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Copyright: Janusz Fragstein (jan515) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-02
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D700, Sigma DC 18-200mm 1:3,5-6,3 HSM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-02 4:28
Viewed: 1164
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Gentian species grow as one to two years or perennial herbaceous plants. The decussate leaves are divided into basal rosettes or on the stalk. The simple leaf blades have a smooth margin.

The flowers occur singly or in usually zym÷sen inflorescences. The hermaphroditic, flowers are radińrsymmetrischen (four or more) usually five (or six-or eight-)-merous. The green sepals are fused. The petals are often long-tubular, bell-shaped or wheel-shaped intergrown and may have quite different shades of blue, or they are yellow to whitish. The stamens do not protrude beyond the petals and the stamens are more or less winged. The ovary is above all the time. The style is short or missing.

There are fruits formed capsule containing many seeds. The seeds can be winged or wingless.

In most species the flowers close in cloudy skies and cool air, even when shaken by hail, rain and strong winds.

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What a razor-sharp shot from 3 beauties with amazing light and exposure, Janusz!
Great details on their hearts and perfect POV for this floral posting.
Well done!

Viele GrŘ▀e

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2012-05-02 6:38]

Hi Janusz,
Wonderful true blue colors, excellent lighting/details and such a cheery happy post ! Thanks for sharing this on a 'rainy' day.
All the best,, Julie

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-05-02 6:46]

Hi Janusz

When I looked at the thumbnail I though these might have been morning glory flowers. But they are Gentians. Vivid blue colors & beautiful use of a narrow dof. Tfs!

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-05-02 10:43]

Goryczka nie jest latwym kwiatem do fotografowania, ma bardzo ostry niebieski kolor, udalo Ci sie piekne zdjecie

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-05-02 10:58]

Hi Janusz,
Beautiful blue flowers adorned with splendid lighting and such impeccable sharpness. I like the tight crop which let us admire form such closeness accurate details in the heart of the flowers.
A stunning f/10 to obtain this wonderful depth.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Boa tarde Janusz,

Splendid natural light to show these lovely and beautiful flowers.
Excellent focus, great colors and details.
Very well done, my friend.

ParabÚns e abrašos,

Hello Janusz, the colour of these flowers is just amazing isn't it?
You have done a good job of magnifying these little beauties, as they really are quite small.
A good composition using a trio.The sharpness is excellent, and a beautiful bokeh as a bonus, good work.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hi Janusz, ich habe fast vergessen, was Enzian fuer eine sagenhafte blaue Farbe haben. The lightening b brings out the color perfectly. A very nice picture - show Spring is in the Alps.

Herzlichen Gruss - Monika

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-05-02 13:33]

Hello Janusz, a very clear bright and focused photo of the lovely blue flowers. I like the shallow DOF and selective focus. IMHO and if I was posting this, I would have dropped the two blue flowers at the top. Otherwise its a great shot TFS

Hi,Janusz. Lovely blue colors with a great DOF of these gentian beauties.Natural lighting add to the beauty of these flowers. Excellent focus, great colors and details.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-05-03 0:33]

Hi Janusz.

The blue holds the attention from the first moment, your choice of the amount of blooms is a very good balance, and in full light, shows their beauty to the full, very well taken. TFS

Stv :0))

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2012-05-03 10:19]

> A fine macro, accurate DoF and sharp fine details in the flower!
This is a delicate flower and the subject stands well on the blurry background...
Beautiful colours...!



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