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Anchusa azurea

Anchusa azurea
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Copyright: Ishi Talmon (Ishi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-30
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/22, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-14 5:57
Viewed: 4373
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hervé’s posting of Anchusa crispa yesterday (www.treknature.com/gallery/photo242175.htm) prompted me to show our very blue Anchusa azurea ("Italian bugloss"), with many flowers, about 5 mm in diameter. The tuft of white bristles surrounding the stamen and pistil is to prevent nectar thieves such as small ants from reaching the nectaries without pollinating the flower.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-14 6:53]

Shalom Ishi,
A striking capture of these incredibly blue Anchusa flowers. The colours are obviously not over-saturated and the sharpness and composition are excellent.
Thanks and enjoy your weekend,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-08-14 7:37]

Hello Ishi,
Lovely to see another macro of these pretty bright blue flowers, although a different species from Herve's. Excellet details and wonderful colours. On the whole I love blue flowers, they're not as plentiful as yellow and pink ones. Here in th wild we have plenty of bluebells at the moment and in the garden I'm proud to have a Gentian in flower!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Ishi,

Good close up from this little blue fower with razor sharpness and good pov.
Fine colours.


hello Ishi
beautiful coloured picture
great sharpness and very good details
greeting lou

Hello Ishi
I love the intense blue color of this Anchusa azurea, lighting, sharpness and presentation are superb
Thanks for this beautiful image
Have a good night

Bonjour Ishi,
Merci pour ta publication en réponse. Anchusa italica est une splendide espèce et ton image restitue très fidèlement les nuances de bleu et les caractéristiques de la fleur. Y-a-il beaucoup d'espèces d'Anchusa en Israel?

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