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Echinops ritro

Echinops ritro
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-24
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-02 1:09
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Globe Thistle
Azurite, Oursin bleu
Ruthenische Kugeldistel

Family: Asteraceae
Height: 20-60cm
Habitat: dry, rocky soils, In Provence garrigues
Distribution: S-,Central- and SE-Europe, Western Asia

This marvellous blue flower can be seen in Southern France along small pathes and roads and is quite an eye-catcher with its wonderful blue colour and interesting shape. I have seen many of them end of August, at a moment when most other vegetation is already dry, and the contrast to the surroundings is just a wonder..

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-02 1:20]

Liebe Anne.
Die hab ich gestern an der Nordsee gesehen - leider waren schon längst verblüht. Natürliche Foto, die Farbe ist exakt, Komposition passt. Scharf sehr gut.
Grüße Siggi

Hello Anne,
Pin sharp photo with amazing clarity, outstanding focus and fantastic details. I like this excellent capture of a nice plant with such amazing shape....as usual a wonderful composition with perfect focus and razor sharp details.

Hello Anne
照的清晰 很漂亮的藍色花朵
由淺藍到深藍 很有立體感美
構圖美麗 背景深遂

beautiful blue, greetings Ori

Hello Anne,
Beautiful picture.Nice blue.very sharp picture.The colour and sharpness of the leaves made it attractive.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,

Hello Anne,
Amazing colours and clarity,perfectly documented in fine details.TFS

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-09-02 6:11]

Hi Anna.
First of all I am impressed with nice cold colour palette of the image and its clarity. Details of all flowers are crisp sharp and nicely blurred BG strengthens a common impression. Well done and best wishes.

Super POV & capture,
is common in
Salutacions cordials

Hello Anne,
vibrant blue.
I can feel a 3D effect here.
superb sharp and well composed.
best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-09-02 7:28]

Hello Anne,
Splendid presentation of this beautiful flower in fantastic sharpness, details and DOF. Beautiful clarity and bright colours. Taken from a very good low POV.

Hello Anne

Wonderful, soothing and easy on the eyes composition using these bunch of blue thistles.Beautifully done!


Ciao Anne, lovely composition with beautiful flowers, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-02 15:05]

Salut Anne,une espece commune chez moi aussi et sur laquelle les papillons marchent bien...ehehe...capture excellente avec des details parfaicts,les couleurs sont un peu froides mais ca depend de la lumiere.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

very beautiful bouquet Anne, the natural colors performance is fine! regards Nasos

hallo Anne
beautiful coloured composition
great details of this plant
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Anne. Beautiful colours despite the difficult light. Top details/sharp. Perfect DOF.


Fantastic lighting and colours Anne! Very good composition too! Another interesting and beautiful photo!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-09-04 7:31]

Hi Anne,
A very nice close-up of this flowers. Interesting color tone.
Good composition,amazing colors and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Anne.

Très belle réalisation pour ces Echinops violets qui sentent bon la provence et les régions méridionnales. On entend presque les cigales chanter.

Belle composition, bon point de vue (même si j'aurai préféré une contre plongée), super couleurs et netteté.

Bonne journée.

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-03-19 19:24]

Beautiful flowers, Anne. I like this special colour and the contrast against the background.


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