Ere the buttercups peepeth by Stephen J  Dowdell

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“I’m called schlippenbachii.
Named for Mr. Schlippenbach,
Even though he was not my first choice:
Far too rarely taxonomists,
Historical botanists,
Give namesakes that much of a voice.
Do you think nudiflorum
Was furnished a forum
When renamers revised the last time?
Was my naming an omen
That they’d find a cognomen
That folks can’t pronounce, spell or rhyme?

Some day some revisionist,
Ambitious taxonomist
May learn who first gave me the eye —
’Twas poor Mrs. Buttercup,
Sweet Mrs. Buttercup,
Who showed Mr. Schlippenbach I!"
Bob Carlson

Canon 5D Mark II – EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM + EF 2X III Extender
Shooting Mode – Program AE
Shutter Speed – 1/400
Aperture Value – 7.0
ISO speed- 100
Focal Length – 400.0mm
Image Quality- RAW

Newdigate, Dorking-UK


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I am passionate about photography, I put my heart and soul into my work, so I hope you enjoy it! I thank you for looking! I enjoy gardening, cooking, and exploring the history of our area (Surrey Uk )
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