Narcissus Picture

Experimenting with exposure time and contre-jour

Narcissus, from Greek Narkissos, derived from ναρκη (narke) meaning "sleep, numbness," in Greek mythology was a hunter from the territory of Thespiae in Boeotia who was renowned for his beauty. He was the son of a river god named Cephissus and a nymph named Liriope. He was exceptionally proud, in that he disdained those who loved him. Nemesis saw this and attracted Narcissus to a pool where he saw his own reflection in the water and fell in love with it, not realizing it was merely an image. Unable to leave the beauty of his reflection, Narcissus died. Narcissus is the origin of the term narcissism, a fixation with oneself. (Wikipedia…

The flowers are named after the Greek myth. In German they are simply called Osterglocken. Btw. they smell wonderful!
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