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Arnica montana

Arnica montana
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Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-03
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon IXUS 400, Canon 36-108mm équiv
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wild Flowers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-02 12:37
Viewed: 15937
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
English name : Arnica root – Scientific name : Arnica montana – Family : Asteraceae.
Description : Arnica, from the Plant Arnica montana, is also called Arnica Flowers, Arnica Root, Common Arnica, Leopardsbane, Mountain Arnica, Mountain Tobacco, and Wolfsbane. Medicinal parts include the flowers and the root stock.
Arnica is a perennial plant that is generally found in mountainous areas of Canada, the northern US, and Europe. The horizontal, dark brown, branched rootstock sends up a slightly hairy, simple (or lightly branched) stem that reaches a height of 1-2 feet. The basal leaves are oblong-ovate and short-petioled; the upper leaves are smaller and sessile. Each plant has 1-9 large, yellow, daisy-like flowerheads whose rays are notched on the outer tips. The flowers appear from June to August.
Arnica has been used historically as a diaphoretic, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, stimulant, and vulnerary. Arnica is primarily for external usage. As a tincture or salve, Arnica helps to promote the healing of wounds, bruises, and general irritation. However, only very dilute solutions of tincture should be used, since the tincture can cause blistering and inflammation when applied. Arnica is also sometimes used as a poultice, and a tea made from the flowers for a compress on the stomach to support relief from abdominal pains. The dilute tincture can be helpful in inflammation of the mouth and throat, and some doctors have used it for internal bleeding and as a cardiac agent.
Photo : Resized and framed in 800x600 for TN. Photographied at about 1600m altitude. The picture is not perfect because flowers of Arnica always seem old...

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Sorry, no time for decent critique, but the two points are well deserved here.

//Very sunny shot//

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-12-02 13:08]

Hello Christian,
Amazing shot and wonderful colours!
Very well composed, and the details, sharpness and lighting are excellent.TFS

Great macro Christian. Colorfull with very good sharpness and very good details. Very good job. WEll done. If you are stressed, it is perhaps better to do a break, and start again if you have more time. I know this problem. Have a nice weekend my friend.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-12-02 15:31]

Hi Christian,
This is a beautiful picture!
Excellent composition, very nice colours.
Well done and thank you!

Pretty shot Taz, the composition on this is very nice as well as the lighting. :)

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  • Gudule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 248 W: 11 N: 288] (1204)
  • [2005-12-02 20:50]

Vous ne nous délaissez pas totalement et vous faites très bien de puiser dans vos archives.
Cette photo est un rayon de soleil pour moi du Québec.Merci.
Depuis le milieu d'octobre, l'automne est d'une tristesse...! Même pas d'été indien.
Alors recevoir ces fleurs, c'est un cadeau, grâce à une très belle photo. Merci encore.


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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-12-02 21:11]

Hello Christian,
Nice composition and colours. I would enhance the levels a bit.
Anyway, a nice work!
Best greetings,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-03 2:35]

Hello Christian!
Wonderful capture.Crisp clear details,POV,sharpness,framing and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Hi Christian,
Good sharp detail and colours. Great POV.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting. Have a great weekend, don't work too hard.

Very good exposure and colors Christian. Strong detail seen in this simple beauty also. I hope that things get better soon for you up there. "If it doesn't kill you, it only makes you stronger"..Well done!
Thank you my friend.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2005-12-03 6:42]

Hi Christian!

Nice to see something from you! Flood of yellow colour! Very nice, antropomorphic composition. Sunny picture, perfect for winter!

Sorry to hear bad news about your home...

Hello Christian!
your flowers are so summerly! I miss the Sun and I miss flowers on meadows.

Hi Taz,
Lovely photo! It is bright and cheery :)
The colours, detail and composition are all very good. Well captured!

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-12-21 13:21]

Salut Christian
Alors c'est cela qu'on donne aux gosses quand ils se cognent la tête ;-)
En tout cas c'est une très belle fleur. Magnifique couleur. Bien composé.
Courage et bonnes fêtes quand-même.
Salutations Toni

Hi Christian

Only 2 hours till Christmas day here in New Zealand. No critique this time, just to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe New Year.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-12-31 21:39]

Je souhaite que tu nous reviennes bientôt, Christian.
Je souhaite également que tout se déroule bien malgré tout.
Ton confrère de l'autre côté de la grosse flaque ;)

Appréciation personnelle pour la photo: très bonne.
Pouvoir d'évocation en moi: fort.
Bon impact visuel.
Pertinence de la photo pour le site: excellente.
Appréciation personnelle pour la note: complète et bilingue.
Merci beaucoup.

Une Bonne Année à toi, Christian!

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-12-31 23:01]

Bonne et heureuse année à vous Christian et revenez-nous avec de belles photographies en 2006, quant à moi je prends une pause et serai de retour bientôt ! bonne chance dans vos réparations :-)

De Québec, Christian

Ps: comme à l'habitude très belle photographie et note appropriée.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-17 20:14]

Christian, this is very beautiful.

Excellent contrast and saturated colors.

I like composition and pov too.

A very pleasing image.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-07-09 23:12]

Hi Christian.
Vey nice composition with excellent colors tones and details, good and complet note.


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