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Blue-eyed grass

Blue-eyed grass
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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: 2007-07-11
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EFS 17-85 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Flower(blue) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-14 6:08
Viewed: 3648
Points: 24
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Blue-eyed grass
Sisyrinchium montanum Greene

Prairie, Aspen, Parkland, Boreal Forest, Montane, Sub-alpine

Along the edge of the river I found this dainty violet colour flower. It has 6 notched and awned petals. It grows from 19 to 30mm tall and can have up to 5 flowers per stem. The leaves are grass like, very narrow with transparent margins at the base. It loves to grow out of old dead leaves or decaying plant matter.

There are 50 to 60 species of of Sisyrinchium in North and South America including the West Indies.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-07-14 6:23]

Sweet, simple, delightful!
I love the soft colours of this delicate grass which is so easily overlooked.

Hola Janice.
Una sencilla imagen con una flor preciosa.
Muy bien captada, con un color muy suave.
Un saludo, JL.

Elegant, delicate little bloom - well composed. THe solitary flower is perfectly sharp!

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-07-14 11:57]

Hi Janice.
Beautiful picture.I like this simple composition with your perfect point of view and amazing soft nuances of colors.This little blossom looks very fragile and against blurry BG he is very beautiful.Well done.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-07-14 15:02]

Hi janice,
This is one of my favorite little flower. Excellent sharpness , very nice details and color.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-07-14 15:06]

Janice, there seems to be some noise on the bg, but, apart from that, a lovely and beautiful capture. I do enjoy composition and the blurred bg.

The flower is nicely exposed and carries some fine detail Janice.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-14 18:59]

Hello Janice

I love this stuff.It grows wild beside my pond,but I have no idea how it got there.You have captured it's tiny beauty very nicely.The details are excellent with lovely colours.Excellent POV and DOF.TFS


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-15 1:32]

Hello Janice,
So, this grows in the wild in Alberta, how lovely! I adore it and have it, as well as a white one, in my garden. Excellent capture, very sharp and fine colours. I like the way it is very nicely isolated from the background.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hello Janice,
This flower is so delicate and so well captured!
Lovely soft-crisp texture in the petals, very attractive colours...
Well composed presentation!
Pablo -

Hello Janice,
Try using an F-stop of F/11 so that the stem also is in focus in these type of shots. This would make the photo more presentable as the complete plant would be focused to the audience.
The flower is well taken, and is beautiful...

Hi Janice,
Nice macro of an interesting flower. Good composition and DOF.
Thanks for sharing.
- Nirmal

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