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The Living Forest (14) : Foxglove.

The Living Forest (14) : Foxglove.

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Mark Billiau.

Premium (World), region Antwerp, Belgium

The Living Forest (14) : Foxglove.

Last weeks I was exploring several forests in the Belgian Ardennes.
This is the 14th. picture of a series illustrating the living forest.

In the summertime many wild flowers are growing in the forest, like this Foxglove.
The entire plant is poisonous (including the roots and seeds), although the leaves of the upper stem are particularly potent, with just a nibble being enough to potentially cause death !!!

Dutch name : Vingerhoedskruid
German name : Roter Fingerhut
Latin name : Digitalis purpurea

Comments 21

  • sailor466 02/01/2009 17:45

    a wonderful situation great catched!! a wonderful picture with this color!!
    a good year for you!!
    w.m.r. dieter
  • sailor466 15/11/2008 16:38

    hallo - thats natural poesie in pictures!! and the colors are great and intensiv again!! wonderfull!!!

    with many regards dieter
  • Marit Hansson 03/09/2008 19:49

    Great use of DOF here. And a very beautiful flower in the foreground.
    Greetings, Marit
  • adriano j faria 02/09/2008 22:51

    Hi Mark,this is a great composition.
    you take a good advantage of the dof.
    its realy like we be inside the photo!!
    i realy love this shot!!!!
    all the best....Adri.
  • Henry H 01/09/2008 20:14

    ..what a wonderful world. Perect cut, light and colours.
    Greetings Henry
  • Pe-Sto 01/09/2008 16:29

    Ein sehr sehr sehr schönes Motiv ... zauberhaft diese Farben und das Licht ... herrlich!!!
    glg Peggy
  • Gaby Falkenberg 01/09/2008 11:38

    Schön hast du den Fingerhut ins Bild platziert,
    TOP !
  • Gunther Hasler 31/08/2008 20:15

    Like many others this Flower is poisonous, but very pretty and the forest-view with light and shadow is very fine catched!
  • Wolfgang Bazer 31/08/2008 12:46

    Very beautiful pic of these dangerous flowers in the forest. I also like the light and the colours very much.
    BW Wolfgang
  • Ryszard Basta 30/08/2008 22:36

    tolles Bild
  • Josef Kainz 30/08/2008 19:30

    Einfach toll super Aufnahme
    lg. josef
  • busleten 30/08/2008 15:25

    Wunderschöne Aufnahme mit dem giftigen Fingerhut
    LG JohAnna
  • archiek 30/08/2008 15:21

    This is a wonderful shot of the natural foxglove. A super series here of the Belgian forest. -archie
  • Pozer Katalin 30/08/2008 15:02

    Fantastic lights and colors, perfect details.
    Very good composition with the path aside.
    Thanks, Mark for the tip :)))))
    Regards, Katalin
  • Deryck 30/08/2008 14:43

    A stunning photo. A good documentrary too. I must admit I never knew the foxglove was that poisenous. It is a common garden flower