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Anchusa azurea

By GeorgePlatis
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 !

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

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two lovely shots. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
3 May 2013 1:00PM
A great write up with this lovely image George. The flowers do look familiar - maybe they grow here as well Smile
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
3 May 2013 1:02PM
Super image
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
3 May 2013 1:10PM
Superb detail George - you can see every little hair on the plant backlit by the beautiful sunlight.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
3 May 2013 4:13PM
You've captured their vibrancy well, George.

ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
3 May 2013 4:23PM
2 great captures George and an interesting narrative
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
3 May 2013 4:41PM
Nice detail, Nice image!! I like it a lot!!
Balwant 7 1 4 United Kingdom
3 May 2013 4:45PM
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
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
3 May 2013 4:59PM
Stunning shot, fabulous colours and detail

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
3 May 2013 6:22PM
Love the light and the colours in this one...
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
3 May 2013 7:29PM
Stunning shots George. Great informative narrative.Grin
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
3 May 2013 8:08PM
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
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
3 May 2013 8:35PM
Theese blues are jsut beautiful! Well done photography!
7 May 2013 9:26AM
Two superb images George. Vibrant colours and excellent light.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
8 May 2013 10:57PM
Love that colour and the furry texture!

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