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Galanthus nivalis [Snowdrop]

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#1 Steven B.

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 22:26

Bouedec, S. (2018) Galanthus nivalis L. (Amaryllidaceae) Snowdrop. Flowers photographed in ultraviolet, visible and UV+B+G light.
http://www.ultraviol...valis-snowdrop/

Harfleur, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France
03 February 2018
Wildflower as Garden Specimen

Synonyms:
  • Chianthemum nivale (L.) Kunze
  • Galanthus imperati Bertol.
  • Galanthus montanus Schur
Common Names:
  • Snowdrop
  • Common Snowdrop
  • Flower of Hope
  • Perce-neige (French)
  • Goutte de lait (French)
Comment:
The flower consists of six tepals, also referred to as segments. The outer three are larger and more convex than the inner ones. The inner flower segments are usually marked on their outer surface with a green or greenish-yellow V- or U-shaped mark (sometimes described as "bridge-shaped") over the small sinus (notch) at the tip of each tepal. The inner surface has a faint green mark covering all or most of it.

Reference:
1. Wikipedia (February 2018) Galanthus nivalis. Wikimedia Foundation, San Francisco, CA. https://en.wikipedia...lanthus_nivalis
2. Wikispecies (February 2018) Galanthus nivalis. Wikimedia Foundation, San Francisco, CA. https://species.wiki...lanthus_nivalis

Equipment [Nikon D3200-broadband + EL Nikkor 80mm f/5.6]

Visible Light [f/11 for 1/6" @ ISO-200 with Baader UVIR-Block Filter in Sunlight]
Attached Image: 800DSC_8309.jpg

Ultraviolet Light [f/11 for 20" @ ISO-200 with Baader U Filter and Canon 199a modified Flash]
A long exposure was made to permit multiple flashes for better illumination of the subject.
Attached Image: 800DSC_8313.jpg

UV+Blue+Green [f/11 for 15" @ ISO-200 with S8612(2.5mm) + U-330(1.5mm) Filters in Sunlight]
Attached Image: 800DSC_8318.jpg

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Edited by Steven B., 06 February 2018 - 20:00.

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#2 Andrea B.

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 17:57

A lovely presentation of this late winter flower.

I have been enjoying the French name for it.
En anglais, perhaps this would be "Pierce-Snow" or "Snow Spear"? :)

Each variety or sub-species of Snowdrop seems to have slightly different green markings. I'll try to get one of mine posted for comparison.
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#3 Steven B.

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 19:55

Thank you Andrea,

you are right with the translation from French to English, Pierce-Snow or Snow Piercer sounds good.
An other French common name for this flower is "goutte de lait" (drop of milk) :)

Edited by Steven B., 06 February 2018 - 20:06.

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