Cowslips captured on a Lumix DMC-TZ7, texture and lighting in Photoshop cs5, Topaz Remask3, texture by French Kiss Textures.
These beautiful wildflowers were captured on the cliff tops at Swanage Dorset whilst out walking with David and Oscar the wonder dog.
Primulus veris – The Cowslip – is a flowering plant in the genus Primula of the family Primulaceae. It is native throughout most of temperate Europe & Asia. The species name ‘veris’ means ‘of spring’. Other folk names include; cuy lippe, herb peter, pangle, peggle, key flower, key of heaven, fairy cups, petty mulleins, crewel, buckles, palsywort, & plumrocks. Found on open ground including, open fields, meadows, coastal dunes and cliff tops. Agricultural practises in the 1970’s and 80’s caused a drastic decline, although the plants are making a recovery especially on landscaped motorways and similar civil engineering earthworks where they are included in wildflower seeding. They grow to 25 cms tall and broad, with a rosette of leaves 5-15 cms long and 2-6 cms broad. The deep yellow flowers are produced in the spring in clusters of 10-30 blooms together on a single stem. Each flower is 9-15 cms broad. – Wikipedia