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HC quiz 2

Post by HC Weber » Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:12 pm

Well, I proudly present to you this small great thing. My first help is the sentence "to spurn one's fortune".
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Post by MWP admin » Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:05 pm

This is a hard one Weber, or the photo is a bit ambiguous or unclear. Is it a Cactus sort of thing (Warme/Cold) ? (Probably ICE)

As a hint it would be nice to guide us about the size, is it a few mm, an inch or a foot we are looking at?

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Post by HC Weber » Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:47 am

Admin: glacier-ice! Next help: if you look at the picture, in fact, you view a bouquet!

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Post by MWP admin » Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:02 am

Naaah!! that no help at all - i noticed them before! another one pls :wink:

From a photographer point of view, I can notice very shallow Depth of Field, so the image should be a closeup / macro snapshot. So I assume it is something very small!
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Post by HC Weber » Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:13 am

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Post by IL-PINE » Tue Nov 29, 2005 6:37 pm

Is it a seed or a flower btw?

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Post by Guest » Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:50 pm

it is a flower bouquet (and the inflorescence is in bloom)!

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Post by HC Weber » Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:52 pm

sorry, the guest was me :x

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Post by HC Weber » Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:45 pm

next help: remember the sentence "to spurn one's fortune"! :wink:

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Post by MWP admin » Sat Dec 03, 2005 12:09 am

For me that comment is more confusing than helping !! LOL!
It reminds me of some old fairy tale where some elf spun hay into Gold!
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Post by IL-PINE » Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:41 pm

I have not even the faintest idea on this one!
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Post by HC Weber » Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:18 am

fortune=the plant, I mean: you do not recognize to ride roughshod over the lovely plant! :wink:

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Lets tackle theFamily...

Post by MWP admin » Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:48 pm

I am clueless on this one, probably becasue of the angle+dimension of the photo! However I would say to tackle the Family (or even Order) at this stage.

Those several awns reminds me a bit of some Poaceae members. Is it a Poaceae HC ?

Asteracea like to have spiny flowers too, but no obvious florets in this one so for the moment I cross out Asteraceae.
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Post by jackpot » Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:24 pm

he he... I know it :lol: It is Evax pygmaea, Pygmy Cudweed (English), Evaks (Maltese), Zwerg-Edelweiss (German)! I am convinced that HC Weber will be impressed!
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Post by MWP admin » Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:12 pm

I think you are right Jackpot, but the photo of Evax pygmaea flower should look something like this !!!

The photo by Weber was a bit away from the ordinary flower (a scan or macro of the central part only!)


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