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Phleum pratense

Phleum pratense
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-15
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Blue Things III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-01-24 4:55
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Points: 36
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Last summer I saw these blueish herbs on an alpine meadow and was quite impressed by their blue coloration. I have taken a picture to know more about them. Unfortunately I didn't find a precise ID. I think, but I'm not sure, that it could be a species of Phleum.
If somebody has an idea , I woud be very grateful for a correct ID.
I have seen the plants at an altitude of about 1500m.

Thanks to Ivan, Peter and Lou to have confirmed the ID.
It's most probably: PHLEUM PRATENSE with a special coloration

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Dear Anne,
Unfortunately I can't help with the ID, but the composition's beautiful, sharpness is excellent and DoF is the best possible, while light management is superb. Exceptional post, bravo!
Friendly regards, László

Hi Anne
Very interesting species and beautiful photo. The composition, the BG and the colours are excellent.

Ciao Anne. So natural, so intrigant.Fine details. Wonderful light and colours. Interesting POV trought the grass.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-24 5:13]

Lovely image of these little stems with bluish flowers, good composition, how about one closeup. tfs.

bonjour Anne

jolie composition de ces plantes/fleurs, avec un excellent POV
et cadrage approprié, belle lumičre, excellent focus netteté details,



Good composition Anne. A close-up of the flowers would be useful in the determination. regards Yiannis

Good day dear Anne,
well this is not the type of image which will make me jump of my chair, but lovely, peaceful, dreamy shot with good technical qualities! Bravo
George Veltchev

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-24 6:20]

Hello Anne,
superb shot in its exciting vertical view. so pretty and very well composed in a graphical style. how I like looking at hte blues standing against the green background.
the shiny reflection on the flowers gives an attractive scenery.
Very well composed indeed.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-01-24 6:54]

Bonjour Anne,
A very fine capture of what I think is a purple-flowering variety of Phleum pratense.
The lighting shows the flower heads up well against the dark natural BG with good sharpness and natural colours.
Merci et bonne soirée,

hello Anne
very nice shot with this bleu grass
great details and good sharpness
i think alaso a specie of
greeting lou

Hello Anne,
Splendid capture, very simple and lovely composition with outstanding details and focus.
Amazing sharpness and exceptional natural colors.
Thanks for sharing!

A lot of men on TN. It shows. Had I posted this shot it would have been overlooked. It is indeed an important shot in nature which is all together frequently overlooked. I have a few but none of this species which I suspect are more common over there Anne. A fine job. Somebody had to do it and none better than you with your delicate touch in photography.

Hi Anne,
simple, but beautiful. Perfect sharpness. Nice colours. Amazing composition.
Thanks for sharing.

Ciao Anne, beautiful composition with lovely flowers, splendid colors, wonderful light and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-24 10:52]

Hello Anne,
Many years ago I was a specialist in grasses. I'm sure: this is Phleum pratense in a bit of strange colouring. Beautiful photo in nice colours, good sharpness and an attractive OOF BG.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-01-24 22:18]

Hi Anna.
These plants are really fine and you managed to reflects their beauty very well. I like excellent sharpness of the grass and nice blurriness of the surroundings. Lights and darks create a nice esthetic effect. TFS and best wishes. Well done.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-01-24 23:30]

Hi Anne,
Excellent composition with this Poa plants, TFS!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-01-25 13:29]

Hi Anne,
wonderful composition, color, clarity, and have done a very nice 3D effect.
Congratulations, Best Regards ..

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