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Linum bienne


Linum bienne
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Copyright: Luis alberto (semprempe) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 4 N: 140] (974)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-05
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2014-11-16 8:45
Viewed: 1049
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Linum bienne (Pale Flax) is a flowering plant in the genus Linum, native to the Mediterranean region and western Europe, north to England and Ireland.

The Pale Flax grows as a biennial or perennial plant in dry, sunny calcareous or neutral grasslands from sea level up to 1000 metres. It has long, narrow stems to 60 cm tall and slender leaves 1.5-2.5 cm long. The flowers have five petals about 1 cm long and nearly round; they are pale blue but streaked with darker colour. It flowers in late spring and, at least in more temperate regions, through the summer. The flowers are hermaphrodite and are pollinated by bees and wasps.

Linum bienne (=L. angustifolium) is considered the probable wild forebear of the cultivated flax,[2] and a fibre can be made from its stem. It is sometimes grown as a garden plant.

It has been introduced into North America, where it is naturalised on the Pacific coast from Oregon to the central coast of California, and also in Pennsylvania; it is also found in Hawaii.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linum_bienne

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Hello Luis

Great macro of this very small flower,very nice composition, nice blurring BG. I think that it is a little bit highlighted. I made a sample in WS. In case you dont like put it out.

Rgds

Nikos

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