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Alternative names...Evergreen Bugloss,posh name..Pentaglottis semperviren.
A Perennial & a member of the Boraginaceae ( Borage) Family. Native to south-west France, and the Iberian Peninsula, but is now naturalised throughout the British Isles. Prefers shaded, damp areas.
It was brought here for the red dye which can be extracted from the roots, but escaped from cultivation. The leaves are rough and covered with hairs.
The bright blue, forget-me-not-like flowers appear from April to July and arise from the upper leaf axils in clusters with two small leaves behind them. They are edible and are sometimes used to decorate salads.

This rather bristley plant grows very well in my garden under a huge Willow Tree.I suppose it's classified as a weed but it's so pretty with it's tiny bright blue flowers.

Lit by daylight from the right,white reflector opposite.
5 frames tonemapped in Photomatix...the rest of the fiddling done in Photoshop.

F 16 manual mode
Tripod
F/L 50mm
Raw files converted in Lightroom.

Thanks for taking the time to look,enjoy your Bank Holiday Smile
Janet xx

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 50mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Green Alkanet
Username:chase chase
Uploaded:29 May 2010 - 9:28 AM
Tags:Blue, Borage, Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Edible, Evergreen bugloss, Flower, Flowers & plants, Green alkanet, Still life, Wild
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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
29 May 2010 - 9:30 AM

Superb < > 10/10 +++++
cor

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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2010 - 9:43 AM

Beautiful image.
Rob.

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tomcat
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29 May 2010 - 10:21 AM

one person's weed, is another's wild flowerSmile, wouldn't you say?

Another certain winner here Janet

Adrian

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KBan
KBan  9456 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2010 - 10:23 AM

up to your usual high standard Janet
keith

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DolphinLady
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29 May 2010 - 10:32 AM

I love seeing these tiny flowers, but have never thought about taking a photo of them...what an idiot.....
This is simple, but beautiful Janet....well done.
Hilary (*.*)

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PauloNascimentoPhotography

Excellent work done here!
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29 May 2010 - 1:11 PM

Superb image - so elegant.
Joan.

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chris-p
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29 May 2010 - 3:18 PM

Elegant and delicate.........just like me Wink

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29 May 2010 - 3:23 PM

well chosen subject making a great shot

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Daisymaye
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29 May 2010 - 3:31 PM

Beautiful.........Sandy

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chase
chase Critique Team 81116 forum postschase vcard England235 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2010 - 6:14 PM

Thanks everyone.


Quote: Elegant and delicate.........just like me

and me Chris....PMSL !! Wink

Janet xx

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29 May 2010 - 7:43 PM

They look so good together with the layer. Ann

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viscostatic
30 May 2010 - 8:23 PM

Just beautiful.

Phil.

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