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Geranium Pyrenaicum


Geranium Pyrenaicum
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Copyright: Sayat Arslanlioglu (sayat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-02
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon PowerShot A80
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-01-30 13:01
Viewed: 18069
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I think this lovely flower should be Geranium pyrenaicum, the hedgerow crane's-bill .

Some info on Geraniums in general from Wikipedia:

The cranesbills make up the genus Geranium of 422 species of annual, biennial, and perennial plants found throughout the temperate regions of the world and the mountains of the tropics, but mostly in the eastern part of the Mediterranean. These attractive flowers will grow in any soil as long as it is not waterlogged. Propagation is by semi-ripe cuttings in summer, by seed or by division in autumn or spring.

The name "cranesbill" derives from the appearance of the seed-heads, which have the same shape as the bill of a crane. The genus name is derived from the Greek word geranos, meaning "crane". The long, palmately cleft leaves are broadly circular in form. Their rose, pink to blue or white flowers have 5 petals.

Cranesbills are eaten by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Brown-tail and Mouse Moth.

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Hi Sayat,
Beautiful pic of this tiny flower. Nice details
Regards
Hernán

Hello Sayat,
Nice shot! Very well composed!
Informative note!
I did a WS to improve it a little :-) Hope you do not mind.
Friendly
Ena

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-30 23:29]

Hi Sayat.
Very nice picture of so beautiful flower. I like wonderful delicate colours of the petals, excellent sharpness and details of the image, impressive POV and composition. DOF is selecetd very well too. BG is well blurred and fine. My compliments and TFS.
Alexei.

Aydınlanmasıyla, netliğiyle, rengiyle, detaylarıyla çok güzel bir çiçek, güzel kompozisyon Sayat Bey, Kutluyorum.
Mehmet

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