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Ranunculus is a large genus of about 400 species of plants in the Ranunculaceae. It includes the buttercups, spearworts, water crowfoots and the lesser celandine (but not the greater celandine of the poppy family Papaveraceae).
They are mostly herbaceous perennials with bright yellow or white flowers (if white, still with a yellow centre). A few have orange or red flowers and occasionally, as in R. auricomus, petals may be absent. The petals are often highly lustrous, especially in yellow species. Buttercups usually flower in April or May but flowers may be found throughout the summer especially where the plants are growing as opportunistic colonisers, as in the case of garden weeds.
The name Ranunculus is Latin for ‘little frog‘. This probably refers to many species being found near water, like frogs.
All Ranunculus species are poisonous when eaten fresh by cattle, horses, and other livestock, but their acrid taste and the blistering of the mouth caused by their poison means they are usually left uneaten. Poisoning can occur where buttercups are abundant in overgrazed fields where little other edible plant growth is left, and the animals eat them out of desperation. Symptoms include bloody diarrhea, excessive salivation, colic, and severe blistering of the mucous membranes and gastrointestinal tract. When Ranunculus plants are handled, naturally occurring ranunculin is broken down to form protoanemonin, which is known to cause contact dermatitis in humans and care should therefore be exercised in excessive handling of the plants.

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:ranunculus
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:12 Sep 2009 - 5:50 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General
Votes:87
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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HUMIE
HUMIE  7 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2009 - 6:11 AM

ALL lovely Carol....V1 particularly for me.

*Mike*

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12 Sep 2009 - 6:58 AM

Three beautiful images Carol. I can't help but wonder how your images are always so perfectly sharp. They are really amazing.....Sandy

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maratsuikka
12 Sep 2009 - 7:05 AM

Love v3 this time Carol

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PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2009 - 7:20 AM

3 beautiful images Carol. The lighting is wonderful

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iancam  5 England
12 Sep 2009 - 7:28 AM

Three beautiful images Carol, Wonderful colour and light, Superbly presented.
Ian

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12 Sep 2009 - 7:30 AM

I agree with Ian and thanks for the interesting narrative.

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viscostatic
12 Sep 2009 - 7:55 AM

Interesting information Carol but above all outstandingly beautiful images. The light and colour is fantastic. I cannot decide between V1 and V3. Great photography.

Phil.

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VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2009 - 7:56 AM

3 fabulous piccies and such informative details too. Thank you Carol!

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Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2009 - 9:18 AM

Three very nice shots - love the light and bg - and today an excellent and very informative write up

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12 Sep 2009 - 9:20 AM

Three lovely images - V2 my favourite.
Joan.

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BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2009 - 9:30 AM

Brilliant work.
Dave

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12 Sep 2009 - 10:06 AM

Beautiful, lovely light, thanks for the write-up. Have a good weekend.
Sylvia

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CaptainTweaky
12 Sep 2009 - 10:10 AM

All three are nice shots but I like V3 for the composition and the added interest and detail
David

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somnathchatterjee

v3 is superb, although each of them is beautiful, well done.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2009 - 10:22 AM

Really like V3 Thought at first it was a reflection
Do like all 3 tho'
Thanks for the informative write up
Really interesting

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andrewrit
andrewrit  7 Northern Ireland
12 Sep 2009 - 10:32 AM

Three fantastic shots - excellent detail
Andy

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2009 - 10:43 AM

Very beautiful, Carol, and lovely lighting, which really brings out the textures. Interesting write-up, too, not such an innocent looking flower after all!
TrevB Smile

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
12 Sep 2009 - 11:10 AM

Carol these are stunning shots. The light and detail is beautiful. I have tried to grow these but don't have a lot of success. Great set of shots.
Ruth.

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12 Sep 2009 - 11:55 AM

very pretty set I think V3 shows best what I remember as a ranuncula

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susanbarton
12 Sep 2009 - 11:57 AM

all beautiful captures Carol I love the uses of the light

Susan

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Joline
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12 Sep 2009 - 12:32 PM

v1 fairly jumps off the page, it is so beautifully dimensional. Interesting history, too.

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12 Sep 2009 - 12:39 PM

Lovely shots Carol. The lighting is V1 is surperb.
Greg

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2009 - 12:56 PM

Lovely detail and light in all 3, with V1 being my favourite.

Ann

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Imagephotographics

Beautiful images - V1 is superb

Chris

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2009 - 3:09 PM

Three beauties Carol, such fabulous light and color, each deserves a click of there own.
Bob

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betts  6 England
12 Sep 2009 - 3:20 PM

3 stunning image's, the colour detail everything, i agree with Bob all deserves a vote each, nice one Carol.
betts

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12 Sep 2009 - 3:52 PM

Three beautiful captures, v2 for me.
Christine

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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2009 - 4:00 PM

nice light, v3 is my fav.lesley

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gingerdelight
12 Sep 2009 - 4:14 PM

All three images are superbly shot and the lighting is wonderful - just stunning!
x Carol x

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12 Sep 2009 - 4:57 PM

Wonderful write up and good information Carol, and your pictures are stunning and so beautiful with excellent lighting and colour. Very very beautiful work. Gary

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12 Sep 2009 - 5:07 PM

Gorgeous colour, wonderful detail.
Alex

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Christopher_Malpas

3 Great images

Christopher

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SurreyHillsMan
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12 Sep 2009 - 5:45 PM

Wonderful Carol.. lovely light

Jon

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Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
12 Sep 2009 - 6:13 PM

Wow carol,these are really beautiful images ,stunning light and detail
Mike xxx

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MRSbiscuit60
12 Sep 2009 - 6:16 PM

What wonderful lighting Carol. All three are fantastic. Trish

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gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2009 - 6:27 PM

Cant really choose...great light in them all ..beautifully captured and written
Gerry

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Rock
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12 Sep 2009 - 6:35 PM

Great use of the lighting congitions !

All Winners.

Rock

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kishanm14
kishanm14  5 India
12 Sep 2009 - 6:46 PM

Great Carol.

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2009 - 7:00 PM

Truly stuuning seen large!
Jann
xxx

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12 Sep 2009 - 7:15 PM

these are delightful...

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
12 Sep 2009 - 7:25 PM

Fabulous flowers these, lovely lighting and that colour is wonderful.
Freda

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unicorn17  6 Scotland
12 Sep 2009 - 7:51 PM

V3 my favourite of these wonderful images . Gill

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cameragirl
cameragirl  1043 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Sep 2009 - 8:46 PM

All lovely shots captured Carol! My fave is V1.

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2009 - 9:00 PM

Stunning light beautiful detail - love V1 - Ina

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 566 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2009 - 9:15 PM

£ beauties , each with wonderful light and the tones of the petals perfectly caught. V3 is my favourite. Saw your comment on Gerry's shot of Loch Fyne. I never tire of looking out at the view and often wander about the shore just taking in the wonder of this beautiful place. If you are ever over send a message and I'll give you direstions , you're welcome to share my part of the world anytime,
Regards Mary

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Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2009 - 10:21 PM

how very lovely they are too, such a flamboyant flower.

Linda

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CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2009 - 5:46 AM

Thank you, Mary, I hope that one day I will be able to take you up on your very kind offer. Carol

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13 Sep 2009 - 8:13 AM

So beautiful.
Sandra

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13 Sep 2009 - 4:19 PM

Three fabulous images Carol, such wonderful lighting and vivid colour

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NigelClements
13 Sep 2009 - 8:20 PM

As always a tremendous set of images Carol, v3 is my favourite, as a complete photo newbie, I can't help wondering how the black background is achieved, is it a card or sheet, or something else?

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13 Sep 2009 - 9:56 PM

Beautiful depth of tones and light Carol
Pauline.

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Thushari  5 Sri Lanka1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2009 - 3:35 AM

Great set of images Carol. excellent lighting and wonderful color and detail.
Thushari

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Dusan  5 Sri Lanka
14 Sep 2009 - 9:05 AM

v3 for me Carol Excellent
Dusan

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14 Sep 2009 - 9:43 AM

Beautiful, no 2 for me, stunning colour

Nicky

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stoplooklisten
14 Sep 2009 - 12:38 PM

All 3 are excellent Carol. Amazing contol of the light.

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14 Sep 2009 - 3:24 PM

a beautiful series. I like V3 for the detail in the multi layers Katie

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CherryMartin
14 Sep 2009 - 3:38 PM

such beautiful shots, love the lighting.

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Mavis
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15 Sep 2009 - 5:27 PM

3 perfect beauties Carol . The lighting is magnificent . Interesting write up.xxxx

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19 Sep 2009 - 10:12 AM

Beautiful light on these three. Lovely work Carol
Helen

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