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The Crown Anemone

The Crown Anemone
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Copyright: Ivan Kruys (Argus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-04-16
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Exposure: f/7.5, 1/332 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Plants to Know [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-28 5:11
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Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As I couldn't end my first calendar year with TN without posting a picture of a wild flower, I chose this shot of a wild anemone.

There were many growing along the roadside at the top of the famous Samaria Gorge, which is a national park in Crete.

The Crown Anemone (A. coronaria) varies in colour from pink to blue. It grows quite commonly on waste land or abandoned fields and is often planted in gardens.

Dioscurides prescribed the juice of the anemone root to be taken as nose-drops in order to cure headaches.

We don't have this flower growing wild in Sweden but it makes one look forward to spring!

peter_stoeckl, cataclysta, Juyona, wkshelton, marhowie, Adanac, jmp, sayat, Miss_Piggy has marked this note useful
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Hello Ivan,
Anemone blossoms freshly opening for the sun are a beautiful ending of your first year here on TN! Well composed image with subtle naturalistic colours. Showing the stony soil hardly covered with vegetion yet, you give a pleasantly well reported impression of spring in an arid and windy place such as Crete.
Looking forward to spring, to the sun, to Anemone and her friends. All the best to you, Ivan, Happy New Year to you and your family!
With best regards,

jolies ces anémones, celan nous redonnes l' espoir de voir le printemps revenir vite
bonnes couleurs

Hi Ivan
Great flower. I have never seen that kind of Anemone. The photo is not perfectly sharp but is a very interesting object.
Best wishes in 2007

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-28 8:50]

Hola Ivan, bonitas flores y espléndido color, buenos detalles y iluminación, buena compo... saludos TFS

Hello Ivan,

Another excellent photo,

Perfect details very crisp, excllent colors Bg POV DOF nicly com,posed and capture photo

TFS Kyle

Well done Ivan.
Bright sunny color, and a simple but effective composition. Good note and post of this beautiful flower :)
Happy New Year!

Bonjour Ivan
Une excellente photo en macro de cette belle fleur ,les couleurs sont justes et parfaitements exposées ainsi que les détails.. Félicitations pour la belle composition .

Merci et bravo...JP

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2006-12-29 4:07]

Hello Ivan,
Very nice capture, strong colors, nice POV showing vegetation and flowers. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Hello Ivan,
This is really a refreshing post! I like this bright lightning that makes this purple color very strong contrasted! Good POV and composition with interesting notes. My best wishes,

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2006-12-29 12:49]

Hi Ivan,
A nice coincidence with it also being my latest.A lovely flower and nice how you caught them in a group.Chose an interesting perspective to make them stand out on the grass.Take care and a good evening to you.
Regards, David

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-29 13:35]

Hi Ivan,
A clear a complete view of this anemone. I think it's really lovely. Thank you for showing us this beauty!
TFS, José M.

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-01-03 8:36]

Very nice shot of these beautiful anemone flowers. Great colors and nice note too.

Hallo Ivan
Purple is my favourite colour and your photo "The Crown Anemone" deserves a smiley. This is a wonderful close-up with fine detail. I like the one yellow flower way back in the picture. There is a bit of a shine on the flowers, that attracts the eye. I like the violet anthers, and the way some of the flowers are opened to the sun while some of them are closed and it looks as if they are blown from behind by the wind. Thanks for sharing it was most enjoyable to look at.
Kind regards

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