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Green Alkanet


Green Alkanet
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-25
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Canon EF-S 18-55, Close-up +1
Exposure: f/inf, 1/50 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-28 11:09
Viewed: 4392
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Green Alkanet (Pentaglottis sempervirens), member of the Boraginaceae family, is a bristly, perennial plant growing to approximately 60cm to 90cm in height usually in damp or shaded places and often close to buildings.
The oval, pointed leaves are rough and covered with hairs. The lower leaves in the basal rosette have no stalks, but the upper ones on the stems have stalks.
The bright blue flowers appear from April to July and arise from the upper leaf axils in clusters with two small leaves behind them. The flowers are edible (to decorate salads, foods and drinks).
The Green Alkanet originated from France and the Iberian Peninsula and was brought to Britain for the red dye which can be extracted from its roots. Subsequently, the plant spread to the wild and is known to have naturalised throughout Europe and some coastal regions of North America.

I found a colony of this plant on a damp, between the railways of the tram and a little wood along the Royal domain of Laeken.
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La Buglosse toujours verte (Pentaglottis sempervirens) est une plante vivace de 30 à 90 cm, hispide, rameuse, à grosse racine. On la retrouve dans les talus et lieux ombragés, souvent proches des habitations.
Ses feuilles sont ovales, acuminées, minces et rugueuses, sont couvertes de poils. Ses petites fleurs de 5-6 mm d’un bleu lumineux apparaissent d’avril à juillet.
Elle est originaire du Sud-Ouest de la France et de l’Espagne et s’est répandue à travers l’Europe et l’Amérique du Nord. Elle a été importée en Grande-Bretagne pour la teinture rouge que l’on extrayait de ses racines.

J'ai trouvé cette buglosse dans un talus entre les voies du tram et un petit bois qui longe le domaine royal de Laeken.

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Hello Catherine,

I love the strong off centre composition here. This is a little bit a surprise to me because I would probably compose it differently and your composition is IMHO opinion excellent. I have learned something, Thanks.
TFS
Mark

Bonjour Catherine,
J'aime beaucoup cette composition, les détails, teintes de couleurs et la douceur de cette photo. Le tout donne un résultat harmonieux, bravo!
Claudine

Excellent composition, the flower and bug are first class. Good DoF and nicely sharp. Good work. regards h

Hi Catherine!!
Great composition of this photo didnt't let me walk out without good comment! Nice colours, clear and sharp. Well done!!
Cheers
Adrian

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-04-28 13:49]

bonjour Catherine,
excellente association de couleurs et de miniatures, deux petites choses très mignones. C'est très frais et joliment composé.

gl

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2008-04-28 22:32]

Bonjour Catherine,
Merci pour vos critiques constructives. A mon tour de vous dire à quel point j'apprécie votre photo. La composition est un régal et le cadre discret la souligne parfaitement. Netteté et PdC sont bonnes. Vous me faites découvrir une jolie fleur et la coccinelle ajoute un bonus exquis. Merci aussi pour la note bilingue dans l'esprit de TN...
Le 400D est dans de bonnes mains, compliments !
Amicalement,
Christian
www.hautesavoiephotos.com

Hello Catherine,

nicely composed, good of sharpness and with beautiful colours.
Also an very good BG, DOF and POV.

Gert

Hello Catherine
Very good details, both of the flower and the insect!
Well done
Oana

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