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False Hellebore

False Hellebore
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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-07-23
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-01-06 11:03
Viewed: 1154
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
False Hellebore is in the Lily family.
(Veratrum viride)

The leaves of the Hellebore are large and coarse (not shown) and the plant can grow up to six feet tall. Flowers are plentiful and can range in colour from yellowish to green. June and July is when they normally flower in Alberta. If we hare having a cool summer, blooming may continue into early August.

The leaves, root and blooms are poisonous since they contain several alkaloids. Native have used this plant medicinally but it's not recommended unless you are familiar with it's growth.

I found this plant in Waterton Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-01-06 11:05]

Hi Janice,a very useful post,i never seen this specie before.Magnificent macro with a great sharpness everywhere and the best colors in the correct exposure,useful note too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Janice,

Well captured this Lily family plant. Well BG and nice DOF. I prefer such BG which helps to concentrate on subject. Beautiful work....
Thanks for sharing,


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-01-07 6:12]

Hello Janice,
Very beautiful sharp detailed flowers of this Hellebore in splendid light and beautiful contrasting colors against the dark background.

great capture and composition ,please give the Lasin name of this plant, TFS Ori

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-01-10 10:31]

Hello Janice,
I have been under the weather lately so I'm really behind on my critiques. I love this unique looking flowering plant. I have never seen or even heard of it, but must admit it is quite lovely with it's pretty green flowers and buds. Nicely focused allowing us to view it in excellent detail. Wonderful exposure considering the full light you had to deal with. I like the clean dark BG.

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