Blue flowers in middle of Tuscany (Italy) crop field; flowers known as cornflower, bachelor's button, bluebottle, boutonniere flower, hurtsickle or cyani flower, native to Europe.
Cornflower is also used for chicory (coffee substitute). The flowers are most commonly an intense blue colour.
Cornflowers are often growing as a weed in crop fields growing grains such as wheat, barley, rye, or oats. Cornflowers are now endangered in its native habitat by agricultural intensification, particularly by over-use of herbicides destroying its habitat.
In folklore, cornflowers were worn by young men in love; if the flower faded too quickly, it was taken as a sign that the man's love was not returned.
Cornflower was the favorite flower of President John F. Kennedy and was worn by his son, John F. Kennedy Junior at his wedding in tribute to his father.
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daddo (26528) 2014-07-07 2:31
Zdravo Miro. Excellent study of these small but vivid flowers. They look lovely together with poppies as well. Beautiful feeling as wheat swells and ripens, the promise of warmer weather, the harvests of Autumn- it's all in this image.Best wishes. Klaudio.
papagolf21 (98520) 2014-07-07 2:39
Quoi de plus beau que la nature sous cette forme là. Une très belle image estivale.
Très bonne journée.
miumiu (6113) 2014-07-07 2:50
Wonderful composition and colours!
l like it!
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-07-07 3:06
Hello Miro - I love cornflowers, their colour is a favourite of mine and the simple flowers are, to my mind, evocative of summer. Here we see them growing between the wheat and what I especially appreciate here is the fact that the shot takes me back to my childhood before the advent of chemical weed killers. This shot is one to savour for I fear than such sights are becoming more and more scarce.
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-07-07 5:11
very charming close up which reminds me of all the holidays I spent as a kid in the countryside. I love the wild flowers and you just managed to bring on their beauty in this image. Nicely framed and with excellent sharpness. The image catches an eye thanks to lovely contrast between cornflowers and the crop.
Thanks for sharing
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-07 5:29
love this! Cornflowers in the corn who could resist this. Love the way you have captured and cropped this (excuse the pun). Elegant and arty imagery! Well done!
Have a good week - B.
Royaldevon (37519) 2014-07-07 5:35
This is a beautiful shot with the intermingled colours and textures. I must admit, there is a growing awareness, in U.K. of the importance of meadows and meadow flowers for biodiversity.
If farmers cannot have whole meadows, many are leaving strips of land around fields and allowing the wild flowers to proliferate there.
A lovely shot and one to make us very aware of our dependence on Nature.
Have a lovely day,
dta (76461) 2014-07-07 5:43
Hello Miro ,
TRès belle vue rapprochée de ce champ de céréales décoré de fleurs bleues . Beau travail sur la profondeur de champ .
Sergiom (76206) 2014-07-07 8:26
J'aime beaucoup ce plan serré sur le blé et les belles fleurs bleues qui animent la fête des formes et des mouvements dans ce champs du Chianti.
ourania (43510) 2014-07-07 10:47
a very fine picture, a tightly cropped frame full of delightful natural patterns and colours. The depth and the textures have been rendered superbly, making the picture inviting and vivid. The coexistence of the colours is exquisite too. This blue is so attractive but difficult to capture in its natural quality and charm. You've achieved a wonderful result. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
Noel_Byrne (30059) 2014-07-07 11:08
Beautiful colors here, a fine look closer at a world we all pass by so easily. To see so much delicate beauty in such a small place should be an eye opener for evrybody to look more carefully at the world really excellent comtrol of DOF.
PiotrF (16594) 2014-07-07 15:00
Wonderful composition with blue flowers. Yes, it's summer. I like it. Your picture is very well taken.
Colours, clarity and sharpness are perfect made.
Very well composition, lovely presentation.
shreya2000 (2353) 2014-07-07 22:54
Lovely picture taken by you. The flowers are beautifully shown by you. The crop is getting ready for cultivation.
Thanks for sharing.
fabbs99 (17133) 2014-07-07 23:44
Superb composition of the corn flowers and the blue flowers.Very well composed photo with excellent vivid colors. TFS.
siudzi (34141) 2014-07-08 12:28
What a great nature study this! Your image was perfectly executed with superb exposure, sharpness and DOF to get a wonderful visual effect. Like it! Congrats!
rychem (33931) 2014-07-10 0:02
This here is a fantastic summer photo, cornlowers are an eyecatcher, I can feel warmth and light wind in the field
COSTANTINO (63647) 2014-07-14 7:50
Hello my dear friend
lovely delicate capture with small blue flowers
according to your useful notes those blue flowers
are known as cornflower etc
so lovely macro with tones of blue
Cricri (117179) 2014-07-14 13:00
Belle image de la nature, un beau champs de blé parsemer de fleurs, belle réalisation
delpeoples (57264) 2014-07-15 4:19
Ciao dear Miro
Ahh I see you have been in the beautiful Italia. What a delightful close up, the textures, tones and colours are exquisite. Superb tight framing and great light.
abmdsudi (52325) 2014-07-15 16:19
The stunning blue colour of such a pretty bloom instantly attracts ones eye and provide one with an instant lift enhanced by the selective focusing. It's good to see this style of photo.....so many have turned to the ultra detailed that they have lost the artistry of light and color. Love the golden tone makes a nice background for the blue. Beautiful light, airy, natural and not least skillfully captured that makes this image stand out. A real pleasure to view, blooming marvellous if I may say so, Great capture, TFS
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-07-16 6:55
You have a good collection in this photo--flowers and bugs. Nicely captured with good details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
danos (96009) 2014-07-16 7:13
nice the tight frame with all these blue beautiful flowers to are the eye catching of the scene.I like the contrast of the colours as the excellent light and colour management of the scene.
Gigidusud (20717) 2014-07-18 23:30
Great close-up on the cornfield with a splendid contrast colors and nice détails. Well done!
Have a nice Week-end.
Silvio1953 (139727) 2014-07-21 5:49
Ciao Miro, lovely composition with beautiful flowers, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
adores (44807) 2014-07-25 16:20
They make a really beautiful effect! I like the composition, the colours and the focus. Very well captured!
jmdias (62881) 2014-07-28 2:30
here in my region the wheat is becoming to be gold and in the next month it will be harvest. here there is a mix of wheat with turnip and oat. I had seen wheat with poppies but never with these blue flowers. nice result with beautiful contrast.
Miguel82 (27670) 2014-08-11 5:41
Miro, this is a brillant close up on these fields, attractive blue indigo tons of the flowers, regards
tatadalou (7459) 2014-10-29 13:44
Surprised I hadn't seen this one sooner in your gallery ! The combintation of wheat and cornflowers is beautiful and very harmonious. That's so obvious to preserve such a beauty.
A nice one.
fritzi007 (10409) 2014-11-11 11:36
schöner Farbkontrast zwischen Korn und Kornblumen, gratuliere!
ikeharel (69145) 2015-12-02 2:31
Good morning Miro,
Beautiful purple/blue flowers contrast to the barley field. Only assume this is a barley field, a bit hard really to istinct between. Interesting story about those flowrs though.
Fine close-range photo.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (16031)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-04
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D600, Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED AF VR
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/800 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-07 2:00