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Gentianella campestris

Gentianella campestris
Photo Information
Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-23
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd, 28-300mm f2.8-4.9 built-in
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Flower(purple/violet)III, Alpine flowers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-11 0:53
Viewed: 4765
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
English name : Field Gentian – Scientific name : Gentianella campestris - Family : Gentianaceae
Description : This gentian pushes normally in the lawns of the subalpine stage, but can meet on the alpine floor. Plant size 5-25cm. Circle of hairs in centre of corolla. Calyx of 4 lobes, the two outer much wider than the two inner, overlapping and enclosing them. Flowers always have 4 petals and sepals, reluctant to open except in bright sun. Normally bluish-purple, occasionally pale or white. Leaves opposite, unstalked, 3-veined.
Photo info : taken in mountain at 1800m under a grey sky... Only slightly cropped, resized and framed in 800x600 for TN and my website.
Technique : FUJIFILM FinePix S6500 - Mode A - Auto focus - Aperture f3.7 - Shutter speed 1/250s - Iso 200 - White balance auto - Flash not fired - focal 95mm equiv. - File JPG fine - Handheld.


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Even thou its not a fungus it still a very good image. I love the fly adds a little more interest to the photo not that it really needed it. Nice colours good POV

Hello Christian, how are you MF?
It has been a long time since we last met around, and it is a pleasure to enjoy again your beautiful shots. The DOF here really makes a beautiful presentation, turning a simple flower into an artistic photo. Great exposure and details too.
I will have to check your web site for new fungi, as you don't post any in TN lately, and I miss them! :)
Best regards, Felipe.

Beautiful shot with excellent detail and colour Christian.
Soon it will be summer for us and the Gentians will be flowering here ... and soon it will be autumn for you and there will be lots of fungi.
Cheers, Steve

็Hi Christian,
Beautiful flower. The image is sharp and crisp clear and stands out from background nicely. POV and composition are great. Very well done.

very nice, great sharpness and nice natural light. Greetings Ori

Allo Christian,
Qu'elle belle capture de cette fleur dont je connaissais le nom mais que je n'avais jamais vue je crois. J'aime beaucoup les détails, ces couleurs délicates et la belle profondeur de champs. La composition aussi est très réussie avec un petit visiteur en bonus :) Merci!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-11 5:15]

Hello Christian,
it's nice to see another post from you.
Sharp with good details and superb clarity.
Beautiful colours.
Brilliant DOF.
Well done,

Bonjour Christian,
A magnifcent picture!
It's so lovely your POV and the inclination of the flowers, I like so much the way it goes through the center on the image.
The subtle tones makes it so delicate flower, that stands out so well from the nicely blurred background.
Felicitacions et merci du partager.
Mes amities,

Bonjour Christian,
A magnifcent shot
great colours,sharpnes and background

Hi Christian
I rarely make a critiques and comments on plant photography. Plants are very dificult objects and I think that it is not so easy to take a good plant photo (and avoid an effect of ordinariness)

Your photo is very good, perfectly sharp, with great contrast and perfect OOF homogenous buckground. Fly as a bonus :-)
Best wishes

Hi Christian.
You have begun to share pictures so seldom but every shot is superb.
Amazing flowers and attractive addition – the fly. Diagonal structure of the shot is looked greatly as well as the tiny details and wonderful delicate colours. DOF is selected very well to. BG is finely smoothed and main subject is in focus at all. Bravo and TFS. I wish you (and our self) more pictures and posts.

Hello Christian,
Splendid and impressive macro-shot, very good point of view, perfect focus with many details, wonderfull colors and sharpness,

Hi Taz,
Lovely soft light and colors here.
Just the right amount of sharpness and DOF, great details. Excellent POV and BG, I see that fly has added his two cents also :)
Very well done!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-09-13 4:40]

Bonjour Christian,
Très belle et fine présentation de la Gentiana campestris. Très belles les couleurs: le mauve et le vert sont magnifiques. Je vois que sur tes gentianes s'est aussi posée une mouche!
Cette fleur m'est aussi très familière. Elle croît devant mon chalet.
Bonne journée encore

Hi Christian,
A beauty! The overcast light really brought out some beautiful color saturation. Nice sharp detail with a well controled DOF. The fly makes a nice addition for scale. Well done my friend!

bonjour christian
j'ai rencontré ses fleur a 1800M dans le massif de la grande chartreuse,j'ai fait une paire de photo mais je m'aperçois qu'elle sont loin d'etre aussi belle que celle-ci.sur celle-ci le fond est bien flou contrairement aux miennes.
il en existe aussi des blanches,a moins que je me trompe de fleur.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-09-17 2:16]

Hello Taz, my friend from Annecy.
What a pretty bouquet you have for us here. Field Gentian, and this is such a pretty flower, and so sharp and and colourful and so well displayed for us.
Thank you, thank you

bonjour Christian

nice close ip picture with very good details and colours
BG is perfect making he flwers stand out in the picture
the fly is a point of interest in the framing



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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-24 6:02]

A truly superb composition thanks to an unorthodox but brilliant PoV
Excellent colours and details

Dear Christian,
very elegant presentation of the Field Gentian - perfectly placed focus on petals while a short depth of field allows the leaves to fade rapidly into the pleasant softness of an ideally fitting neutral distant backgroud. And the visiting fly adds the spice for a good story. Thank you!
My best regards,

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