Cichorium intybus or Lactuca perennis or "Love lettuce straight from your heart ...". Thanks Keith

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Joe Son of the Rock on July 12, 2009

A good example of shallow depth of field. The flower stands out from the background. Well done!

Kindest regards, Joe

danimero NO VIEWS on July 12, 2009

Excellent macro, great detail and beautiful flower.

Greetings, Daniel

Marilyn Whiteley on July 12, 2009

A beautiful, peaceful, and well-composed photo, Amelia. I love it!

And I have a chicory story that I read when I was indexing a late-nineteenth century newspaper. Unfortunately I didn't copy it down, so I'll just do my best.

The president of France was traveling, and at night he went to the dining room of an inn. They asked whether he wanted some coffee. He said yes, and asked whether they had any chicory. When they said they did, he said, "Bring it here." They brought it, and he asked whether they had any more. "Bring it here." He continued until finally they said they had no more. With the chicory all safely in his possession (and not in the possession of the innkeeper), he said "Good. Now make me some coffee!"

Not everyone likes the chicory drink!!

Amelia Royan on July 12, 2009

I love this story Marilyn :D

I have to say that in the 40s and 50s chicory was "flavour of the month" in the UK, and my Mum used to do all sorts of thing with it. I loved the "coffee puddings" she used to make :) But I can understand the French President - I don't think it would pass muster as real coffee in France!!!

Thank you for this lovely compliment, and, of course, the enhancement :))

Amelia

Jan de Boer on July 13, 2009

Great shot of this wild cichory! Great blue color Amelia.

Greetings, Jan

Hazel Coetzee on July 13, 2009

Ooh I love Belgian Endive / Chicory / Witloof, Amelia - the leaves are delicious and crispy eaten raw with sliced oranges, as a salad or cooked with a cheese & nutmeg sauce.

Now you have made me realise its way past lunchtime, so Hazel is logging off - to go and raid the refrigerator (no chicory unfortunately!) (((;

Cheers, Hazel

molldiddlo on July 14, 2009

This is in my favourites Amelia. A beautiful blue flower.

Amelia Royan on July 21, 2009

molldiddlo, that is such a compliment for me, thank you so much :))

Dear Hazel, so this has created hunger pangs? Get to the supemarket and quickly get in the chicory :))

Good morning Jan, it is a stunning blue isn't it? Thank you so much for your wonderful words :))

Daniel, thank you so much for this compliment - it is really appreciated :))

Hello Joe, thanks a lot for your words, I really appreciate your visit as well. Read any good books lately? :))

Good morning Arturo, and thank you so much for your visit and lovely compliment :))

Hello John, I'm so pleased you like it, and greetings to The Netherlands :))

Alan, your favs gallery is totally full up, but many many thanks for the Y* and your appreciation :)))))

Hello Theolfa again - have you read **Marilyn's comment about Camp coffee? It's wonderful :)))

Greetings to Greetje who always has such lovely things to say about other people's photos. Thank you my gardening friend :))

Good morning Juan, I'm so happy that you like the colours and composition here, it is an easy flower to photograph as it isn't too small :))

Hello Seyit, thank you so much for your visit and kind words - both are really appreciated :))

Good morning Jen, you haven't gone weak at the knees have you? hope the weather is great where you are - Norway is cool and windy :)))

Dear Billy, your infrequent comments are probably because most of them are mundane and run of the mill. But I'm really pleased that you have opened this one and with such a great comment as well :D

Steve, thanks so much for the visit and Y, I really appreciate that even though the Y photos are so curtailed these days :))

Good morning Gabi, as always, thank you for your lovely praise for this photo :)))

I hope you have read the story from Marilyn, it is very amusing for those of us who remember Surrogate Camp coffee ;-)

The president of France was traveling, and at night he went to the dining room of an inn. They asked whether he wanted some coffee. He said yes, and asked whether they had any chicory. When they said they did, he said, "Bring it here." They brought it, and he asked whether they had any more. "Bring it here." He continued until finally they said they had no more. With the chicory all safely in his possession (and not in the possession of the innkeeper), he said "Good. Now make me some coffee!"

Greetings from Norway, Amelia

Violet Upton on July 21, 2009

Some presidents of France had no taste ;D Theolfa

Marilyn Whiteley on July 21, 2009

:D

Olga I. Yakovenko on August 17, 2009

Lovely chicorium and shot. We have also them in our fields, Olga

Antonio Callejon on September 24, 2009

Unos colores preciosos, muy buena foto. Saludos.

Schubs on October 4, 2009

It's a beautiful macro shot, Amelia!

The plant must be a Cichorium species, because the blossom is in the middle of the sprout. Lactuca has terminal blossoms.

Greetings, Schubs

kasiulowa on November 18, 2009

Nice macro.

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  • Uploaded on July 9, 2009
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    by Amelia Royan
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D40
    • Taken on 2009/07/06 09:10:09
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 52.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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