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Anchusa azurea

Anchusa azurea
Photo Information
Copyright: Jose Rodriguez (jmp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-22
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fuji Finepix S9500
Exposure: f/4, 1/120 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(blue) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-25 5:42
Viewed: 3841
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The genus Anchusa L. belongs to the tribe Boragineae of the borage family (Boraginaceae). It includes about 40 species.

These species grow in Europe, North Africa, South Africa en Western Asia. They are introduced into the USA.

They consist of annual plants, biennial plants and perennial plants with the general characteristics of the borage family. They are generally herbs, covered with bristly hairs. The leaves are simple or undulate, covered with stiff hairs.

The small radially symmetrical flowers are sapphire blue and retain their color a long time. The plants show numerous flowers with 5 sepals, untied at their base, and 5 petals forming a narrow tube facing upwards. The flowers grow in several axillary cymes, simple or branched, or are clustered at the end. The flowers are much frequented by bees.

The roots of Anchusa (just like those of Alkanna and Lithospermum) contain anchusin (or alkanet-red ), a red-brown resinoid coloring matter. It is insoluble in water, but soluble in alcohol, chloroform and ether.

Anchusa species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Coleophora onosmella.
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Very nice, though, I would choose a diffreent colored background. Ori

Good compo, colors and details.
Well done,

Hi Jose,
Colorful shot.Point of view, details, framing and composition are very nice. Congratulations...
Ali Rıza

bonjour josé
belles couleurs et bonne netteté.
sur peu de bruit sur le BG mais cela reste correcte.

Hi Jose,
this is beautiful, I love such little blue flowers so much, also had one here these days.
Excellent shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-26 4:39]

Hello Jose!
Excellent close up.Details are amazing.I liked POV,details,colors and sharpness also a lot.TFS...:-)

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-04-26 13:43]

Hello Jose,
beautiful color and light. The POV and sharpness are very good. Very nicely composed.

que posso dizer uma macro excelente!
As cores, composição, detalhes, luz
Thanks Ana:)

Hi, Jose.
Very nice flower composition. Beautiful light and colors.

Hi Jose,
This is very nice, for its color, light, detail, and DOF that isolates the subject well. The BG compliments nicely, and it's well composed, with a good POV.
Very well done.

Hello José,
I notice the delicate details in the petals!
DOF spot on really enhances the flowers, and makes them stand well out on the beackground sky...
Super sharp details, nicely composed presentation!
Pablo -

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