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Alex, Joseph and Ben - Thanks!

Alex, Joseph and Ben - Thanks!
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-15
Categories: Flowers
Camera: HP Photosmart R817
Exposure: f/2.8
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Hormon's dedications, Alex99 favorite pics [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-20 15:12
Viewed: 5681
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

There's a little poetry in Hungary about the warm temperature in spring. There are 3 name-days after each other, Sándor (= Alexander, 18th of March), József (= Joseph, 19th) and Benedek (= Ben, 21st), and the poetry says "Alex, Joseph and Ben / bring the warmth in bag" (original: "Sándor, József, Benedek / zsákban hozzák a meleget"). Now they really did what the unknown poetaster once said and we have around 10 Celsius above zero. The first flower (Tussilago farfara) began to bloom in the city, but due to I already shared exactly this specimen with You last year here, I rather chose from my archives.

The plant You see here is Corydalis cava, white version (there's a violet one existing, too, click workshop). Already shared a few times on TN, see the other pics here.

Photo: on a beautiful, sunny spring day back in 2008. PP: slight dose of gaussian blur on the background, USM on the flowers, framing, re-sizing.

I dedicate the photo to everyone whose name is either Alex, Joseph or Ben (in national versions also) on the site, most importantly to Alexei Alyokhin (Alex99) and József Szabó (joska). Dear Friends, thanks for bringing warmth in Your bags! :)

Thanx for stopping by and commenting, have a great weekend, László

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-03-20 18:47]

Hola Laszlo.
Bello foto de esta flor, y una exlente dedicatoria para los que tienen el nombre de Alex99 y joska.
Finos detalles en la imagen. muy buena ilumainacion lograda y hermoso fondo

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-03-20 23:05]

Hi Laszlo.
It is a very touching dedication and simply amazing pictures. Many thanks dear friend. Clarity and transparency of the image are exceptional. I am also impressed with ultimate reproduction of all beauties of the plant and nicely detailed a bit smoothed pictorial BG. Superb picture with lovely subject and wonderful natural colors.
P.S. We also have warm enough days now (about 10-14C). However, it is only first warm days and all bushes and trees are without even buds.

Ciao Ladislao,
da noi si ricorda il primo giorno di primavera con il detto popolare "a San Benedetto la rondine sotto il tetto"; bellissima dedica ad Alexei e Jozsef; ottimo punto di ripresa e splendida prospettiva con una meravigliosa luce primaverile, magnifici colori naturali.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona domenica
Ciao Maurizio

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-03-21 0:55]

Witaj Wladyslaw,
Very interesting note with dedication. The flower is perfectly sharp on nice blurred BG in good spring light. These early flowers grow everywhere under old lime-trees which are around my small place. All these flowers are only violet but here is too early we have there and here snow yet.
Friendly regards, Pawel

Hi Laszlo

Many thanks for this superb spring flower. I notice that spring is more present in your country than in mine. The simple composition highlights the beauty of the flower very well. I also appreciate your notes very much.

Kind regards


Hello László,
Very beautiful Corydalis taken in its woody biotope. The violet version is very nice too. Here, spring came with some delay and we should wait one or two weeks to see them. The story of the 3 name-days is very interesting too! Happy warm days,

Ciao Lazlo. Good dedication to our three clever friends. Excitign light uěon thi beautiful flower with stunningdetaisl againsth the soft/graphic BG.


Hi Laszlo,

Very great conducted. Light and sharpness is very successful. TFS

Best Regards,

Ciao Laszlo, splendid light on beautiful flower, wonderful natural colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-03-21 4:29]

Hi MF Laszlo,
such a well connected story. The poems and the image is equally exciting and infromative too.
The beauty is well shown and the sharpness is well recorded.
i like the special colours it gives.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-03-21 5:33]

Hello Laszlo,
It looks like your trademark for flower-pictures is to show them with their natural environment. I like a lot this idea. Yesterday I saw the purple version of these flowers, so now I know their name too.
So a double thank you for the fine picture and your note.
Have a nice Aunday
Kind regards

Hello Laszlo,
In this photo, what I like most is the relevance of flowers in the foreground, and the contrast of the background elements. Good work, Greetings. Have a happy Week MF!

hello László

spring time beautiful photo of the flower, with fine POV
and appropriate framing, fine focus sharpness and details,
i love the way the background is framed with showing details,



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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2010-03-21 9:12]

Hello László!

Great note :-) I like your notes very much, because they're interesting and funny like this one. We can learn much from them, not only about Hungarian nature, but also about culture. Picture is very spring, with lots of sunlight and many flowers on BG. And of course maint subject looks great.

Now few words about Polish poetry :-) We've got almost the same - 21st of March is name-day of - surprise - Grzegorz :-) Our proverb says - "Na Grzegorza idzie zima do morza", which means "On Greg's day, winter go away" (exactly it means "winter go to sea").

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-03-21 12:32]

Hello Laszlo.
This one is beautiful. Lovely colors; fresh and vibrant. Crisp clear image. Very well done.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-03-21 23:51]

Hi Lazlo

A superb shot - and useful note. I really like the way this shot captures the return of spring.

Best wishes


another beautiful composition from your very good glance, the BG is great also the lighting and the colors, very good photo!
"keep photographing my friend!" TFS

Hi Bareatom,

Awesome close up of this Corydalis cava! The colours looks nice, and it seems to stand out against the blurred background well! Nice to learn your poetry too!
Well done my friend.
TFS and have a nice day!


Hi Laszlo,

So I shall take a look of these flower here also flowered.
This flower are on the red list in the netherlands and I have them already been posted on tn.


Good pov and dof with fine colours.


Hi Laszlo

Thanks for bringing us this lovely orchid. I'm you're glad its spring time at last. For me the days are getting shorter, but it will be another month before the first really cool days arrive. Have a great week


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-03-23 6:39]

Hello Laszlo,

Indeed a simple picture but attractive through the color of the flowers.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

Hi Laszlo. Very nice shot with nice colors and focus.
TFS and kind regards,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-03-25 17:11]

Hi Laszlo,

What a lovely dedication! The flower is beautiful and your notes are most interesting. This is a wonderful picture with amazing clarity and beautiful colors. The pretty flower jumps out from the pleasing setting.


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  • Rafa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 172 W: 0 N: 7] (846)
  • [2010-03-31 5:33]

Beautiful corydalis and central composition with its habitat behind.

thanks for sharing!

Bonjour Laszlo,
Trčs belle évocation du printemps sous une splendide lumičre et une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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