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Leopoldia comosa

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 31 March 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"

Leopoldia comosa (syn. Muscari commosum) is the most common of the grape hyacinths on the Island. The lower section of the racene is loose and consists of brown flowers, while the upper section is denser with blue-violet but sterile flowers. It is often found in abandoned fields in large populations. The bulbs ar the main ingredient of an appetizer know as 'skordouláki', especially on Crete.

Image: Agios Ioannis (Crete) - 07/04/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Prachtige foto met een mooie, zachte achtergrond. Mooie belichting.

31 Mar 2011 8:35am

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

Another great flower shot!!!

31 Mar 2011 11:55am

Ehlehminee from Los Angeles, California, United States

Beautiful! Great tones and clarity!

1 Apr 2011 2:46am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Fantastic light! Those pink and green tones make this flower look very exciting.

2 Apr 2011 3:08pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/125 second
ISO 200
150 mm