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Pulsatilla montana IV

Pulsatilla montana IV
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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: 2009-04-04
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 400 D, Canon 60mm EF-S Macro, 52mm UV filter
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-05 11:45
Viewed: 4260
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It is the time one of the most beautiful plant from my region is flowering. Pulsatilla montana is a small plant from Ranunculacea family. Due to the foods reserves stored in the root it can flower early in the spring. The plant is protected from drought and cold weather by a dense silver villosity.

This year I was lucky enough to find a relative big area covered with these flowers. There were so many I had to step carefully not to damage the flowers. There were several hundreds of flowers already opened. It was a wonderful sight.

I did this close-up in order to show the beauty of the flower. I hope you will like it.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-04-05 11:47]

Detalii excelente si culori superbe.
Numai bine.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-04-05 11:49]

Hi Cristian. This is a very good close up of the two colourful flowers. I see you have the bonus of the insect. You have good detail and rich colours. well done TFS.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-04-05 12:44]

Hi Cristian.
You have presented this fine plant very well. First of all I like wonderful DOF. Both flowers with attractive visitor are in focus and natural surroundings are blurred pleasantly. Lights and colours are amazing. And details of the flower petals and hearts are superb. I also like impressive POV and excellent composition of the picture. Well done and TFS.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-04-05 13:54]

Salut Cristian !
Frumoasa captura.
Se pare ca primavara si-a intrat in drepturi la voi.
O seara faina,

hello Cristian
excellent beauty. very beautiful flowers. You captured and presented them with a perfect macro shot. from exposure and POV to sharp details and composition, every thing wonderful. splendid coloration. thanks for sharing. well done

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-04-05 14:17]

Hi Cristian,you're lucky to have beautiful flowers like that in your country in the wild fields,and my best compliments for the high quality of your pic,colors and sharpness at the top,my best compliments,Luciano

Hello Cristian,
another wonderful floral composition, you have taken this Pulsatilla montana with good sharpness and beautiful natural colours in a beautiful natural environment.
TFSBest regards

Hi Cristian, a fine and perfect macro capture of these montane beauties with nice lit and neat details in a fine composition.
TFS and cheers,

Buna Cristian
Foarte frumoase aceste pulsatila. Sunt printre cele mai frumoase flori de primavara de pe la noi! Imi place ca ti-a iesit galbenul staminelor foarte bine!
Numai bine, Oana

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

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-04-06 22:34]

Hello Cristian,
A superb capture of the flowers of Pulsatilla montana, taken from an ideal POV with excellent sharpness, lighting to show the beutiful colours with fine details, including the bonus honey bee.
A very fine image and thanks for sharing it.
Best regards,

Hi Cristian,

a nice springtime presentation from this flower.
Fine natural colours.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-04-07 4:28]

Hello Cristian,
I agree with you, Pulsatillas are so beautiful flowers. We have some species flowering in late April, beginning of May in our mountain regions too.
A pleasant trio in a very natural surrounding. And a little "plus" with the bee.
Thanks a lot

If I am not mistaken, this is a medicinal plant if used correctly. I have heard of some in the old fashioned hippie circle speak of it....also the Arnica Montana but not sure if there is any relation but both have medical use and this may be a first for TN. Well seen!

Bonjour Christian,
Très agréable publication, bien composée, présentant les sujets dans leur environnement sous une bonne lumière et un bon angle de prise de vue permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Qué bellez Cristian !! y que buen tratamiento del color, con una saturación muy acertada. Una bella especie que no conocía además.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hi, Cristian,

yes, I am back and I will start working as a doctor in July. I am having my very last school summer holiday at the moment : )

so happy to be back and see the masterpieces of my TN friends, including you, again : )

thanks for sharing this beautiful capture of Pulsatilla montana! very elegant and sweet. the colours are very attractive. I like the contrast between the bright flower and the coarse background.

Man Yee

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-04-17 8:02]

Hi Cristian
Beautiful composition.Nice POV and sharp image with lovely colors.I like the insect in the composition.
TFS Michel

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-05-06 3:50]

Hello Cristian,
I see you've posted some lovely spring flowers lately, I must return to have a good look! But this one is one of my favourites, already past flowering here. A lovely capture in beautiful colours and with the little Bee collecting pollen. Great sharpness in this fine composition too.
TFS and all the best wishes, Ulla

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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
  • [2009-06-06 10:07]

Hello Cristian
wonderful details, fine colors and splendid sharpness on these Pulsatilla montana (and bee) with great focusing. The composition is very detailed with an interesting neutral background.

Hola Cristian,
Precioso ejemplar con excelente composición, buena nitidez con luz y colores muy bonitos, saludos
José Ramón

Very well presented.
Mario from Canada.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-04-30 5:04]

Hi Cristian,
Very beautiful indeed and you have successfully show it. The yellow stamens inside is really attractive.
the purple petals is so sharp and seen in good view of lines and glow.
The blurry background enhance it.
well done.


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