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Copyright: Tim Epp (BillyGoat) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 28 N: 899] (4827)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-03
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: OLYMPUS E-500, Zuiko Digital 14-54 f/2.8-3.5, Hoya 58 mm UV
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-03 20:01
Viewed: 3288
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Latin Name: Cornus canadensis

# Cornus, from the Latin, cornu, "horn, antler"
# canadensis, from the Latin, "of Canada"
# Bunchberry, from the appearance of the tightly clustered fruits.
# Other common names include Bunchberry Dogwood, Dwarf Dogwood, Canadian Bunchberry, Dogwood Bunchberry.

I've always rather liked these humble little flowers. I guess since they are one of the earlier blooming of wildflowers, it shows the promise of many more flowers and blossoms fast approaching.
I've been photographing this fine little bunch now for the second year in a row. I figured based on my photographic logs from last year that these flowers would be pretty much in full bloom once again. Actually in another week it should be even better. These are amazingly hardy little plants with very little in the way of soil needed for them. They also grow as a vine and like to crawl their way up old stumps. I remember a wonderful Ansel Adams portrait of such a scene. In another week or two this spot will have such scenes as well, so I'll have to make a point of returning again in mid June.

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I always love pics of something of which I am not familiar. Neat shot and of course well done by a pro as yourself.

Notes are very well done. Colors balance nicely. Couldn't be a better composition.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-06-04 2:48]

Hello Tim,

I like flowers generally, also these flowers are very lovely, it's always a very difficult subject, but you did very well, the colours are soft and pleasant for looking.


Amazing little flowers. Isn't it remarkable how many different flowers sit before us that we never notice - we overlook for the larger showier blooms. These are beautiful - you did them justice and brought these humble beauties to the forefront. :)

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