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Asphodelus is a genus of mainly perennial plants native to western, central and southern Europe, but now spread worldwide. Asphodels are popular garden plants, which grow in well-drained soils with abundant natural light.
The plants are hardy herbaceous perennials with narrow tufted radical leaves and an elongated stem bearing a handsome spike of white or yellow flowers. Asphodelus albus and A. fistulosus have white flowers and grow from 1½ to 2 ft. high; A. ramosus is a larger plant, the large white flowers of which have a reddish-brown line in the middle of each segment.
In Greek legend the asphodel is one of the most famous of the plants connected with the dead and the underworld. Homer describes it as covering the great meadow, the haunt of the dead. The roots were eaten by the poorer Greeks; hence such food was thought good enough for the shades. The asphodel was also supposed to be a remedy for poisonous snake-bites and a specific against sorcery; it was fatal to mice, but preserved pigs from disease. The Libyan nomads made their huts of asphodel stalks.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:105.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:5 Mar 2013 - 5:31 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.1
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Asphodelus
Username:GeorgePlatis GeorgePlatis
Uploaded:8 Mar 2013 - 2:20 PM
Tags:Asphodelus, Flowers & plants, Rhodes
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amarmishra1910

Good shot with great details.....

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 2:34 PM

Two fine images, George, especially like V.1 with the little visitor Wink. The asphodels are popping up everywhere now, don't they put on a wonderful show. Carol

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johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 2:47 PM

Some good detail in this shot, nice work...John

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
8 Mar 2013 - 3:25 PM

Two lovely images George ! V1 is special !

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taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 3:50 PM

I like the little bug who cam for the ride!

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WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 4:43 PM

Quite a history for the plant, George. v1 has a lovely contrast with the background, and, of course, that little visitor.

Dave

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
8 Mar 2013 - 4:51 PM

Two lovely images

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 5:05 PM

two wonderful detailed captures george brilliant light and textures super colours v1 is my favourite today a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
8 Mar 2013 - 5:36 PM

Two wonderful images George, very well detailed, lovely light and the visitor is a bonus
Effrossini

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 8:06 PM

Love your write up and history - two beautiful shots. V1 slightly has it for me today, the detail and colour is beautiful and you also have an added bonus on there!

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