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Hepatica nobilis

Hepatica nobilis
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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-21
Categories: Flowers
Camera: canon PowerShot G9
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-21 10:52
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LiverwortHepatica nobilis

This little flower is a true sign of spring here. It is found mostly in deciduous or mixed forests and is most common in southern Sweden. On a trip to the Baltic island of Öland today, we found lots of them covering the floor in a dense hazel cops.

Anemone hepatica is a perennial herb with evergreen large leathery leaves. The flower buds are first to appear among the leaf litter mostly covering the ground in spring. The flowers can vary in colour from light blue to dark and sometimes lilac, red or pink. After flowering when the flower stalks bend down to the ground, ants tend to eat the fleshy fruit.

Hepatica is named from its leaves, which, like the human liver (Greek hepar), have three lobes. It was once used as a medicinal herb. Owing to the doctrine of signatures, the plant was once thought to be an effective treatment for liver disorders. Although poisonous in large doses, the leaves and flowers may be used as an astringent, as a demulcent for slow-healing injuries, and as a diuretic.” (Wikipedia)

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Hi Ulla,
really nice photo of these flowers. Amazing colours. Gret sharpness and details. Excellent light conditions.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-21 11:02]

Hello Ulla,
The light in this photo is gorgeous. Amazing clarity and splendid colours. Great sharpness and details. Fantastic composition.

hello Ulla
very good sharpness and beautiful colours
nice composition with good light
thanks Ulla greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-21 11:05]

Hello Ulla,
the petals look so soft and beautiful, the texture is clearly visible and the colours look so natural, well composed shot,well done.Best regards Siggi

Hello Ulla

I love the play of shadows and light,
excellent contrast of the color tones,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


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

Ciao Ulla. Impressive contrast and sharp with brillinat colours. Amazing playing of light. Lovely compo indeed.


Hello Ulla,
Excellent photo of this Hepatica nobilis, splendid lights and beautiful colors, TFS!

Ciao Ulla
Che splendida foto con questi colori stupendi,grande nitidezza con molti particolari,eccellente la composizione,complimenti.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-03-21 13:15]

Hello Ulla,
beautiful image of this Ranuncolacea with excellent sharpness and splendid light; great depth and nice natural colours. Very well done!
Thanks for sharing

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-03-21 18:02]

Very lovely flowers, I love those colors, well composed with that leaf, good lighting too. tfs.

Hello Ulla. This is a beautiful flower welcoming the much anticipated spring. The sharpness and details of the stamens are really amazing against the delicate purplish petals. Great framing and well rendered tone in the frame.

Impressive photo Ulla! Interesting species, excellent composition, fantastic colours and great sharpness!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-03-21 22:52]

Hi Ulla.
Fantastic picture. Subject is simply sweet. Details of all reflected objects are ultimate. Combination of the sunlight and impressive shadows are also amazing and colours of the green and dry leaves as well as flowers are wonderful too. Bravo. Superb work.\

amazing sharp and sunny capture, TFS Ori

Hello Ulla,
A very nice species of flowers. Amazing details and splendid colors.
Lovely composition with exceptional contrast against the background and wonderful sharp details. Spring is coming very slow in Romania.....I am waiting for the arrival of spring flowers....
Thanks for sharing!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-03-22 5:34]

Bonjour Ulla,
So simple and how beautiful. The Liverwort is such a fine flower, which we have in our mountain areas too (but they flower later). Love the way you composed your picture, including the shiny leaf surrounded by dry ones from last year. And the purple color of the Hepatica is very well rendered.Thanks!
Kind regards

Bonjour Ulla,
Très belle composition dans une superbe lumière valorisant bien les sujets.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-22 16:18]

Hi Ulla,magnificent hepatica that not live in my forest.It's a spectacular capture whit a choice of point of view and light position really fantastics.The 3D effect create by the shadows and the impressive sharpness makes the difference.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-03-23 4:28]

Hello Ulla,
very pretty indeed. Very well defined and excellent sharpness.
The color contrast really bring the beauty into wonderful image.
Excellent work, Congrats.


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