Green Alkanet

Green Alkanet Pentaglottis sempervirens

Green Alkanet (Pentaglottis sempervirens), is such a stand out plant with its vibrant blue flowers. I photographed this with my 70-300mm zoom lens as I did not have my macro lens with me at the time.

May 2018, Kinver, Staffordshire, England. Β© Pete Hillman


30 thoughts on “Green Alkanet

  1. Seems perfectly logical to call a blue plant Green … Alkanet.
    Who named it? – David Bellamy after drinking a bottle of Glen Fiddich!

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    1. I know I am so bad, Diana πŸ™‚ Sometimes on a day out I find carrying too many lenses can be a pain, but I know if I had seen something I needed my macro for I would regret it later. Thankfully this turned out alright πŸ™‚ Thank you πŸ™‚

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      1. Yes you have full frame digital right? I have an Olympus micro 2/3 mirrorless with smaller lenses but probably not as powerful a macro capability as yours. You see the fluff on ladybug feet πŸ˜‰

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      2. Not full frame digital on Nikon D7200, but the Sigma 105mm is a really good macros lens coupled with this camera, and when added a Raynox convertor on the end of the macro lens allows me to get a little bit closer to those smaller things in life. Its all down to how you use the equipment you have, too, and you certainly know how to use yours, Diana with the wonderful shots you take πŸ™‚

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      3. Oh a converter! An assist but it’s your competency and patient technique that is the real magic sweet man! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’Ÿ

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  2. It’s such a lovely color, Pete. The leaves caught my attention, too. They seemed familiar, so I went looking, and found that this one’s in the Boraginaceae. Now that I know that, I can see the resemblance to borage.

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    1. Well researched, Linda! πŸ™‚ They are quite something, and when seen in drifts in a hedgerow or against an old stone wall they are trully beautiful. Thank you πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes, Ark has quite the sense of humour πŸ™‚ I have since found out the name comes from the fact that the plant will remain green even through the winter, apparently.

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