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Wild blue flax

Wild blue flax
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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-05
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EFS 17-85 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Blue Things, Flower(blue) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-08 20:26
Viewed: 8844
Points: 12
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Wild blue flax
linum perenne L. ssp. lewisii (Pursh) Hult.

I love the colour of flax with it's dainty sky blue blossoms. There are over 100 species of flax world wide and 3 grow here in Alberta including one that has yellow flowers.

Natives used flax to treat boils, and an eye poultice was made by crushing fresh leaves and as a shampoo.

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Hi Janice,
Beautiful flowers captured against a fine dark BG...Good composition and color...Well done...


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-09 19:21]
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They are very dainty indeed, though they look just a shade soft to me (or is it my monitor?)

Hi Janice,
Beautiful photo of this lovely colored flower. The sunlight illuminated them perfectly. I like the group of flowers you captured. I think you did capture the first two in good focus, but it would have been nice if the one in the back would be sharp as well. You had enough speed to cranck up the f-stop.

Hello Janice,
Beautiful color, balance, and excellent choice of D/F. The image appears a little over exposed, but a very good image...

Hi Janice,
Beautiful flowers and a very nice shot too.
- Nirmal

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  • fanni Silver Workshop Editor [C: 5 W: 0 N: 7] (96)
  • [2008-07-11 11:27]

Hi Janice,
very lovely flowers, very soft and of a beautiful light-blue colour. I like the way they are against the dark background.

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