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Ajuga reptans

Ajuga reptans
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Copyright: Jay Meeuwig (Shoot_Score) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 302 N: 670] (2376)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-29
Categories: Flowers, Bushveld
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000, Super -EBC Fujinon Lens Optical Zoom
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-02 23:14
Viewed: 10015
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
aka Blue bugle, Bugleherb, Bugleweed, Carpetweed, Common bugle ...

After the first colour of Spring which was yellow it is refreshing to see the blue of the Bugle[weed].

I hope I have the correct ID of this plant < Dutch name "Zenegroen" , where "groen" is "green"... Ask me not why! >

""Ajuga reptans (Blue bugle, Bugleherb, Bugleweed, Carpetweed, Common bugle) is a herbaceous flowering plant native to Europe. This plant is often used as medicinal and ornamental plant.

The bugle has dark green leaves with purple highlights. It is a spreading ground cover that grows in a dense mat. The leaves grow 2-3 inches high but in the spring it sends up 4-6 inch tall flower stalks with many purple flowers on them. ""
""Bugle is also known as "carpenter's herb" due to its supposed ability to stem bleeding.""
Source: WIKI

""Ajuga or Carpet bugle is a genus of about 40-50 species of annual and perennial herbaceous flowering plants in the mint family Lamiaceae, with most species native to Europe, Asia, and Africa, but also two species in southeastern Australia. They grow to 5-50 cm tall, with opposite leaves.""
Source: WIKI

Selected species
Ajuga australis - Australian Bugle
Ajuga decumbens - Kiransou
Ajuga bombycina
Ajuga bracteosa
Ajuga campylantha
Ajuga campylanthoides
Ajuga chamaepitys - Yellow Bugle
Ajuga chasmophila
Ajuga chia
Ajuga ciliata
Ajuga decaryana
Ajuga decumbens
Ajuga dictyocarpa
Ajuga flaccida
Ajuga forrestii
Ajuga genevensis - Blue Bugle, Geneva Bugleweed
Ajuga glabra
Ajuga iva
Ajuga japonica
Ajuga laxmannii
Ajuga linearifolia
Ajuga lobata
Ajuga lupulina
Ajuga macrosperma
Ajuga makinoi
Ajuga mollis
Ajuga multiflora
Ajuga nipponensis
Ajuga nubigena
Ajuga oblongata
Ajuga oocephala
Ajuga ophrydris
Ajuga orientalis
Ajuga ovalifolia
Ajuga pantantha
Ajuga piskoi
Ajuga postii
Ajuga pygmaea
Ajuga pyramidalis - Pyramidal Bugle
Ajuga relicta
Ajuga remota
Ajuga reptans - Common Bugle
Ajuga robusta
Ajuga salicifolia
Ajuga sciaphila
Ajuga shikotanensis
Ajuga tenorii - Bugleweed
Ajuga vestita
Ajuga xylorrhiza
Ajuga yesoensis

Tech talk: Shot in super-macro mode; handheld.
PP: cropped and scaled; no other adjustments.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-06-03 1:25]
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Hi Jay

A fine capture of these tiny blue bugles and interesting notes and links concerning the specific plant and the many species in the Ajuga genus.

I like the composition with the in-focus inflorescence on the right and the obscure duplication in the BG. The colours are great and you show these little flowers and the hairy buds with lovely details.

Well done and TFS.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-06-03 1:54]

Interesting flowers, Jay. Composition is very nice with the out of focus copy in the back. Lovely colors. Regards,

Hi dear Jay ,
very nice shot from this beautiful flower.
light and sharpness is excellent.

Hi Jay, lovely and fresh composition with splendid flowers, great colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Excelente foto que permite ver todo detalle en la parte superior. Bonitos colores. Desconocía la planta. Saludos Jay.

Hi Jay,
A magnificent shot!
I like so much the capture made of this beautiful blue flower.
We can see it from different angles, in this clear and sharp image.
The tiny round yellow parts of it creates a vibrant contrast.
Very interesting the hairy appearence of the flowers at the top.
I think it's very good the colour saturation and the deep of fied, you got a nicely blurred background.
My compliments and thanks for share it.
Best regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-03 11:57]

Hi Jay.
I am glad you here again. I like this small and beautiful wild plant. You have presented excellently. Delicate colours, nice details and sharpness, impressive blurred BG are looked very well. My best regards and TFS.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-03 15:40]

Hello Jay,
Beautiful flowers.Well caught,framed and composed.POV,colors and lightging are also excellent.

Hi Jay,
let me say that this an interesting flower to see and one I'm not sure I've seen before.Good colour and focus for this one,you know that one of these blooms reminds me of an owl sitting back on a lawn chair,do you see the imaginary owl?.Glad to see a new one up Jay,keep 'em coming.As for myself it is getting hard to get much happening in the way of uploads and critiques because time is something I haven't had a lot of as of late. Bob

Hi Jay.
Great colour and sharpness. Good DOF and very nice of those bugs to hold a pose for you! Very beautiful, well done.
Regards, Steve.

Interesting notes and the composition of the shot is deVINE!!

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