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Lavandula stoechas

By GeorgePlatis
Lavandula stoechas is an aromatic dwarf shrub to 60cm - max 1m tall, with narrow, grey-green leaves and short-stalked, dense, ovoid heads of tiny blackish-purple flowers surmounted by a tuft of purple bracts. It belongs to the family of Lamiaceae and it is native to all Mediterranean shores and Aegean islands.
This beautiful plant is used to perfumery and pharmaceutical industry.

I wish a wonderful Sunday to every one of you!Smile

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

Voters: ColleenA, Joline, apples18 and 32 more

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ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
28 Apr 2013 11:38AM
Great captures of this small flower....

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Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
28 Apr 2013 11:40AM
As lovely as it's perfume...
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
28 Apr 2013 12:07PM
As per usual, George, two excellent presentations of this beautiful lavender. Carol
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
28 Apr 2013 1:30PM
At last one of your flowers that I know George !! We had a few plants in out garden for years Smile A great photo !!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
28 Apr 2013 1:57PM
How pretty and good dof.........Sandy
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
28 Apr 2013 2:23PM
Lovely set George.
If it's used by the pharmaceutical industry then they've probably patented it and could sue you for photographing it Wink
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2013 4:39PM
This is my favourite scent George and I always spray the household linen with it to spread peace and tranquillity around the home. Two very beautiful images perfectly composed with great DOF and colour.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2013 4:44PM
Two most beautiful images depicting the wonderfully beautiful and fragrant Lavender George. Image two working very well in the portrait format. Good use of selective focusing your chosen aperture of f/7.1 ensuring a pin sharp bloom with enough depth of field to blur out the background just enough to still be able to recognise the fellow blooms colour and outline. Just one point for reference George, that I may be inclined to clone out the relatively sharp pieces of foliage down the left hand side as they do tend to distract the eye somewhat.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
28 Apr 2013 5:02PM
Beautiful images George
28 Apr 2013 5:03PM
Two super shots, George!

28 Apr 2013 9:12PM
Beautiful images George, and nice dof.
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2013 6:21PM
Beautiful images,,

Ali Smile
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
3 May 2013 6:08PM
Nice one! Grin

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