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Nature's Ways

Nature's Ways
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Copyright: Umar Ulyn (goatman04) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 961 W: 2 N: 1863] (10573)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-10 4:48
Viewed: 2664
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A dead Coridothymus capitatus (wild thyme) from natural causes; such as, old age, fungus etc...with its remains still intact and covered with lichens/fungus(?). As you can see 2 healthy & beautiful Orchis blooming in the midst of it all with some other silky thread looking plant spread out in the thicket.

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Ciao Umar. My neighbour today. Fantastic light for an amazing compo in perfect details and great DOF. Beautiful colours.


Salam Umar,

A great macro capture from a plant community including semi-dried wild thyme, orchids and lichens.
Deatails are clear and composition great!
TFS and have a nice day MF!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-09-10 5:12]

Hello Umar,
This is a very interesting mix of plants.. if one is dead another will take its place. Very well shown with this large view on this vegetation-mélange and wonderful to see these Orchis blooming there.
Very well seen and good explanations
Kind regards

Hi Umar,
A very beautiful combination. That species of orchids are?

Ciao Umar, beautiful composition with lovely flowers, good natural colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-09-10 7:15]

Very good presentation of this interesting Biotop!

salam akhi Umar,
you are right that life continue with new borns. you nicely tell it with this nice shot. beautiful colored orchid flowers blooming among dead branches. you nicely composed and focused them. shukran kedhira.
Last 9 days for ramadan, taqaballah min-kum.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-09-10 8:34]

Another superb capture, lovely flower, good note.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6527 W: 89 N: 15625] (65361)
  • [2009-09-10 9:02]

Hi Umar,a beutiful composition today,a lot of green whit purple and yellow points to broken all.Incredible sharpness as usual,excellent colors.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Hello Umar,

good pov on this purple flowers in theitr natural habitat.
Fine colours.


Hi Umar,
You have a very interesting way of photographing flowers. Not the normal low POV and isollation of the flower, but a more top down approach showing the habitat it lives in. Maybe it does not give you the beautiful details of the actual flower, it does give a good natural impression of how a flower is situated.

hello Umar

you are showing us an excellent photo of the life
of wild plants/flowers, with a fine POV, the focus
it is superb on all the image with great sharpness
and full of details, and i love the multi-colored
vegetation/plant/flower image,
excellent density of the colour tones, TFS


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-09-10 11:08]

Hi Umar. Your keen eyes dont miss any thing . New life from the old. I can see about four plants starting to grow . I like the brown lichen. well done TFS.

Hello Umar,

That is the wonderful way of Nature; the remains of one become the food or home for another. I like how you have drawn our attention to this natural phenomenum and presented evidence so clearly in your detailed shot.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-10 12:53]

Salam Umar,
A fine capture of thesetwo orchids growing through the tangle of dead stems and herbs, which makes an excellent portrayal of how they grow in nature during the spring in Palestine. The sharpness and colours are superb.
Thanks and thanks for yor kind words on my 600th!
Best regards,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-09-10 16:37]

Hi Umar,

This is a fine study of contrasts. Living and dead. Young and aged. Purples, yellows, oranges, greens and absence of color. Just wonderful. Another one of your always superb and unusual compositions.


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