Saturday, 2 June 2007

No new posts for a while

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PHOTO
I will be "otherwise engaged" for a while, so there will be no posts on PhotoQuoto for a few weeks. My last post is an image from my garden featuring flowers. In the background is sage and forget-me-nots. However, the white petalled shrub in the foreground is a species I an unable to name. If anyone can enlighten me I would be delighted!

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" Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers - and never succeeding."
Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Russian-born French painter

INFO
Mode: Aperture Priority
Focal Length: 70mm macro (35mm equiv.)
F No: f11
Shutter Speed: 1/160
ISO: 100
Exposure Compensation: -1.0EV
photograph (c) T. Boughen

7 comments:

Penny said...

Hi Tony - It's a Cistus (Cistaceae)- Commonly known as a Rock rose or Sun Rose

Louis Rousseau said...

Yes, it's a cistus ("ciste" in french from greek "kisthos").
Ciste : arbrisseau des régions méditerranéennes (cistacées), à fleurs ornementales roses ou blanches, dont les jeunes pousses sécrètent une résine odorante et visqueuse (-> ladanum), employée en parfumerie (succédané de l'ambre gris), en pharmacologie. Source = Dictionnaire Le Robert.
Flower only last one day.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cistus
See you later with new photos !
Congratulations for your fresh and original blog.

Tony Boughen said...

Thank you Penny & Louis. I know wild rock roses - they grow on the hills nearby, but my (admittedly cursory) scan for a name for this plant turned up nothing. I appreciate the help (and the kind words Louis).

Regards, Tony

Anonymous said...

Hej Tony, this is taking more than a few weeks.. We miss your excellent images and quotes. I hope you're ok.
Cheers,
Henk

Anonymous said...

Tony - I miss your photos! Come back! Hope you get time soon to take and post some more of your wonderful shots.
'Antarctican'

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr B!
Jill here! Where have you gone?
I scan each month for new photos but alas.
Come back soon - perhaps photos of your new environment?
Or is it a little too flat for your liking.
Hope all is well with you both.

Anonymous said...

If you're still alive and reading this I wish you and yours a very Merry Cristmas Tony.

Henk Peter