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Chrysanthemum III

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 25 September 2015 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC. Over 500 cultivars had been recorded by the year 1630. The plant is renowned as one of the Four Gentlemen in Chinese and East Asian art. The plant is particularly significant during the Double Ninth Festival. The flower may have been brought to Japan in the eighth century AD, and the Emperor adopted the flower as his official seal. The "Festival of Happiness" in Japan celebrates the flower.

PENTAX K-5 1/500 second F/7.1 ISO 100 135 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Marcel Peltier from Wallonie Picarde, Belgium


25 Sep 2015 8:43am

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25 Sep 2015 10:46am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

bravo Eric

25 Sep 2015 11:13am

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26 Sep 2015 1:05am

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26 Sep 2015 10:00am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very beautiful

26 Sep 2015 11:21am

1/500 second
ISO 100
135 mm (35mm equiv.)