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Ornitholagum umbellatum, more commonly known as Star of Bethlehem, is a perennial bulb of the lily family. When in flower it has a stem and leaves of about 10-15cm. The leaves are slender and pointed, growing from the bulb, dark green with a white central vein. The flowers are bright white with a dark green stripe on the back; this is due to their dual function as sepals forming a green bud before opening. Within the six petals is a central coronet of six stamens, very pronounced, raised on white stalks surrounding a central dome. The flowers are displayed to gain maximum light and open fully only in bright sunshine.
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Brand:Olympus
Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:ornitholagum umbellatum
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:16 Apr 2011 - 6:00 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, Flower, Flowers & plants, General, Plant, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:71
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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 6:15 AM

Great dof and all 3 just beautifully captured and presented. Mine are yet to flower and so looking forward to them making an appearance.

Ann

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 6:25 AM

Three lovely captues of the pretty little flower. Beautifully presented images Carol.............Sandy

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 6:44 AM

so beautifully captured and presented Carol.
regards
Yung

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LynneJoyce
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16 Apr 2011 - 7:07 AM

Three super sharp macro studies of this beauty plus a very informative description.

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accipiter
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16 Apr 2011 - 7:20 AM

A great set = beautifully captured and presented, Carol. A

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viscostatic
16 Apr 2011 - 7:40 AM

A beautiful flower Carol expertly photographed. I like V1 best showing the leaves.

Phil.

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moiral
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16 Apr 2011 - 7:42 AM

3 beautiful close ups. Lovely light and detail. Like them all equally. Moira

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 7:48 AM

three beautiful and lovely capture ,very well done,Have a great weekend.
saeid

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franken
franken e2 Member 113027 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 7:53 AM

A really lovely set.

Ken

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 8:29 AM

V2 here, you seem to have the texture of the petals absolutely spot on.
jon

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 8:34 AM

the delicate feel of v1 for me.lesley

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 8:36 AM

An excellent set - I couldnt even pronounce this one sober!!!WinkWink

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
16 Apr 2011 - 8:40 AM

All 3 are delightful.
JNC

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 8:43 AM

V2 for me, Carol: like the closer view and the shadows...very nice.
Ronnie.

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sherring
sherring  646 forum posts United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 9:03 AM

Very nice set of images.

Steve.

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 9:10 AM

three beautiful captures carol stunning detail and light v3 for me today a cracker Wink
andy

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 697 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 9:25 AM

A little different and a little special Carol. I love the image and the processing, certasinly draws the eye to the flower itself.

Andy

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 9:25 AM

Three great shots Carol V3 for me
Alvar

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 9:37 AM

Closer and closer - three super captures Carol and an interesting write up as ever - Helen

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User_Removed
16 Apr 2011 - 9:51 AM

Three first class captures.

Lucien. Smile

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jennialexander
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16 Apr 2011 - 10:09 AM

Lovely set of images Carol. Especially like the DOF in V1
jenni

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dasher
dasher  4 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2011 - 10:18 AM

Interesting Carol,your flower pictures appear to lack depth of field which is never absent in your excellent insect pictures. Perhaps this was intentional? I have seen these flowers growing wild by the Kennet many years ago near Reading.The plants have doubtless been dug up and carried off!
Regards Dasher

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 10:31 AM

V2 is my favourite without doubt I can feel that sun from here
Love the shadows as well

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AshTree
AshTree  41702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 10:55 AM

Love all three, the soft border of V1 complements the little flower so well, and the detail of the close ups is superb. Beautiful, and good info too!

Theresa

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TonyDy
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16 Apr 2011 - 11:31 AM

Three brilliant shots, Carol, lovely images all.
Tony

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digital_boi
16 Apr 2011 - 11:44 AM

great whites superb dof all excellent but V2 gets it by a nose GrinTongueWink

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 12:19 PM

All three shots make a super set Carol but V3 stands out for me - I just think it is so lovely.
Joan.

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sparrowhawk
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16 Apr 2011 - 12:37 PM

beautiful and so delicate too

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TrevBatWCC
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16 Apr 2011 - 5:27 PM

A very beautiful set of close-ups, Carol, and each very beautifully presented Smile Hard to choose a fave if I had to, they are all equally delightful, so it's a third of a vote for each! Grin
Trev Smile

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pluckyfilly
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16 Apr 2011 - 5:33 PM

bloomin marvellousWink

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photophantom
16 Apr 2011 - 5:41 PM

Fantastic!
Dennis

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achieverswales
16 Apr 2011 - 5:51 PM

Love the three Carol, excellent photography.

Regards

Trev.

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Stace
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16 Apr 2011 - 6:35 PM

Lovely Carol

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ChristineD
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16 Apr 2011 - 7:48 PM

A beautiful trio well presented.

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unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Scotland
16 Apr 2011 - 7:56 PM

Lovely and great presentation.Gill

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GarrathE
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16 Apr 2011 - 9:11 PM

Nice set of shots, the detail and DoF are great.

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JackieB
JackieB  4 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 9:18 PM

A superb set, well done

Jackie

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 10:17 PM

'Three superb & very beautiful macro flower images'>...LEx Wink

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Peagreen
Peagreen  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 10:30 PM

Three superb closeups, Carol. Lovely colour and brilliant detail. All three beautifully captured and beautifully presented. Smile
Take care, enjoy the rest of the weekend,
Pauline

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Gemma9
Gemma9  5 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2011 - 11:33 PM

Beautiful set of images. Hard to pick a favourite as they are all so nice!
Gemma

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goso
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17 Apr 2011 - 1:30 AM

Unusual for you Carol...bugless flora - a lovely trio still though ...Bill

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bfgstew
bfgstew  7668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2011 - 4:32 AM

They look like a larger version of our Stitchworts Carol.
Lovely trio.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2011 - 12:21 PM

Simply exquisite, Carol - love all 3 but marginally V1 for me as I love the inclusion of more of the leaves and stem.
Sylvia

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samarmishra
17 Apr 2011 - 2:39 PM

Hi Carol, this is an excellent set of images, loved all the v's so equal vote for all, excellent

Samar..

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2011 - 6:20 PM

Exquisite is the right expression. Absolutely beautiful,
Johanna

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tashi
tashi  32 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2011 - 3:46 AM

Hello Carol!
Perfect shot, as always. Absolutely beautiful. Love them all.
Rani

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2011 - 1:37 PM

No 3 but all are so well presested,

Aidan,,

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azurak
azurak  6 Croatia
1 May 2011 - 5:11 PM

Really nice macro, the white stands out infront of the background colours.
Aldo

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