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Hyacinth in the snow

Hyacinth in the snow
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Copyright: Ishi Talmon (Ishi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-01
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/32, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-02 2:29
Viewed: 3139
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hyacinthus orientalis is the only species in its genus. It is a wild flower in the eastern Mediterranean areas, and cultivated or xneophyte in others. In Israel it grows mostly at higher elevations of the Lower and Upper Galilee and on Mt. Hermon. I last saw it in the Carmel area over twenty years ago.

This specimen was photographed yesterday afternoon in the Upper Galilee just south of the Lebanese border. It was overcome by the snow that had fallen the pervious day. Snow in these areas comes about once a year, but this one was rather heavy by our standards, about 10 to 40 cm in places, and has stayed on the ground for some time. Hyacinths in the snow is quite an unusual sight. The combination of light blue and white is quite appealing,

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To boreocypriensis: "Violet on ice"Ishi 1 02-07 13:06
To matatur: HyacinthIshi 1 02-07 12:52
To fragman: THANKS!Ishi 1 02-02 02:41
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great capture, I envy you for going there, didn't have time to do this. dash Ori

Hi Ishi,
Very nice. TFS.
- Nirmal

Very nice capture resulting from a surprise snowing Ishi, I can almost take a whiff of the smell of the Hyacinth! TFS my friend.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-02-02 16:03]

Hi Ishi,wonderfull backgorund for this flower,very great work,thanks for share,Luciano

Shalom Ishi,
What a nice capture! violet on ice! Good comp.

mikerev lev biverakhot


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