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Borago officinalis

Borago officinalis
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-21
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-09 4:55
Viewed: 2845
Points: 58
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Borago officinalis L.

Borago officinalis is a fleshy-stemmed, white-bristly, spreading annual in the family Boraginaceae.
The flowers are star-shaped, bright blue with a whitish centre, 20-25 mm, half-nodding, with a prominent cone of purple-black anthers.
Probably native in the East Mediterranean area naturalized in Europe and elsewhere. The leaves have been boiled in water or pickled in vinegar since ancient times and used to treat rheumatism and respiratory infections or to dispel melancholy. Today cultivated for its oil-rich seeds.

In Cyprus Borago officinalis is a rare plant found sporadically in hedgerows and waste ground perhaps always as an escape from gardens.

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hi neighbour, great pic, I did nor know Borago grows in Cyprus, all the best, Ori

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-10-09 5:07]

Hello Christodoulos,
Splpendid photo of these flowers. Great sharpness, details and very beautiful colours. Taken from the best possible POV. Brilliant DOF and OOF BG.

Ciao Christodoulos, lovely composition with beautiful flowers, fine details, splendid light, excellent sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2011-10-09 5:48]

Hello Christodoulos,
a great presentation of these small and colourful flowers.
Details are brilliant and sharp. In spite of the strong light,
exposure of all parts is well balanced.
Best wishes, Peter

hello Christodoulos
Super sharpness picture with great details
good to see the flower very good with beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Chris, Quality work from you yet again my good friend, excellent exposure/white balance that supports these beautiful colours, supreme detailed sharpness and clarity, exceptional photographic skills here Chris and very well done,
Best Regards,


Bonjour Christodoulos,
Très belle macro bien composée valorisant bien le sujet dans une belle lumière et sous une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Magnifique ... Magnifique de couleurs et de netteté.
Belle mise en page.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-10-09 9:40]

Hi Christodoulos,
Very nice image of this flowers.
Gorgeous light,colours and perfectly sharpness.
Regards Jiri.

Hallo Christodoulos,
a superb macro shot of Borago officinalis, outstanding sharpness and brilliant colours, excellent point of view and composition
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-09 9:58]

Hello Christodoulos,
great flowers picture. Excellent POV and composition. Very please to the eyes. Well done and TFS.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Christodoulos.
Amazing colours, great sharpness. Perfect point of view. Great light conditions. Perfect clarity. Amazing composition.
Have a nice evening,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-09 11:27]

Fantastic close-up on these little flowers,i like the top sharpness and the perfect capture of this color,one of the most difficult to take and that change whit the different lights.Very well done.Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano

Hi Chris

Amazingly sharp and interesting picture. For me the effect of light here is very interesting. Where there is full light on the petals it brings out its surface texture, while the dark areas of the petals hides the texture but clearly exhibit the dark viens of the petals. Best of both and that to me is the beauty of this image.


Borado llevado al extremo en cuanto a ampliación.
Buenos colores con blancos algo altos. Marcados volúmenes.
Saludos Christo: J. Ignasi.

Wonderfully detailed photo. Perfect point of view, excellent colours. regards yiannis

Hello Christodoulos,
Impressive close-up of these beautiful flowers, excellent sharpness details, lovely vivid colours and very good composition, a beautiful picture,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-10-10 3:27]

Hi Christodoulos.
Ultimate close-up. The pictured species is wonderful and you managed to show all its beauties with great details and skill. I like perfect vertical composition of the shot, impressive DOF and nice smooth BG, crisp sharp flowers and very pleasant lights and colours. My best wishes and TFS.

πανέμορφο κάδρο, φως και χρώματα!
καλημερα Χριστόδουλε!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-10-10 6:41]

Very beautiful flowers captured well with good lighting and colors, the shape of them are very interesting. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-10-10 6:42]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Impressive blue and green picture. This very common flower is really photogenical, especially if you chose the right background for it. Well seen and presented as usual.
Kind regards

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-10-10 7:20]

Hi Chris!
What a wonderful composition! I especially like the POV. Perfect choice of the format.
Excellent light and great details.
Very well done: congratulations.
ciao! Vanda

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-10-10 7:31]

Splendid composition,Christodoulos!
excellent point of view and great depth. Fantastic colours and light. Great sharpness and detail.
Thanks for sharing

Hi Chris,

What a fantastic shot this is!
Lovely colors, great sharpness, perfect POV & a nice BG.
A perfect beautiful picture. Well done & TFS.

Hi Christodoulos,
These capture is first class.TFS

Hello Christodoulos,
Impressive capture of this beautiful flower taken with nice colours. Details and sharpness are also excellent. Great POV and clear BG, too. Well done!

A very common plant in my country, the picture is difficult because the flowers always look down
TFS, Ferran

Hi Christodoulos,

The subject is well framed. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Borago officinalis flower. The late morning light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Christodoulos

Once again great macro of wild flowers from you,
fine POV and appropriate vertical framing,
excellent light, great focus, sharpness,
details, and contrast, TFS


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