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Rock Rose (Cistrus Creticus)

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Cistus creticus, commonly known as Rock Rose, is a perennial shrub, found on dry or rocky soils in Mediterranean area and particularly in Crete Island, Rhodes and South Greece.
It was known to the Greeks as early as the times of Herodotus and Theophrastus.
This plant and has been prized since ancient times as the source of the substance labdanum, also known as ladanum. This sticky resin, derived from the sap of Cistus incanus has been used for centuries as an ingredient in perfumes and incense, as well as to treat colds, coughs, menstrual problems, rheumatism, as well as for embalming and aphrodisiac purposes.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:105.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Apr 2013 - 2:34 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.2
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/2500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Rock Rose (Cistrus Creticus)
Username:GeorgePlatis GeorgePlatis
Uploaded:1 May 2013 - 4:22 PM
Tags:Cistus creticus, Flowers & plants, Rock rose
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
1 May 2013 - 4:25 PM

Great info on this interesting little plant George Smile

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debu
debu  4 India
1 May 2013 - 4:35 PM

Lovely image.
debu

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 - 4:37 PM

Lovely shot

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 5:04 PM

Good DOF

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morpheus1955
1 May 2013 - 5:56 PM

Beautiful shot, fabulous colours and detail, great dof to

Hugh

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 6:08 PM

Nice image!! I like it a lot!!

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 6:45 PM

A nice image, very interesting write up

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 8:04 PM

What a very useful little flower George and as a bonus it is exceptionally pretty to look at. Lovely DOF and composition.

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User_Removed
1 May 2013 - 8:13 PM

Very nice image.
Alf.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 8:53 PM

Thanks for your interesting text and view of this flower!

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
1 May 2013 - 9:42 PM

Lovely composition and dof, superb detail and light George. Interesting info as well!
Effrossini

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2013 - 4:00 AM

Lovely and happy to make this 30........Sandy

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
3 May 2013 - 6:12 PM

This is very a beautiful little plant. Well shot. IB

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