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Alpine Rose <b><i>Rhododendron ferrugineum</b></i>
The source of the Romanche with his Alpine Roses. Rhododendron ferrugineum (sometimes called alpenrose, snow-rose, or rusty-leaved alpenrose) is an evergreen shrub that grows just above the treeline in the Alps, Pyrenees, Jura and northern Apennines, on acid soils. It may grow up to 1 m tall and produces clusters of pinkish-red, bell-shaped flowers throughout the summer. The undersides of the leaves are covered in rust-brown spots, which give the species its scientific name.

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VladislavBeautiful photo!

Vladislav

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Thanks for sharing.
Vlad.
Posted Mar 20, 2007 3:03 pm

Dan DaltonThis is amazing,

Dan Dalton

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where is this photo taken?

Dan
Posted Mar 20, 2007 3:28 pm

BazZRe: This is amazing,

BazZ

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It's at the source of the Romanche near La Grave in the French Alps. It a shame you can't see the blue milky colour of the water. It was like heaven's gardens overthere.
Posted Mar 20, 2007 3:34 pm

tarolWow!

tarol

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Great photo! Love the color and composition :)
Posted Mar 20, 2007 3:51 pm

BazZRe: Wow!

BazZ

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Tnx, Was funny. I searched like half an hour to find the right spot. And still I couldn't get the picture I had in mind. I miss the blue colour of the water. And there were so much more Rododenderons hanging over the river.
I Putted some more pictures of the vally in my gallerie.
Posted Mar 22, 2007 5:43 pm

LodewijkPrachtig!

Lodewijk

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Prachtige foto, moet een mooie tocht zijn geweest! Groet, Lodewijk
Posted Mar 28, 2007 1:39 pm

AndrosaceSuperb

Androsace

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Excellent light quality and composition
Posted Sep 6, 2007 12:03 am

SteveOsheaven on earth

SteveOs

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Pictures can never do a place complete justice but I get a very, very good sense of the beauty here so mission is accomplished in my eye :)
Posted Oct 18, 2007 3:45 am

BazZRe: heaven on earth

BazZ

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Thanks for your nice words, it took me about half an hour to find the right spot where I could make a shot like this.
Posted Oct 18, 2007 1:30 pm

lcarreauAaaaaaaaah !

lcarreau

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One of the best landscape photos on Sp. You really captured the essence of the flower and grass!!!
Posted Jan 3, 2008 9:52 pm

BazZRe: Aaaaaaaaah !

BazZ

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this is the pic what took me the most time in my life. I searched for about half an hour to find the spot for this composition.
It's also only grass what can grow next to this flower. It has a kind of poison in his roots what prevents other plants to grow in it's neighborhood.
Posted Jan 4, 2008 2:49 pm

lcarreauRe: Aaaaaaaaah !

lcarreau

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That is incredible! The water looks like it is very cold! Are there any GOATS in these mountains? Do they eat the grass, or do they
frolic in the higher mountains? It looks like
a PARADISE for the HUMAN eyes! Thank you!!!
Posted Jan 4, 2008 8:32 pm

MarcsoltanAlpine Rose

Marcsoltan

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Ahhhhhhhh, you are in heaven, thanks for taking the rest of us with you by sharing this shot.
Posted Sep 1, 2008 4:25 pm

stinkycheezman33holy smokes

stinkycheezman33

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beautiful shot! thanks for sharing :D
Posted Sep 10, 2008 9:25 pm

valizadehIncredibily sharp and ....

valizadeh

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clear; I mean both the photo and the landscape. Thanx
Posted May 27, 2010 10:00 am

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BazZSubmitted by BazZ
on Mar 20, 2007 2:29 pm

Image ID: 279647
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Lat/Lon: 44.99418°N / 6.39027°E
Object Title: Alpine Rose Rhododendron ferrugineum

Image Type(s): Flora, Scenery