|Copyright: Dorota Mazurowska (blue-velvet29)
|Date Taken: 2007-05-03|
|Camera: Samsung Pro 815|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-05-23 9:12|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Forget-me-nots are the genus Myosotis of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae.|
There are about 50 species in the genus, and among them there is considerable variation. Nevertheless a considerable number of the species fit the same description, of a small (1 cm diameter or less) rather flat 5-petalled blue flower growing profusely on straggly stems, flowering in spring. Colour variation is not unusual within species, and white or pink forms are quite likely to be seen. They are popular in gardens, and cultivated forms often show a mixture of colours.
Forget-me-nots can be annual or perennial plants. Their root systems are generally diffuse. Their seeds are found in small, tulip shaped pods along the stem to the flower. The pods attach to clothing when brushed against and eventually fall off, leaving the small seed within to germinate elsewhere. The seeds can be collected by putting a piece of paper under the stems and shaking them. The seed pods and some seeds will fall out.
They are widely distributed. Most Myosotis species are endemic to New Zealand, though one or two European species, especially the Wood Forget-me-not, Myosotis sylvatica have been introduced in most of the temperate regions of Europe, Asia and America. Myosotis scorpioides is also known as scorpion grass.
In the United States of America, the forget-me-not is the state flower of Alaska, precisely the Myosotis alpestris.
Forget-me-nots are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Setaceous Hebrew Character.
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- [2007-05-23 9:44]
good focus nice colors nice blurred dark background
that's a beautiful arrangement, I like the colours and also the nice flower.
The BG is a little noisy, anyway brilliant colours, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- [2007-05-23 14:22]
hi Dorota, nice shot with good colours nad useful notice.
i love this flower so much.i took them too but it was not so sharp.you done it perfectly
- [2007-05-23 18:25]
Hello Dorota, what a powerful macro work, the blue flowers are outstanding. very good POV, composition, and sharpness.. well done
- [2007-05-24 4:41]
très belle réalisation, les couleurs sont puissantes , la composition équilibrée.