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Registered: November 2008
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A hand held, non macro of one of the Pelargonium which I have in my garden.

The first species of Pelargonium known to be cultivated was Pelargonium triste, a native of South Africa. It was probably brought to the botanical garden in Leiden before 1600 on ships that stopped at the Cape of Good Hope. In 1631, the English gardener John Tradescant the elder bought seeds from Rene Morin in Paris and introduced the plant to England. The name Pelargonium was introduced by Johannes Burman in 1738.

Other than grown for their aesthetic qualities, species of Pelargonium such as P. graveolens are important in the perfume industry and are cultivated and distilled for its scent. Although scented Pelargonium exist that have smells of citrus, mint, or various fruits, it is the varieties with rose scents are most commercially important. Pelargonium distillates and absolutes, commonly known as "scented geranium oil" are sometimes used to supplement or adulterate expensive rose oils.

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Registered: November 2008
Posts: 7
Mon December 1, 2008 9:49am

Good morning Olddingo,

Despite the cold and wet weather I have still some small pelargonium fowers blooming in a hanging basket.
They are indeed lovely and even more so with drops.
My grandmother had "Lemon Pelargoniums" in the bedroom window, they were said to keep mosquitoes away, they smelled great and the green was very decorative.

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 10
Mon December 1, 2008 10:21am

I am not familiar with this lovely flower but it is one I would sure love. Here you have presented it to us beautifully and the water drops are a bonus. Excellent colours and I love the long leaf cutting through on the right to make a wonderful composition. Your notes are interesting as well, you make me want to smell them. Beautiful.
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Registered: November 2008
Posts: 157
Tue December 2, 2008 10:38pm

Hello again Olddingo

SO pleased that you are able to upload now. A wonderful crisp fresh capture here,nicely balanced with good sharp detail and nice colour sats too.

KInd regards Helen

Registered: December 2008
Posts: 11
Fri December 19, 2008 2:01am

Hi Olddingo
I love rain on flower photos. This one is so crisp and clear, I love the colours the pale pink/purple against the green really works here.


Registered: August 2009
Posts: 1
Fri January 29, 2010 3:49pm

Great comp, colors, detail, DOF, and light..
Easy on the eye too Smile

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