Lavandula is a genus of 39 species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to the Old World and is found from Cape Verde and the Canary Islands, southern Europe across to northern and eastern Africa, the Mediterranean, southwest Asia to southeast India. Many members of the genus are cultivated extensively in temperate climates as ornamental plants for garden and landscape use, for use as culinary herbs, and also commercially for the extraction of essential oils. The most widely cultivated species, Lavandula angustifolia is often referred to as lavender, and there is a colour named for the shade of the flowers of this species.The genus includes annual or short-lived herbaceous perennial plants, and suffrutescent perennials, subshrubs or small shrubs.Leaf shape is diverse across the genus. They are simple in some commonly cultivated species; in others they are pinnately toothed, or pinnate, sometimes multiple pinnate and dissected. In most species the leaves are covered in fine hairs or indumentum, which normally contain the essential oils.Flowers are borne in whorls, held on spikes rising above the foliage, the spikes being branched in some species. Some species produce coloured bracts at the apices. The flowers may be blue, violet or lilac in the wild species, occasionally blackish purple or yellowish. The calyx is tubular. The corolla is also tubular, usually with five lobes.
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siudzi (23837) 2013-02-25 10:38
That's something original here! Like your beautiful composition taken with a superb technique and nice soft tones. Well seen and spotted. Thanks for sharing.
Miguel82 (7693) 2013-02-25 11:20
Good close up on that special flowers used for many purpose Chris,
I'd like to be there to smell them
Excellent presentation, colors are perfect
Good note and presentation
Gigidusud (7956) 2013-02-25 12:03
Un bon cadrage sur ces bouquets de lavande avec une jolie lumière.Il y en a beaucoup dans ma région l'été.
pajaran (36149) 2013-02-25 13:50
Interesantan i dobar tekst o Lavandi, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled, dobra cena ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, lepe boje.
Lepa i korisna biljka ...
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Interesting and good article about lavender, with a given data ...
Nice view, good price ...
Good preview a shot, beautiful colors.
Beautiful and useful plant ...
Good evening and all the best in the new week that started.
jacquest (14076) 2013-02-25 15:27
This is a good tight framing on those lavendula on display in a basket. The light gives good colors and clarity.
jhm (122334) 2013-02-26 4:01
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
A pity that we not can smell the aroma of the lavendel.
You chose a very well angle this gives depth and perspective.
Composition and presentation be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
mjw364 (3612) 2013-02-26 8:11
Nice composition here - sharp and well exposed. Taht yellow handle breaks up the scne and adds contrast and a point of focus. Nice shot.
adramad (27544) 2013-02-26 10:19
As we know here in Spain for "lavanda", and its scent is delicious.
A nice composition with bunches, well placed in the basket and ready for sale. Ideal that tone mauve color.
Magnificent .... brightness and sharpness.
Have a nice day.
mesutilgim (67888) 2013-02-26 13:39
The smell of lavanders came just up to İstanbul !
Nice capture, perfect TE enriched with many interesting notes.
Here in İstanbul the roman flower sellers sell them not like this in branches but the dried flowers in small textile bags, which we put in our garderobes.
TFS and best regards
fabbs99 (5334) 2013-02-26 23:17
Interesting shot of the plants
Beautiful colors and great sharpness.
The lighting is also amazing as well as perfect POV too.TFS.
Cheers ~ Farhat
williewhistler (7229) 2013-02-27 4:04
Hello Chris, I like the arrangement with the stems across the vertical corners,lavender is such an appealing plant and the price appears to be reasonable!
krzychu30 (8797) 2013-02-27 10:24
well observed and executed close-up scene.It´s continuation of your walk through the streets and I can only say I like how you put stress on different accents and aspects in your compositions.This one is captivating-we can almost smell the beautiful scent of lavender.Nicely done!
ikeharel (37222) 2013-02-28 4:10
An excelent macro on the Lavender bouquets, Chris.
Pricey, but I guess the smell's is out of this world...
good clear image,well presented.
abmdsudi (26215) 2013-02-28 4:59
This close up works well. I like the textures and solidity of the flowers in its natural colors
and excellent choice of dof. Well done
mohammad_H (6574) 2013-02-28 9:02
View Astkhvddvs herbs, medicinal herbs, alternative medicines useful chemical resolution
all the best
Silvio1953 (98001) 2013-02-28 11:26
Ciao Chris, I like a lot lavander, lovely composition with excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-02-28 12:59
The presentation is very nice. I like the tight framing bouquets of lavender. The colors and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
ourania (12287) 2013-03-01 10:10
μια ενδιαφέρουσα σύνθεση που, με θαυμάσια οξύτητα, βάθος και προοπτική, γεμίζει το κάδρο με τα χρώματα και τις υφές τηε λεβάντας ενώ ανακαλεί στη μνήμη του θεατή ακόμα και το άρωμά της. Η χρυσαφιά καμπύλη είναι άριστα τοποθετημένη μέσα στο κάδρο και δημιουργεί μια δυνατή και αξιοπρόσεκτη αντίθεση. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό Σαββατοκύριακο,
lousat (57542) 2013-03-01 12:52
Hi Chris,very nice idea this capture,a memory of the last summer,looks like a peinture,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
SnapRJW (18674) 2013-03-01 21:55
Hello Chris - dried lavender speak of old country ways and a simple life. Evocative shot with a good tight framing. Warm regards rosemary
photoray (4926) 2013-03-02 6:35
Up close & personal vision of Greek Lavandula, fine resolution with warm natural coloring.
PS: Is the price 180 euros for the entire bunch, one bunch, or am I missing a decimel point for the price?
If it is 180 euros, I will expand my Lavandula plants and start importing.....
pierrefonds (48301) 2013-03-12 15:55
The lavender is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the lavender. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.
Nicou (97543) 2013-03-17 9:00
On image l'odeur et le parfum superbe image de cette lavande sèche merveilleuse image et compo fantastique captage.
Bravo et amitié
Graal (88808) 2013-03-23 0:42
simple theme and very nice and pleasant view. I like the smell of lavender. Grows in my garden, too. Good photowork.
Have a nice day.
mirosu (5507) 2013-03-23 5:21
Excellent detail photo in very good light, nice clarity. Well done Chris.
Fis2 (73032) 2013-03-24 10:42
Your photo is interesting.
I like frame and composition.
A very curious colors.
jemaflor (68837) 2013-04-01 0:43
Nice light on these dried fowers, interesting pov and details, a perfum very pleasant ... I imagine !
delpeoples (44900) 2013-04-18 16:52
Kalispera dear Chris
I love lavender both in the field and cut and dried like this. Your close up is superb, accentuating those beautiful textures and using the light in a very clever way to bring out its highlights. I can almost smell the lavender from here! Beautiful shot, thanks for sharing.
jmdias (45774) 2013-05-12 12:34
nice image showing branches of lavender. I liked the quality of the image, with good indirect light and sharpness. nice job.