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Ornithogalum umbellatum

Ornithogalum umbellatum
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-17
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-27 11:10
Viewed: 2849
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Ornithogalum
Species: O. umbellatum
Ornithogalum umbellatum (Star-of-Bethlehem, Grass Lily), is a perennial bulbous flowering plant of the family Hyacinthaceae. It is native throughout most of southern and central Europe (north to Austria and Belgium), and in northwestern Africa and southwestern Asia.
This plant is perennial with bulbs below ground; the bulb is 15-25 mm long and 18-32 mm diameter. It has six to ten leaves, linear with a white line on upper surface, up to 30 cm long and 8 mm broad, and a scape of 10-30 cm. The flowers group in a corymbose raceme with 6-20 flowers, and are white with a green stripe outside.O. umbellatum require a lot of moisture during winter & spring, but tolerate summer droughtiness. It can be grown in the woodland garden. Semi-shade is preferable. It is hardy to hardiness zone 5, and can become weedy. The plant is toxic. Used in some herbal remedies.

Il genere di piante Ornithogalum appartiene alla famiglia delle Hyacinthaceae o, a seconda del sistema, delle Liliaceae.Sono ambientate in diverse zone dell'Europa meridionale, dell'Asia Minore e del Sudafrica.Le varie specie sono dotate di un bulbo e raggiungono in genere altezze intorno ai 30-80 cm. I fiori, il più delle volte bianchi, sono a forma di stella, con un perigonio a sei tepali, raccolti a pannocchia. I frutti sono a capsula esagonale.
Alcune specie producono la sostanza tossica colchicina.
Ornithogalum umbellatum, la stella di Betlemme, è una delle specie più conosciute. Diverse specie vengono usate come piante ornamentali.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-27 11:12]

Hi Luciano. This is abeautiful looking little flower and you have captured it so well. with fine detail and natural looing colours.you have used the light so well. TFS.

Ciao Luciao,
Another beautiful presentation of flowers in details
very good captured with good light and shadows in the shot
as usual a notes that comes with it
well done

nice close up, I like the buds on the upper left, TFS Ori

ohh, que belleza y que buena composición !!.
Preciosos tonos blancos sin llegar a quemar en ningún punto ese color. Bellos detalles de los estambres y pistilos y desde luego una buena luz.
Un abrazo Luciano.

allora sei andato a trovare il tuo amico
florovivaista Ronchi Mario,ed hai fatto
la scorta di tutti i fiori del mondo!!!!!
queste Stelle di Betlemme sono uscite
bene......eh bravo il nostro Luciano

buona settimana sERGIO

I have been deluged by a once in a lifetime snow and ice and whatever storm. My power has been out and on all day..We have a foot and a half of snow in 15 hours. It is a mess...so this is a cc'ed message to folks whose pics I normally critique. I will try to return tomorrow for proper...if not then this will be a unique critique..like a wind signature eh?

Hello Luciano,
White flowers always look good but sometimes it is a bit harder to bring out the details of the petals. You have managed the focus and depth very well here. The petals are like freshly cut white paper and the stamens are in excellent details. I like it for a job very well done.

Best regards,

hello luciano,
lovely floral shot, you have managed exposure well, liked the pov and the composition, the texture of the petals look beautiful,
tfs & regards

This is a wonderful shot of these lovely flowers, Luciano.
I like the sharp focus, delicate details and tender colours in this beautiful composition.
TFS and regards.

Hi Luciano,
Beautiful flower. Perfect exposure. Sharp details. TFS.
Why did you cut off that poor thing on the left.
- Nirmal

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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
  • [2008-01-27 22:17]

Buongiorno Luciano,
molto belli e delicati questi fiorellini bianchi, la messa a fuoco è perfetta come sempre e il colore bianco è molto ben definito, interessante e molto istruttiva la nota, bravissimo

Bonjour Luciano,

Très belle photo de ces fleurs blanches. Grande netteté. Jolie composition et très belles couleurs naturelles.
Bonne journée,

Ciao luciano, bel trio, perfettamente a fuoco, splendidi i fiori e bella la nitidezza della composizione, coraggio tra un po' tornano le farfalle, ciao Silvio

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-01-28 9:21]

selam Luciano
well close-up working on these beautiful flower with their buds
i like composition, lighting, colours, details and note

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-28 12:29]

Bonjour Luciano, quelle netteté ! La composition est superbe et l'exposition est fantastique, excellent travail, merci !


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-01-28 13:18]

Hi Luciano,
I like the extreme good exposure and perfect focus that show this nice flower in its best.
TFS, José M.

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-01-28 15:52]

Ciao Luciano,
Bellissimi fiori!
Buona nitidezza e composizione!

questo è uno dei miei fiori preferiti (gli altri sono i fiordalisi e i mughetti)
bellisima foto e bellisima nota
grazie per quetso regalo!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-02 0:58]

Hi Luciano.
The reproduction of the beautiful flowers are simply outstanding. Great exposure, amazing white colour tones of the petals, crisp sharpness of all features of the flowers heart. Dark BG supplements the main subject perfectly. My greetings and TFS.

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