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Wild poppy

Wild poppy
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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/6.3, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-04-12 4:34
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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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Maciej, first of all, I must tell you that your note is beautiful. I always thought that the relationship between a shocking picture (as you share today) must relate to a note, shocking too. My philosophy is that TrekNature should not be a place to share, cold and scientifically material on the nature, without passionate notes without some emotional way link up with other colleagues, without exposing our feelings. Quite the opposite. Humans are not rovers. So that seeing this poppy, and seeing all the poppies I see you in the future, always remember those thousands of boys, those thousands of young and passionate Polish soldiers resting on the slopes of Monte Cassino, with their bodies covered by blood-red poppies.
Thanks, Maciej, by this emotion.
Health, the noble and brave Polish people. Amen.

Hello Maciej,
My great respect to soldiers who have gone to the another world.

Another beautiful picture of this Poppy. It's not an easy shot when color is such red. But you have captured it quite well. I like its natural habitat too. Hernan already told you the RULE OF TREK NATURE.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice Sunday,

Good quality pic with this intense red against the blue-purple background... not easy to take the poppy like this

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-04-12 11:41]

Hi Maciej,a great goft to who like colors like me,great contrast between purple,green and the bright red of poppy,an old memory still very very nice,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Bonjour Maciej,
Par rapport à ta précédente publication sur le même sujet, sur celle-ci le relief du sujet apparaît moins nettement peut-être par manque de contraste.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Ciao Maciej, lovely composition with beautiful poppys and nice flowers, fine details, excellent sharpness, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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