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missing the summer

missing the summer
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Copyright: Michal Grabowski (cedryk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-16
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700, 35-280 - f2.8-4.2, @ ISO 100, Close-up +1
Exposure: f/7.4, 1/512 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower, Plants of Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-21 20:45
Viewed: 4261
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 22
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Yes, I miss the summer so much. Today we had a first attack of frost this fall... It wasn't nice to go out. After coming back from work I just had to browse for some image to cheer me up. My choice was white clover, so typical for Polish meadows in the spring and summer. I hope you will enjoy it too....

And if you want to know more about the species:

The true clovers (Trifolium) include about 248 leguminous species, many of which are important forage', throughout the world. They are located in three main centers of diversity: Eurasia, South Africa, and the Americas.

white clover
Trifolium repens L.
Family: Fabaceae

Widely distributed in moist temperate zones, Mediterranean areas and some cool subtropical parts of the world, viz. Europe, North America, southern Latin America, Australasia, Japan.

Grows well in a wide range of soil and environmental conditions but less vigorously on acid, poorly-drained or shallow, drought-prone soils. Stoloniferous growth habit makes it capable of colonising bare spaces in swards. Exhibits phenotypic plasticity in response to management factors imposed, e.g. reduced leaf size under severe sheep grazing. Perennation is dependent upon persistence of its stolon network. A range of types from prostrate small-leaved to more upright large-leaved is available. White clover contribution to the total yield of a grass/clover sward is variable and often unpredictable because of the dynamic interaction of the components.

The plants leaves in symbiosis with bacteria essimilating nitrgoen from the atmosphere. Colonisation of the nodules is by strains of Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. trifolii. Populations are highest in fertile soils with a history of growing white clover.

FAO report on white clover

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Serious detail, nice depth and excellent exposure, well done.


Lovely shot!
Like the lighting and the composition.
Very pleasing as well...

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-11-21 22:45]

Beautiful picture Michal!

Focus is excellent, exposure is perfect, DOF is wonderful and composition is great.
It's quite easy to make beautiful images with exotique flower. But doing a great shot with a simple and common flower requires a lot of talent.
Excellent work and TFS.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-11-22 4:09]

Yes, I miss the summer, too!!! I hate snow and darkness and cold! Great picture with very nice composition and POV. Very common plant but so rare this time. Thanks for posting!

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-11-22 5:58]

wauuu perfect sharp !!!
nice background
I like it very much
TFS Libor

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-22 6:07]

Hello Michal!
Very nice capture.POV,framing,details,blurred BG,3D effect and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Good macro Michal. Beautiful colours and good sharpness. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

I have never seen a lovelier photo of this flower, Michal.

Details are perfect, colors, POV and lighting are exceptional!

I really do love this wonderful composition, and also miss summer too...

Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-11-23 4:17]

What a super shot of the clover Michal. Good lighting on it and the colours and exposure are great. Sharpness and detail are spot on too. The flower looks quite pretty, as it is often a flower we don't look at much, only when it needs mowing down. Good work.

Sliczna fotka!
Kompozycja, POV, glebia ostrosci - wszystko perfekt.
I like it very much.

Very pleasing shot Michal, the lighting is excellent on this well composed, exposed shot. It's amazing how you made something so simple so beautiful. Paul :)

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