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Ranunculus kuepferi

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 27 August 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Ranunculus kuepferi (NL: Ranunculus kuepferi / EN: Kuepfer’s Buttercup / DE: Küpfers Hahnenfuß / FR: Renoncule de Küpfer) has grass-like leaves and white flowers making it a very distinctive species. It flowers in the Alps where the snow melts. Ranunculus kuepferi is actually a complex group of plants (all looking very similar) some of which are endemic to the Alps and others, which are also apomictic (they clone themselves without sexual reproduction), are widespead in other European mountain ranges.

Image: Pontresina (CH) – 11/07/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/640 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


27 Aug 2012 9:14am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
so beautiful colors & lights!

27 Aug 2012 3:54pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Super shot. Beautiful composition and DOF.

27 Aug 2012 5:25pm

Maggy from Liège, Belgium

Superbe j'adore,un magnifique bokeh etune parfaite netteté, bravo.

27 Aug 2012 5:26pm

Laurent from not far from Lyon, France

very nice bokeh and light

28 Aug 2012 5:28am

Canon EOS 400D
1/640 second
ISO 200
150 mm