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Rhinanthus serotinus

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 29 June 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Rhinanthus serotinus (syn: Rhinanthus angustifolius) (NL: Grote ratelaar / EN: Greater Yellow-rattle / DE: Großer Klappertopf / FR: Rhinanthe à grandes fleurs) is a Lamiales plant species of the genus Rhinanthus. It is a perennial wildflower native to temperate grasslands in much of Europe, and north and central Western Asia. The genus Rhinanthus is a root hemiparasite. These are, in contrast to holoparasites, to some extent self-sustaining with respect to carbon fixation.
Rhinanthus serotinus thrives in a range of grassland types, from dry dune grasslands to wet meadows.

Image: Ekeren (BE) – 26/05/2012

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

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Anna from Somewhere on Mother Earth, Netherlands

Prachtige opname van deze ratelaar Johan, heerlijke kleuren en scherpte... heel mooi!

29 Jun 2012 7:21am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful colors & lights!

29 Jun 2012 8:31am

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

like the framing and POV...

29 Jun 2012 2:54pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wow ! a pure jewel !
five stars !

29 Jun 2012 6:59pm

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