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Borage Instead of Cucumber!

Posted by
Christine (Ellemford, United Kingdom) on 22 August 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Sometimes known as the Star Flower, another flower that can be eaten, it has a slight cucumber taste. The flowers can be used on salads and look really pretty frozen in ice cubes and dropped into drinks.

NIKON D60 1/320 second F/4.5 ISO 200 135 mm (35mm equiv.)

I'm very much an amateur photographer. I live in the hills of the Scottish Borders which has fantastic flora and fauna, as well as wonderful light.

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

It's an unusual - insect like flower, dropped into drinks eh.... !

22 Aug 2010 5:34am

jpla from Anjou, France

Jolis détails ! Je te souhaite un agréable dimanche

22 Aug 2010 5:59am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Very nice composition, I like the why you have framed it.

22 Aug 2010 6:35am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Okay, I've never seen one of these before! An interesting looking flower and you have captured it superbly. I love the detail and dof. Lovely colours as well. I can't imagine eating these :)

22 Aug 2010 7:34am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like this delicate macro

22 Aug 2010 9:36am

fereshteh from Iran

I like it..:)

22 Aug 2010 10:17am

Marie LC from France

Nice delicate macro

22 Aug 2010 10:29am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Very nicely done. Pretty soft colors and great focus !

22 Aug 2010 3:06pm

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand


22 Aug 2010 6:34pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Oh yeah, this is nicely separated from it's background, nice work Christine.

22 Aug 2010 6:39pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Well I diid not know that! Nice macro and bokeh makes a great background for the flower.

22 Aug 2010 7:22pm

k@ from Paris, France

Super original flower & framing - she seems to bow.

22 Aug 2010 7:28pm

@k@: Thank you . All the flowers bow, you have to get underneath them to get a shot

Johan Dierckx from Wijnegem, Belgium

Very nice image of these. I like the soft pastel-coloring and the brillant DOF here !

22 Aug 2010 8:58pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

NIce colors

22 Aug 2010 10:12pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

wonderful blue flower - I really like this composition - and dof - so sweet.

23 Aug 2010 1:47am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

It looks positively electric. Beautiful.

23 Aug 2010 4:16am

Demo from Villeneuve d, France

Very nice little flower!!
I didn't know that can be eaten, thanks again for this information and for this beautiful shot!

23 Aug 2010 5:01am

Manola from Bassens, France

superbe!!!! une belle couleur.;;-)))et un cadrage tip top!!;-)

23 Aug 2010 7:23am

♏arleen from Netherlands

Beautiful shot of these lovely, tiny flowers...!
(I use them in ice cubes too;-))

23 Aug 2010 11:04am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

very interesting shot ,beautiful :)

23 Aug 2010 3:44pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Very pretty !

24 Aug 2010 12:47am

Cory from Phoenix, United States

Lovely details and use of DOF.

28 Aug 2010 8:28pm

Seraphine from San Francisco, Uganda

pretty! maybe one day i'll learn to take pictures of flowers. it's funny how some people have a talent for it (you) and others not (me).

8 Sep 2010 4:22am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Beautiful! They have so interestingly shaped flowers, don´t they?! I had this summer a meal decorated with these flowers and somehow I didn´t like the thought of eating them, because they´re too beautiful to chew on them... but I did ;D

12 Sep 2010 8:57am

@daniela scharnowski: It is amazing they are not used more, even for decoration :)

1/320 second
ISO 200
135 mm (35mm equiv.)