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Bergenia by Mark Billiau.

Bergenia


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27.03.2012 at 8:00h
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Bergenia is a plant native to the Western Himalayas, Afghanistan & Tadzhikistan and likes to grow on moist rocky slopes.

This very hardy species can grow in climates with extreme temperatures ranging from about -40°C to +50°C.
It's getting more and more popular in European gardens.

Common names for Bergenia are “pigsqueak” (due to the sound produced when two leaves are rubbed together) and “elephant’s ears” (due to the shape of the leaves).

Dutch name : Schoenlappersplant
German name : Himalaja-Bergenie
Latin name : Bergenia stracheyi

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Jojo., 27.03.2012 at 8:13h

SUBLIME!
Bises



Sylvia Schulz, 27.03.2012 at 8:19h

Eine wunderschöne Blütendolde, eine top Aufnahme mit bester Schärfe,
Kompliment Mark
lg Sylvia



Gisèle W., 27.03.2012 at 8:43h

Prachtig !!
Groetjes, Gisèle



Hans-Günther Schöner, 27.03.2012 at 9:14h



Top Foto von ganz hoher Qusalität !!!

Gruß
Hans-Günther



s. sabine krause, 27.03.2012 at 9:31h

"pigsqueak" sounds right to me! not only because of the sound, but also because of the strange cluster-like look of their blossom, which – i have to say it now, sorry! ; )) – in a way reminds me of the valves in an organ that has just been cut off its organism! not my kind of flower for sure – but beautifully photographed as always! ; )))) greetings, sabine.


Sigrid E, 27.03.2012 at 9:35h

Eine wunderschöne Blüte mit tollen Farben, die schärfe sitzt perfekt!!
LG
Sigrid



aline64, 27.03.2012 at 9:36h

très belle cette fleur de bergenia, j'ai les mêmes, jolie macro beaux détails
amicalement



J o s e f, 27.03.2012 at 11:06h

well done image!!
kind regards, josef



Heinz Janovsky, 27.03.2012 at 11:39h

Wunderschöne Blüten, wie aus Porzellan.
Gruß Heinz



Alfredo Yanez, 27.03.2012 at 11:41h

Excelente macro, muy buena composición!
Felicitaciones Mark!!!
Saludos & buena luz!*
Alfredo



fotopeter45, 27.03.2012 at 12:27h


the flower is really very beautyful photografed.

gr.peter



Daniela Cognigni, 27.03.2012 at 12:36h

Fioriscono anche sotto la neve, ne ho diversi cespugli, mi piacciono molto quei fiori rosa.
Ciao Mark, buona giornata.



Leonid Khodyrev, 27.03.2012 at 16:20h

excellent exposure and compo


Bergjäger, 27.03.2012 at 18:21h

Wunderschön gelungen!!
LG Bergjäger



Norbert Kappenstein, 27.03.2012 at 20:36h

Prächtig blüht sie. Eine sehr schöne Aufnahme.
LG Norbert



Lawson McCulloch, 27.03.2012 at 20:39h

A very beautiful shot with lovely soft colours and fine detail.
best wishes from Lawson.



BRYAN CRUTE, 27.03.2012 at 20:44h

Captured in excellent detail and composed well

Regards
Bryan



Deryck, 27.03.2012 at 21:05h

Beautiful! Very popular in my garden too :-)
Deryck



Massimo Gherardi, 27.03.2012 at 21:29h

Very nice macro with a good composition.
Best regards, Massimo



Adele Oliver, 28.03.2012 at 1:06h

I never knew the name of this pretty plant .... see so many of them around here. An excellent capture in fine light showing all the fine nuances of pink and the details !!! How very interesting your text - great the nicknames !!
greetings, Adele



qRudi, 28.03.2012 at 13:43h

Perfect in elk detail.
Haarscherp werk.



Silvia Simonato., 28.03.2012 at 16:28h

Bellísimo macro, muy delicada imagen!!!
Saludos Silvia



jane B, 28.03.2012 at 16:51h

Ich mag die Bergenia, bei mir im Garten ist es doch nicht so weit ...
Dein Bild ist wirklich sehr schön : dans mes favoris !
bravo
amitiés
jane



Günter Nau, 28.03.2012 at 19:04h

Die Blumen kommen gut. Ein Bild, daß mir wirklich gefällt. Auch die Präsentation ist 1 A.
Grüße Günter



MAURICE CLEGG, 28.03.2012 at 21:42h

great framing with the diagonal leaves.
superb detail with great natural colours.
top class mark.
regards, maurice.



viola d, 28.03.2012 at 22:15h

I'm not so much for pink colour but the plant is beautiful.
And so well captured! Bw, Viola



Mohr Wilfried, 29.03.2012 at 17:54h

Klasse Motiv und beste Schärfe.
Gruß Wilfried



Angelika El., 29.03.2012 at 22:04h


Wunderschön, diese Bergenienblüten in der zarten Farbe!
Bei uns ist es so trocken , da leiden selbst die robusten Bergenien!

LG!
Angelika




willy ombret, 30.03.2012 at 10:59h

très jolie prise de vue
amts
willy ombret



Bernhard Kuhlmann, 30.03.2012 at 11:12h

Einfach nur schön !
Gruß Bernd



Rabyjakob, 31.03.2012 at 18:40h

Just perfect.*****


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