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Aquilegia Caerulea

Aquilegia Caerulea
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Copyright: Alp Capa (ArcapA) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 33 W: 14 N: 50] (247)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 52mm HOYA Circular Polarizer
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Columbine Flowers, Flower(blue) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-29 17:36
Viewed: 10782
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
First I put "Sorry no description" here because I didn't know the flower. Later many people liked it and gave the name: Columbine. I want to thank everybody who helped me and gave me their comments.

Aquilegia (columbine) is a genus of about 60-70 species of herbaceous perennial plants that are found in meadows, woodlands, and at higher altitudes throughout the Northern Hemisphere. They are known for their distinctive flowers, generally bell-shaped, with each petal modified into an elongated nectar spur.

Several species are grown in gardens; Aquilegia vulgaris (European Columbine) is a traditional garden flower in the British Isles, and several of the species that are native to North America are popular garden plants there. Numerous hybrids have also been developed as well.

They are used as food plants by some Lepidoptera species including Cabbage Moth, Dot Moth, The Engrailed and Mouse Moth.

Aquilegia Caerulea:

Aquilegia caerulea is a species of Aquilegia native to the Rocky Mountains from Montana south to New Mexico and west to Idaho and Arizona. Common names include Colorado Blue Columbine and Rocky Mountain Columbine, the latter also shared with Aquilegia saximontana.

Yellow-pink color variantIt is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 20-60 cm tall. The flowers are very variable in color, from pale blue (as in the species name caerulea) to white, pale yellow and pinkish; very commonly the flowers are bicolored, with the sepals a different shade to the petals.

Aquilegia caerulea is the state flower of Colorado. It is also a popular ornamental plant in gardens, with numerous cultivars selected for different flower colors.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-08-29 18:16]

Creo que es una columbine... muy buena foto, excelentes detalles y textura agradable, saludos

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2006-08-29 18:19]

Great composition, great colors and contrast. very beautiful shot.

Good colors,great compo.-contrast and detail..
Well done..
iyi calismalar

Hello Alp
This flower is a Columbine, not sure exactly what variety, it's a fairly large family. Some varieties are found in the wild and some are cultivated at home.
Very nice close-up, the detail and colours are very soft and pretty.
Now you can add some notes :))
TFS Janice

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  • jepc Silver Star Critiquer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 8] (132)
  • [2006-08-29 19:56]

Hy Alp,
Nice shot of a beautiful flower. Very well exposed, great colors and sharpness.
João Eduardo

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-08-30 1:43]

What a lovely and interesting flower that you have very well captured ! The centered composition works well here. Colors, exposure and sharpness are good. Congratulations Alp and thanks for sharing.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-08-30 2:25]

Beautiful flower, Alp.
Very sharp details and just gorgeous colors and symmetry.
TFS. : )

La nature nous offre de belle. symétries.
Bonne journée.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-08-30 5:38]

Hi Alp,
Wonderful colors, shape, sharpness, bg, details, light,...and flower.
TFS, José M.

Preciosa flor.
Colores, detalles y nitidez perfectos.
Sí, la flor se llama columbine.
Saludos, Juan Luis

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-08-30 7:18]
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Selamlar Alp Bey,
Işık kullanımınız ve çiçekteki renkler ve netlik nefis. Elinize sağlık.

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-08-30 11:55]

nice shot with good coloures and POV. TFS,

Hi Alp,
Great to see you are active again. I have no idea what kind of flower this is, but it is really beautiful. I love the symmetry in sharpness of the photo.

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  • akb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 79 W: 0 N: 4] (243)
  • [2006-09-01 1:20]

Merhaba Alp
Harika bir çalışma olmuş.Elinize sağlık

Merhaba Alp,
Bu nefis fotoğrafını bir başka bitkiyi ararken tesadüfen buldum. Aquilegia türleri ile özel olarak ilgileniyorum. Mükemmel bir sunum gerçekleştirmişsiniz. Notunuzla birlikte kalite mükemmel. Ellerinize sağlık.

beautiful flower portrait, TFS Ori

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