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Anagallis foemina

Anagallis foemina
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Copyright: Nirmal Roberts (nirmalroberts) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 345 W: 64 N: 705] (2857)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-26
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd, Fujinon f=6.2-66.7(28-300)mm 1:2.8-4.9, Marumi 58mm UV Haze
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/340 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-28 1:29
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Points: 32
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Anagallis foemina.
Synonym: Anagallis arvensis ssp. foemina, Anagallis caerulea.
Common names: Blue Pimpernel, Poorman's Weatherglass.
Common Hindi name: Jonkh-mari.
Plant: 12-50cm. Annual herb.
Flower: 8mm across.
Distributed in Europe, Asia and North America.
Common name Poorman's Weatherglass has its origin in the fact that the flowers close when atmospheric pressure decreases and bad weather is approaching.
Used as fish poison and for expelling leeches from the nostrils of cattle. An ingredient in an ecofriendly pesticide. Poisonous to dogs.
It was at one time highly regarded as a medicinal herb, especially in the treatment of epilepsy and mental problems, but there is little evidence to support its efficacy and it is no longer recommended for internal use because it contains toxic saponins and cytotoxic cucurbitacins. The whole herb is antitussive, cholagogue, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, nervine, purgative, stimulant and vulnerary. It can be taken internally or applied externally as a poultice. An infusion is used in the treatment of dropsy, skin infections and disorders of the liver and gall bladder. Use with caution, large doses can cause polyuria and tremor. A homeopathic remedy is made from the plant. It is used internally to treat itchy skins and externally to remove warts.

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  • drmw Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 98] (1192)
  • [2008-01-28 9:14]

Very nice Nirmal.

See this in the canary Islands.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6258 W: 89 N: 15397] (64461)
  • [2008-01-28 14:27]

This flowers have a wonderfull colours,never seen ,great sharpness and details,thanks for share,Luciano

Hello Nirmal,
Beautiful colors, DOF ans sharpness. This herb is quite common in Jerusalem and I new nothing about it's medical characters. In waterlogged soils, there is a splendid orange version of this species. I will try to find an old pfoto of this version, for posting.
Best regards,

Interesante toma de esta planta que desconozco, aunque por el aspecto se asemeja a una verónica muy común aquí. Buen enfoque y una gran profundidad.
Saludos: J. Ignasi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2008-01-29 6:34]

Hello Nirmal,
This is a great capture of this little flower, the Blue cromwell. I like everything about this image, the composition, sharpness lighting and colours. Great note too.
Thanks for sharing this,

Hello Nirmal
It's a beautiful bunch of flowers. Great sharpnes lighting and colours.Thanks a lot for sharing this picture.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-30 4:50]

Hi Nirmal,
Very beautiful blue flowers and I like the colour contrast here of the blue/green/yellow/red. Godd management of the sunny lighting and perfectly exposed. I like your top POV and would love to see a closer shot of the flower sometime. Nice composition. Kudos.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2008-01-30 8:12]

Nice and crisp capture.

We have it grow here almost everywhere...



Hello Nirmal,
Some delicate blue flowers have been captured!
I like to see them with some of the surroundings to get an impression of the habitat...
Sharp fine details and natural colours!
Pablo -

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-31 0:37]

Hello Nirmal,
nice capture of this small but very beautiful plant,
you captured it with a great DOF, lovely details and clarity,
best regards, Dejan

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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
  • [2008-01-31 23:27]

Very bright image of this nice flowers, I like the composition and the colours of this picture, great job, good note too

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-02-01 11:44]

Excellent shot of this rather much ignored plant. The details are amazing!

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-02-02 2:24]

Hi Nirmal,
Beautiful capture of this litte but very nice species!
Nice colors and good composition!

Hi Nirmal
I love the colour of this Anagallis. It's such a pretty blue. I grow a cultivated variety in my garden as they are not native around here...to cold. Wonderful colour, detail and composition. Good note too.
TFS Janice

Hi Nirmal,
Very beautiful composition of this tinny flowers with a lovely blue. Excellent sharpness! Best regards,

Olá Nirmal,
Beaiful blue flower and very good shot here.

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