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Monk's Hood


Monk's Hood
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Copyright: Anton Lefterov (edal) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-23
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-28 17:26
Viewed: 3650
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Aconitum
Species: Aconitum napellus

When roaming in the Bistritsa reservation on Vitosha Mount at 2000 m height, I saw a whole meadow of tall blue flowers. I entered among the flpwers but something drowe me out of the meadow. Someting prevented me from bending down to shoot a close up. I shot a few hasty shots and ran out on the path, thinking of catching up with the company. Later I checked the name of the plant and being somewhat acquainted with homeopathy, I remembered that a remedy with this name is given in feverish and painful situations... Then I found that this is a strongly poisonous plant, which has been thoroghfully studied in the 19th century and used since then in many medcines. Even touching it leads to fast beating of heart and to raising of blood preassure and temperature. Most probably that was the reason that made my body run away from the poisonous meadow.

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Hi Komsi Anton.
You managed this shot very well. All details are very crisp, sharp and clear. Colours are nice. As you have wrote this is very beautiful but very toxic plant. We named it in Turkish "Kurtbogan (Wolf-choker)" because it is too poisonous.
Sincere greetings
Fevzi

Bonjour Anton
C'est un merveilleux macro et les couleurs de cette fleur sont très jolies ,les détails et la composition sont supers.

Merci et au revoir ....JP

Hi Anton,
Nicely capturing this blue flower. Sharp. Nice blurry BG. Nice shot.

Ben Lakitan

Hi Anton,
This should be "munkehette" in Norwegian, I don't think I've ever heard about that, hehehe!
Well framed in a nice composition, good colours too but maybe I miss a tad more sharpness?
Good lines and nice details!
Greetings,
Pablo -

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-08-29 13:58]

Hi Anton,
Lovely -though toxic- plant. Very good macro, with very good details and pov.
TFS, José M.

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