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deadly beauty

deadly beauty
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Copyright: michael shalter (retlash) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 1 N: 332] (1730)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-11
Categories: Nature
Camera: Lumix FZ48
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-29 10:29
Viewed: 833
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Delphinium is a genus of more than 300 species. The common name is "larkspur." The name "Delphinium" derives from the Latin for "dolphin", referring to the shape of the nectary.
All parts of these plants are toxic to humans, causing severe digestive disorders and skin irritations.
The tall larkspur is a main cause of cattle poisoning in rangelands of the western USA. Many ranchers delay moving cettle into larkspur areas until late summer when the toxicity of the plant is reduced. Death is usually due to cardiotoxic and neuromuscular blocking effects and can occur within hours of ingestion. So, shoot it...don't eat it!

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Hello Michael, delphiniums are just one of my favourites, but I never realised about their toxicity!
Lovely sharpness thoughout the shot.A nice variety of blooms composed by you, thank you.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-05-30 5:09]

I do like these plants as they have the ability to give solid colours to height when grown in borders, the choice of flavours are numerous.

stv ;o))

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