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    Anemone Pulsatilla

    Anemone Pulsatilla

    Anemone Pulsatilla

    I thought it was a Pasque flower (latin above) when I bought it several years ago but, now that I'm double checking, I'm not so sure...

    I would love your thoughts on this; so, C&C, please. Thank you!
    Last edited by Katy Noelle; 6th May 2011 at 04:57 PM.

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    Re: Anemone Pulsatilla

    The photo seems to be unavailable for viewing, Katy.

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    The photo seems to be unavailable for viewing, Katy.
    Yeeees! I'm working on it. Why, oh, why, oh, why don't I just switch to photoshop? I work mostly in iphoto but it doesn't save what I've edited properly and, sometimes, I don't quite see it till it's up. sorry!

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    Funny - it worked a minute ago.

    A nit-picking item here, but when writing scientific names the second name is not capitalized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktuli View Post
    Funny - it worked a minute ago.

    A nit-picking item here, but when writing scientific names the second name is not capitalized.

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    Even when it's the title of a threade?

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    Alright, something's there, now. (45 min. later and it's still not quite what I wanted - it's the first time that I've used that "smiley" - but it's close enough. It's a loooong story.)

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    The brighter areas on both images seems to make me look more at them than on the flower itself. I might recommend some burning on those areas and some further dodging on the flower itself. Usually, our eyes tend to favor brighter areas than the darker ones as the main subject. Hope this helps, Katy. Btw... lovely flowers and good shots!

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    Re: Anemone Pulsatilla

    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Noelle View Post
    Even when it's the title of a threade?
    Yep, always - that is just how scientific naming works. You're also allowed to abreviate the first word - so A. pulsatilla in this case - but that is usually only done when folks know what "A." you're talking about already... and I'm betting that a lot of us here won't.

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    Re: Anemone Pulsatilla

    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Noelle View Post
    Alright, something's there, now. (45 min. later and it's still not quite what I wanted - it's the first time that I've used that "smiley" - but it's close enough. It's a loooong story.)
    Hrmm - I think I picked the wrong time to give a lesson on scientific naming conventions.

    *backs away slowly*



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    Thanks, Jiro, that's basically what I was working on in the first one, actually. iphoto just won't let me really edit that one anymore. I'll have to start over. Which light spots in the second one, please? Do you mean the brown background and the farthest right lip of that petal on the flower?

    Thanks, Bill, I knew about the abbrev., etc. but not about the titles but I just looked it my bookand lo and behold....

    gotta dash!

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    Re: Anemone Pulsatilla

    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Noelle View Post
    I thought it was a Pasque flower (latin above) when I bought it several years ago but, now that I'm double checking, I'm not so sure...

    I would love your thoughts on this; so, C&C, please. Thank you!
    Katy

    It is the Pasque flower (common name). Pascha being 'passover' it is also called the Easter flower.

    We have some growing at the moment. I think they are quite difficult to shoot because of the texture of them. I prefer #1, but I think they both need to be a little more in focus.

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    Re: Anemone Pulsatilla

    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Noelle View Post
    Thanks, Jiro, that's basically what I was working on in the first one, actually. iphoto just won't let me really edit that one anymore. I'll have to start over. Which light spots in the second one, please? Do you mean the brown background and the farthest right lip of that petal on the flower?
    More of the hairs on the left side of the image.

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    Re: Anemone Pulsatilla

    Quote Originally Posted by ktuli View Post
    Hrmm - I think I picked the wrong time to give a lesson on scientific naming conventions.

    *backs away slowly*



    - Bill
    Don't fret, Bill! I love learning - whatever - everything. I'm much better with the common names of plants than with the Latin. (Even though I took a year of Latin in H.S.) Thing is, one can wind up with the wrong "flavor" of a plant if they don't know the Latin for exactly what one wants, eh? Also, I glomp on to any word that's unusual or foreign - a lot like how I can't help but remember liscence plate numbers if we're stopped behind another car. (Actually, it's exactly the same thing.) Now, I wonder how many of you know what I'm talking about - memorizing liscence plates, I mean.

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    Re: Anemone Pulsatilla

    Quote Originally Posted by rob marshall View Post
    Katy

    It is the Pasque flower (common name). Pascha being 'passover' it is also called the Easter flower.


    We have some growing at the moment. I think they are quite difficult to shoot because of the texture of them. I prefer #1, but I think they both need to be a little more in focus.
    Thanks, Rob! I think that you're right about all of that. This is my first spring with my camera, even, knowing anything about photography. I feel so awkward shooting outside - like I have to figure everything out all over again. For one thing, I want to use my tripod but everything is so low to the ground. Then, it was too bright to use the screen. The light isn't mellow like it was, last fall - it seems much more blue in the morning and evening. And, and, and.... I am NOT complaining. No, no! I just feel silly. I feel like it's "back to the drawing board" to refigure out how to do everything.

    I have others with smaller aperture, where I focused in different places, etc. I just don't like them.

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    Re: Anemone Pulsatilla

    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Noelle View Post
    Don't fret, Bill! I love learning - whatever - everything.
    Good to hear. Subtle and me don't get along, so sometimes I blurt things out and then after the fact worry that I've upset someone. It is never my intention, or perhaps I just like the taste of shoe leather...

    I'm much better with the common names of plants than with the Latin. (Even though I took a year of Latin in H.S.) Thing is, one can wind up with the wrong "flavor" of a plant if they don't know the Latin for exactly what one wants, eh?
    Yes indeed. I used to own a pet store and hatchery (just fish and reptiles), and we did a lot of breeding of rare species, and so scientific names were always important there too.

    Plus they're fun. People look at you crazy when you say that, but oh well...

    And see - if I felt like tasting that shoe leather again, I'd point out that that H.S. Latin is probably somewhat less useful than you might think as many modern binomial nomenclature designations (there's a fun phrase of the day) are not true latin, but rather just "latinized" versions of modern words. Thus "Latin name" is kind of a misnomer. (just so we're clear - while all of this is true, I'm just doing this to be funny).

    Also, I glomp on to any word that's unusual or foreign - a lot like how I can't help but remember liscence plate numbers if we're stopped behind another car. (Actually, it's exactly the same thing.) Now, I wonder how many of you know what I'm talking about - memorizing liscence plates, I mean.
    I think I jump glomped onto the term glomp...

    - Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktuli View Post
    And see - if I felt like tasting that shoe leather again, I'd point out that that H.S. Latin is probably somewhat less useful than you might think as many modern binomial nomenclature designations (there's a fun phrase of the day) are not true latin, but rather just "latinized" versions of modern words. Thus "Latin name" is kind of a misnomer. (just so we're clear - while all of this is true, I'm just doing this to be funny).
    Right but it's really great for SAT scores!!!

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