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Sweet William

By museebfoto  
Dianthus barbatus Or (Sweet William)
Many legends purport to explain how Sweet William acquired its name, but none are verified. It is variously said to be named after Saint William of York, William the Conqueror, or Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland. Another etymological derivation is that william is a corruption of the French oillet, meaning "little eye". Sweet William is a favourite name for lovelorn young men in English folkloric ballads.
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Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Sweet william

Voters: plugin, ringyneck, Barbaraj and 14 more

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ringyneck 13 315 18 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2007 9:39PM
Good info...but not as good as your picture.
Super shot,great presentation.


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Barbaraj 13 450 England
27 Dec 2007 9:43PM
This photo and dof is v good.
27 Dec 2007 9:55PM
Stunning shot supper detail well done.

exposure 15 6.0k England
27 Dec 2007 9:58PM
Lovely detail and colour d.o.f and composition.
27 Dec 2007 10:00PM
Thanks alot.
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
27 Dec 2007 11:17PM
A super image, love the deep red colour of these lovely flowers. I grow these at home but i rarely see these on epz
Bob_V 12 1 2 United States
27 Dec 2007 11:24PM
Lovely capture, great detail and colour.
28 Dec 2007 12:03AM
Very elegant shot.
Gecko 13 25 Australia
28 Dec 2007 2:30AM
Fabulous capture, dof and presentation. Pam
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
28 Dec 2007 6:38AM
A beautiful capture and presentation. Carol
proz 15 205 United States
28 Dec 2007 3:48PM
lovely floral well presented.

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