Vacation in Tirol
Flower of hoary plantain (Lat. Plantago media , Dutch. Ruige WeegbreeWikipedia ) , photographed at the shores of the Vilsalpsee, Tirol, Austria

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_"Plantago media grows in damp grassy meadows up to an altitude of 2000 m. A slender stalk of between 5 to 50 cm develops from a basal rosette of finely-haired leaves. Delicate pink-white flowers are borne between May and September. P. media is hemaphrodite and is pollinated by wind or insects, particularly bees.

The plant is edible and has long maintained a reputation for medicinal effects as an astringent for treating wounds. In antiquity it was employed against toothache and eye infections. Archeological finds testify to its use during the Roman era in Britain.The seeds are a laxative."_ (source: Wikipedia)

Technical details
Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
smc Pentax-DA 18-55 lens
Exposure 1/60 sec, f. 16 mm
focal length 18 mm , ISO 200
Date: June 20, 2012

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Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
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  • steppeland
    steppelandover 2 years ago


  • – steppeland

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 2 years ago

    Simply stunning!! x

  • Thank you so much, Pauline!

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  • Hans Bax
    Hans Baxover 2 years ago

    Een beauty!

  • Dank je wel! :)

    – steppeland

  • patcheah
    patcheahover 2 years ago

    This is so beautiful! Elegant and DOF is amazing!

  • Thank you so much, patcheah, for the kind comment and fav!

    – steppeland

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

  • Thank you, Larry!

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thank you, Ray!

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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 2 years ago

    Beautifully taken

  • Thank you so much, kalaryder :)

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  • linmarie
  • That´s awesome, Linmarie! Thank you so much!

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  • Miles Moody
    Miles Moodyover 2 years ago

    very lovely macro!

  • Thank you so much, Miles, for the kind compliment!

    – steppeland

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