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Devil's Berries - poison beaufiful lady


Devil's Berries - poison beaufiful lady
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Copyright: Michal Smoczyk (Michau) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 80 W: 11 N: 87] (577)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-13
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II, SanDisk Extreme III
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/90 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-18 10:49
Viewed: 3767
Points: 6
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Atropa belladonna
Very poisonous plant - sometimes a few berries (dark blue/black when ripe, here green) is enough to meet your god definitely.

Source of atropine.

Latin name 'belladonna' means 'beautiful lady': in past ages berries were used by women in cosmetics, to make up their lips dark blue and increase of pupil size (atropine) - you know, they used to faint a lot... :-)

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Czesc Michal.
Nie wybieram sie jeszcze na tamten swiat ale jakby co, bede wiedzial jak :)
Bardzo dobry punkt widzenia. Ladne naturalne kolory i kompozycja.
Pozdrawiam,
Maciek

interesting fruit capture of this poisonous plant, TFS Ori

really a great species . good sharpness and color shades in green. Interesting species.

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