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Anchusa azurea is a species of flowering plant belonging in the family Boraginaceae, known by the common name "Italian bugloss" (or just "bugloss"). Anchusa azurea is a brightly colored spring blooming perennial that offers masses of brilliant true blue flowers with a white center at a time when few other blue flowers are present in the fields. The flowers are presented in loose racemes all along the tall stems in late spring. It is a native plant to Rhodes. Its height is about 50cm.

Today is a "Great Friday" for Orthodox Greece, it is a day of sorrow.. The custom is to collect flowers from everywhere is possible and deliver them to the Church in order to cover Jesus body in "Epitaphio". In this custom young girls are the protagonists to inflower "Epitaphio" for Jesus.

Thank you all for your votes and comments in my last upload, all appreciated !

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:105.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:31 Mar 2013 - 2:49 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.0
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/3200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:6400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Anchusa azurea
Username:GeorgePlatis GeorgePlatis
Uploaded:3 May 2013 - 12:54 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants
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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
3 May 2013 - 12:59 PM

two lovely shots. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
3 May 2013 - 1:00 PM

A great write up with this lovely image George. The flowers do look familiar - maybe they grow here as well Smile

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
3 May 2013 - 1:02 PM

Super image

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2013 - 1:10 PM

Superb detail George - you can see every little hair on the plant backlit by the beautiful sunlight.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41050 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2013 - 4:13 PM

You've captured their vibrancy well, George.

Dave

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2191 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2013 - 4:23 PM

2 great captures George and an interesting narrative

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2013 - 4:41 PM

Nice detail, Nice image!! I like it a lot!!

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Balwant
Balwant  3 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2013 - 4:45 PM

Interesting capture and presented however in my view, isolating the flower from the background will have higher impact. I find some of the white lighter patches a bit distracting. This is my personal taste, you may have a different opinion

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2013 - 4:59 PM

Stunning shot, fabulous colours and detail

Hugh

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
3 May 2013 - 6:22 PM

Love the light and the colours in this one...
IB

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2013 - 7:29 PM

Stunning shots George. Great informative narrative.Grin
Ron

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
3 May 2013 - 8:08 PM

PS - *** Tomorrow instead of shadow day my I ask if you can all upload an insect image like Annete did in support of Carol who is going through a bad time? ***
George if you know of any organisation in Greece that helps Brits abroad would you let us know? I am actually going to be in Crete next week 11th May and i hope to meet up with our lovely Carol.
Thank you
Isabel

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2013 - 8:35 PM

Theese blues are jsut beautiful! Well done photography!

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
7 May 2013 - 9:26 AM

Two superb images George. Vibrant colours and excellent light.
Effrossini

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 10:57 PM

Love that colour and the furry texture!

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