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This time I am showing the many colours of the wild variety, recognisable by its five petals.
I hope you can still see the bird forms that I told you about before.

Just a little bit more information about this flower:-
The flowers of various species were consumed in moderation by Native Americans as a condiment with other fresh greens, and are reported to be very sweet, and safe if consumed in small quantities, but the seeds and roots are highly poisonous and contain cardiogenic toxins (cyanogenic glycoside) which cause both severe gastroenteritis and heart palpitations if consumed as food, and columbine poisonings may be fatal.

Sometimes within a genus there will be toxic species and edible species. The Aquilegia are that way. Most of them are toxic with alkaloids, four are not, one in east Asia, three in western North America. Thus making sure you have the exact species is quite important. Close is not good enough.

Columbine became a medicinal plant (Gersdorff in 1535, cited by Behling, 1967) and is still in use in homoeopathy. Native Americans used very small amounts of Aquilegia root as an effective treatment for ulcers. However, the medical use of this plant is better avoided due to its high toxicity.

It has been used medicinally for many centuries and also used in traditional folk medicine, prescribed as an astringent for wounds, a kidney tonic, an impotence cure and a cancer preventative, and to treat headaches, nausea, upset stomach, diarrhea and rheumatism. While none of these treatments are supported by scientific evidence, they have been well-documented over the years, and written accounts of columbine can be traced as far back as the 11th century. The plant was also believed to have aphrodisiac properties.

Pamela.

Camera:Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:37mm
Aperture:f/5
Shutter Speed:1/42sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:AP
Metering Mode:average
Flash:no flash
White Balance:manual
Title:Wild Columbine
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:9 Sep 2012 - 6:36 PM
Tags:Aquilegia, Aquilegia vulgaris, Buttercup family, Close-up / macro, Culverwort (Saxon), Digitally manipulated, Five birds together, Flowers & plants, Ranunculaceae, Rockbell
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taggart
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9 Sep 2012 - 6:49 PM

its all in the details!

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9 Sep 2012 - 6:54 PM

So beautiful, Pamela. Carol

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9 Sep 2012 - 7:04 PM

Beautiful combination of colours, excellent image,
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9 Sep 2012 - 7:10 PM

colourfull !

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9 Sep 2012 - 7:14 PM

A beautiful image Pamela. Superb colours and very nice background.

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9 Sep 2012 - 7:20 PM

Excellent work Pamela, super image,
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9 Sep 2012 - 7:30 PM

Couldn't have been anyone else's I think.....Guess whose been busy today making Hedgehog boxes most of the day?.....I'm losing it, someone call the men in whites....

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9 Sep 2012 - 7:55 PM

How lovely. Especially the little droopy one. Smile
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9 Sep 2012 - 7:57 PM

Beautiful image Pamela.

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9 Sep 2012 - 8:09 PM

Very interesting narrative to accompany the shot which is quite excellent: and I do like how you manage to produce these pastel colour coordinated b/gs that set off the flowers so well.
Ronnie.

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9 Sep 2012 - 8:17 PM

Very lovely shot full of detail with great tones and very well presented......


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9 Sep 2012 - 8:18 PM

Excellent info to go with the beautiful image.

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9 Sep 2012 - 8:23 PM

Truly beautiful. Enjoyed the info too.

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9 Sep 2012 - 9:07 PM

Superb info to go with a really cracking image.SmileSmile

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posty57
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9 Sep 2012 - 9:32 PM

A wonderful collection, a wonderful presentation, and a wonderful biography. It doesn't get much better than this Wink

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9 Sep 2012 - 9:38 PM

Beautiful image,
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annettep38
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9 Sep 2012 - 10:44 PM

all my favourite colours reunited!!
excellent light and arrangement. The extra information is very interesting, you have a wealth of knowledge

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10 Sep 2012 - 12:19 AM

An excellent image and lovely colour Pamela
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10 Sep 2012 - 12:27 AM

So well coloured this one Pamela.
Excellent shot.
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10 Sep 2012 - 12:47 AM

Superb Pam.So beautiful..Lin

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10 Sep 2012 - 5:38 AM

A great mixture of colours

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10 Sep 2012 - 7:25 AM

An excellent image - plenty of colour and detail on a great bg too - a very interesting write up as well

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10 Sep 2012 - 7:34 AM

Love the composition and colour combination. I always think of jester's hats when I see them. Beautifully detailed and that all important light.
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10 Sep 2012 - 8:21 AM

If that's the wild verity it can grow in my garden any time nice one love it! nicely presented as always regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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10 Sep 2012 - 8:43 AM

Wonderful narrative Pamela and another superbly detailed presentation. Love the colour and light, the background is wonderfully effective.

John

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Stunning presentation shouts Quality through and through.

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10 Sep 2012 - 3:22 PM

Truly beautiful image wiwth glorious colours. Ann

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10 Sep 2012 - 4:22 PM

Your style is completely perfect and that is very important - no one will be able to do it!Smile
Regards Valery

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10 Sep 2012 - 4:53 PM

Truly excellent work Pamela. Grin

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10 Sep 2012 - 6:03 PM

Gorgeous image Pam, amazing colours.

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10 Sep 2012 - 8:20 PM

Beautifully arranged colourful selection Pamela - good bg too.
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11 Sep 2012 - 8:00 AM

A truly beautiful and eye catching image.

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11 Sep 2012 - 1:41 PM

Did not think they could get any better Pamela...
you always amaze, the details and colours here superb and perfectly presented
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11 Sep 2012 - 3:41 PM

This is marvellous, Pamela, to have all those colours gathered in one image..perfect.

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11 Sep 2012 - 4:11 PM

Superb quality and colour here Pamela, classy work,
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11 Sep 2012 - 10:46 PM

Great work ,as always ,good write up ,impotence and headaches seems a good balance ,not much use curing the former if the latter prevents full medical clearance .Smile

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13 Sep 2012 - 1:41 PM

A gorgeous capture.
So pretty.

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14 Sep 2012 - 8:27 AM


Quote: Your style is completely perfect and that is very important - no one will be able to do it!Smile
Regards Valery

So beautiful GrinGrinGrin

Pam

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15 Sep 2012 - 6:28 PM

Beautiful combination of colours, excellent information

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16 Sep 2012 - 1:03 PM

Stunning, a breath of fresh air, everything about this piece screams out both look at me, and quality.

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16 Sep 2012 - 1:31 PM

Very beautiful, Pamela, you certainly do excel at these type of images Smile
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16 Sep 2012 - 3:08 PM

What a beautiful array of colours Pamela and a fascinating narrative to accompany the image.

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20 Sep 2012 - 11:46 AM

Very beautiful indeed.. I always love them..
Superb image, Wonderfully taken with beautiful colour and clarity, excellent writing up.. enjoy them both very much. Thanks.Smile

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21 Sep 2012 - 11:38 PM

What wonderful colors.
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