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Marshy forest II

Marshy forest II
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Copyright: Pawel Chmur (cloud) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-16
Camera: Canon 30D, Tamron SP AF28-75mm F/2.8 XR DI LD [IF], Hoya HMC Super UV(0)
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-19 0:57
Viewed: 3982
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It's second photo of the marshy forest. In the foreground you see Marsh Labrador tea, plan which is very aromatic and around grow in abundance. I wish you feel smell of air in this place.Also here is visible path of deers and elks.

Rhododendron tomentosum (Northern Labrador Tea, previously Ledum palustre),
In Labrador itself, Labrador Tea is also frequently called Indian Tea.
Labrador tea has been a favorite beverage among Athabaskan and Inuit people for many years.It is a low shrub growing to 50 cm (rarely up to 120 cm) tall with evergreen leaves 12-50 mm long and 2-12 mm broad. The flowers are small, with a five-lobed white corolla, and produced several together in a corymb 3-5 cm diameter. They emit strong smell to attract bees and other pollinating insects.
In North America it is found growing in northern latitudes in Greenland, Canada, and Alaska, in Europe in the northern and central parts, and in Asia south to northern China, Korea and Japan. It grows in peaty soils, shrubby areas, moss and lichen tundra.
All parts of the plant contain poisonous terpenes that affect the central nervous system. First symptoms of overdose are dizziness and disturbances in movement, followed by spasms, nausea, and unconsciousness. The mere smell of the plant may cause headache to some people.
This species is not to be confused with the traditionally-used one Rhododendron groenlandicum, found particularly in the Labrador region (where its name comes from) and also throughout the rest of Northern North America.
Medicinal usesFor traditional uses in herbal medicine, see Labrador tea.
This is considered to be a homeopathic agent. This is a specific remedy for puncture wounds produced by sharp-pointed objects or bites.
Other usesMarsh Labrador tea has traditionally been used as a gruit in brewing beer in the Middle Ages. Due to its strong fragrance, it has also formerly been used as a natural anti-moth (for Clothing Moth) in Scandinavia

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Witaj Pawel,
Piekne jesienne rude runo i urokliwy brzozowy zagajnik. Ladna kompozycja kolorow.

Hello Pawel,
Spectacular landscape with great focus and very good clarity.
It is a interesting image taken from a very nice and low POV.
The details and colors are great.
Thanks for sharing!

Czesc Pawel,
kolejne bardzo ladne zdjecie tego bagiennego lasu. Super kolory jesieni. Piekne miejsce. Zeby jeszcze byly grzyby :)

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-19 11:44]

Hallo Pawel.
W nastepnych latach rosna tam napewno brzozowe grzyby co prawda w tym podlozu bardzo dobrze ukryte.Ladna delikatna kolorystyka i oiekna perspektywa.Pozdrawiam Siggi

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-10-23 9:58]

Hello Pawel,
I know the smell of this environment very well and love it!! I wonder if you'd find Cloudberries there too? A beautiful capture!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-11-01 11:33]

Hi Pawel.
I cannot say that I feel smell of the Marsh Labrador tea :) but I can see lovely place, sweet autumn colour palette and superb details of the fine forest. My compliments and best regards.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-11-06 18:22]

Hello Pawel,
I must admit I have never heard of Marsh Labrador tea, but your photo and description makes it sound very interesting and quite fragrant. Love the white birch trees in the BG and also the well worn deer and elk path.
Nicely composed shot with beautiful natural colors and very sharp focus. well done!!

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