus

Mediterranean mountain cardus
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Copyright: bruno casals (gothy) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 2] (254)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-27
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Minolta Dimage Z1
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-04 8:11
Viewed: 3662
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
I shot this little cardus at 2000 meters near Canigou's peak in south of france.
We can see a bee on the flower.
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Great photo! Fantastic details and textures. The bee is a bumble bee. And you've shot a great specimen of this cardus. In the middle ages, and onward this species was one of the most use plant/tool in the wool making process, it gave birth in most of the local cultures to a great number of words and verbs extracted from this plant: to card, french: carder la laine (carding or combing the wool) etc...

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