Winter Rose

 

The Black Hellebore (Helleborus niger ssp. niger) or commonly called Christmas-Rose is generally found in mountainous areas of Austria on chalky soil. As the name explains it is one of the earliest flowering plants of the year, which sometimes peeps out of the ground in mid-winter surrounded by ice and snow.

Image Details:

Location: near Lilienfeld, Lower Austria
Date: March 21th, 2014
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: Sigma 180/f 2.8 Macro
Aperture: 5
Exposure: 1/400 sec
ISO: 200

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