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Petasites hybridus

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 8 April 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Petasites hybridus (NL: Groot hoefblad / EN: Common Butterbur / DE: Gewöhnliche Pestwurz / FR: Grand pétasite) is a herbaceous perennial plant in the family Asteraceae, native to Europe and northern Asia. The flowers are produced in the early spring, before the leaves appear; they are pale pink, with several inflorescences clustered on a 5–20 cm stem. The leaves are large, on stout 80–120 cm tall stems, round, with a diameter of 40–70 cm.

Image: Ranst (BE) - 02/04/2013

Canon EOS 7D 1/640 second F/3.5 ISO 100 150 mm

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Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Amazing work. Nice DOF and very well-chosen framing and compo. The use of blurred fore and background give a great strength to the photo. Excellent sharp details.

8 Apr 2013 5:21pm

Canon EOS 7D
1/640 second
ISO 100
150 mm