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Helleborus for Ulla

Helleborus for Ulla
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Copyright: Cristian Goga (crs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-08
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 400 D, Canon 60mm EF-S Macro, 52mm UV filter
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-13 23:43
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Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There are two days since it is snowing. Temperature is below zero and snow layer has about 15 cm.

One week ago it was spring with temperature about 10 C. The unusual warm weather made some plants start flowering. Between the firs has been Heleborus purpurascens. This is the photo of a flower that might have frozen now as flowers might not survive the return of the winter.

As she likes them very much I dedicate this photo to Ulla.

siggi, red45, Alex99, marhowie, Argus, uleko, eng55, Pitoncle, oanaotilia, boreocypriensis, septimiu_nemes, izler, jignasi has marked this note useful
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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-13 23:53]

Hello Cristian,
great dedication to Ulla.
Excellent close-up.Crisp clear details,POV,contrast between flower and BG,lighting and composition are wonderful.
Best regards Siggi

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-02-14 0:04]

Merhaba Cristian,
Sevgili Ulla için çok güzel bir ithaf olmuş gerçekten. Kuru yaprakların arasında kimisi daha tomurcuk olan taze çiçekler. Enfes bir kompozisyon. Tebrikler.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-14 1:01]

Buna Cristian
Foarte frumoasa poza asta, culorile sunt slendide iar detaliile bine puse in evidenta. Bine ales si BG-ul.
Numai bine.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-02-14 1:35]

Salut Cristian!

Same situation here - week ago about +12C and today all is covered by snow. Hard to believe you captured this flower a week ago! First messenger of spring, unfortunatelly too fast one. Great picture and dedication.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-14 3:54]

Hi Cristian.
Very cute shot and a fine early flower. You have pictured it with nice taste. Brownish colour palette is amazing and very pleasant for eyes and details and sharpness of all plant are great too. Well done and TFS. Thanks also for touching dedication.

Hi Cristian,
Great color/exposure and use of F/5 with the BG nicely blurred.
Well composed frame, thanks for sharing this wonderful harbinger of Spring :)
Well done,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-14 5:36]

Hello Cristian,
A fine portrait of this Helleborus flower. Ulla will be delighted when she sees this! The low POV is great and the flower is captured from a fine angle with excellent sharpness, lighting and great DOF to give a superb OOF natural BG.
Thanks and best wishes,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-02-14 5:42]

Hello Cristian,
Thank you for your very kind dedication - yes I do love them and it must be wonderful to see them in the wild! This is a beautiful capture of the dark H. purpurescens showing very fine clear details and the beautiful colours. I like your low POV and the leaves framing the flower. A beautiful colour of the background too.
We seem to have exactly the same weather as you have here now, about 15 cm of snow still resting on the trees and bushes - very beautiful and sunny today but cold!
Many thanks and all the best wishes, Ulla

Hi Criistian, lovely dedication to Ulla, wonderful flower with great colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Cristian,
A nice capture of this beautiful flower. A lovely dedication for Ulla. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-14 8:54]

Hi Cristian,
Very nice capture and dedication for Ulla.Well seen and composed.Lighting,details and 3D effect are wonderful.
Thanks for postimg.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2009-02-14 10:22]

Beautiful capture, Cristian.

I love the color combination. Excellent details!

Thank you!


Bonjour Cristian,
Très délicate publication, pleine de douceur et d'intimité dans laquelle le sujet est bien valorisé par la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-02-14 16:42]

Hi Crstian,beautiful specie token from the point of view that i like mostly! All is beautiful,the colors,the sharpness,the background! My best compliment...but there wasn't snow in Brasov this year? Have a nice day,multumesc,Luciano

Buna Cristian
Foarte frumos, imi place pov-ul de jos, culorile calde. Toate cele bune, Oana

Hi Cristian,
A wonderful macro capture of this beautiful Helloborus flower in a plesant composition with nice natural surrounding and great clarity. Also nice dedication tou our mutual friend Ulla.
TFS and cheers,


foarte frumoasa compozitia Cristian !
culori superbe , detalii clare si lumina perfecta ,
felicitari !

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-02-15 13:00]

merhaba Cristian
wonderful close up capture and nice dedication to our friend, Ulla
composition, POV, colours, sharpness and details are great

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-02-16 10:23]

Hi Cristian ,
a very interesting and beautiful looking little flower.I like the low POV and colours. Good sharp detail too, well done.

nice and shy flower, TFS Ori

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2009-02-18 10:09]

Hi Cristian
very nice colors and sharpness
very well done.

Hello Cristian,
a very beautiful picture and lovely dedication to Ulla, excellent low POV to show this beauty, sharpness and details are very good, i like the brownish colours in a very nice composition.
Best regards.

Curiosa y bella flor/planta que no conocía e interesante explicación sobre esos cambios tan bruscos de temperaturas en tu zona. Oportuna !

Saludos Cristian: Josep Ignasi.

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