Ranunculus Ficaria, or Lesser celandine found here in Devon woods and grassland in Spring, and is one of the first flowers to open. This flower was captured in a garden where it can be invasive as it seeds so freely.
Canon 350D ISO 200 1/640 sec Aperture Value F/1024 Tamron 99mm lens (from an old film camera) x2 converter Cropped and tweaked in P.S.2
Celandine comes from the Latin chelidonia, meaning swallow: it was said that the flowers bloomed when the swallows returned and faded when they left
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