|Copyright: Mn Gl (marjan)
|Date Taken: 2006-04-08|
|Camera: Minolta Dimage Z1|
|Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-09-30 10:54|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|this is second shot of this wonderful flower grows in Ljubljana's moor. |
It is native to Europe, but in many places, including France, Slovenia and Romania it is an endangered species that is rarely found in the wild, but is common in horticulturists' gardens. In Croatia the flower is known as Kockavica and is part of the country's national symbol. It is the only species of Fritillary native to Britain, growing in traditional grass meadows. Due to changing land usage, it is now quite rare in the wild. The Meadow of Magdalen College, Oxford is one of the best places to see it, along with the North Meadow National Nature Reserve in Wiltshire.
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wow, I never had the chance to see this wonderful flower. It's so pretty and very rare.
I like the beautiful design and colours here, thank you very much for sharing this beauty with us, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- [2006-09-30 11:32]
I love these Fritillaries altough I prefer the picture you posted in April! It is a portected species in Sweden too and only occurs in a couple of places. We can, of course, grow them in the garden, but that's not the same thing.
When in Slovenia a few years ago we saw some lovely meadows full of wild flowers!
- [2006-09-30 17:48]
Extrañas flores de color muy particular, saludos