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Bulbocodium vernum

Bulbocodium vernum
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-04-08
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-04-10 11:15
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Spring Meadow-saffron
Bulbocode du printemps

Order: Liliales
Family: Colchicaceae
Size: 7-10cm high
Habitat: alpine meadows, 500-2000m
Distribution: Central- and South Europe, Alps,

A very beautiful small flower growing just after the snowmelt. This plant is poisonous.
In Switzerland there is just one place, the village of Eischoll in Valais, where these plants are very numerous covering whole mewadows, making them appear almost purple from a certain distance.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-04-10 15:08]

Salut Anne,en attendant les premiers papillons,c'est joli regarder cette magnifique capture printanniere depuis tes champs,une lumiere magnifique et un contrast tres fort pour nous montrer ce bulbocode en maniere tres artisitique,super! Belle journee' et merci,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-04-10 17:24]

Hello Anne,
A beautiful flower indeed, hard to believe something so pretty could be poisonous. They actually remind me of the crocuses that bloom each year in my wifes flower bed.
I love the way the back lighting makes the petals seem to glow. Gorgeous purple colors while displaying excellent detail. Presented from an attractive low POV.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2017-04-10 23:48]

very beautiful vernal bulbocadium..thanks.

Anne, welcome back again!
These purple flowers growing out of wet earth after the snow melt are a divine gift for us.
The light management in your picture is outstanding.
What beautiful colours!
Thanks and regards.

Ciao Anne, lovely composition with beautiful flowers, wonderful natural colors, splendid light, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bon soir Anne,
très belle lumière sur ces superbes fleurs.

Liebe Anne,
eine für Mitteleuropa grosse Rarität, die Lichtblume, die Du uns hier eindrucksvoll strahlend in hellem Gegenlicht präsentierst - ganz ihrem Namen gerecht. Wunderbar! Sehr schön zu lesen ist auch Dein stimmungsvoller, treffsicher kurz gehaltener erklärender Text. Stets eine Freude! Mit großem Dank und herzlichem Gruss,

Bonjour Anne,
Beautiful and detailed flower of the meadows. I have found the first flowers after snowmelt are indeed the most beautiful once they grow to their utmost height.
Hope you are doing well…

Hi Anne,
Thank you very much for your comment on one of my recent posts. I appreciate it, and hope you'll return to TN with new photos also. This one's fabulous, the stamens are tack sharp, and the purple tone of the petals are wonderful, such as lights, composition and crop. In my home country, Hungary this species lives in sand desert meadows, is protected by the laws and wearing the name 'one-haired flower'. But I myself never managed to find it in the wild. Thanks for sharing this breathtaking image.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2018-03-03 9:04]

Salut Anne,
Superb macro of Saffron flowers .. ..
Nice colors, good details. Taken from a good POV in a pleasing composition.
Best wishes,

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