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Gentiana asclepiadea L.

Gentiana asclepiadea L.
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Copyright: Dejan Kulijer (dejo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-02
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Tamron 90mm 2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(blue) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-15 8:16
Viewed: 3413
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Gentiana asclepiadea L. - Willow gentian

Willow Gentian is a several years lasting plant, heights between 20 and 60 cm, or more. From the rootstalk, more then one stalks appears which are upstanding or slightly inclined. The leaves are numerous, sitting, at the bottom rounded, otherwise halberd shape and tapered to a point. There is no bottom rosette. The flowers are separate, or 2 to 3 together in a leaf axils. The flower calyx and crown are bell-shaped with triangle and pointed top. They are rather large (5,5 cm) of a dark azure colour, sometimes light blue or purple, rarely white. Inside the flowers are red-purple spots and light longitudinal stripes. It blooms from July till September. It grows in the forest on the hills or bottom of the mountains, edges of forests, meadows, and forest meadows, on moisture habitats.
Grows separately or in smaller clods, and their number is decreasing due to changes of ecological conditions and picking.

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2007-10-15 15:31]

Super fotografija! I ja cu slijedecu jesen da je uslikam...... :-)

Very sharp, the colour and texture looks great too.
Well photograph

hello dejo,
sharp image, the colours look lovely, well composed shot, liked the oof bg and the beautiful flowers ,
tfs & regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-15 22:33]

Hello Dejan,
What a lovely Gentiana very well captured. Beautiful colours and fine details. I've never heard of this beauty before so I'm grateful for your note too! It must be one of the tallest Gentians.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hi Dejan,
Very nice picture of beautiful Gentiana flower. Great colours and composition. TFS.
- Nirmal

Hello Dejan,

You have captured some very vivid and beautiful, almost electric, colours here. Good diagonal compoistion and very effective dof.

Kind regards,


Hello Dejo
Nice and colorful shot of this willow gentian.
Well composed and saturated with good details.

beautiful creation!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-10-17 1:17]

Hi Dejan,
Composition, colors, contrast and lighting are very good.
Best wishes,

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  • gail Gold Star Critiquer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-23 9:00]

HI Dejan,
Such vivid colors! So clear. Very Nice.

Hello Dejan,
Very beautiful shot of this Willow Gentian you present here!
Outstanding details and DOF here, with beautiful POV & composition.
Also, lovely natuarl colours and light here, with fine exposure.
Well presented, my friend. :-)
Best wishes,

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  • Alma Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 1] (8)
  • [2007-12-21 10:30]

Ciao Dejan,
Super photo! Great composition and very nice colors!

Hallo Dejan
A stunning presentation of these purple and blue flowers. The unopened blossoms are an eye-catcher, and because I love this colour it attracted me even more. I like the way you blurred out some of the flowers in the background but still leaving some colour to attract the eye. The little insect in one of the flowers is an extra feature that rounds of this photo well. This is just a very pretty flower, with lovely colours and well framed. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day.
Kind regards.

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