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Gentiana purpurea

Gentiana purpurea
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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: 2010-07-27
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-29 4:35
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Purple Gentian
Gentiane pourpre

Family: Gentianaceae
Genus: Gentiana
Size: 20-60cm
Distribution: W'Alps, Apennine, Norway.
Altitude: 1200m-2800m

Purple gentians are among the most beautiful alpine flowers. They are quite seldom and protected.
Their smell recalls the rose. Bumblebees are the main pollinators of this flower. The roots give the best Gentiana liquor!

Peter Roos (batu), Dieter Meyer (meyerd) and me have been for a day on the Moosalp for a day-excursion. We have had a great time and have seen various interesting creatures and flowers. I hope that they will post also some of their pictures taken that day.

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Ciao Anne. Perfect DOf and intrigant playing of light. Beautiful bright colours.


hello Anne
super sharpness flower with great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Liebe Anne,
Herzlichen Dank fuer diese interessante Geschichte - I remember well the horrible taste of this ''magen-einrenkenden Schnapses''.

Ich kann jedoch mich nicht erinnern, diese Pflanze in den Bergen gesehen zu haben. Kommt sie haeufig vor?

Eine schoene tief-rote Blume.

Freue mich fuer Dich, dass Du eine gute Zeit in den Bergen hattest - obwohl Du Hummeln riskieren musstest - um dieses schoene Photo zu produzieren.

Herzliche Gruesse

Ciao Anne, beautiful flower with fantastic colors, lovely composition with wonderful blurry BG, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Extremely well managed light in this close-up picture of a beautiful flower endemic to your part of the world, Anne.
I love the colour of its petals.
Thanks for sharing this lovely image and warm regards.

Hi Anne,
A nice capture of this beautiful flower. Very good details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-07-29 9:00]

Interesting image of beautiful species of flowers or is it buds. Very deep red which you have exposed correctly. tfs.

Merci Anne pour cette très belle gentiane pourpre,
Je crois ne l'avoir jamais rencontré.
Ta photo restitue bien les teintes, et la finesse des détails.

Bonsoir Anne,
Superbe gentiane d'un rouge sang assez inhabituel chez les fleurs. Très intéressants détails, y compris ce petit criquet qui a essayé de se cacher. J'imagine que les prairies alpines sont dans leur splendeur actuellement. Profitez-en bien! Amitiés,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-07-29 20:59]

Hi Anne,
Splendid photo of this nice and interesting Gentiana purpurea, TFS!

Hallo Anne
A lovely macro from your lens. What a delight to look at such a beautiful shot, filled with warm and rich colours. The detail captured is great and pleasant to look at and admire. The striking flower's details is very beautiful and eye-catching. Thanks for sharing this pretty image. I like the full framed composition and viewpoint. Best regards

Hi Anne,
Great capture and well presented, of this uniquely coloured flower.It seems to be a rather strong plant.Sharp subject with strong contrasting BG.

Hi, anne,
Thanks for this show so beautiful gentian of the Alps.
Best regards,

Liebe Anne,
das ist kein typisches Anne- Bild! Aber mir hat mich sofort in die Augen gestochen wegen der Farbenpracht, der Schärfe und des Kontrastreichtums. Du hast aus meiner Sicht zum ersten Mal ein Bild geblitzt. Gut gelungen. Ich bin gespannt,was Du sonst noch an Überraschungen auf Lager hast.
Ich war mit 3 Enkeln und 3 Photoapparaten am Cousimbert zum Abendrot unterwegs. Die Chnübel lernen rasch!
Herzlich grüsst Dich

Hi Anne,

A beautiful photo of a stunning flower. The contrast of the darker colour against an almost black background works well in this photo. Lovely colour, detail and sharpness. Regards,

Bonjour Anne,
Très belle espèce de Gentiane, que je ne n'ai pas encore eu l'occasion de rencontrer. L'utilisation du flash est bien choisie pour les contrastes, la profondeur de champs et l'intensité des couleurs.

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