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Gentiana verna in Alps

Gentiana verna in Alps
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Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-05-19
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon IXUS 400, Canon 36-108mm équiv
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wild Flowers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-06 3:44
Viewed: 4014
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Common name : Spring gentian – Scientific name : Gentiana verna – Family : Gentianaceae.
Description : Hidden among the short grass on stony hillsides and mountains, spring gentians often go unnoticed, but when you do find them they stop you in your tracks with their startling deep blue flowers. The flowers are typically 15 to 20 mm across and 20 to 25 mm long. These lovely perennial wild flowers prefer lime-free soil. They flower from April until June, and they are far from common and should not be picked. You can find them up to 3000m altitude.
Photo : Slightly cropped, resized and framed in 800x600 for TN.
I made this picture in Alps mountain at about 1700m on slope of Tournette.

dew77, wallhalla15, scottevers7, chiliu, marhowie, honza, coasties, red45, halki, AndyB, mishe, Luc has marked this note useful
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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-06 4:26]

Hello Christian!
Wonderful flowers.DOF,framing,colors,crisp clear details,sharpness and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)

Superbe photo Christian, ces gentianes sont d'une couleur vraiment magnifique, un superbe bleu !

Hello Christian!
very nice close up.POV,DOF and composition are perfect as always.Thanks for sharing.

Christian, a nice capture. Composition is great and good colours too. A good one, very well done.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-08-06 6:28]

Hi Christian,
superb colours and sharpness with DOF. Beautiful flowers. Good note.
Rgs, Aleksander

Hi Christian,
I can see why you say they stop you in your tracks. The color is beautiful. Nice composition and detail.

Hi christian,
Very beautiful colour, nice composition.

Very nice capture Taz! Excellent exposure, DOF, colors and details. Bright and cheerful, the simple beauty shines through the frame..Very well composed, Great work!

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-08-06 9:01]

Bonjour Christian, le bleu Gentiane n'est pas une dénomination surfaite!! Magnifique capture de cette plante superbe en couleurs. Mes félicitations Didier.

Beautiful colors on the flowers! The blue flower is rare color and you captured it gorgeously. The composition is excellent. TFS!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-08-06 12:37]

Christian, once more, I have to tell you I'm impressed with the sharpness you get in your pictures.

Besides, as always, great pov, vivid colors and excellent composition.

Congratulations; it's a pleasure to check this picture.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-08-06 16:45]

Beautiful Gentiana Christian. Perfect composition and very nice colors.

These are lovely blooms, Christian. I like how you've placed them in the frame for peaceful interesting effect: nice compostion!

Hello Christian

Nice colours in the shot. Good light and details. Nicely composed. Well done.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2005-08-07 6:17]

Hi Christian,

Another great shot. I like the light and the colors in this pic.The blue is magnificent.
You were lucky to see these beatiful flowers.


Nice composition and great colours Taz. Well done on keeping the flowers sharp. Regards Rob

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-08-07 14:58]

Piêkne kwiaty Christian, doskonale sfotografowane. Well done.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-08-08 2:52]

I live this one and the sharpness is excellent. Very good exposure as well.

Very well done and thanks for posting

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-08-08 3:43]

Like two, blue, arty umbrellas in the middle of meadow. Great composition and colours Christian. Beautifull flowers.

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-08-08 10:46]

Hello Christian!
Wonderful flowers.DOF,POV,sharpness,details and composition are beautiful.Thanks for posting.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-08-08 18:57]

Hello Christian,
A very nice shot.
Nice vivid colours and good sharp detail.
Great work,well done.

Have a great vacation.

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2005-08-15 16:50]

Salut Christian!
Excellent photo.
Colours,clarity and sharpness are excellent.
Best wishes and regards,

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-19 21:30]

Hi Christian, I do not have the time to write a decent comment. I give to you the well deserved smiley. J'ai vu récemment le film: Le Battement d'ailes du Papillon. Je me demande quel effet le visionnement de belles photos peut avoir comme répercussion dans l'économie de l'univers...

Thank you for sharing pictures and notes and for the enjoyment which they give to me.

Have a wonderfull weekend!

Good shot Christian,
Good detail and great POV. Well composed. Good colours & notes. Perfectly exposed
Well captured, thanks for posting.

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  • lybil Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 5 N: 2] (25)
  • [2006-05-28 16:58]

C'est vraiment magnifique cette couleur bleue... le IXUS le rend surper bien avec la texture... Félicitation pour votre gallerie impressionnante également. Hélas, dans ce "Bas-Pays" (verlan), je ne pas rivaliser... vivement les vacances aux bercailles pour mitrailler :-)

Just perfect!
Excellent colors POV framing and details.

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