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Asphodel


Asphodel
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Copyright: Jose Rodriguez (jmp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-20
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fuji Finepix S9500, Digital ISO 80
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/680 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-01-20 14:20
Viewed: 4764
Points: 94
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Asphodelus ramosus (Asphodel)
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The Asphodel (Asphodelus ramosus) is the flower said to fill the plains of Hades, the mythological Greek underworld. As it was the favourite food of the dead, the ancient Greeks would often plant it near graves. The Asphodel is sacred to Persephone, or Proserpina in Roman mythology, who was forcefully taken to the underworld by Hades (Pluto).
Its name derives from the greek word ἀσφόδελος (scepter).
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Now this lovely and common flower blooms in our fields. With more than 20ºC it seems spring, when really this flower reachs its best moment.
In WS you can see a broad view.
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Reference: Wikipedia
Time: 16:29
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Aperture priority, Metering Mode=Average, Manual Focus
Focal Length=21,60 mm (in35 mm=96,07)

XOTAELE, RAP, Juyona, fyapici, JoseMiguel, jcoowanitwong, saeedabbasi, mikou, marmottelolo, anel, Alex99, hester, scottevers7, fiyo, SkyF, shirgold, ramthakur, livios, peter_stoeckl, aido, jeanpaul, pilonm, marhowie, Aramok has marked this note useful
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To aido: Hades as a place to stay...jmp 2 01-27 09:58
To claudine: Personal way of watch ...jmp 2 01-21 09:22
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Muy buena aproximación. Aquí hay plantas similares a ésta. Es muy bonita y parece frágil. Cuando muere quedan los tallos que sí que son frágiles.
Hermosos colores José. Un saludo, Jl.

great close up, TFS Ori

Que agradable de fotografiar es esta florecilla.
Ha salido muy enfocadita.
Un saludo

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  • Rafa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 172 W: 0 N: 7] (846)
  • [2007-01-20 15:22]

Estupendo macro, se ve que todos estamos a las mismas joyas botánicas de nuestos campos!! Muy poco pronto este año...

Me gusta el encuadre y el armonioso fondo de naranjas y verdes.

Abrazo

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-20 15:25]

Me encanta Jose... esta es una de esas imágenes que cuando uno les pega el primer golpe de vista gustan o no... para mí, es maravillosa.
El punto de vista captado brinda una perfecta escena de las dos flores y sus brotes con total claridad, nitidez y perfecto foco, gracias a la perfecta iluminación que no ha producido indeseables reflejos o sobre exposición, el exacto y ajustado DOF que ofrece un fondo ideal y los cálidos colores muy bien controlados.
Me gusta también el recorte elegido para su presentación con un plus en la segunda imagen donde nos regalas la belleza de la planta en un cuadro más amplio.
Gracias amigo!
Ricardo

Hola José.
Una planta que hay muchas en Andalucia y que recuerdo mucho cuando estaban florecidas.
Muy buena toma y luz.Una bella imagen.
Un cordial saludo.
martinmena.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-20 16:19]

Hermosa flor y bellos detalles, magnífica luz, buen bg, si Xotaele no dice lo contrario por aquí se llama Gamona, saludos José.

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-01-20 18:42]

Hola jose, interesante vista y bastante buena luz, bonita y delicada flor.Saludo Sira

Hola José.
Very nice macro work. This genus grows here too and blooms normally from march to may. I see that you've taken it today, in 20th January. I think this is another result of global warming. Thanks for sharing. Tomorrow I'll go to near Uluabat Lake to see this plant that bloom or not.
Saludos sinceros.
Fevzi

Hola José Miguel,
Que bueno el efecto mientras se iba desplegando la imagen en mi monitor, primero los capullos cerrados de la parte de arriba, y luego la agradable sorpresa de ver las hermosas flores desplegadas en todo su esplendor.
Excelente desde todos los puntos de vista técnicos. Pero creo que la iluminación es lo que mas me gusta.
Enhorabuena por esta nueva presentación, gracias por mostrarla y feliz fin de semana,
JM

Hello Jose,
Interesting to see 3 stages of this flower on the same stem. Sharpness,composition,color contrast are perfect. Very well done and tfs.
JC

Hi dear Jose ,
very nice shot.
it has great focus and sharpness.
colors is beautiful too.
well captured.
thanks and regards
Saeed

Hello Jose,
Good light gives great details!
Welkl composed image with very fine details, the composition is attractive...
Good feeling of depth, almost 3D..!
Greetings,
Pablo -

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-01-21 3:24]

Hi Jose.
Amazing macro-shot.I like POV and fine sharp details.Very nice composition,nice combination flowers and flower - bud.Good managed DOF.Beautiful fine colours and nice lighting.
Great work,thank you for sharing.
Best greetings Milos

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  • Viera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 74] (494)
  • [2007-01-21 3:30]

Hi Jose,
good photo,interesting flower.
I like that we can see the blossoming flower and also the crease.
Cheers,
Viera

bonjour josé
bien reussi avec l'exposition correcte,bon contraste et BG bien flou.
la netteté est excellente sur les fleurs.
laurent

Hello Jose,
Your flower's pictures always have this personal touch that I like very much. I don’t know what it is in fact but they are different :) This is a very nice one with superb composition. I like the way you framed them. Exposure and lightning are very good as well as those great details. Well done again! Thanks,
Claudine

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-01-21 8:25]

Hi Jose,
Amazing that such a beautiful and pure flower was said to fill the plains of Hades..excellent presentation of this fine flower seen in a beautiful light.
Best regards
Anne

Hello Jose,

Excllent work, Great colors bg POV DOF Perfect details very crisp perefct composed and capture photo excllent work

TFS Kyle

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-21 9:42]

Hi Jose.
I like sharpness at photography so much. But I know that soft sharpness is great tool of impressiveness. You have applied this tool perfectly. Your picture is delicate, beautiful, excellent illuminated and composed. Colour palette is pleasant at high range. It is really work of high art. BRAVO.
Alexei.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-21 11:22]

Hi Jose

Lovely image, nice DOF and a great POV. Lovely composition and great lighting. Good note too

TFS

Karan

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-01-21 12:05]

Hello Jose,
Excellent close up.Well caught,framed and composed.I liked POV,lighting,colors,BG and 3D effect also a lot.
TFS..:-)

Hi Jose a super detailed well composed photo spot on focus, DOF is just right TFS best rgds Necip.

Hi Jose,
A pair of beautiful flowers with more to follow in the buds above. You managed the light well. Colors and detail look great. Nice OOF backround to show that there are many more.
Scott

Hola José,
Bella composición con buen enfoque y luz bien distribuida que suaviza los blancos. Me gusta mas el recorte, Un cordial saludo

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2007-01-21 15:00]

Hi Jose,
An extraordinary and unusual flower.I like its starlike shape and how its pollen stalks are so long and have their bright pollen points.A lovely composition showing both the open and closed stage.Nice and sharp and clear.I liked the short but informative note.TFS and have a great evening.
Regards, david

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-01-21 15:38]

Fantastic shot Jose, superb composition. Superb detail, and excellent bright colours. Very sharp and clear.
Thanks for posting

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-01-21 15:55]
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Hi Jose

I am very impressed by this lovely presentation of these simplistic yet exquisite little flowers. Not that any flower can ever really be simplistic, but I think you should know what I mean since they are not elaborate in shape, colour, or size compared to the orchids, for example. That does not remove the fact that they are absolutely beautiful in their own right.

I like the composition that forms a bit of a pyramid with the two flowers at the bottom and the new blooms at the top. The colours and details are splendid and they are well enhance by the OOF and well removed BG. The control of the available light was well managed.

Well done and TFS.
Regards
Loot

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-01-21 16:13]

Hello Jose,
a very well composed shot of those lovely flowers. You did a very good job of getting the BG OOF and letting the flowers really show off well. Gorgeous details and the sharpness is excellent.
Very well done .
Sky

Bonjour,
Très beau cliché d'A.ramosus, avec tous les détails qui caractérisent sa fleur, une image très nette et bien mise en valeur par rapport à l'arrière plan. J'aime beaucoup.
Salutations
Hervé

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-21 21:03]

Hello Jose

A beautiful image of this flower.Very good POV and DOF.The details are sharp and clear.The Colours are very natural and well saturated.Nicely composed.TFS

Rob

Hola Jose,
Great DoF, well focused.
Great sharpness, nice details, and neat blurry BG.
Superb shot.

Ben Lakitan

Hola jose !
Another amazing close-up from you ! The details and textures on the flowers are splendid, and I also like the star-shape of the flower. Excellent exposure, beautiful composition, splendid BG with lovely colors. Very well done !
Valerie.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-01-22 12:35]

Hola Pepe.- Muy buena foto de esta especie de flor, sus partes lucen muy bien dentro de foco a pesar de sus diferentes planos. Saludos Luis52.

Hola Jose,
Me encanta esta planta - es muy común en Israel también, normalmente es de las primeras que florecen y anuncia la primavera.
Gracias! - Shir

Man's relationship with nature had a different dimension to it in the mythological period of our history on earth, Jose. It was a rich relationship in terms of human creativity, in my opinion. In the modern scientific age, our relationship with nature has turned clinical and objective, and hence shorn of creativity.
Coming to your picture of Asphodel, I find this picture a perfect tribute to Persephone; she would be as filled with joy as I am at this moment, looking at this beautiful picture of a flower scared to her.
Best regards,
Ram

Hola José,
Hermosa foto, me gusta mucho la disposición de ellas y sus formas. Muy bien lograda por el excelente foco y exposición a pesar de tener muchas partes blancas.Muy buen trabajo
Un abrazo
Hernán

Hello José,
technically perfect, artistically very skilled gentle approach, showing the fragility of this early lily of spring in a magnificent, emotionally touching way. Good to bring in some information on mythology that reveals as much about the plant as on ourselves and the cultureal treasures of our collective subconscious memories. Beautiful work, dear friend.
Thank you! Best regards,
Peter

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-01-26 15:33]

José, the picture is great.

Excellent exposure and composition.

An excellent note too.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2007-01-26 23:02]
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Hello Jose,
Well Hades can't be all bad if the plains are covered with beautiful flowers like this! A nice shot with a very well controlled exposure, an interesting note too (as always). Great post my friend.
Regards,
Adrian

Bonjour Jose
Une excellente photo en macro de cette belle fleur.Les couleurs sont justes et parfaitements exposées ainsi que les détails.. Félicitations pour la belle composition.

Merci et bravo...JP

Hola Jose.

Me gusta tu foto, la flor y el comentario.
Se aprecian muy bien los detalles y la composicion es muy buena.

Saludos.
Jose Luis.

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2007-01-28 7:36]

Hello Jose,
Great picture of this flower.
Great color, sharpness and background.
In these days the flower is blooming also in Israel
Oz

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2007-01-31 15:06]

Hola Jose,

I'm very impressed by this wonderful picture of Asphodel! You did a great composition (maybe a little bit too cropped around the flowers) and managed excellently the exposition. I like the fact that we can guess other Asphodels in the bg... Great picture and TFS,

Michel

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-02-03 13:46]

Hola Jose!
A very nice asphodel. I like that tall wild flower too. There is a lot of it in nighbouring Turkey too.
Salud!
Anton

Hello Jose,
Beautiful delicate flower mf. Well exposed with excellent color, detail, POV, and OOF BG.
No nits here :)
Very well done

I have never managed to get a decent picture of the bog asphodel (yellow flowers) so am quite envious that you have such a nice, sharp picture of this asphodel. I really like the composition, it is excellent and the control of the whites in the sun is spot on. I might have had a litte more space above the top fo the flower, but that is all I can saw that might have improved and already excellent shot.

TFS
Emma

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