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Red garden primula  by Gili Orr

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“Red garden primula” was featured in the groups Amateur Art Photography and
Nature’s Wonders

This is a macro photo, taken with a Canon PowerShot S70 camera. The flowers are quite small, around 3-5 cm in diameter, if I remember correctly. This photo was taken in April 2006, in a special garden exhibition which took place in Paleis Het Loo, The Netherlands.

Primula is a genus of 400–500 species of low-growing herbs in the family Primulaceae. They include primrose, auricula, cowslip and oxlip. Many species are grown for their ornamental flowers. They are native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere, south into tropical mountains in Ethiopia, Indonesia and New Guinea, and in temperate southern South America.

Perennial primulas bloom mostly during the spring; their flowers can be purple, yellow, red, pink, or white. Generally, they prefer filtered sunlight. Many species are adapted to alpine climates.

The word primula is the Latin feminine diminutive of primus, meaning first (prime), applied to flowers that are among the first to open in spring.


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  • Ginger  Barritt
    Ginger Barrittalmost 6 years ago

    Big, Bold and Beautiful….

  • LOL. Actually it’s a macro… they are larger than life here, quite small flowers of 3-5 cm diameter, if I still remember correctly.

    – Gili Orr

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 6 years ago

    beautiful, now I know what they are lol

  • I think you don’t have them in Florida – unlike you, they can’t stand hot weather;-) Thanks, Kathy!

    – Gili Orr

  • Ginger  Barritt
    Ginger Barrittalmost 6 years ago

    OMGosh….really? Then you’ve done one heck of a macro!!!!

  • Thanks!;-) Being a perfectionist, I’ve looked all over the Internet for the diameter, not to make a mistake… just couldn’t find this piece of info… yet… lol.

    – Gili Orr

  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsalmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous work!

  • Thanks so much, Thea!

    – Gili Orr

  • Anne-Marie Bokslag
    Anne-Marie Bok...almost 6 years ago

    Great picture of a beautiful small flower!

  • Thanks, dear!!xx

    – Gili Orr

  • Yool
    Yoolalmost 6 years ago

    Wponderful image my friend !!!!

  • Thanks, Yool! Ik heb jou gemist…

    – Gili Orr

  • Brian Carey
    Brian Careyalmost 6 years ago

    Great colours!

  • Glad you like it, Brian:-)

    – Gili Orr

  • Rainy
    Rainyalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful flowers, lovely shot!

  • Thanks, Rainy!!

    – Gili Orr

  • hank44
    hank44almost 6 years ago

    Yep, ‘in your face’ image. strong bold colours, splendid image

  • Glad to hear that:-)

    – Gili Orr

  • Rainy
    Rainyalmost 6 years ago



    – Gili Orr

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