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wild Lilium Martagon in Alps

wild Lilium Martagon in Alps
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Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-20
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon IXUS 400, Canon 36-108mm équiv
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wildflowers of the World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-29 4:00
Viewed: 5899
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Note : I have made this photo of a wild Martagon Lily in the Combe des Fours at 1800m altitude.
Name : Martagon Lily or Turk’s Cap - Scientific name : Lilium Martagon – Family : Liliaceae.
Description : Perennial plant 0.30m to 1.50m height. Stretching across Europe to Mongolia, the original Turk’s Cap, Lilium Martagon inhabits a broader range than any other Lily. This variety’s tapered, luminous towers feature up to fifty waxy, pendant flowers composed of strongly recurving snowy white petals. Anchored by whorled, lustrous, deep green foliage, the heavily scented blooms look splendid amid Stipa gigantea.
Habitat : Lilium Martagon is the most frequent Lilium of the Alps. It grows on deep soils, often under cover, up to 2800m altitude.
Comments : Adaptable to full sun. Deer love to dig and eat lily bulbs.
Photo : resized and framed in 800x600 for TN. I have included the natural surroundings in the BG, I hope you like it...

red45, Janice, dew77, sway, honza, Comandante, Fisher, wallhalla15, liquidsunshine, PDP, AndyB, marhowie, puffy, coasties, mishe, novaman, gerhardt, bedford67, goldfinchtr, Luc has marked this note useful
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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-29 4:19]

Very summer picture Christian. Lovely, bright colours, blue sky and of course flower. Flower looks superb in shape and colours.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-29 4:23]

These are sold in florist here Taz, for lots of money too. Excellent composition, sharp details and colours, and it looks superb against the BG. Wonderful.

Hey Christian,

Excellent shot. Well you've got massive splashes of color, sharp detail, perfect DOF. All of this equates to a fabulous result. Well done

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-07-29 5:15]

Nice composition and framing.
A beautiful flower caught nicely. you have used the sun well to get good light on the Stamen

A fine picture.
I like the DOF and the colours in the background.
Like it a lot.
TFS - Shir

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-07-29 6:19]

Superb photo of this beautiful flower. Perfect composition, details and very nice colors.

Hello Christian!
I'm fan of your flowers.DOF you managed is great.I liked colors,details,POV and smell;) very much.
thanks for sharing.

Hi Christian,
This is a perfect composition. Excellent capture of this beauty, well exposed and detailed.
Excellent work.


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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-07-29 10:41]

it's a beauty Christian,
the composition is very nice and the colours are good, the pov is good and the dof is very good, very nice job,
gr. Jaap

The composition of this picture works well. The focus and DOF are great. Well done and TFS.


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-29 14:33]

Christian, maybe I've already mentioned how I find amazing the sharpness you get in your pictures. Once more, congratulations on that.

As usual, great and vivid colors, excellent pov and composition, excellent dof.


Christian, very nice capture with great colours and sharpness/dof . Very good composition.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-07-29 16:10]

¦wietna fotka Christian.
Bardzo ³adna Lilia, dobrze i ciekawie sfotografowana.

Really Fan-TAZ-Tic Christian,
Good sharp detail and good POV. Nicely exposed and superb colours. Good composition.
Well captured, thanks for posting.
Have a great weekend.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2005-07-29 17:06]

Hi Christian,

Very dramatic flower you got there.
I like the expression and the colors are beautiful.
Great work.



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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-29 18:21]

Hello Christian, very good shot of this flower. I like the composition, it flows nicely. The BG with the tilt is a little odd but it's not too distracting. The details and focussing are excellent! Well done.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-29 18:48]

Hello Christian,
A very nice shot.
Excellent composition and POV,superb colours and detail.
Great work,well done.


Fantastic colors throughout the frame with the OOF BG scene giving the perfect backdrop to this beauty! I'm impressed! Very well done.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-07-29 22:44]

Wooow... excellent hot Christian, the DOF is just fantastic, great sharpness, details and colours, just a superb shot!!! Well done, thanks for sharing and have a great weekend. :)

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-07-30 3:07]

Hi Christian!
Excellent composition!Beautiful colours and clear capture.
Thanks for posting...

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-30 3:40]

Hello Christian!
Excellent capture.3D effect,DOF you managed,colors,POV,framing and composition are perfect.TFS....:-)

Hello Christian

Wow... this is a super shot. Lovely clear details. Good colour and light. Nicely composed and a pleasure to view. Nicely done. Thanks.

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2005-07-30 15:36]

Salut Christian!
Very beautiful picture.Nice job.TFS.
Best wishes,

Wonderfull shot Christian.
Excelent BG that makes photo in 3D.
Nice work and TFS.
regards ,

The compo is great Christian. I like the fact that you included the natural surroundings in the BG. I might even consider to drop down lower and get more of that lovely blue sky in the BG. Great DOF. Very well done.



Bonjour Christian,
Je ne savais pas qu'il y avait de si beaux lys en montagne! Merci de me le faire découvrir aussi joliment. Les couleurs sont superbes et les détails très fins. J'aime bien l'arrière-plan très naturel. La note, comment toujours, est instructive et complète.
MPLP, cordialement,

Very good photo! Everything is perfect! but I like composition more:) You made a good work
TFS Emin

Spectacular capture, Christian. An immediate favorite. Excellent sharpness, composition and DOF.

Beautiful, Christian! Wildflowers are a one of my favorite photo subjects, but usually get a blurry, faded shot. You have given me something to inspire too! I could see this hanging on someone's wall! The colors, compositon and detail are spectacular. Exceptionally done!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-23 3:43]

Hi again Christian! I do not have the time to write a decent comment. I give to you the well deserved smiley.

(traduction libre)
Le futur n'est pas un endroit où nous devons nous rendre mais que nous devons créer. Les sentiers ne doivent pas être trouvés mais construits. Et les actions que nous faisons pour les construire métamorphosent à la fois les constructeurs et leurs destinations.
(John Schaar)

Thank you for sharing pictures and notes and for the enjoyment which they give to me.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-08-30 7:59]

Bon matin Christian,
Merci de partager cette superbe fleur sauvage et des efforts pour la photographier à 1800 mètres d'altitude! j'aime beaucoup la lumière et les couleurs ainsi que l'arrière-plan flou qui met en valeur le lis martigon,

Bonne semaine et à bientôt!

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-03-21 13:45]

Your flowers are always a pleasure to look at, but this one is particularly beautiful. The pink color of ths lilium is wonderful, I did't know that such beautiful flowers were growing wildly in France. :-)

I'm left with no words!!
This photo of the lilium is fantastic!!
Colours, sharpness, dof and composition are absolutely perfect!!!
Added to my favs.

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