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Mandragora autumnalis, more commonly known as mandrake, is a stemless plant with leaves forming a rosette. The flowers are on stalks which emerge from the centre of the rosette and are blue or violet in colour. They can be found in abandoned fields and at the roadsides. The plant was used from very early times as an analgesic and anaesthetic. A mixture of the bark, roots and juice steeped in wine was once used in cases of unbearable pain and amputation, and the mandrake is the official emblem of greek anaesthetists.

Many apologies for only clicking and running yesterday, the electricity was cut (unannounced as always!) at 7.30 am, and didn't return until 5.15pm! Hopefully they have sorted out whatever problem there was. Have a good week-end, everyone.

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:mandragora autumnalis
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:17 Jan 2009 - 5:25 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flower, Flowers & plants, General, Plant, Wild
Votes:94
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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2009 - 5:40 AM

Great set of images carol, nice detail and presentation.
regards
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iancam  6 England
17 Jan 2009 - 5:41 AM

The colour and detail are excellent, Beautiful images Carol.
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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2009 - 5:49 AM

especially like v1.enjoyed the write up.lesley

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astyag
astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2009 - 6:09 AM

Very impressive colours, beautiful close up
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texturencolour
17 Jan 2009 - 6:35 AM

A wonderful series Carol. As usual excellent detail and composition accompanied by interesting information.
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CherryMartin
17 Jan 2009 - 6:48 AM

I love the fuzzy stuff in the center of these pretty flowers, great detail.

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2009 - 6:56 AM

I love V1 though all are great!

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joze
joze  7 Slovenia
17 Jan 2009 - 7:11 AM

Nice image.
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goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2009 - 7:28 AM

Wonderful images Carol.......Bill

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maratsuikka
17 Jan 2009 - 8:15 AM

great set Carol,my fav colours here,good the elect is ok now,you to have a nice weekend there ,here -20 ....

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2009 - 8:17 AM

Great set of pictures Carol - love the colour and detail. v3 is my favourite

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17 Jan 2009 - 8:18 AM

Lovely detail and colours
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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2009 - 8:27 AM

I still marvel at what you accomplish with your "little point and shoot" Carol. Superb macro photography again.

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kishanm14
kishanm14  6 India
17 Jan 2009 - 8:40 AM

Hi Carol, Your 13 to 17 Jan all work are great how I can write without word.

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viscostatic
17 Jan 2009 - 8:52 AM

V1 very beautiful Carol with deep colours and wonderful textures. The dark background sets it off well. The others are also very good but v1 is outstanding.

Phil.

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SandraKay
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17 Jan 2009 - 8:56 AM

Once again you have captured the delicate beauty so well, Carol. Sorry to hear about your electric - hope it will be OK today.
(Our visitors arrived when I was halfway through catching up with your PF yesterday but I managed to pop back when they left.)
Sandra

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Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A  6 Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2009 - 8:57 AM

All pictures are simply Superb Carol. The flowers look as if they were made out of velvet, well done.

Ayelet

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17 Jan 2009 - 9:13 AM

Great shots

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2009 - 9:33 AM

Each one better than the next, which ever way I look backwards or forwards
Mavis

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lyntonB
lyntonB  7 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2009 - 9:38 AM

Superb floral series Carol, excellent detail and composition. V1 & V3 for me! How do you stack images like this??

Lynton

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BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2009 - 9:53 AM

What fantastic images.
Dave

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videotec
videotec  6 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2009 - 10:11 AM

Super Images Carol--VERY well presented--Love them
Pete

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
17 Jan 2009 - 10:15 AM

A good write up and lovey set of images of a plant I've never seen before.
Love the presentation too.
Annette

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hellsbells8868
17 Jan 2009 - 10:20 AM

Lovely hairy flowers, great images.....

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
17 Jan 2009 - 10:35 AM

This is so beautiful Carol. Super set of shots. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for the new year.
Thanks for your good wishes, Think I'm finally getting there.
Ruth.

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17 Jan 2009 - 10:38 AM

Lovely set of images. V1 and V3 my favourites.

Ali Smile

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danbrann
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17 Jan 2009 - 10:48 AM

Tremendos Carol. A wonderful set of florals.

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17 Jan 2009 - 11:33 AM

stunning sequence of shots great work

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unicorn17  6 Scotland
17 Jan 2009 - 12:31 PM

Love v3 -all beautiful though and interesting write up . ( I have been watching late night history programmes this week on Greece and the orient all fascinating )

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17 Jan 2009 - 12:45 PM

Another beauty I have never seen. In v4 they resemble crocus.

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17 Jan 2009 - 12:47 PM

Fine shots !

Rock

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Joline
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17 Jan 2009 - 12:48 PM

I meant to add, in v4 they quite resemble crocus.

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Techno
Techno  61009 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2009 - 2:07 PM

Four superb captures, very well worked and presented..

Mal

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2009 - 2:25 PM

So well detailed with lovely color, four fantastic images Carol, so well taken and presented.
Bob

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sneal  7 United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2009 - 2:28 PM

A fantastic set of images Carol. Superb detail and colour throughout.
Steve

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RTDS  6 Cyprus
17 Jan 2009 - 2:41 PM

Super captures Carol.
Awsome details,the colours are beautiful.
Robert

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glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2009 - 3:29 PM

Brilliant detail Carol.
Have you disabled 'view large'?

Robert

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Traceyflowerpots

A fantastic set of images, lovely presentation.

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17 Jan 2009 - 4:07 PM

I must check out this camera-- a super set of serious close up pimages!
Jennnn

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17 Jan 2009 - 4:11 PM

Gorgeous detail and colour, a beautiful set.
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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
17 Jan 2009 - 4:32 PM

Lovely flowers and four lovely shots to browse through.
Freda

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GalleryGirl
17 Jan 2009 - 4:51 PM

Smashing series. Lovely colour on this hairy beastie!
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MandsH  7 England
17 Jan 2009 - 5:18 PM

An extremely pretty flower
Mandy

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sergedlm  6 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2009 - 5:25 PM

excellent detail, beautiful colour, great picture, would be nice to have on the wall in the conservatory

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Hebe
Hebe  7 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2009 - 5:25 PM

Lovely variations in these beautiful captures.

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Cormy  7 England
17 Jan 2009 - 5:55 PM

Absolutely stunning Carol.
Cheers
Alan

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brianhaslam
17 Jan 2009 - 6:02 PM

Heard the name in Harry Potter I think, thought it was made up, and looks like it was, but photo shows otherwise.

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GeorgeRusky
17 Jan 2009 - 6:22 PM

All versions are good. #3 is the best!
Cheers
George

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Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2009 - 7:01 PM

Lovely series Carol and V1 must be my fav with beautiful light and detail Ina

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17 Jan 2009 - 7:44 PM

All superb Carole, hard to choose a fav,
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pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2009 - 8:29 PM

splendid detail in this set of shots love V1 and the colour is exquisite - I like blue flowers

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casson  8 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2009 - 9:22 PM

Wonderful images Carol.
john

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chilternsdavid
17 Jan 2009 - 9:33 PM

A truly sparkling set of images Carol,as always they are great work,David

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bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2009 - 10:22 PM

beautiful set of close ups
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RAUL  6 Italy
17 Jan 2009 - 10:26 PM

Beautiful set of images.
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derekv  7 England
17 Jan 2009 - 10:34 PM

Well up to your usual standard, Carol - SUPERB.
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KangaGal  664 forum posts Australia
18 Jan 2009 - 4:48 AM

Lovely series Carol all with brilliant detail and super presentation. I see you have been at your creative best lately.
Jenny

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microchip  7 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2009 - 6:59 PM

All superb detailed captures Carol beautifully presented,
Alan

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leons29  6 South Africa
19 Jan 2009 - 3:59 AM

The detail in these images are brilliant
Leon

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RachelMB  842 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2009 - 7:55 AM

Lovely shots of some beautiful flowers Smile V3 is my favourite Grin

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19 Jan 2009 - 8:10 AM

You do a great job with these macro shot...
Great colours always sharp and clear good DOF...
Very nice work...

Dave

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19 Jan 2009 - 8:30 AM

Excellent set,
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19 Jan 2009 - 10:30 AM

Wonderful set of blue flowers Carol
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19 Jan 2009 - 9:46 PM

Beautiful Carol lovely presentations and colour.
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taupo  666 forum posts
21 Jan 2009 - 7:10 PM

They are all beautiful but V1 just pips the post. You have a real talent Carol.

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27 Jan 2009 - 11:32 AM

A cracking quartet of images, the detail and colours are most impressive in all

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3 Feb 2009 - 9:51 PM

Four superb images, love v3 which gets my vote.
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