Alpine Rose <b><i>Rhododendron ferrugineum</b></i>

Alpine Rose Rhododendron ferrugineum

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.
on Mar 20, 2007 2:29 pm
Image Type(s): Flora,  Scenery
Image ID: 279647


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Vladislav - Mar 20, 2007 3:03 pm - Voted 10/10

Beautiful photo!

Thanks for sharing.

Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton - Mar 20, 2007 3:28 pm - Voted 10/10

This is amazing,

where is this photo taken?



BazZ - Mar 20, 2007 3:34 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: This is amazing,

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.


tarol - Mar 20, 2007 3:51 pm - Voted 10/10


Great photo! Love the color and composition :)


BazZ - Mar 22, 2007 5:43 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

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.


Lodewijk - Mar 28, 2007 1:39 pm - Voted 10/10


Prachtige foto, moet een mooie tocht zijn geweest! Groet, Lodewijk


Androsace - Sep 6, 2007 12:03 am - Voted 10/10


Excellent light quality and composition


SteveOs - Oct 18, 2007 3:45 am - Voted 10/10

heaven on earth

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 :)


BazZ - Oct 18, 2007 1:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: heaven on earth

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.


lcarreau - Jan 3, 2008 9:52 pm - Voted 10/10

Aaaaaaaaah !

One of the best landscape photos on Sp. You really captured the essence of the flower and grass!!!


BazZ - Jan 4, 2008 2:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Aaaaaaaaah !

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.


lcarreau - Jan 4, 2008 8:32 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Aaaaaaaaah !

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!!!


Marcsoltan - Sep 1, 2008 4:25 pm - Voted 10/10

Alpine Rose

Ahhhhhhhh, you are in heaven, thanks for taking the rest of us with you by sharing this shot.


stinkycheezman33 - Sep 10, 2008 9:25 pm - Voted 10/10

holy smokes

beautiful shot! thanks for sharing :D


valizadeh - May 27, 2010 10:00 am - Voted 10/10

Incredibily sharp and ....

clear; I mean both the photo and the landscape. Thanx

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