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True Blue

True Blue
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-09
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fuji Finepix S2 pro, Sigma 70-300mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(blue), Herbs used in medicine II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-09 7:11
Viewed: 3779
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It is said that Flax is the only seed which can produce a TRUE BLUE, because all other blues are actually shades of purple. This is the information my mother left me in her ancient science book from high school in the 1920's. This flax is not the same, quite, as New Zealand Flax which was important to the Maori economy. These of course were ancient native peoples. Some of the more knowledgeable New Zealanders can get me up to speed on them surely. If I read it correctly, Maoris were to New Zealand as Native American Indians were to this part of the North American Continent, which may be why flax is a part of the Rainbow Tribe's herbal cookbook. The tribe is "into" all things indigenous.
I heard of flax being good for the intestines...us old hippies will eat anything, so I bought some and tried to sprout it. No good. So I went with wheat berries instead. Well anyway who woulda' thunk that they make nice flowers as well. Unlike the nastersium, one can eat too many flax parts. Sickness will occur. I know.......

No waxing poetic with this picture. How can anyone be more sublime nor real than a flower which is the real deal. True Blue....

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Hi Bob,
This is an other great shot, very shap focus showing
this beauty with all details, lovely blue color,
TFS. Best regards/Lawhill

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-09 8:09]

Hi Bob,
Splendid shot of this beautiful blue flower. Sharp details and very neat focus. Perfect lighting and it is highlighted well against the BG. Excellent POV and a superb composition. All your shots tell a story and this is no less. Kudos.

nice colors good DOF and background nice focus. good composition

Lovely composition and what a beautiful shade of blue.
I have several books on medicinal and edible plants of the region. I haven't gotten brave enough to try some of them yet.

Hello Bob
Wonderful shot of this Blue Flower,
Perfect details,BG and composition,
Fantastic colors and POV,
Very welldone,friend.

Good Luck

Hola Bob.
Una imagen sencilla pero al mismo tiempo llena toda la pantalla de mi pc.
Perfectos colores, brillo, luz...y una excelente nota.
Saludos amigo, JL.

This is exceptional type of work.
You are TRUELY getting better and better.
Great notes as usual.
Sharply defined details.
Lovely contrasts.
Very well presented.
Congratulations are in order.
Do you know who??? Smile, it's only me... the Portuguese sardine.

A truly beautiful capture of this wonderful flower, Bob.
I love those blue lines spreading out from the yellow core of the flower.
Excellent composition that pleases the eye.

Splendid picture of this marvelous blue flower. Good details and neat focus. a superb composition.

Dear Bob,
I would rather say: true lovely blue! :>
Very beautiful and artistic composition. I like a lot pictures like this one. Delicate BG and well exposed main object. Bravo and TFS!
Best greetings from hot Lodz,

Hi Bob,

I love the purity and simplicity of this picture - you've left the flower to do all the talking, which is nature photography is all about. The light and soft background and really lovely.

Kind regards,


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