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Wild poppies

Wild poppies
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Copyright: Maciej Molnar (Matyas) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 27 W: 0 N: 52] (223)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-02
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-04-11 1:15
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Points: 18
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Pieczyska meadows. One of these flowers is a corn-poppy - in Latin - Papaver rhoeas, in Polish - mak. It is red - just like one of two Polish national colors (the other one is white). Poppy became linked with Poland after a famous song entitled - Red poppies at Monte Cassino. Monte Cassino in Italy is famous not only as a beautiful mountain with an old monastery on the top. The monastery is famous as a cradle of Benedictine Order and one of the pillars of Christianity - built about 529 A.D. Monte Cassino hill is also a strategic place, situated about eighty miles south of Rome. During World War II, a famous battle, actually a costly series of battles took place at Monte Cassino (also known as a Battle for Rome). It was fought by the allied forces with an intention of breaking through the German defense line and seizing Rome. In the decisive and final part of the battle Polish soldiers took action (May 11-May 19, 1944) - about forty thousands of Polish soldiers from 2nd Polish Corps, under a command of a famous general Anders. Polish attack contributed to a final victory greatly, Poles were also the first who were able to reach the top of the hill and put Polish flag there. The fight was heavy, about a thousand of Polish soldiers died, also many thousands of soliers from the other alied forces died. Poles have been buried on a cemetery on the slope of Monte Cassino mountain. Look here - to see photographs of Monte Cassino and a Polish military cemetery.

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Hello Maciej,

Beautiful green field and red Poppies are looking very nice. I like its composition too. Good sharpness and well lighten.
Thanks for sharing with informative NOTE which encourage me to visit the site which you mentioned. I will visit now...
Regards and have a nice WE,

A very artistic creation with the wild poppies forming the foreground to the vast expanse of a lush green meadow, Maciej.
Thanks for sharing this lovely image from your archives.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-04-11 15:07]

Hi Matyas,a classic red on green that is always a winner,very bright colors and details in a nice composition too,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Maciej

Beautiful composition of these wild poppies, with fine POV and the way
they are framed diagonally in the image they add dynamism to the photo,
great contrast between the color tones, TFS


hallo Maciej
great composition with nice BG and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Bonjour Maciej,
Agréable valorisation des sujets dans leur environnement et sous une belle lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Belleza pura.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2015-04-13 5:44]

Spring time is here. Very colorful and "happy" picture. Congratulation and thank you for sharing it. Saludos.

Ciao Maciej, fantastic trio of beautiful poppies, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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