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Saponaria officinalis - Soapwort has few medicinal properties but the "soap" is probably the best known.
The substance extracted from the root, usually by brute force, in combination with WATER allows you to wash yourself. Is that not important?
On top of that, it looks nice and it's root system binds the soil on steep slopes to prevent washouts, that is what we use it for. And, of course, it would not do without WATER.
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The element of water is a subtle one and that makes it so nice here. The shallow DOF makes it quite appealing.
My second impression of this image is that the foreground seems to be a little bit on the pale side. I suspected that there are non-populated pixels in the highlights. So I looked into this with the Level tool and that confirmed it. Have a look into the WS and you will understand what I mean. :-)
Current discussion:Isabelle wrote in 2011/08/04 07:51:42: Peter, thanks for your explanatory note in the WS.
"there are non-populated pixels in the highlights" yeah, very much so ;)
eska wrote in 2011/08/03 09:25:43: Thank you, Peter.
Very helpful and understandable comment. I really know what you mean! Thank you again.
Theme of the Month (2011/08/03)
A different and creative interpretation of the theme.
Kath for Theme of the Month Team
┴urea Regina (2011/08/03)
a very pretty shot and a really well thought-out note! Great contribution to the theme illustrating (both with your photo of these flowers as well as with your explanation) another important aspect of water!
Thanks and take good care,
I particularly like that magnifying drop at the top of the lower third. Your note links your composition nicely to the theme; from the thumbnail, I had wondered about the link to water.
Wishing you health, love and joy, Pat
Here you show us water in a wonderful and somehow delicate shape - something we often ignore because it's not spectacular. But actually it is! Our German word for this plant - Seifenkraut - also contains the word soap.
A very good combination of photo and comment! Peter's (tolerable ;-) PP really improved the photo.
Greetings from at the time summerly Germany - with some raindrops!
and there is this feeling of suspension of time - look to the drops in the low
left corner - they┤re just about to fall. About to...
great interesting note! TFS
The image is amplified by that solid black background .. it combines well with the depth of field .. I love the droplets ready to fall at the bottom of the image.
wonderfully composed. take care, John