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I've exhausted my most recent photos for the time being so am going back to some of my old shots and found this from when I went to Scotland in the summer of last year (2010). We had stopped in a lay by to look at the view when I spotted this Foxglove just over the wall so I attached my Sigma lens and got a few shots. I didnt realise as I was taking it the it had the droplets of water on.
Taken from wikipedia.org:
Digitalis purpurea is an herbaceous biennial or short lived perennial plant. The leaves are spirally arranged, simple, 10-35 cm long and 5-12 cm broad, and are covered with gray-white pubescent and glandular hairs. The foliage forms a tight rosette at ground level in the first year.
The flowering stem develops in the second year, typically 1 to 2 m tall, sometimes longer. The flowers are arranged in a showy, terminal, elongated cluster, and each flower is tubular and pendent. The flowers are typically purple but some plants, especially those under cultivation, may be pink, rose, yellow, or white. The corolla is spotted inside the bottom of the tube. The flowering period is early summer, sometimes with additional flower stems developing later in the season.
The fruit is a capsule which splits open at maturity to release the numerous tiny (0.1-0.2 mm) seeds.
Hope you enjoy, Sion
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- [2011-10-24 22:30]
Belle image de cette fleurs aux jolies couleurs.
L'arrière plan rend le sujet agréable.
A very nice composition from a good point of view.
Good detail and colours against the dark background. regards yiannis
great photo of this flowers. Amazing colours and excellent point of view. Nice details for example these water droplets.
Thanks for sharing,
PS. You can find a similar flower in my gallery :)