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Oxalis montana

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 8 May 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Oxalis montana (syn: Oxalis acetosella)(NL: Witte klaverzuring / EN: Common Wood-sorrel) has heart-shaped leaves, folded through the middle, that occur in groups of three atop a reddish brown stalk. It flowers with small white flowers with pink streaks. During the night or when it rains both flowers and leaves contract. This image is taken from the back with the sun back-lighting the petals, revealing full details of the flower.

Canon EOS 400D 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Prachtig! een goede belichtig, scherpte en achtergrond.

8 May 2011 7:43am

Maria Draper from California, United States

great light, the petals seem to be made of satin

8 May 2011 8:38pm

Jaytee from Fresno, California, United States

It looks so fragile. Great shot.

9 May 2011 2:39am

Canon EOS 400D
1/500 second
ISO 200
150 mm