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Tufted Saxifrage

Tufted Saxifrage
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Copyright: John East (Norte) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 45] (184)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-21
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikkor AF-S 18-70 1:3.5-4.5G ED
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(white)II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-29 13:08
Viewed: 8255
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Tufted Saxifrage or Tuesildre in Norwegian, Saxifraga cespitosa in latin. Found this one in the mountains between Troms and Sweden, near the Rosta hut, around 700 m.

From Wikipedia:
"The Tufted Saxifrage (Saxifraga cespitosa) is a flower common all over the high arctic. It stretches further south in mountainous areas of the Alps, Norway, Iceland, Siberia and Alaska.
Densely tufted from a stout taproot. Stems very short with withered, dead leaves at the base. The leaves have 3-5 lobes, glandular-hairy like the leaves and calyx. Flowering stems 5-10 cm, 1 or 2 flowers per stem. Petals white, twice die length of die calyx lobes. Smaller specimens, with shorter stems and smaller, yellowish-greenish petals (var. uniflora) are rather frequent.
It grows on ledges and gravelly places."

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very nice close up, I like this habitat, greetings Ori

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-29 14:57]

Hi Jon

Excellent composition - great exposure - especially the white areas. Very good detail too.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-29 20:41]

Hello Jon

Another beautiful alpine flower image.
The focus is spot on with excellent pov and dof.
The warm lighting is illuminating the plant well.
The colours are well saturated.
I like the rocky surroundings,nicely composed.


Hello Jon,
Beautiful picture of the small flowers.Excellent POv and composition. Beautiful lighting. Perfect focus, sharpness and details. Thanks for the picture and notes.

Buen encuadre, naturalidad en los colores
y acertado contraste. Muy buen documento.
Saludos Jon.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2007-11-30 3:37]

Hi Jon,

Excellent capture of this flower. The white are always difficult to capture properly, but you did very well indeed!s



Hello Jon,
A strong little survivor is well captured!
Sharp details in the close-up, and the good late summer light really brings out the finer nuances of colours...
Good point of view and a well composed presentation!
Pablo -

Hi Jon,
Beautiful flower, very well captured in its natural surroundings. Thanks for sharing.
- Nirmal

excellent Macro of this fine plant...great detail and POV. I like the contrast with the rocks...TFS

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-12-01 1:35]

Hi Jon,
Really nice flowers. Perfect lighting, composition and details.
TFS, José M.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-01 19:52]

Hello Jon, nice little flowers. Very sharp, good exposure. Thanks !


bonjour JON
bravo pour cette magnifique présentation, bonne netteté, couleurs parfaitement jolies.
bien vu, bon focus
merci du partage

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