Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 2 June 2012 in Plant & Nature.

Uses of Columbines: "The flowers of various species of Colombine were consumed in moderation by Native Americans as a condiment with other fresh greens, and are reported to be very sweet, and safe if consumed in small quantities. The plant's seeds and roots are highly poisonous however, and contain cardiogenic toxins. The medical use of this plant is better avoided due to its high toxicity; columbine poisonings may be fatal." Wikipedia

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Here in France, we call it "Ancolie". This is a beautiful flower

2 Jun 2012 5:15am

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

Great depth of field!

2 Jun 2012 5:23am

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France


2 Jun 2012 6:38am

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Great shot . It looks so delicate. Beautiful

2 Jun 2012 6:49am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautiful shot and interesting documentary Don. These spring up like weeds in our garden

2 Jun 2012 8:40am

tataray from france, France

Belle ancolie avec de magnifiques couleurs.
Toujours faire attention aux plantes, beaucoup sont toxiques .)

2 Jun 2012 10:14am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

beautiful light and colour

2 Jun 2012 10:25am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

a most interesting flower

2 Jun 2012 12:13pm

Faye from Louisville, KY, United States

I hope someday to be able to take this quality of photo. Far in future! Is this an example of bokeh? I've tried this with my point and shoot Canon x130 but not successful--did achieve some unexpected results that pleased me.

2 Jun 2012 12:56pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A wonderful little "alien" creature. The design variety of planet Earth staggers the mind.

2 Jun 2012 1:46pm

TexWisGirl from United States

fascinating bloom!

2 Jun 2012 2:03pm

Harry from Apex NC, United States

Amazing color and detail. I like how the DoF separates the subject from the still colorful background.

2 Jun 2012 2:25pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful flower ! nice closeup

2 Jun 2012 3:20pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

I like this macro.

2 Jun 2012 3:20pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I will have to remember to refrain from nibbling while wandering through the forest.

2 Jun 2012 4:01pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Wunderbare Aufnahme und gute Info.

2 Jun 2012 4:05pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Ohwow..what a gorgeous flower and how beautiful you captured her !
Love this big size to see all the details too.

2 Jun 2012 4:16pm

franz from Baden, Austria

what a beautiful flower the columbine is ... and what stunning colours it comes in ...
our columbines look quite different, btw !!

2 Jun 2012 4:44pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

What a beautifully complex shape to the flowers

2 Jun 2012 5:55pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like all of the different shapes and angles, as well as colors you have captured. Very nice and interesting image.

2 Jun 2012 6:04pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful colors!

2 Jun 2012 6:42pm

rem_la from Villiers, France

de biens belles couleurs

2 Jun 2012 6:50pm

Janaye Jones from West Wendover, Nevada, United States

Vibrant colors and stunning detail!

2 Jun 2012 7:02pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Very pretty! I had no idea about the toxicity.

2 Jun 2012 10:00pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

exquisite! (not sure i would risk eating them)

2 Jun 2012 10:32pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Thanks for the useful information, and such a pretty flower too.

2 Jun 2012 10:59pm

Susan Rose from Georgia, United States

Hi, Don. I'm your neighbor now! I've finally moved to Aminus3 (but I'm also posting to my other site for awhile longer). About Columbines...I don't think I'll be putting them in my salads. Very pretty though. A nice photo.

2 Jun 2012 11:41pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Great close-up of this beautiful flower with gorgeous colors !!! Amazing photo, nice background ...

3 Jun 2012 12:28am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Spectacular Don! ;-)

3 Jun 2012 1:00am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous colors and a fantastic macro!

3 Jun 2012 1:53am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

That's very interesting. I think you should stick to photographing them so beautifully, and leave them off of your salad.

3 Jun 2012 2:32am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Mervielleuse fleur et macro quelle finesse quelle couleur.
Belle journée

3 Jun 2012 4:32am

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

Beautiful shaped flower!

3 Jun 2012 9:04am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

One of my favorite flowers ... but I've never eaten one. ;D

3 Jun 2012 12:20pm

agnes from besançon, France

magnifique. il en existe beaucoup de variété mais celle ci est très jolie.

4 Jun 2012 4:22pm

Frida from Sweden

One of my favorite flowers I have on light pink and it really looks like it's other name. Grandma's Bonnet :-) Beautiful.

4 Jun 2012 6:03pm

rian from Vestavia Hills, United States

another unique flower captured here, great one! :)

5 Jun 2012 1:44am

Rose from United States

I did not know any of this about the doesn't detract from its beauty, though.

5 Jun 2012 5:35am

Candace from Phoenix, AZ, United States

Okay, I'm not gonna eat one! But it's beautiful.

7 Jun 2012 3:46pm