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Vinca minor

Vinca minor
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Copyright: Fabrizio Menin (ciopper13) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 129 W: 0 N: 353] (1772)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-26
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Alfa A100, 18-70 mm Macro Sony, CF Extreme IV 4GB, Dorr DHG Macro Achromat
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-29 6:49
Viewed: 3081
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
M.Lonzina m.234 Parco Naturale Colli Euganei
Latitude 45°21'75" N
Longitude 11°43'73"E
Vinca minor is a trailing, viny subshrub, spreading along the ground and rooting along the stems to form large clonal colonies and occasionally scrambling up to 40 cm high but never twining or climbing. The leaves are evergreen, opposite, 2-4.5 cm long and 1-2.5 cm broad, glossy dark green with a leathery texture and an entire margin.
The flowers are solitary in the leaf axils and are produced mainly from early spring to mid summer but with a few flowers still produced into the autumn; they are violet-purple (pale purple or white in some cultivated selections), 2-3 cm diameter, with a five-lobed corolla. The fruit is a pair of follicles 2.5 cm long, containing numerous seeds.
The closely related species Vinca major is similar but larger in all parts, and also has relatively broader leaves with a hairy margin.

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Hi Fabrizio,

We have lots of flowers today and yours is up there with the best, i love the rain drops on the petals,
Lovely colours, and strong composition,
Best Regards,


hello Fabrizio
thanks you have here a beauty with nice waterdrops on the flower
great sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-03-29 10:12]

Bellissimo POV e bellissime le goccioline...la prossima volta mi porto lo spruzzatore..ehehe..buona serata! Luciano.

Hello Fabrizio,
Very nice capture with excellent colors, details and splendid water droplets.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-03-29 22:23]

Hi Fabrizio,
Splendid lights and colors on this photo of Vincaminor, TFS!

Fabrizio Menin you are my hero today with this shot my new friend! Well done and welcome to Treknature!
George Veltchev

Bonjour Fabrizio,
La rosée est peut-être un peu trop abondante mais les sujets sont tout de même relativement bien valorisés dans une bonne composition.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-04-02 23:19]

Hi Fabrizio.
This picture is also very cute. Especially I like pleasant smooth surroundings. It underlines he beauty and details of the flowers very well. I am not sure that stopping is the best. However, it is not a point. My best regards.

Hi Fabrizio,
Very nice image of these beautiful flowers, good sharpness details with lovely natural colours, point of view and composition are great,
Thanks for sharing have a nice Sunday,
Best Regards,

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