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Aquilegia vulgaris

Aquilegia vulgaris
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Copyright: Mn Gl (marjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-12
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Herbs used in medicine, Flower(purple/violet)II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-13 11:48
Viewed: 4292
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Aquilegia vulgaris is a species of Aquilegia native to Europe. It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 1.2 m tall, with branched, thinly hairy stems. The leaves are pinnate, with the basal leaflets themselves trifoliate.

To traditional herbalists columbine was considered sacred to Venus; carrying a posy of it could arouse the affections of a loved one. Nicholas Culpeper recommended it to ease the pains of childbirth. In modern herbal medicine it is used as an astringent and diuretic.[1]

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Hi Marjan,
Excellent capture of this flowers!
I like the details got on the main one, and the colour saturation got.
Very appropiated the DOF and the way all the elements become softly blurred, even the background.
Useful the use of the fired flash.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Joli détail de l'intérieur de la fleur.
Bonne journée.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-05-14 9:40]

Hi Marjan,

a lovely shot, the colours and sharpness are superb. It's always fascinating to know about the uses and history of plants throughout the ages.

Many thanks,


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