Backlighted Narcissus - HAPPY EASTER !!!

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Wish all my visititors happy and sunny Easter days !

There are two derivations of the name. One is that of the youth of Greek mythology called Narcissus, who, in at least one of many variations of the tale, became so obsessed with his own reflection as he knelt and gazed into a pool of water that he fell into the water and drowned. In some variations, he died of starvation and thirst from sitting by the edge of the pool, transfixed by his own reflection. In both versions, the Narcissus plant sprang from where he died.
The other derivation is that the plant is named after its narcotic properties (ναρκάω narkao, "I grow numb" in Greek). (Wikipedia)

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Die Bezeichnung Narzisse leitet sich von dem griechischen Wort νάρκειν narkein ab, welches „betäuben“ bedeutet. Die Dichternarzisse, die auch in Griechenland wächst, strömt tatsächlich einen sehr intensiven und betäubenden Geruch aus. Die Römer übernahmen den griechischen Pflanzennamen als narcissus. (Wikipedia)

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  1. Dont´comment the same photo 24 months ago | reply


    I saw this in the 100+ Faves group and Faved it.

  2. Guylaine Begin 24 months ago | reply


    I saw this in the 100+ Faves group and Faved it.

  3. OlyaA (busy) 24 months ago | reply

    Wonderful picture!

    Please share this wonderful image with group Show Room
    This invitation counts as an award as well

  4. Sandra Leidholdt 24 months ago | reply

    The backlight is so beautiful!

  5. Lindsaywhimsy 24 months ago | reply

    Beautiful shot!

  6. anadelmann 24 months ago | reply

    Traumhaft so im Gegenlicht.

  7. g.seifret 22 months ago | reply

    Eine wunderschöne Narzisse.

  8. taylorcoffield 22 months ago | reply

    hey i love this pic

  9. Bandolerostanco 20 months ago | reply

    Beautiful shot!!

  10. Glockenblume 19 months ago | reply

    Sehr schön!
    Die Transparenz der Blütenblätter im Gegenlicht gefällt mir so gut!

  11. angelodaVerona 17 months ago | reply

    Fabulous transparencies.

  12. DIOGENE12 17 months ago | reply

    Great game of lights and colours.
    Congratulations for photo descriptions
    grande gioco di luci e colori.
    Complimenti per le descrizioni delle foto

  13. © josehico 13 months ago | reply

    Excellent macro and lovely flowers
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  14. MAXDB 3 months ago | reply

    Un fiore splendido con i petali trafitti e sfiorati delicatamente dai fantastici raggi del sole

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