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Galanthus nivalis L.

Galanthus nivalis L.
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM, Hama UV 58 mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Plants of Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-17 6:54
Viewed: 5060
Points: 31
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
All species of Galanthus have bulbs, linear leaves, and erect flowering stalks, destitute of leaves but bearing at the top a solitary pendulous bell-shaped flower. Galanthus nivalis grows 15 cm tall, flowering in January or February in the northern temperate zone. The white flower has six petals, the outer three segments being larger and more convex than the inner series. The six anthers open by pores or short slits. The ovary is three-celled, ripening into a three-celled capsule.

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This photo is taken in the Parc Natural del Montseny in Catalonia. Original format.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-02-17 7:32]

Hi Ferran.
Great macro.Beautiful composition with oblique stem and nicely open flower (at our place remain on yet head close,is cold weather).Amazing color and fine sharp details.Very good DOF too.
Well done,I like it very much.
TFS and greetings Milos

Hello Ferran
Very nice shot of Galanthus,
Excellent compostion and lighting,
Great POV, Welldone.


very very nıce..ı love is flower.turkısh kardelen :) compliments thank you :))

I made pictures of the same flower today.
Less sharp and less details in the whites. You convainced me to buy a new camera.

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2007-02-17 14:47]

Hello Ferran,
Your shot of this Galanthus is extremely good! It looks so real as if 3D and tangible, as if made of ice-cream, frozen milk [Gr. gala = milk, anthos = flower and Lat. nivalis = "snowy"]! It's very pleasing to behold such a, I would say, perfect flower portrait. Thanks a lot for this masterly shot and the note coming with it!

Hi Ferran,
What a fine detail in this shot. It heightens the own purity this white flower transmits.
I think this plant can also be gardened but the delight of finding it in the woods is uncomparable! Regards, Marta

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-02-18 10:34]

Hi Ferran,
Très jolie ta perce-neige photographiée avec une belle lumière. Pas facile de faire une bonne image, j'ai aussi essayé.
Meilleures salutations

Bonjour Ferran,
Felicitations pour cette très belle image de perce-neige, que tu as superbement réussi : profondeur de champs optimale, exposition maîtrisée, arrière plan harmonieux et cadrage qui restitue le port délicat de cette espèce. Bravo,

Aquesta m'ha passat de llarga, ja fa dies que floreix al Montseny i també vora el ter. T'ha quedat molt nítida.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-19 17:26]

Hola Ferrán,
Unos colores muy naturales y una exposición perfecta en los blancos. Gran nitidez y buena composición. La profundidad de campo la justa para aislar el fondo. Buen trabajo!
Gracias por compartir, José M.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-21 7:41]

Una bella imagen Ferran estéticamente muy agradable por el punto de vista captado y el acorde encuadre, los marcados detalles de la flor, gracias al buen control del balance de blancos y el apropiado desenfoque posterior.
No informas del uso del flash... lo reflejos que se perciben son por la incidencia directa del sol?.
Interesante composición... gracias por compartirla.
Un cordial saludo desde Buenos Aires... Ricardo

great-perfect close up, TFS Ori

Enfoque perfecto. Elegancia por la combinación de colores. M'agrada________


Hola Ferrran.

Me gusta tu foto, resulta muy agradable con esa composicion y nitidez.

Jose Luis.

Hi Ferran,
Very nice capture of this beautiful flower. Perfect exposure to bring out texture in the white. TFS.
- Nirmal

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-12-05 22:47]

Hi Ferran,
an exciting shot of the white agianst the green background.
Well composed in its poristine sharpness and superbs clarity. Well seen details and very pretty indeed.


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