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. Sandra Leidholdt - OFF for awhile 35 months ago | reply

    The backlight is so beautiful!

  2. Lindsaywhimsy 35 months ago | reply

    Beautiful shot!

  3. anadelmann 34 months ago | reply

    Traumhaft so im Gegenlicht.

  4. g.seifret 33 months ago | reply

    Eine wunderschöne Narzisse.

  5. taylorcoffield 32 months ago | reply

    hey i love this pic

  6. Bandolerostanco 30 months ago | reply

    Beautiful shot!!

  7. Glockenblume 30 months ago | reply

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

  8. angelodaVerona 27 months ago | reply

    Fabulous transparencies.

  9. DIOGENE12 27 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

  10. © josehico 24 months ago | reply

    Excellent macro and lovely flowers
    This is a masterpiece!

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  11. MAXDB 14 months ago | reply

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

  12. El2deepblue 8 days ago | reply

    Danke, Dir auch einen schönen Tag, Uschi :-)

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