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Just a Foxglove this morning, have PC issues so quite pleased i've managed to upload at all. Hopefully normal service will resume soon.

In the meantime here's the science :
Digitalis is a genus of about 20 species of herbaceous perennials, shrubs, and biennials commonly called foxgloves. This genus was traditionally placed in the figwort family Scrophulariaceae, but recent phylogenetic research has placed it in the much enlarged family Plantaginaceae. This genus is native to western and southwestern Europe, western and central Asia, Australasia and northwestern Africa. The scientific name means "finger-like" and refers to the ease with which a flower of Digitalis purpurea can be fitted over a human fingertip. The flowers are produced on a tall spike, are tubular, and vary in colour with species, from purple to pink, white, and yellow. The best-known species is the common foxglove, Digitalis purpurea. This biennial plant is often grown as an ornamental plant due to its vivid flowers which range in colour from various purple tints through various shades of light gray, and to purely white. The flowers can also possess various marks and spottings.

The first year of growth of the common foxglove produces only the stem with its long, basal leaves. During the second year of the plant's life, a long, leafy stem from 50 to 255 centimeters tall grows atop the roots of healthy plants.

V2 is the bigger picture.

All C&CS welcome

Thanks for looking

Den

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:55.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:1 Jul 2013 - 1:09 PM
Focal Length:220mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.3
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:180
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Digitalis
Username:213hardy 213hardy
Uploaded:4 Jul 2013 - 6:36 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitalis, Flowers & plants, Foxglove, General
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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41116 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2013 - 6:41 AM

The colour coordination and composition of v2 is a winner for me, Den, not the easiest of flowers to take.

Dave

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DilysT
DilysT e2 Member 3DilysT vcard United Kingdom
4 Jul 2013 - 6:59 AM

Agree with Dave .... Great composition in v2 Smile

Dilys

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8527 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2013 - 7:35 AM

V1 - for that streak of soft purple on the right, it balances the shot. I might crop a square from the lower part of the frame though (there's a surprise). They're difficult flowers to compose for, so tall and regular.
Moira

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2013 - 10:27 AM

Both are super shots, Den. V2 is really a stunner in compo and all. Congrats!

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NDODS e2 Member 43672 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2013 - 6:19 PM

Two beautiful images full of colour and detail.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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