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Forget Me Not


Forget Me Not
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Copyright: Tanya Gobenko (tanichka2012) (13)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-08
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-02-09 10:51
Viewed: 2472
Points: 1
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In Ukraine Forget Me Not species are very rare and are now endangered. I saw these flowers when I was walking down a very steep hill from my hiking trip in Carpathians! :)
Facts from Wikipedia:
There are approximately fifty species in the genus, with much variation. Most have small (1 cm diameter or less) flat, 5-lobed blue, pink or white flowers with yellow centers, growing on scorpioid cymes. They bloom in spring. Leaves are alternate. Popular in gardens, Forget-me-nots prefer moist habitats and where they are not native, they have escaped to wetlands and riverbanks. They can tolerate partial sun and shade.
In a German legend, God named all the plants when a tiny unnamed one cried out, "Forget-me-not, O Lord!" God replied, "That shall be your name."
Folklore and Legend:
Henry IV adopted the flower as his symbol during his exile in 1398, and retained the symbol upon his return to England the following year.
In 15th-century Germany, it was supposed that the wearers of the flower would not be forgotten by their lovers. Legend has it that in medieval times, a knight and his lady were walking along the side of a river. He picked a posy of flowers, but because of the weight of his armour he fell into the river. As he was drowning he threw the posy to his loved one and shouted "Forget-me-not." It was often worn by ladies as a sign of faithfulness and enduring love.

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Bonjour Tanya and welcome on TrekLens,

The subject of your photo is well chosen but the composition is not optimal.
First you should have tried to go closer to the flower. Also avoiding the brownish leaves in the background and having a bunch of the flowers a bit more out of the center. I'll try a WS to give you an idea of what I mean about building a composition that has more balance.

Amicalement - Viviane

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