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Flowers #5341

October 2, 2014

Columbine, whose scientific name is Aquilegia, which is derived from the Latin word aquila which translates as eagle, is so named because the spurred shape of the plant’s sepals on many of the sixty to seventy species of the flower resemble an eagle’s talons. 261 more words



Muntii Fagaras

  • artist : Serban Simbotelecan © All rights reserved.
  • NIKON D300   AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
    ISO 200  f/11  1/30   62mm (93mm in 35mm film)
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Photos: Japanese Volcano Mount Ontake erupts

The toll from an unexpected eruption on Mount Ontake in Central Japan Saturday, Sept. 28 reached 36 Monday, as rescuers suspended recovery efforts due to ash and toxic gases.