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Copyright: Jacqueline Schnepp (Noisette) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1714 W: 4 N: 2351] (7821)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-05
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Three of A Kind [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-04-11 8:58
Viewed: 4176
Points: 86
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Anemone nemorosa
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Anemone nemorosa is an early-spring flowering plant in the genus Anemone in the family Ranunculaceae. Common names include (European*) wood anemone, windflower, (European*) thimbleweed and smell fox, an allusion to the musky smell of the leaves. It is a perennial herbaceous plant, growing in early spring from 5 to 15 cm tall.
(*American wood anemone is Anemone quinquefolia, a different species in the same genus. American thimbleweed, Rudbeckia laciniata, is an entirely unrelated plant.)

The plants start blooming soon after the foliage emerges from the ground. The leaves are divided into three segments and the flowers, produced on short stems, are held above the foliage with one flower per stem. They grow from underground root-like stems called rhizomes and the foliage dies back down by mid summer (summer dormant). The rhizomes spread just below the soil surface, forming long spreading clumps that grow quickly, contributing to its rapid spread in woodland conditions, where they often carpet large areas.
The flower is 2 cm diameter, with six or seven petal-like segments (actually tepals) with many stamens. In the wild the flowers are usually white, but may be pinkish, lilac or blue, and often have a darker tint to the back of the 'petals'. The flowers lack both fragrance and nectar and it has been suggested by some authors that they are primarily self-pollinated, but it has also been demonstrated that they are pollinated by bees and other insects that visit the flowers to collect pollen (Shirreffs 1985).
Yellow wood anemone, Anemone ranunculoides, also known as the buttercup anemone, is a similar plant with slightly smaller flowers of rich yellow colouring.

Medicinal uses
The plant contains poisonous chemicals that are toxic to animals including humans, but it has also been used as a medicine. All parts of the plant contain protoanemonin, which can cause severe skin and gastrointestinal irritation.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-04-11 9:32]

Hi Jacqueline.
I like wonderful subject as well as the brilliant quality of the image. Both are superb. The details of the white flowers, reproduction of the petal's colour tone are outstanding. DOF is selected perfectly. Leaves of the plant are reflected so skillfully as flowers. I like nice blurriness of the dry leaves on the ground too. Bravo. Perfect, refined work.

Ciao Jacqueline, splendid trio, lovely composition with superb sharpness, very well done, Happy Easter to you, ciao Silvio

Hello Jacqueline, splendid anemones and you photographed them expertly. Happy Easter you too.

Hello Jacqueline, great macro shot of these beautiful anemones.
TFS and happy Easter!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-04-11 10:31]

Hello Jacqueline,
Fantastic photo in very beautiful light and colours. The sharp details in the flowers are amazing. Great dark blurred and contrasting BG. Very good POV, composition and DOF.
Have a good Eastern Weekend,

hello Jacqueline
a great sharpness picture
good composition and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-04-11 11:43]

Hi Jacqueline. You have taken Three very beautiful white Anemone nemorosa flower. The detail in the petals is first class.with bright colours. You hae used the light for such a natural look. well done TFs.

hi Jacqueline
wonderful scene and glance with beautiful details,
well done TFS

bonjour Jacqueline

une très belle photographie de ces jolies fleurs,
excellent POV et DOF, superb focus avec d'excellents
netteté et détails, j'aime également de voir des détails
dans le blurred background, TFS


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2009-04-11 12:23]

Hi Jacqueline,

I love the light and clarity of the image. It is not easy to catch all those fine details in white flowers.

Well done!



Ciao Jacqueline,
a splendid picture of Anemone nemorosa taken with very good sharpness in a pleasant composition, very beautiful natural colours, i like the soft light, well done.
Have a good Easter Weekend

Bonjour Jaqueline,
Très beau trio d'anémones des bois, avec une netteté parfaite et un bon dosage de la luminosité.

Ohhh... a perfectly taken macro capture of these spring beauties Jacqueline. Details on white petals are superb.
Wonderful composition too MF!
Happy Easter! All the best!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-04-11 15:54]

Bonjour Jacqueline
Jolie presentation de ces Anemone.Bon PDV et image bien en focus.Excellent detail et jolie couleurs.Bonne Paques également
Merci Michel

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-04-12 1:36]

Hi Jacqueline,
wow what a shot. the texture is well seen in clarity and sharpness. I love the soft white petals glowing in the blurry background making it so pretty and attractive. I like the three in that special arrangement.


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-04-12 2:25]

Bonjour Jacqueline !
Joyeuses Pâques de tout votre coeur et vous souhaite à votre famille!
Merci pour cette belle image.
Bonne vacances,

Buen control de la luz para esas bellas anemonas Jacqueline. En muy zona no son muy abundantes ya que este terreno es principalmente de secano, casi desértico !

Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-04-12 15:50]

Salut Jacqueline,on a beaucoup des ces anemons dans nos forets,je suis surprise pour l'impressionante qualite' des details de ta photo!!Pas facile un resultat comme ca pour une photo capture' dans l'ombre! Vraiment un travail de grande classe,mes plus gros compliments et bonne semaine,Luciano

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-04-12 22:21]

Hello Jacqueline,
A fine capture of three Wood Anemone flowers taken from a great POV with perfect exposure, sharpness and set in a pleasing composition that includes the leaves against a contrasting BG.
Thanks and best wishes,

Hi Jaqueline,

nice picture from an flower where I have from posting an whole serie in 2008.
And in my serie from now I shall also posting an picture.
You have presented this with an good pov, details and with fine colours.

Bonjour Jacqueline,

Beautiful composition with an Anemone nemorosa trio - in our mountains this specie blossoms a little bit later, now the "star", in the genus is A. ranunculoides, the yellow flower You also mentioned.
Compo and sharpness are absolutely beautiful, but a bit more contrast and a very slight level correction in Photoshop wouldn't hurt to the image, as well as a bit of noise reduction. Unfortunately my workshop limit is over for today. 8 out of 10 on my personal rankings.
Tfs, have a nice Easter, László

Hey, Jacqueline,

thanks for sharing these beauties - haha, they look like three gracious sisters to me : ) lovely details, colours and composition.

Man Yee

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-04-13 14:32]

Hello Jaqueline,
You got the three sisters here, very beautiful composition and
texture.. Well done


Bonjour Jacqueline,
Superbe prise de vue Macro de ces jolies petites fleurs (anémones), belle netteté et jolies couleurs,
belle lumière et détails , jolie composition et présentation.
tous mes cmpliments

Hallo Jacqueline
This is a plain but yet so beautiful photo and flower. Thanks for sharing this very dainty and pretty flower with us, and especially me, as it is very eye-catching and striking. A lovely close-up, with sharp details. Thanking you also for the interesting notes supplied. Kind regards

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-04-14 1:04]

Hi Jacqueline,
Good exposure,
Beautiful flowers..."Anemone nemorosa"
Beautiful light and colours,
The sharp details.

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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2009-04-14 11:46]

Hello Jacqueline
A beautiful composition and excellent shot to appreciate the shape, size and texture of these beautiful Anemones.
Interesting note too.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-04-14 13:40]

Merhaba Jacqueline,
çok zarif bir kompozisyon; renkler, netlik ve pozlama harika olmuş.
Tebrik ederim.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-04-14 15:16]

Les jolies petites anémones... Ce sont des fleurs vraiment très bellezs, et tu as su capturer leur beauté à travers ton appareil photo pour nous les montrer ici. Les détails sont excellents, mais j'aime bien aussi les couleurs très naturelles et cette merveilleuse composition. Félicitations !

Hola Jacqueline

Foto fantastica, con las tres flores perfectas. He estado viendo tus trabajos y son excelentes y un colorido muy vistoso. Gracias por el comentario de la amapola.
Un saludo Antonio

Hi Jacqueline,
A nice capture of these beautiful flowers. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Bonjour Jacqueline
excellent macro shot and great selection to celebrate your festival. sharp details, POV/DOF, lighting and colors great, but especially white balance or exposure wonderful.
thanks for sharing this beauty, best wishes

Hy Jacqueline
The spring anemone season is still open! I like how you managed to capture the texture of the petals.

Bonjour Jacqueline,
Bonne composition sous un excellent angle de prise de vue et une profondeur de champ bien maitrisée permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Bonjour Jacqueline,

La prise de vue permet de voir avec précision les détails et les couleurs des anémones. Les feuilles cadrent bien les fleurs. Les couleurs sont rehaussées par la qualité de la lumière. Bonne journée.


Chère Jacqueline

Juste avant le travail, je fais un petit tour dans TN et m'arrête sur cette belle image, refraichissante et tonifiante. J'aime la simplicité des fleurs et de la prise de vue. Les détails dans les pötales sont superbes. Je garderai cette image dans ma tête pour le reste de la journée... au bureau.



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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2009-05-27 0:51]

Hi Jacqueline,

Lovely shot of these pretty and tiny white flowers. Excellent clarity and sharpness. I like the presentation a lot and the POV too. The details are lovely. TFS.


Hello Jacqueline, I like this photo a lot. the colors are very reals, and its POV is very fine.
Thank for your explanation about this flowers.
I think that color realy are very reals.
Best Regards from Tandil - Bs As. Argentina.

Bravo Jacqueline, bonne netteté de ces fleurs , couleurs pas facile a prendre, bon pov et super bg
bien vu, merci

Bonjour Jacqueline.

Bravo pour cette magnifique photographie d'anémones. Belle présentation du sujet et très belle netteté des fleurs. Bonne opposition entre le blanc des pétales et le gris de leurs nervures, assez difficile à réaliser. Belle opposition aussi entre la tonalité générale des fleurs et le feuillage vert soutenu.

Merci pour ce partage.

A bientôt pour d'autres photographies et bonne journée.


Hello Jacqueline,

Excellent details in the shining white petals, very well exposed!
The trio is a reliable sign of spring and I can't wait to see them again hehehe...
A good close-up of the delicate flowers, well framed with three of a kind!

Pablo -

Hi Jacqueline,
A striking image with a interesting perspective.Correct exposure has brought out the intricate details on the petals and pollen buds.Nice contrasting BG.

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  • gasson (126)
  • [2011-04-15 4:19]

Salut Jacqueline, a shot beautiful in its simplicity. Your subject, the wood anemone, is a sure harbinger of Spring freshness and your photo does it justice in its own freshness.

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