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Spring is coming :)

Spring is coming :)
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Copyright: Ania Jazdzewska (jazdzurka) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 141 W: 23 N: 315] (1055)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-20
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-24 13:39
Viewed: 4129
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Spring is coming.
There are more and more flowers on the squares, parks etc.
And today the effect of my play with macro shots.
This is Prunella vulgaris (Common Self-heal, głowienka in Polish).
Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta -- flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida
Subclass Asteridae
Order Lamiales
Family Lamiaceae -- mints.
Self-heals are low-growing plants, and thrive in moist wasteland and grass, spreading rapidly to cover the ground. Their common name derives from their use in herbal medicine.
The plant reaches 20 cm height and its flowers are 8-15 mm big.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prunella_%28plant%29

Picture was cropped, I've changed levels and sharpened ot as well.

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I must admit that there is a strong touch of the feminine in this extremely cheerful image, Ania.
What I mean is that it is your feminine sensibilities and feminine sense of aesthetics that impelled you to shoot this delicate plant/flower the way you did it.
The colours, shapes and contrasts in this picture are sheer poetry in graphic form.
What else can be said?
It is not easy to appraise this image in stereotypes.

Czesc Aniu
Musze przyznac ze to jedno z najlepszych twoich zdjec na TN. Jedyne do czego moge sie przyczepic to glebia ostrosci Fragment rosliny na pierwszym planie jest troche nieostry. Poza tym piekne kolory swietny kontrast idealne rozmyte tlo Wiosna!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-26 4:04]

Hi Ania,i have a lot of pics of this kinf of flower in different colours in my gallry,i like a lot! My best compliments beacuse isn't easy to take them so perfectly,excellent quality of sharpenss and colours,thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

nice close up, TFS Ori

Hello Ania. Beautiful detail of this shot. Well captured texture so stunning against the muted background. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-26 22:27]

Hi Ania,
Wonderful close-up shot and the backlighting creates a fantastic creative effect here. The bristles on the leaves and petals looks beautiful and the image is neat and sharp. Lovely colours and lighting with perfect DOF. Excellent POV to portray it and very nicely composed. Kudos.

To nie jest Prunella, tylko Lamium (jasnota), na pewno, prawdopodobnie Lamium purpureum. Pozdrawiam,

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