Geranium Pratense

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 20 June 2010 in Plant & Nature.

This is a Geranium pratense, or Meadow Cranesbill according to Wikipedia. It's confusing because "geranium" is also the common name of a very different looking flower. I just thought it was a beautiful blue flower and I wanted to take its picture.

Candace from Phoenix, AZ, United States

It's a really vivid blue and then those purple streaks make it so unusual.

20 Jun 2010 6:27am

Avinash from Dharamshala, India

beautiful flowers...awesome colors..nice shot

20 Jun 2010 6:42am

Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

Nice find!

20 Jun 2010 7:17am

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good morning Don,
********** 10 stars, it is a beautiful flower and my favorite color. The flowers are clear and brilliant in the reproduction. The background makes the flowers fantastic expression. Please check the e-mails. Have a nice Sunday and all the best. Dear greetings Christel

20 Jun 2010 7:48am

Josette from Belgium


20 Jun 2010 8:08am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Marvelous blue !

20 Jun 2010 8:59am

petitlouis from Liège, Belgium

Many Thanks for this lovely and sweet shot, and the information too !

20 Jun 2010 10:32am

Earl from Salisbury, NC, United States

I love this color of blue. It really "pops" against that dark green background. Beautiful!

20 Jun 2010 10:51am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

These are proper geraniums and lovely flowers captured well. The others that everyone calls geraniums are actually pelargoniums. How they came to steal the other name escapes me:)

20 Jun 2010 11:32am

KBR from Geneva, Switzerland

Fantastic color, this is one of the most beautiful flower photo that I saw today, excellent details and dof.

20 Jun 2010 11:54am

tataray from france, France

Peu importe ... une magnifique fleur d'une couleur magique !.. )

20 Jun 2010 12:03pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

So beautiful, such delightful blues

20 Jun 2010 12:40pm

Remus from Portugal

Very nice composition and color, lovely distribution of blue and DoF, very nice picture.

20 Jun 2010 1:16pm

Debi from Spokane, United States

Happy Father's Day Dad! You are the very best! See you soon.

20 Jun 2010 1:50pm

@Debi: Thanks Debi! Debi is my daughter and the reason I'm up early so many mornings. We meet for coffee nearly every morning at 5:30. What a neat way to start the day.

Harry from apex, United States

Lovely color and detail, plus a nice job of subduing the backgrouns while keeping it interesting.

20 Jun 2010 2:21pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

beautiful shot....and glad you pointed out the distinction......didn't look like any geranium i was familiar with!!!

20 Jun 2010 2:24pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Very pretty colors !

20 Jun 2010 2:25pm

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

Beautiful clue color. Gorgeous flowers.

20 Jun 2010 3:16pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


20 Jun 2010 3:26pm

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran

Beautiful flowers

20 Jun 2010 3:40pm

Rose from United States

I agree--it is very beautiful. Such a pretty shade of blue.

20 Jun 2010 4:34pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary


20 Jun 2010 5:28pm

Scott from San Antonio, United States

Hi Don, Thanks for the visit.
That is a wonderfully intense blue flower...
Happy Fathers Day!!!

20 Jun 2010 6:43pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Wonderful intense Blue, and the background has the look of a painting, super shot.

20 Jun 2010 8:38pm

john from United Kingdom

Fantastic blue, lovely.

20 Jun 2010 9:31pm

Andrés from Chapel Hill, United States

Lovely close-up and colors.

20 Jun 2010 9:58pm

Otto K. from Atlanta, United States

such a lovely photo. wonderful colors.

20 Jun 2010 11:02pm

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Beautiful flowers, makes a wonderful pic for Father's day :) Nice shot, love the blue color and the details.

20 Jun 2010 11:49pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Beautiful composition! Color and lighting superb! 5*****!

21 Jun 2010 12:12am

Becky from los angeles, United States


21 Jun 2010 1:17am

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Nice focus

21 Jun 2010 1:26am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

such a nice crisp image, n lovely colors n compo

21 Jun 2010 3:11am

Liang from San Francisco, United States

lovely blues here! great focus.

21 Jun 2010 3:28am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a glorious shot. What amazing colours.

21 Jun 2010 4:13am

ISO from Bogota, Colombia

beautiful composition with great colors

21 Jun 2010 4:18am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Wonderful capture. The colour is fabulous!

21 Jun 2010 7:25am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Love that intense blue. A great looking shot, Don.

21 Jun 2010 4:46pm

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Gorgeous light for this :)

22 Jun 2010 2:55am

rian from fullerton, United States

nothing like vibrant colors to brighten up the day.. :) beautiful shot.. :)

23 Jun 2010 1:18am