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Castellija linariifolia

Castellija linariifolia
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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-02
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon 60mm F/2.8 macro, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/180 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-12 11:34
Viewed: 3352
Points: 10
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Castilleja linariifolia Wyoming Paintbrush

In contrast to the Castilleja species posted yesterday, here is another from the same genus and in much the saem location. There are 200 species in this North Ame4rican genus, so I am still not 100% certain of the correct species name, but This seems to be the most likely from the web sites I have found.

The picture has been cropped, resized and sharpened for TN.

Erect, gray-green becoming purplish, hairless or slightly hairy. Stems with few branches. Leaves linear, edges rolled upward, entire or rarely with upper leaves 3-lobed. Flower bracts 1/3–1 in., generally divided into 3 narrow lobes, bright red, orange, or yellow; calyx unevenly divided, more deeply cut in front, red, more noticeable than bracts. Flower yellow-green with red edges. Grows in dry rocky sites, plains, sagebrush, juniper forests, at mid to high elevations. A showy plant. State flower of Wyoming.

Rarity: Locally Common
Flowering Time: Mid Summer
Life Cycle: Perennial
Height: 12--40 inches
Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, East-Side Forest, Dry Rocky Sites
Found In: Steens, Great Basin
Native to USA: Yes

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-12 11:39]
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Hi Alan. What a beautiful lookng plant. I love the delecate colours which you have taken so well with good use of the light. Fine detail and a nice POV./DOF. The frame works well with this one . TFS.

Have a good weekend.

Hello Alan.
Magnificent picture!
Pretty flower with exuberant coloration.
Excellent sharpness and contrast.
Thanks for sharing this marvel!
José Roberto

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-09-13 3:57]

Hi Alan,a top quality pic,not easy to take so perfectly,the red is the most terrible color for the digital camera! Wonderfull details and sharpness and very interesting note too,thanks a lot for your precious work,have a nice weekend,Luciano

Bonjour Alan,
Très belle macro dans laquelle le sujet, sous un bon éclairage, est bien mis en valeur par la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Alan, firstly thanks for visiting my shot and adding it your favs. Your shot of Wyoming Paintbrush realy superb with great DOF/POV, natural and vivid colours, and also clarity my friend!
Many thanks for sharing this beauty.
have a nice Sunday!


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