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Hepatica nobilis

Hepatica nobilis
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Copyright: Milos Koudelka (mikou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-15
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/25 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(blue) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-15 9:27
Viewed: 3400
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hepatica (Hepatica nobilis)
Jaterník trojlaločný (podléška)
Hepatica is also known as Sharplobe Hepatica (var. acuta) and Roundlobe Hepatica (var. obtusa. Formerly know as H. actutiloba and H. americana respectively..

Plant Type: This is a herbaceous plant, it is a perennial. The flower stem is leafless except for three leaflets just below the flower and hairy.
Leaves: This plant has basal leaves only. Leaves can reach 10cm in length (4inches). Each leaf has 3 pointed lobes.
Flowers: The flowers have 6 Regular Parts. They are white sometimes blue or pink. Blooms first appear in early spring and continue into late spring. Each flower stalk has a solitary flower.
Fruit: An achene.
Habitat: Rich moist woods.

The leaves survive the winter and look old and weathered at the time of flowering when the new leaves are just emerging as fuzzy tuffs.
Historical Uses: Due to the doctrine of signatures Hepaticas were once used to treat liver disorders.
Similar Species:Round-lobed Hepatica (H. americana) is very similar and the species often cross. Round-lobed Hepatica has rounded lobes on the leaves and the leaves are somewhat smaller seldom more than 7cm (3"). It's range extends further north and south.
(Source: www.2bnthewild.com)

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Hi Milos,
Nice presentation of this Hepatica flowers!
I like so much their vivid blue tone, and their delicate white inner parts.
You got very good and clear details on it.
Very interesting and informative your notes.
Well done and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-03-15 10:28]

Incredibly beautiful blue, Milos! Superb detail and sharpness. Composition is very good. I just wish the flower at the very bottom was complete. Well done. Regards,

Hello Milos
Wonderful shot from this Hepatica flowers,
Fantastic colors and composition,
Excellent work.


What refreshing shades of blue you have captured on these lovely flowers, Milos!
The image is perfectly sharp and beautifully composed.
The way you handle your simple camera is just unbelievable.
Thanks for sharing this beauty.

Una auténtica maravilla, con un color excepcional.
Bellas flores con unos detalles fabulosos.
Perfecta imagen.
Saludos, JL.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-03-15 14:53]

Hi Milos,
Very beautiful bunch of Hepatica. The composition is nice having left a part to the leaves. Colours and sharpness are excellent. Interesting the contrast between the old leave and the new flowers. Good idea.
Best regards

bonjour milos
j'aime beaucoup la douceur qui ce degage de ces jolies fleurs pastelle,j'aime moins la feuilles qui occupe une trop grande place a mon gout.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-15 16:53]

Hi Milos

Another beautiful photo from you!
It seems spring has totally come to the Czech Republic and with it a new set of things to photograph :)
This is a splendid flower and i like the composition that you chose here - to keep the flower itself off-centered and also to show the leaves. That gave you a great contrast, too, between the blue and dark green and brown of everything else.
The crispy clear details and very good exposure complete this lovely post.

Bravo and TFS

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-03-15 18:34]

hi Mikos,
une belle image qui respire la fraîcheur, ça sent le printemps mais ŕ l'heure matinale. La lumičre est géniale, la composition bien étudiée.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-15 19:45]

Hola Milos, gran trabajo,
los detalles y colores son magníficos, estupenda compo.y encuadre.

hi milos,
lovely floral shot, sharp image with good details, beautiful lighting, well composed shot, nice point of view,nicely framed,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Milos,
An attractive close-up of this beautiful sign of spring!
Lovely coloursare captured, with wonderful textures in the petals...
Well composed presentation!
Pablo -

Hola Milos,
Preciosas estas flores, la presentación, el color, la nitidez y la luz son excelentes. Un cordial saludo

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-16 11:42]

Hi Milos.
Quality and beautifulness of your picture are fantastic. I also like your perfect exposure parameters: slowest for your camera (if I am not mistaken) aperture value and f/8 and 1/20. Tripod and flash are used skillfully. Bravo. Flowers and leaves are simply wonderful and their reflection is super. My congratulations and TFS.

Nice flowers, very good photo, congrats and TFS.

Hi Molos splendid flowers with great colors, very well done, have a great week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Viera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 74] (494)
  • [2007-03-18 4:48]

Ahoj Miloš,
krásne modré kvietky! Majú veľmi peknú, výraznú farbu.Je dobré,že ich je viac, aspoň si ich môžeme poobzerať z každej strany,listy vľavo všetko vhodne dopĺňajú.
Perfektná kompozícia(ako vždy :)
Peknú nedeľu,

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-03-18 7:04]

hello Milos
well close-up working on this beautiful flowers. i like composition, point of view, depth of field, lighting, colours, sharpness, informative note and framing
thanks for sharing

Hi Milos,

What a very nice presentation of these flowers.
The blue colour is very special and beautiful.
I like the details, sharpness and composition.
Beautiful work!

Greetings, Nel

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-03-18 8:59]

Hello Milos,
now I cant wait for spring to arrive, your photo does make me envious. Lovely flower and you captured them so well. The colors look fabulous and the sharp details are excellent. A wonderful composed spring picture.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-03-18 11:26]

Beautiful deep blue colors with outstanding detail and exposure.

Hi Milos
Belle et intéressante macro pour cette superbe fleur sur un fond neutre. Jolies couleurs et bonne profondeur de champ.
Merci et au revoir...JP

One could not ask for a sharper image than this one, Milos. The color and saturation is great. Nice work.

Evelynn : )

Helo Milos nice work light is good details are fine and sharp lovely composition tfs rgds necip.

Delicate photo with delicate flowers. Very good composition. The blue is super, like in reality. Bravo. Best regards, Cezar T.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-03-19 17:08]

Hi Milos,
Lovely flowers! They look like candies on a cake. Composition, light and the details are very good. TFS
Best wishes,

Excellent photo quality Milos.
Very good sharpness, detail, color, DOF, and the light's perfect. As your notes says, the leaves survive the winter looking old & weathered..sorta like me ;}
Very well done.

Hello Milos, what beautiful flowers, great color contrasts with the greens and blues. I like it very much. TFS

thanks for your comments on my photo " The Sky is on Fire (36)" :O)

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-25 15:12]

Hello Milos,
I'm sorry I've missed your lovely shot of these Hepatica flowers! It is a very nice composition, showing both flowers and leaf, all in excellent focus and lovely colours. It's amazing how the blue colour varies - these are a beautiful light colour which is not so common.
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-03-31 18:03]

Hello Milos,
Your photo of this beautiful plant is excellent. I like the way you presented both flowers and leaves. The colour of flowers is very lively and well saturated.
Best greetings and congratulations,

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