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Campanula hercegovina

Campanula hercegovina
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Copyright: Dejan Kulijer (dejo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-07
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Nature of Bosnia and Herzegovina, My Purple Obsession 1, little rocky plants, Flower(purple/violet)II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-06 6:39
Viewed: 13935
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 70
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Campanula hercegovina Degen & Fiala

Campanula (Cam-pá-nu-la) is one of several genera of in the family Campanulaceae with the common name bellflower. It takes its name from their bell-shaped flowers, and campanula is Latin for "little bell".

The genus includes about 300 species and several subspecies, distributed across the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, with the highest diversity in the Mediterranean region east to the Caucasus.

The species include annual, biennial and perennial plants, and vary in habit from dwarf arctic and alpine species under 5 cm high, to large temperate grassland and woodland species growing to 2 m tall.

The leaves are alternate, sessile, and often vary in shape on a single plant, with larger, broader leaves at the base of the stem and smaller, narrower leaves higher up; the leaf margin may be either entire or serrated (sometimes both on the same plant). Many species contain white latex in the leaves and stems. The flowers are produced in panicles (sometimes solitary), and have a bell-shaped, five-lobed corolla, typically large (2-5 cm or more long), mostly blue to purple, sometimes white or pink. The fruit is a capsule containing numerous small seeds.

Campanula hercegovina is endemic species of Dinarides.
It grows to a height of 20 (-40) cm.
Species lives in rock cervices in mountain region from 1150 to 1500 m, but in canyons goes down to 240 m. It prefers shaded or partially shaded limestone (limestone-dolomite) vertical rocks/cliffs.

- Wikipedia
- Endemične biljke, Šilić Čedomil

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  • Norte Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 45] (184)
  • [2008-01-06 6:54]

Nice picture of this bellflower, good color and naturally framed by the stone it is growing at. '
Best regards, Jon

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-01-06 7:16]

Hello Dejan,
flowers of the genus Campanula belong to my favourites.
You discovered a beautiful specimen and present it in an impressive way.
Colours are well reproduced and light is pleasant.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Dejan
A great picture of this lovely colourfull flower...It always amazes me that such a smsll crack in a rock can be home to such a wonderful plant.
A very informative note from which I have learnt a lot.
Best Regards

nice bouquet, TFS Ori

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-01-06 9:18]

Ciao Dejane,
Odlična slika!
Prelijepe prirodne boje!
Svidja mi se ovaj "kameni" BG!

Hallo Dejan

This photo caught my eye because of its bright and beautiful purple colour. It is amazing how these flowers can grow and bloom so pretty between, the rocks without any sign of soil. The flowers surely looks a lot like bells and therefore deserves the name it is given The little bits of green leaves between the flowers rounds this picture of well. I found your notes on the subject interesting. Thanks for sharing this special flower, which is unknown to me.

Kind regards

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-06 11:40]

Hi Dejan. A trip back to the summer with some bright coloured flowers. you have good detail and rich but natural colour. well done tFS.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2008-01-06 12:38]

Hi Dejan,

Lovely cluster against the rock. Well done!

It's nice to compare this one to our own campanulas.



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-06 13:04]

Hi Dejo,fantastic festival of violet colors and perfect sharpness and details,thanks for the note too,have a nice day,Luciano

Hello Dejan,
Nice cluster of Campanulas. The two cropped away flowers in the bottom hurt, though.
- Nirmal

Hello Dejan,
This is a beautiful bellflower picture. Sharp focus and well exposed image. POV and composition are great.

Hi Dejan,
A very nice capture of this beautiful bunch of flowers. Very good details of this hard to shoot colors. Lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.
Thank you very much for the WS. It looks very good.

Hello Dejan,
You've captured one my favourite flowers from B&H. They are gushing among the rocks with amazing colors.

Hi Dejan,
Very colorful, good detail..These purple flowers stand out so well against the light colored granite too :)
Nice shot,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-07 9:01]

Hi Dejan.
You have found a very nice subject for shooting. Very impressive combination of rocks and alive flowers. I like wonderful light, excellent DOF and details of the plant and BG, pleasant colours. Well done and kind regards.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-01-07 10:43]

Hi Dejan,
Perfect details, dof, exposure and colours. This bunch of flowers looks great!
TFS, José M.

Muy bien captada e interesante que se vea su hábitat. Buena luz y preciosos colores.
Saludos: J. Ignasi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-08 1:22]

Hello Dejan,
Superb capture of this endemic Campanula groing in a natural limestone crevice and looking as fine as it were cultivated in a rock garden. The shot is well composed and of technical high quality and the note is very informative.
Thanks for sharing this,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-08 1:22]

Hello Dejan,
This is a very beautiful Campanula species that I've not heard of before. Excellent capture of this lovely bunch growing in a little crevice amongst the rocks. Great sharpness and lovely colours that stand out against the beautiful rocks.
TFS, Ulla

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-08 4:18]

Hello Dejan ! Great macro of these fine flowers, the composition is very good and the colors and textures are great ! Thanks,


Hi Dejan, splendid composition with wonderful flowers, great colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Dejan,
Good to receive your critique on my squirrel picture after a long time.
What a beautiful bunch of wild flowers you present in this shot!
I love the purple colour that stands out beautifully against the light colour of the rocks.
Well done and TFS.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-01-08 6:55]

Hello Dejan
Excellent shot of these beautiful little campanulas. It is curious and beautiful to see so many together, they look like a bouquet for a bride. Great sharpness and beautiful natural colors. The note is very complete and interesting.
My compliments and TFS

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-01-08 7:19]

Hi Dejan,
Nice capture of this beautiful flowers against a neutral background. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Dejan,
I like a lot this explosion of purple from that stones.
It's very good the close approach and details got on this tiny flowers.
Nature always surprise us with this gifts, even from the unexpected places like this rocky site.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hello Dejan a beautifull flower composition well focused tfs best rgds Necip.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-01-08 13:05]

Hello Dejan,
very nice close-up with nice colours and good POV.TFS. Regards.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-01-08 13:56]

Ola Dejan

Lindas flores com um colorido vivo, boa nitidez e composição desta foto

Hi Dejan,
I have some around my home and they are beautiful flowers! This is good capture of a lovely bouquet. I have learned things that I didn't know about this specie. I would maybe have tried a little more contrast or color saturation but it is a question of personal taste :) Thanks,

Hi Dejan,

I love the contrast here between the pale stone background and the vibrant purples and greeens of this Campanula. A very catching and efffective shot.


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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-01-22 23:00]

Bel ensemble bien coloré.
Bonne journée.

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2008-01-24 12:00]

Pozdrav Ljubitelju prirode iz komsiluka!
Bas sam zavrsila s citanjem doticne knjige o endemima kad evo ti ulovio jednog :)
Slika je prelepa a prilika vrlo retka, svaka cast sto si ulepsao sajt jednim ovakvim primerkom.

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-01-26 13:32]

Hi Dejan!
This is an amazing shot with fantastic details and a very good, informative note. Thanks for sharing.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-03 15:52]

Hello Dejan

A beautiful composition of this clump of campanula.It appears so natural.
The way it grows right out of the rock illustrates it ability to grow in alpine conditions.
Wonderful colour saturation.

Hello friend Dejan

What a wonderful flower on the rocks! Perfect capture!
Best regards,

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