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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: 2009-07-21
Categories: Flowers
Camera: LeicaDLUX4
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-22 10:52
Viewed: 2914
Points: 28
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Yarrow is a commonly used herb by some of the counter-culture folks (aka hippies) and also by herbalists. It is one of the herbs I have used in many cases...I have used it for sharp cuts which refuse to clot. The squashed fresh leaves put on a paper cut will clot it in 15 seconds. It also works inside the body. I gave it to Jane in the wilderness when she had a particularly hard time of the month and it stopped the extra.

On this day I picked a few of the stalks. They smell pungent but good. things which might look like Yarrow do not have the same recognizable smell when brush over with the hand. AND it grows all over the woods in spring through early fall....then I pick some and dry it for winters...and make a tea herbal infusion out of it!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-22 13:27]

Hello Bob! Nice flowers, very nice. Good capture. Very good contrast and sharpness. Original shot. Well done!
Best regards Siggi

Hi Bob,

I never pick up flowers from the wild because there are by us so little and mostly are red list species.
So very nice flowers with fine white tones from the dark bg.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-07-22 19:16]

Hola Sr. Bob.
Great photo. You did an excellent work here with the light. Very artisic photo. I like it.

Nice to know that this plant has healing qualities...
A lovely shot, I love the beautiful light...

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-07-23 9:45]

Hi Bob
Beautiful compositionExcellent low POV with a sharp image.I love the contrast beetween the flower and the dark BG.
TFS Michel

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-23 10:07]

Hi Bob,

Gonna call you Doc from now on! Fascinating notes to go along with the nice shot of the Yarrow. Great contrast against the dark background and fine details of the flower. I see the touch of brilliant blue sky - all clouds here today.


Namastay Bob,
A pretty useful flower. Very well captured and also it is beautiful too. Sharp details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.


hello Bob

beautifully composed photo wih the light in the foreground
and doing great contrast againts the background, fine POV & DOF,
fine focus with excellent sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Sir : )
You've listed some interesting facts about Yarrow plus you've captured a nice close view of this native species. One more fact about Yarrow is the Blackfoot Indians in Alberta drank tea made from the whole plant and it was also used to reduce pain during child birth....just what you needed to know ; )
Have a nice weekend
TFS Janice

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2009-07-24 14:27]

Nice subject, Bob. I love these flowers, too. Nice light and good job on the exposure on these white flowers to leave the details. Funny to compose them horizontally, instead of vertically to capture the whole stems, but this works. My suggestiong would be to crop some of the top to eliminate the sky (I find it distracting from the great flowers).

P.S. I never thought of using them for tea, but that's a great idea, since the wife loves herbal tea (and I like the idea of to growing, or gathering, our food, especially in the summer when the cherry trees and such bloom).

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-07-25 11:38]

Great use of light has made these two flower heads of Yarrow look quite ghostly against the BG. The POV is both artisctic and illustrative.
We have yarrow as a garden weed that is very persistent and as it smellstrongly when damaged I wonder if it would make a herbal tea.
Nice shot and food for thought Bob!
Have a good weekend,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-07-26 0:47]

Hello Bob,
Beautiful photo of these flowers in special light. Great contrasting colours an good sharpness. Pleasant composition.

HI Bob,

The close-view is showing the details and colors of the Yarrow flowers. The blurred background is putting in evidence the flowers. The subject is well framed. The quality of the light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


I never know all this useful unformation about a plant that grows abundantly in my own yard (even if neglected and stepped on). Great close-up view!

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