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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-07
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fuji Finepix S2 pro, Sigma 70-300mm
Exposure: f/6.9, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-14 4:00
Viewed: 2579
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
When I wrote of our wilderness property in "Coyote-A Guide to Wilderness Living" I said.........

This is filed under the "yes I know" department, because I have had practical experience with this plant as an herbal for 20 years now. My specific "problems" included a compromised immune system, among other problems. the immune system is among other things, what helps us to ward off colds and flu's of some bacteria. I was told by very close and intelligent "knowers" all those years ago, how to use this in its extract form. I used it and my colds decreased from 5-6 per year to no more than 1 per year. It does little to nothing if a cold has already set in...then it is time for a specific form of zinc, previously only available in it's Cleveland Clinic trial period, of Cold-eeeze. Also somewhat less effective than that form of zinc, is Goldenseal. I have had very little success with goldenseal, but of course I do not need it...because the Echinacea already PREVENTED the cold in the first place.

Dried root is more potent and works better than the flower and stem parts. It is hard to grow, but grows naturally in several locations throughout the plains of the US West and is harvested by people experienced in herbal medicines and sold in bulk form at specific natural food cooperatives in the west. Commercially prepared versions are not trustworthy and in many cases have added ingredients. Echinacea purpurea and Echinacea angustifolia are the most easy to find.

This particular group of plants is growing on my old wilderness property and are not harvested, so if your in that neighborhood, which is most unlikely, you can pick them for yourself...don't forget your well geared 4x4 and your survival gear. It is well worth your time to get it FRESH and dry it yourself to retain potency in its highest form. Not only did it work for me, but it worked for ALL 7 of my children and my wife. This is from a family who has used it for a very long time. This is not an ad for something you buy off the shelf.

Pictured as per EXIF info.

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hi bob,
lovely floral shot, i liiked the centre part of the flower, it looks as if the flower os glowing, well composed shot,
tfs & regards

Hi Bob,
Beautiful first plane of this flower,
great colors so naturals, and very sharp
focus, pity the size to small only 64kb :-0
but any way your work is all ways perfect,
TFS. Best regards/Lawhill

Hola Bob.
Una macro con finos detalles en el centro de la imagen y un fondo difuso muy agradable que permite resaltar toda la flor.
Buena nota.
Un saludo y buen fin de semana, JL.

The lighting is so fresh, the composition elegant, beautiful shot!

Nice vivid color...Great POV...TFS

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-14 10:48]

Hi Bob,
a brilliant DOF.
Sharp and detailed.
I love the colours.
Well done,

bonjour Bob

une belle photo bien composée,
j'aimes la couleur des pétales
et des couleurs de l'arrière-plan



I've used echinachea myself on a number of occassions as I'll go for the natural stuff before trying anything else. Beautiful composition and fine detail on this lovely flower Bob.

A very charming presentation of this lovely flower in small size, Bob. Goes to prove the veracity of the dictum:'Small is beautiful'.
Thanks for sharing and take care.

Thanks for the pic and note.I have to check that whether this medicinal plants grow in India or not.

Hi Bob,

Very pretty flowed and the close crop really focuses the eye exactly where you want it. A refreshing different shot. Simple but effective.
Enjoying the youtube stuff by the way!


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