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Anemone hepatica L.

Anemone hepatica L.
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Copyright: Ena Simic (Ena) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-29
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(blue) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-01 1:17
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Points: 70
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My first A. hepatica!!!

Hope you'll like it :-))

Anemone hepatica (common names: Kidneywort, liverwort, pennywort) is an herbaceous member of the Ranunculaceae or buttercup family that is native to the forest floors of temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. It has been called Hepatica nobilis also, although at least one recent study of the phylogeny calls for all of Hepatica to be included in Anemone. It grows on stone walls, rocks and in woodlands. The variety H. nobilis var. nobilis is native to Europe.

The taxonomy of the genus Anemone and its species is still not fully resolved. Anemone acutiloba and Anemone americana have traditionally been placed in the genus Hepatica Miller, based on the involucre immediately subtending the flower, lobed leaves instead of cut leaves and the foliage persisting year round. But the latest phylogenetic studies of Anemone analyzed, surveyed broadly over its range of species, indicates that Hepatica should be included under Anemone. Hepatica does have some morphological differences with other Anemone species, but greater similarities both in molecular attributes and other shared morphologies would seem to outweigh the differences. (S. B. Hoot et al. 1994).[3]

It was used by medieval herbalists to treat liver diseases. Modern applications by herbalists include treatments for pimples, bronchitis and gout.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Anemone
Species: A. hepatica (=syn. Hepatica nobilis)

Source: Wikipedia

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Lovely composition with extraordinary focus on the flower in the foreground, Ena.
The blue of these Anemones is so pleasant to look at.

Hello Ena,
Nice shot of these beautifull flowers with excellent details and lighting. TFS.

very nice and artistic, TFS Ori

Hello Ena,
Splendid shot of this nice flower. TFS. Regards,

Hi Ena, splendid and well-executed macro shot of these beautiful Anemone flowers with good DOF and POV. Nice details. TFS.

Hi Ena,
Yes Anemone hepetica you captured very nicely.
Good pov and dof from sharp flower one to unsharp flower behind.

Beautiful colors

Regards Gert

Hello Ena,

Lovely blue liverwort!Excellent details and lighting.TFS. Regards,

merhaba Ena
very beautiful blues. superb coloration, great POV and focus. Nicely composed. TFS, well done

Gorgeous capture, beautifully framed, superb sharpness. And I always learn something new about plants from your notes.

Dear Ena
Very intersting spieces to shooot,
Great colors,composition and DOF.Superb shot my friend.

Good Luck

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-01 8:43]

Hi Ena.
What a cute trio you have pictured. I like different level of sharpness of every flower. It is so impressive component of photo. Natural surroundings are reflected perfectly too and supplements the beautiful flowers excellently. I also like wonderful clean colour of the shot and impressive lights. My compliments.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-01 9:38]

Hi Ena,
Wonderful shot of these beautiful blue flowers with very impressive sharpness and lovely colours. It pops out of the screen and looks so amazing among those foliage. Great DOF and I like your top POV to portray them. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Bonsoir Ena
Le bleu de ces épatiques est vraiment bien rendu
merci pour ce tir groupé

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-01 14:15]

Hi Ena,che fantastico fiore,io non l'ho mai visto,e' davvero straordinario nei colori e nelle forma,complimenti per i tre fiori fotografati a sfumare,ottimo lavoro,complimenti,Luciano

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-04-01 14:57]

Hola Ena,
sensacional trabajo y pov.
color y composición,
saludos amiga

Bellissima immagine, splendida composizione verticale con il fiore in primo piano a fuoco e gli altri due sfocati che creano piani diversi e una dinamicità prospettica, ottima la scelta del POV, molto buoni i dettagli e molto belli i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-04-01 17:29]


Just marking for now!
be back later. :)

Ciao Ena, bellissimo trio, con il fuoco giustamente sul primo fiore, ottima composizione, magnifica la tonalità di colore, molto brava, ciao Silvio

Hi Ena,

Excellent note and a lovely photo. The American version of these is a favorite of mine, which should be blooming here very soon.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-02 9:54]

Hi Ena. A good close up of the Anemone . you have captured it with fine detail and colours.i like the way you only have the main one in true focus. well done TFS.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-04-02 17:59]

Hello Ena, wonderful flowers! Great composition and very sharp image, well done, thanks!


Hi Ena, the composition and colour in this shot are both very good. I like the arrangement of three that you have with the forest floor as a great backdrop. The front flower is very sharp, in perfect focus, while the other two are a little soft. I'm not sure if you wanted that or not and I'm not sure how the conditions were when you shot these flowers. Your notes are excellent.

If you want better focus on the other flowers in a situation like this, then you will need to decrease your aperture size which will mean you will need to also decrease your speed. This might need a small tripod to prevent blur. Something else you might try is to move back just a little from the subject so your focal range is a little greater in the subject area.

Thanks, John

Belles couleurs et excellentes explication.
Bonne journée.

Hi Ena!

I was absent from your gallery for some time and I'm glad to have found the way back to it. I like your flower pictures very much. Like this one they are joyful and the delightful colours invite me for a contemplative walk outside. It's spring! And you show us the way to it...

Thanks, and kind regards


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-04-04 3:41]

Hello Ena,
Lovely shot of Amemone hepatica! They're lovely flowers and your capture is very well composed showing three flowers with sharp details and in beautiful colours too! Well done!
Many thanks, Ulla

dear Ena.

all of your photos are fantastic. about the flower that i've taken, its a kind of lily.
what a beautiful country you have.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-04-06 10:42]

Hi Ena,
Certainly I like it! Composition, details, light and colours are wonderful as the flower itself.
TFS, José M.

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-04-06 11:25]

Hola Ena, muy bonita composición. Un saludo

Hello Ena,Beautiful. TFS.Mehmet

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-07 10:29]

Hello Ena

A very beautiful capture of these anemones,the colours are striking.
Beautiful sharpness and detail.
The POV and DOF are well done.
The flowers are well placed in the frame.


Hello Ena,
This is a fine composition, and an interesting use of the principle of three!
Good details in the delicate little flowers, and a very typical image of spring...
Well done on the close-up work!
Pablo -

I don't know much about plants, but I know a good photo when I see one! I love the curved path or triangle that you take the eyes on starting witht he sharp flower and following that pattern along. As they become softer, it is like you are reinforcing the idea of the flower while not making us strain to see details of each flower. The intense colours also work very well against that background. Great work!

I have Hepatica transylvanica in my grandma's backyard. It grows naturally around there! Anyway great details and sharpness and beautiful colours! TFS

Magnífica composición con preciosos colores.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-11 1:46]

Hi Ena,
POV and composition are very nice with the OOF flowers in the background and a well focused, crisp sharp one in the foreground. Colors are beautiful. TFS
Have a nice weekend,

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