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Between the Showers

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Published: July 16, 2017

Not quite sure, because the flowers have just started to open up, but I think they may be some Blueweed, also known as Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare). Captured between two light showers, just as the soft evening light broke through and emphasised the vivid colours.



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Image size
1600x1060px 2.33 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D700
Shutter Speed
1/800 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
105 mm
ISO Speed
1000
Date Taken
Jul 16, 2017, 6:45:15 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
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Lotus105's avatar
So vivid. What is a weed really ...I've always loved the flowers on this plant. You have taken a lovelyshot of them in the soft evening light. Very nice and beautiful.
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Thank you so much for a wonderful comment :)
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You are most welcome. :)
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kayandjay100Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a lovely capture! :camera: :rose: Cheers, Coco
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Thank you very much :rose:
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kayandjay100Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most welcome! :tighthug:
shilaktit's avatar
Elegant composition. Beautiful! 
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Thank you very much :)
PapierowySzczur's avatar
You're right on the species.
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Earth-HartHobbyist Photographer
Yes, Viper's Bugloss, a member of the Borage Family.
KeldBach's avatar
Thanks, Will. I use to see them near the sea, sometimes growing directly in the sand dunes, but this is the first time they have shown up in my backyard. I quite like the bright colours :)
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Earth-HartHobbyist Photographer
What you saw on the dunes was more than likely Purple Viper's Bugloss, it likes dry sandy places, especially dune systems.
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I actually brought one home back in 2008 and took this shot: 

Blueweed by KeldBach

I found it creeping just above the sand like a snake. Also notice the very long stamens.
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Earth-HartHobbyist Photographer
Looking at it again, it's not the Purple, as it has only two stamens protruding.
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I think you're right, Will. Thanks for the help :thumbsup:
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Earth-HartHobbyist Photographer
Had a chat to a botanical friend, and she told me that Denmark is too far north for Purple Viper's Bugloss. She works at Kew.
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Interesting. Wikipedia says it's native to western and southern Europe (from southern England south to Iberia and east to the Crimea), northern Africa, and southwestern Asia (east to Georgia). So she's absolutely right :)
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