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Dame's Rocket

Dame's Rocket
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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: 2008-06-06
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fuji Finepix S2 pro, Sigma 70-300mm
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-06-07 6:23
Viewed: 2645
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Without a re-write I thank Ron Warner
for his accurate definition!

Exact definition? Very lovely:-) This small stand of wildflowers along a dusty old country road, besides a railway track, gives me hope. Who else could see hope in wildflowers? Cities grow larger by the minute, perhaps even the second. To fill these cities we have overpopulation. To house this overpopulation we have expansion. Now it is a race between my peaceful, gentle mind, and cell phones with scurrying cars. So being stopped by the side of a quiet road gives my mind a chance to slow down. And I cannot for the life of me, and for the length of my wildflower and weed book, find an identification for this flower. If someone knows then please tell me, otherwise I hall just be pleased to have seen it on a quiet road...in a quiet place in my mind.

A wildflower is a flower that grows wild, meaning it was not intentionally seeded or planted. Yet "wildflower" meadows of a few mixed species are sold in seed packets. The term "wildflower" has been made vague by commercial seedsmen who are interested in selling more flowers or seeds more expensively than when labeled with only its name and/or origin. The term implies that the plant probably is neither a hybrid nor a selected cultivar that is in any way different from the way it appears in the wild as a native plant, even if it is growing where it would not naturally.

Fuji DSLR Nikon Mount
Sigma at 300mm
ISO 1600

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To gerbilratz: Very well may beeqshannon 1 06-07 07:50
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Hi Bob
I must say that I rely like your wild flower natural serie. Very nice shots. It reminds of great walks in the forests and meadows
TFS one more time

Hi Bob, great shot of the roadside flowers. Nice colours and good details. It shows that hope can spring eternal where life is capable of clinging to minimal areas.Also, the plants could be members of the Willowherb family, not certain, but worth a look...Epilobium montanum?

Again, a soul pleasing little piece of grassland with a splash of whites, pinks and violets Bob, thank you for this pleasant effect on humanly feelings my friend! I tried a simple WS on your beautiful naturescape, hope you will enjoy this version too.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-06-07 7:54]

I'm not much of a botanist, even less one of American flowers, but I can tell you that this belongs to the cabbage family (Cruciferae)-four petals arranged in a cross.
If the colour of the flowers is anything to go by then it could be what is called Honesty in Europe. Nice roadside capture, Bob!
Have a good weekend,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-07 8:35]

Hello Bob,
Your eyesight must be pretty good to spot these little flowers along the roadside! They're very pretty and very nicely captured!
Well, there's not much left on this planet that could be called 'wild' any longer. Let's enjoy what's left and this is lovely!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-07 9:50]

Hi Bob,

You're giving me my green fix. It's pretty dry here and it's only the beginning of June. The lavendar wildflowers looks so beautiful amongst the greenery. A beautiful scene. We have some dusty roads here and once upon a time you could pull over and stop but no more. They are buiding developments all over the place. Wonder where the water will come from.


great greenery, looks very lush. I bet it is a calming place, this is a calming photo

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-07 11:45]

Hi Bob. Not so hot on wild flower when it comes to Id but i do know a good picture and i like this one. good detail and colours. It all looks very lush after the winter. well done TFs.

Hi Bob, lovely flowers with beautiful colors, excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvi

hello Bob

very very beautiful image of these wildflower,
i love the POV of your image at the level of the
background's off focus vegetations, and being
a little bit higher POV it shows us the beautiful flowers
a little bit from up, i love too the DOF you had on your image,
sahrpness and details of the foreground are excellent, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-06-07 18:48]

Your flowers look like (Dame's Rocket) to me. Right now they are blooming in our area of Ohio in large numbers. They come in purple's and off white colours.
Great photo by the way, I like the way you composed this shot. Very sharp with good DOF, which shows the beautiful flowers as well as the rich greenery.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-06-08 0:56]

Hello Bob, very pretty flowers. BTW they'd make a wonderful bouquet for Jane.
It's lovely to see them growing like this, thank you

Bob, you shot these lovely wild flowers along a dusty road because they were there.
Your kinship with them comes out strongly in their lovely colors and the way they seem to cheer you up as you walk along the road.
A lovely composition and a thought-provoking note with it.
Keep well.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-06-08 2:06]

Hi Bob,i like a lot your way to show this flowers,we can appreciate the full plant and the environment,excellent colors also whitout the light of sun,very nice work,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-06-08 19:15]

Hi Bob,
Wonderful shor of these tiny wildflowers among the dense surrounding. Beautiful colours and details. Very pleasant to the eyes. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

Hi Bob,
a remedy for our eyes, and a cure for a big city guy's nerves. Simple, silent, poetical in a good mater-of-fact way. Thank you!
We've got very similar flowers in our forests in April and May. People here call them "Silberschilling" for the shape of their ripe seeds in late summer. "Dame's rocket" sounds really good - in particular for something making a peaceful scene.
Thank you! With best regards,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-09 11:48]

Hello Bob

These are beautiful flowers,the colours are lovely.
This shot reminds me of the Spring.
Nicely composed with very good detail.


Hello Bob. Beautiful shot at these four petals flowers in the changing hues of violet. I like the color and sharpness against the p[pleasant green grass. Stunning roadside image and very well seen to make a good capture. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

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