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Common Buttercup


Common Buttercup
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-02
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-02 18:59
Viewed: 3056
Points: 4
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Took this Common Buttercup photo out in the field behind the house. It was growing along the lane which leads to a small woods that my grandson and I visit quite often.

The first thing I noticed about this flower is the shiny waxy appearance the petals have when the sun hits them at just the right angle.

The bright yellow flowers really jump out at you when growing amongst the green grasses of the fields in which they live. These little guys were growing right along an oats field.

Common Buttercups (Ranunculus Acris) grow to a height of 2 to 3 feet and bloom from May to September. Usually the petals are very uniform in size and form a rounded or cup shape. I think this one was a little renegade, because the bottom petal seemed to be a little longer and curved downward.

The stems and leaves contain "acrid" a poisonous juice which protects the plants from herbivorous animals.

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Hi Ron,

Excellent sharpness in that shot, nice-looking flower.

Thanks,
John

Nice image Ron...It was my wife's CB handle back in they 1970's in Cleveland:-) I was "City boy" and she was "Buttercup".....it was her favorite flower and she saw this one before I did and told me about it...nice capture. Well coloured and very nicely composed.
OB 08
Bob

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