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Kardelen / Snowdrop

Kardelen /  Snowdrop
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Copyright: Fevzi YAPICI (fyapici) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 800 W: 121 N: 1985] (7499)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-16
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Kenko 2x TC+ Minolta f 2:8 1:1 50 mm Mac, Digital RAW, Sony UV Filter
Exposure: f/11, 1/4 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-19 3:42
Viewed: 5456
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Galanthus elwesii.

It looks like cry, there are its tears. I don't know why it cry but it is not too difficult to guess. Because it is 19th January but here is not any snow! How it can become "snowdrop" name without snow?

"Snowdrops are a member of Amaryllidaceae family and Galanthus genus. All species of Galanthus are perennial, herbaceous plants which grow from bulbs. Each bulb generally produces just two or three linear leaves and an erect, leafless scape (flowering stalk), which bears at the top a pair of bract-like spathe valves joined by a papery membrane. From between them emerges a solitary, pendulous, bell-shaped white flower, held on a slender pedicel. The flower has no petals: it consists of six tepals, the outer three 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. Each whitish seed has a small, fleshy tail (elaiosome) containing substances attractive to ants which distribute the seeds.An important feature which helps to distinguish between species (and to help to determine the parentage of hybrids) is their "vernation" (the arrangement of the emerging leaves relative to each other). This can be "applanate", "supervolute" or "explicative". In applanate vernation the two leaf blades are pressed flat to each other within the bud and as they emerge; explicative leaves are also pressed flat against each other, but the edges of the leaves are folded back or sometimes rolled; in supervolute plants one leaf is tightly clasped around the other within the bud and generally remains at the point where the leaves emerge from the soil."

Greetings to all friends.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-19 3:46]

Merhaba Fevzi,
this is a stunning shot. A real beauty where the water droplets highlight the beauty and the photographic skills.
The moment of suspense could be felt upon seeing the water hanging to the flowers. The reflection on the water surface is so attractive.
well composed in splendid composition.The white stands out in a convincing view.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-01-19 5:16]

Beautifully captured white flowers with water drops against dark background. tfs.

Hi Fevzi

What a beauty this is!!!
I love the simple and beautiful composition of colors used.
I love the way you have captured two of these flowers next to each other.
Most of all i love the way the droplet magnify the photo and give it life.

Lovely elements all round

Kind Regards

Hello Fevzi
It is still winter in many parts of Europe, but in Turkey, the snowdrops are flowering. The water drops add a bonus to the delicate flowers.
Kind regards,

Karsız kalınca ağlayan kardelenler fikrini çok sevdim.
Çekiminiz muhteşem. Elinize sağlık.

Wonderful image with good clarity,details and colors.Well done.
Best regards.Alin.

amazing capture, TFS and greetings Ori

Merhaba Fevzi,
congrats - this shot is wonderful and just at a perfect moment with the drops.
These both are like twins - fantastic, I like it very much, thanks.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Merhaba Fevzi,
A clean and elegant image.
It's very good the clean and simple composition, to isolate the couple of flowers wich certainly seems to be crying.
I enjoyed so much the info in your notes.
Congratulations and thanks for share,

IN our country they soon will apear!
Love these "twins" with the drop on the flower. The black background is pefect!

TFS and regards, Jan

Hallo Fevzi
I have not seen a posting from your lens for a very long time and it is good to see you back with such a beauty. A Snowdrop with a teardrop, how delightful. My compliments for this beautiful image, filled with pretty details to appreciate, one being the purity of the white flower that is brought across so beautifully, the uniqueness of the water droplets just at the right spots and the overall presentation of the image. I am delighted with your fine macro-photography done here. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day.

Bu yıl yağmayan ve sıcak hava bir çok çiçeği kandırdı galiba hocam. Karaman'da kardelenler henüz açmadı ama sarı çiğdemler her yerdeler...

Merhaba Fevzi, nice see you again on TN, lovely couple of beautiful withe flowers with fantastic drops, fine details, perfect focus and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Fevzi,

I really like your introduction! You're probably right: those nice Snowdrop are crying because the lack of snow. If you wish I can send you some ;-)

Nice composition and perfect mastering of the exposition. The right one looks a little bit soft and I suspect that you did the focus on the left one. With f/11 I think that if you did the focus on the right instead both should have been perfectly in focus. I really like the raindrops giving more life to the whole picture and the black bg enhances beautifully the flowers.

Well done and TFS!


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2010-01-22 5:13]

Harika bir poz olmuş keyifle izledim ellerinize sağlık selamlarımla.

Bonjour Fevzi,
Très belle publication bien composée dans une lumière bien maitrisée et sous une excellente profondeur de champ permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Merhaba fevzi bey

harika bir çekim tebrik ederim.

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