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Borago officinalis L.

Borago officinalis L.
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Copyright: Josep Ignasi Tejedor (jignasi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2118 W: 0 N: 3424] (27917)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-23
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon G3
Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-06 14:20
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Borago officinalis L.
Genus : Borago

Catalan common name : Borratja. Herba de la tos. Orella d'ós. Pa-i-peixet.
Spanish common name : Borraja.

General distribution : Mediterranean
Life-forms : Terophyte.
Habitat : Path and road sides.
Uses and properties : Edible or foodstuffs. Medicinal.
IUCN Category : bit worrying""

Characteristics : This species gives the name to the Boraginaceae family, so it is its most typical representative. It has basal leaves with quite a wide limb and a long petiole, both the leaves and the stems are covered in rigid hairs which are very rough to the touch, the characteristic touch of many of the Boraginaceae species. The most representative feature could be its flowers, which are bright blue with a white throat, five very open petals and some black stamen in the centre which form a kind of point. The flowers often hang downwards. The tender leaves are edible. It lives along path-sides and in grassland. It flowers from the end of winter to spring.

Source: UB (Universitat de les Illes Balears).

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nice upper angle, TFS Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-06 16:03]

Ciao Josep,questa è senza dubbio una delle tue foto piu' belle,impressionanti dettagli,perfezione dei colori e gran scelta del pov,impossibile fare meglio!! Complimenti e buona giornata,Luciano

Ciao J.I. Just one of your best MF as Luciano said. Fine detail, very good colours and amazing light.


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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-10-06 20:55]

Hola Josep!
Que bonita foto con ricos colores y muy grand nitidez.El color azul está impressionante.Muy buen trabajo, amigo Josep! Una foto bien distinta!
Un abrazo!

Hello Josep Ignasi
Impressive photo from an interesting POV with very good composition wonderful lighting and good sharpness.

I like the top view showing the geometrical arangement of the flowers and the interesting contrast between the stems and the bristly buds. excellent detail and colour. regards yiannis

Hi Josep, Very nice floral study my friend, superb soft lighting with lovely pale colours, splendid sharpness with fine detail, good strong composition, excellent work here Josep and very well done,
Best Regards,


Hello Josep
Very nice flower arrangement with nice colours.Great stuff and very well done.
Best regards

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-10-06 23:17]

Bonjour Joseph,
Très jolie image. J'aime beaucoup les couleurs de cette fleur et sa profondeur.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-10-07 2:10]

Hello Josep Ignasi,
Very beautiful photo in splendid light and colours. Good sharpness, details, DOF and composition.

Hola Josep,
che bella immagine di borragine, perfetta la scelta del punto di ripresa per una composizione di grande effetto, magnifici colori
Grazie e complimenti

Hi Josep Ignasi.
What an interesting flower. Great point of view. Amazing colours. Very good sharpness.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-07 14:35]

Hello Josep Ignasi,
excellent detail and beautiful colours, your DOF has seperated these flowers perfectly, well done!
Best regards Siggi

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-10-07 19:24]

Hello Josep,
exciting view in its natural beauty. Very sharp and very well detailed composition.
The colours too are very pleasant nd attractive.
Well viewed from the top.


Bonjour Josep,
Surprenant angle de prise de vue (en plongée ?) mais procurant une très belle et originale macro valorisant bien le sujet par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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