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Blick von der Wasserkuppe

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Comments (13)

FWWS! on March 6, 2009

Very nice landscape...Voted...

Alice Pires on March 8, 2009

Beautiful photo!Very nice colours!!Greetings,Alice

Gernot Baur on March 14, 2009

FWWS and Alice, thank you very much for your comments! ave a nice weekend!!

pedrocut on March 30, 2009

Gernot B,

Greetings from England.

The landscape looks to be lovely walking country.

Do you know what plants make the purple area in the foreground?

Regards Peter

Gernot Baur on April 4, 2009

Hello pedrocut, thanks for the visit. The purple flowers are called "Weidenröschen" (Epilobium angustifolium). I´m sorry but i don´t know the english Name.

pedrocut on April 5, 2009

Thank you Gernot B

The common name for the flower is Rosebay Willowherb in English. It is a quite common flower but I, personally, have not seen it in such a dense and confined cluster, it adds lovely colour to your photo.

It is an interesting plant from a British point of view as in the 1700’s it was considered a garden plant and a rare escape to be a rare woodland plant. But in the 20th Century there was an explosion in population and it became one of the most successful colonizers of wasteland.

During the First World War it flourished in the woodland that had been felled (and probably burnt) to supply timber for the war effort. And in the Second World War it flourished in the ruins after bombing raids and became known as Bombweed. It is still called by some as Fireweed.

(Info from Flora Britannica)

Perhaps the area in your shot had been at some point burned and provides a haven for it?

Very Best Wishes, Peter

Gernot Baur on April 8, 2009

Peter, many thanks for the information. I´ve heard that this plant likes areas with much kalk or nitrogen in the soil. After a fire is also very fertile soil. The "Wasserkuppe" is an area which is used by gliders since nearly 100 years. Perhaps the area has been bombed in World War II due to its importance as training for pilots.

Best wishes, Gernot

vilumsone on November 13, 2009


Martin Ma on November 26, 2009

Schöner PanoramaBlick

kriszta13 on December 4, 2009

Eine wunderschöne Aufnahme, angereichert durch interessante Infos in den Kommentaren. Die Farben sind ganz nach meinem Geschmack!

Gruß, Christa

Dieter Hockertz on February 4, 2010

Am Wochenende war ich dort noch ziemlich in der Nähe. Schönes Panorama.

VG Dieter

gustl on March 15, 2010

tolle Landschaft, sehr schönes Bild!

Gruß aus dem Münsterland


c. bayernengel on February 22, 2012

hübsches Bild, like ♥ Liebe Grüße von bayernengel. ✿ܓ

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 27, 2009
  • Attribution-No Derivative Works
    by Gernot Baur
    • Camera: RICOH Caplio R5
    • Taken on 2008/07/23 17:07:02
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/810)
    • Focal Length: 6.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -2.00 EV
    • No flash