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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: 2014-06-01
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-04-13 1:21
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Points: 13
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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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Bonjour Maciej,
Je ne peux que reproduire les termes de ma précédente critiques : "Par rapport à ta première publication sur le même sujet, sur celle-ci le relief des sujets apparaît moins nettement peut-être par manque de contraste".
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2015-04-13 22:47]

Hello Maciej,
very beautiful red flowers poppies,thanks..

Hello Maciej,
Another beautiful picture of these Poppies in its natural habitat. I like ODD NUMBER composition here. Well light and color.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-04-14 8:54]

Hi Maciej,another great composition about the poppies,the contrast among red and green is very bright,impressive 3D effect made by the DOF,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-04-14 11:40]

Cześć Maciej,
Fresh Spring ..
Excellent perspective. Amazing natural colours. Fund-compatible colors!
Best wishes,

Ciao Maciej, fantastic poppies in the green, wonderful bright colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Maciej,
Beautiful sharp picture of these Poppies in its natural habitat.


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