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Linum bienne, more commonly known as flax, is a beautiful powder-blue wild flower found in the hedgerows during Spring. It is the most common flax in the Mediterranean area, the cultivated flax of today is linum usitatissimum.
The seeds of the flax contain a slimy substance, beneficial for stopping constipation. The oil, rich in acid, has emollient, sedative, purgative and anti-inflammatory properties. It is used everywhere for its thread-like fibres which are extracted from the bark, and for the oil its seeds contain. Linseed oil is used in the production of oil paints and also for a number of manufacturing requirements. It is thus cultivated in a number of countries (Belgium, Poland, the Baltic states) but no longer on Crete. Linseed is also one of the best forms of animal feed.

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Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:linum bienne
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:23 Mar 2010 - 4:51 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flax, Flower, Flowers & plants, General, Linum, Plant, Wild
Votes:94
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goso
goso e2 Member 7goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 5:08 AM

Three delightful images, and a great narrative Carol...Bill

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prabhusinha
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23 Mar 2010 - 5:14 AM

3 beautiful images & text. Thanks for sharing.

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MilanaG
MilanaG  8 Bulgaria
23 Mar 2010 - 5:31 AM

...good morning carol...what a wonderful set of shots Smile...
Milena

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 72322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 5:50 AM

Lovely subtle flower and images and good light and details.
Well done Carol.
Tom.

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 6:21 AM

Wonderful images Carol. The texture and colour is superb. V2 has fantastic light and detail. Well done
Carol

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Jekaro
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23 Mar 2010 - 6:27 AM

Another three fantastic images, Carol, V2 is just superb.
Roy

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 6:45 AM

Gorgeous - Jude.

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willgriffiths
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23 Mar 2010 - 6:55 AM

Anothe brilliant set love the colour.
Will.

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cassiecat
cassiecat  539 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 7:07 AM

v3 for me today with the nice bit of light on the stem.lesley

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BURNSIE
BURNSIE e2 Member 525 forum postsBURNSIE vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 7:07 AM

A very nice set Carol, I agree with Roy V2 is great.
Kindest Regards
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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 6135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
23 Mar 2010 - 7:13 AM

Wonderful set, love No 2, perfect focusing, no monkeying around this morning, hope the weather is being kind to you

Nicky Smile

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Mynett
Mynett  5137 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 7:14 AM

v2 for me today Carol

Linda

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 7:48 AM

Three beauties Carol, V2 foe me.
Bob

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digital_boi
23 Mar 2010 - 8:07 AM

great images but V2 it is

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essexdean
essexdean  5 England
23 Mar 2010 - 8:09 AM

Great images but V1 for me, love the framing and details

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accipiter
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23 Mar 2010 - 8:09 AM

Lovely shots and a fascinating history. The delicate range of blue is gorgeous. A

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 8:13 AM

three wonderful detailed captures carol cracking colours v1 for me today nice one Wink
andy

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 8:15 AM

Just love linseeds !!
V1 today But all three really great shots
Such a pretty colour that delicate flower is

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fentiger
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23 Mar 2010 - 8:18 AM

Such a delicate flower beautifully captured.

Albert

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RajaSidambaram
23 Mar 2010 - 8:22 AM

Simple flower with some unique features & with useful tips - Raja.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 8:32 AM

Very delicate and three lovely images but V1 is tops.
Joan.

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 8:37 AM

Enjoyed the write-up. They cultivate it in fields around here too and I absolutely want a dress of that shade of blue!! Nothing quite like a field full of that wonderful deep lilac-blue. The wild version is a lot paler but every bit as lovely from you images. Think it's V1 for me today. Beautifully detailed.

Ann

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
23 Mar 2010 - 9:04 AM

V2 > V3 > V1 +++++
cor

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2010 - 9:09 AM

Soft and beautiful
Mavis

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colmar
colmar  642 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 9:35 AM

Three beautiful images all so well captured and presented v2 for me the shadow on the flower head did it ! Colin

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unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Old Username was gilbo Scotland
23 Mar 2010 - 9:55 AM

V2 fav today .All wonderful. gill

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
23 Mar 2010 - 10:45 AM

So sharp and delicate.Great trio Carol.
Cheers
Alan

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gingerdelight
23 Mar 2010 - 10:51 AM

Beautiful detail in all these images Carol, but V1 for me today.
Carol

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fatherpie
fatherpie  5 England12 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 11:12 AM

v2 for me!
Dave

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danbrann
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23 Mar 2010 - 11:15 AM

Stunning Carol.

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GlenD
GlenD  7 United States
23 Mar 2010 - 11:24 AM

A trio of lovely's as always, very nice Carol
Glen

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bricurtis
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23 Mar 2010 - 11:51 AM

V1 appeals most to me Carol - lovely blue on the stamen.
Brian.

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23 Mar 2010 - 12:09 PM

Excellent and well done!
JEnnnn

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glyndwr
glyndwr  666 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 12:25 PM

Three crackers Carol, well composed and exposed.

Robert

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FeatherFriend
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23 Mar 2010 - 12:53 PM

Beautiful set Carol (as always), super close ups with lovely detail and color, V2 for me,
Geoff.

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borrower
borrower  4 England
23 Mar 2010 - 1:11 PM

Beautiful set of images, lovely detail and co,.our.
Louise

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Swamiji
Swamiji  4 India1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 2:09 PM

These grow wild, but there has to be some seasoned eye to capture their delicate beauty! You did it nicely. & thanks for the text.
- Swamiji

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gerrymac
gerrymac  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 2:32 PM

Spot on Carol simple little flower beautifully captured ...nice write up too
Gerry

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23 Mar 2010 - 4:59 PM

Lovely indeed. Sue

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cameragirl
23 Mar 2010 - 5:00 PM

Love the images, great detail and delicateness captured v well!

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 6:05 PM

Beautiful images Carol and I love the inforamtion too!
Jann
xxx

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23 Mar 2010 - 6:49 PM

Three beautiful images, v1 for me , love the angle.
Christine

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 6:55 PM

Excellent set, Carol, very beautiful lighting and very beautifully captured.
TrevB Smile

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heids
heids  4 Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 7:04 PM

3 superb images, lovely delicate shade and wonderful light.

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Glostopcat
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23 Mar 2010 - 7:14 PM

Three top quality macro images, I love that pale shade of blue

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Dave_Holdham
23 Mar 2010 - 7:29 PM

Great set, v3 for me, wonderful lighting and detail

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ChiliMan
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23 Mar 2010 - 7:35 PM

All 3 superbly composed and cropped, Carol, but the light and focus in V1 are perfect. And what a pretty flower Smile

A.

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23 Mar 2010 - 7:53 PM

3 great images Carol, lovely delicate colour and great detail
Steve

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pluckyfilly
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23 Mar 2010 - 8:17 PM

3 great shots but I am going with V2 for the close up and tremendous detail, lovely shades of pastel colour

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Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 8:45 PM

Three beauties Carol and a very informative write up - v1 has the edge

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PinkK
PinkK  480 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 8:56 PM

Beautiful set Carol!

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videotec
videotec  5 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2010 - 9:36 PM

Lovely image's of a delicate flower.
very well presented
Pete

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stephenscott
23 Mar 2010 - 9:45 PM

Three great images,nice detail and great DOF in them all.

Steve..

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23 Mar 2010 - 10:51 PM

a little beauty, beautifully captured, lovely details
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24 Mar 2010 - 10:33 AM

Three beautiful photos Carol and a great narrative . Soft powder blue. Must have been taken on a sunny morning as it closes about 4pm ! ?xxxx

Thanks for comment about my Anemones . Must be wonderful to see the colours growing wild xxx

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24 Mar 2010 - 11:51 AM

A superb set of images carol.
The detail, lighting and colours are wonderful.
Regards. Geoff.

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HobbitDave
24 Mar 2010 - 4:57 PM

Beautiful set, Carol. I used to live in Dorset and there was a field of flax above us, the colour is unforgettable. Wonderful pale blue/amethyst.
Dave.

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2010 - 8:33 PM

You've captured the delicate shimering beauty very well in V2 - Ina

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viscostatic
25 Mar 2010 - 7:48 AM

Beautiful soft tones and colour Carol.

Phil.

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7221 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2010 - 12:21 PM

How hard you make it putting up varients of this caliber,cant decide,,,oh ok no,2 I think,,,hmmm.

Beautiful,,

Aidan,,

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Canadiann  4 Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2010 - 2:19 PM

3 beautiful pieces Carol Love that colour.
Regards
Ann

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