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Welcome Spring!!!

Welcome Spring!!!
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Copyright: Ricardo A Palonsky (RAP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wild Flowers, 100 points or more (Chapter 2), Flower(pink) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-21 6:58
Viewed: 9096
Points: 132
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Welcome Spring!!!

Begin the spring in my hemisphere and I thought to share it with you with this image.

A simple procumbent shrub, with flowers of 15 millimeters approximately that I seemed me very beautiful for your colors.

The little bouquet it had a withered flower that I decided to maintain like part of the composition.

I hope you like it J

Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro1 (without additional lens)
Super Macro: On (max. 4 mpixels)
Shooting Mode: Manual
Tv (Shutter Speed) 1/400
Av (Aperture Value) 8.0 (max.)
Metering Mode: Evaluative
Exposure Compensation: 0
ISO Speed: 50
Lens: 7.2 - 50.8mm
Focal Length: 10.6mm
Image Size: 2272x1704
Image Quality: Superfine
Flash: Off
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: Single AF
Tripod: No (handheld)

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Hi Ricardo,
So spring is coming to your country; lucky you! Here, our long winter is coming... Fall begin officially tomorrow if I'm not mistaken and it begins to be cold here :(

This is a very good and colorful macro. Those details are very sharp and clear along with great composition and lightning. Well done again! I wish you an happy spring! Thanks,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-21 7:24]

Hello Ricardo

Spring is a wonderful time of the year.Your photo is a beautiful composition with well saturated colours.The blue sky is amazing.Excellent DOF and POV.TFS


Hi Rcardo,
Exellent macro.Wonderful colours, lights and composition.Well done.
Best regards.


Hola Ricardo,
Dicen que alguna borrasca anda suelta por estos lares, te cansas un poco de tanto calor... en este tiempo de tregua que es el otoño, que por aquí comenzará en breve. Conozco esas florecillas sus hojas atreboladas tienen su encanto, genial disparo a un cielo precioso. no te canso más, un fuerte saludo

Hi Ricardo.
You say welcome but we are getting ready to say to fall "welcome" and today is the last day of this summer. :)
But every season is special and so beautiful. Near future it will begin to rain after will begin to snow. Today it is raining here. We've finished this Summer.

Very nice coloured beautiful flowers my friend you have captured. All details are perfect. Frame work looks very nice with same colour the main object. Excellent!
TFS. With my best wishes.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-09-21 9:25]

Beautiful flowers against the clear blue sky!! What a way to greet spring! Excellent sharp shot, and I like the wilting bud too!
TFS, Ulla

Pues bienvenida, por estas tierras empezamos a recibir al otoño.
Una foto preciosa con ese cielo de fondo destacan perfectamente las florecillas.
Un saludo

Hi Ricardo,
Fabulous flowers to welcome spring. Great composition and pov. Excellent sharpness. Very well done and TFS.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-21 12:17]

Hi Ricardo,

A beautiful shot, the composition is lovely and the detail is sharp and clean, the colours are beautiful, I'm so jealous that your spring is just starting as our leaves are falling and the rain has come but today is lovely so it isn't all bad.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-09-21 13:03]

Hi Ricardo,
Flowers are not usually my favourite subject, but your posting obliged me to have a look because there is something striking in this shot - could be the vivacity of the colours or the beautiful contrast - I don,t know. Had it been possible I would vote more than 2 points for this shot.

Hi Ricardo,
spring?? Spring???
That would be phantastic - we have autumn now and cold weather and snow are waiting.
This flowers are soooo beautiful, I love the glance and the brilliant colours, excellent, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-21 13:27]

Hello Ricardo,
Beautiful flower close up.Clear details,blue sky at BG,3D effect,colors,POV,framing and composition are excellent.

Hi, Ricardo.
Excellent flower composition and pleasant nice colors. I think frame here competes a little bit with this nice composition.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-09-21 15:40]

Hola Ricardo,
¡Qué colores y qué textura! Bellísima bienvenida has dado a tu primavera, con estas flores tan bien iluminadas. El cielo azul proporciona un fondo muy bonito. Bella composición y excelentes detalles.
Un saludo, José M.

Bonjour Ricardo,
belle prise de ces fleurs violette, l'image est bien nette. Dommage qu'il y en ai une de fanée.
Merci, Arnaud.

Buenos días Ricardo,
bonita toma de estas flores violeta, la imagen está bien neta. Daño que allí tiene una de descoloreada.
Gracias, Arnaud.

hi ricardo
ces deux fleurs semblent se gorger de soleil,une lumiere ideale pour faire ressortir leur couleur,avec le BG bleu c'est impeccable.

Hola Ricardo,
Me gustan las tonalidades lilas y celestes mezcladas y el ángulo que elegiste. Buena imágen para celebrar la primavera (podes ver la mía en TL). Pero...no me gusta esa flor seca a la izquierda, la podías haber sacado o elegir otras.
En cuanto a al especie no se cual es pero seguro que es un trebol, hay muchos por mi casa y la calle.

Hello Ricardo!
Boy, am I jealous and happy for you at the same time. You've got months of interesting subjects to shoot ahead of you. The harmony of the colors of the background and the subject, well saturated and defined, makes for a beautiful image. Saludos,

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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2006-09-21 21:50]

Hola Ricardo:
Vida y muerte, luz y sombra, colores saturados. ¡Primavera! ¿Què más podemos pedir? Hermoso cuadro, aunque no todas las crìticas son totalmente favorables... y bueno! Así es la vida.

Hi Ricardo,
It is always great on this site to see people in the different hemispheres with opposite seasons. It is fall coming for us, and spring for you. We will lose our colors, so you will give us inspiration with yours during our long winter. Beautiful flowers, a perfect exposure has the colors and detail looking great. Blue sky backround tops it off perfectly.

Hello Ricardo, nice to ear that is springtime in Argentina.
Here the weather is getting cooler every day.
Good shot with great use of the present light.


Good morning Ricardo,
A very nice and warm spring shot.
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. The POV is good.
Well composed and well framed.
Thanks for posting, have a great weekend.

Hola Ricardo,
Very nice shot: sharp and details. Great PP works: very neat image, nicely framed with matching color.

Ben Lakitan

Hola RIcardo,

What a nice beauty you caught here! You managed the exposition greatly in that very shiny day. The great blue sky compliments so well the flowers! Excellent composition and pov. Happy that spring coming to you! Fall is here in Quebec (snow will be here soon :-( ). Great picture and TFS.


Hello Ricardo
What a beautiful way to bring spring in with this lovely pink flower. The colours are so rich and vivid. The detail is excellent plus the blue sky is a nice contrast colour to the flower. I'm jealous...you say hello to spring and I have to welcome fall.
TFS Janice

Hi Ricardo,
Very good macro.Beautiful colours,lights and composition.I wish you an happy spring! Thanks!

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-09-23 0:45]

Hola Ricardo,
Excellent flower close-up my friend.
I like your pov,dof,contrast,blue bg,colors,focus,sharpness,framing and note.TFS

Hi Ricardo!
So it is the onset of spring in your part of the world, my friend. Have a great spring and share its joys with us!
The spring flowers you have posted today are more eloquent than words in heralding the great season when the earth awakens from it slumber.
Beautiful fresh colours that look divine against the deep blue sky.
Thanks for giving us the taste of spring when it is almost autumn here in the northern hemisphere.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-09-23 12:13]

Good for you but here it's fall...:-(. Very good picture of those beautiful flowers ! Very sharp, good lighting and well composed. Thanks Ricardo.


I love it Ricardo,
spring is a realy nice time, by us it's autumn now, the colours are marvelous, the composition is good and the contrast with the blue sky is very nice, very good job my friend.
gr. jaap

Beautiful Ricardo. The light, color, DOF, and composition are very nice. Looks very good with the blue sky BG as well :)
Very well done mf.

Hi Ricardo

I love to see what is happening across the globe. Autumn is just starting here in England. The squirrels are storing food, the leaves are changing and the woods smell of earth and decaying leaves. This is a lovely fresh photo to remind us of what we have waiting for us at the end of the dark winter. The colours are vibrant and the picture is full of light. You have really captured the spring feel. Nice composition and POV. I like the way you can see the flowers turning themselves up towards the light.



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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-09-24 9:56]
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Hello Ricardo,
It is funny for me to see "welcome spring" today because autumn arrives here with rain... Your shot is a pleasure for my eyes. The composition is simple and smart. Nice pink against the blue of sky. The frame matchs with the flowers. Sharpness and light are great.
Bravo my friend !

hi Ricardo, lucki you, we are expecting winter cold and snow. OK, not so soon but soon inaff that it is end of summer, sundy days and short inght.
Excelent shot with nice coloures and useful information. But I dont like a frame. It is too strong and call for a look from flover to frame.

Hello Ricardo !
What a cheerful and sunny picture, it's perfect to symbolize the spring that is coming in your part of the world. Details and textures on the petals are wonderful, splendid colors, beautiful composition and POV, and the sky makes such a beautiful BG ! Very well done !

Hi Ricardo,
very activating and inviting iconic image of Spring!
Living on the northern hemisphere, it makes me looking forward to March 2007 right away.
Perfect details with well managed depth of field that allows a pretty fall-off in sharpness to the rear at the bottom. Very pleasant natural light that creates a distinctly three-dimensional appearance. The clear blue sky is a wisely chosen, very well fitting distant background. Perfect exposure for achieving bright but subtle colours. The composition is excellent - both for its high degree of reduction to the essence and for its well balanced harmony.
I would take away the purple border, to me it is too dominant for that powerful but subtle and fragile image.
An outstanding contribution. Thank you my friend.
Best regards,

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-09-25 11:06]

Stunning shot,What lovely colour!Excellent in all aspects!TFS!

En lisant le titre j'ai pensé qu'il y avait erreur sur la saison et j'ai regardé la date de la photo. En lisant la note j'ai été remis à l'ordre.
Bonne journée ou bonne nuit.

Simplemente geniales estas florecillas. Hermosos los distintos matices aterciopelados que lucen estas diminutas obras de arte...
Un abrazo amigo Ricardo.

Hello Ricardo,
Hehehehe... I have no problems understanding you're happy for spring, I would be too but as it is I'm just envious...
Your fine flower portrait is a nice welcome to spring!
The crisp-soft texture and the wonderful colours make the image very pleasant to look at!
Pablo -

quelle merveille et déjà a peine diffusée, que déjà beaucoup de succès, bravo, pour cette photo avec 2 coloris principaux, netteté parfaite

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-09-26 2:03]
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Hi Ricardo!

Fantastic picture of flowers! This subject isn't easy to photograph, but you did superb job here. First of all I love mood - very sunny and joyfull. Colours are perfect - frame, flowers, sky made very good composition. Detailed, very well exposured and with very good message :-) I envy you my friend! We've got autumn here...

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  • TBW Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 28 N: 200] (846)
  • [2006-09-26 4:16]
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Great capture of the spring feeling! I can sense the warm air, sun and joy all the way up here to cold Norway. Nice colours, and smart to use the sky as background.


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-09-26 4:54]

Hi Ricardo.
This are splendid colours.Very pleasant combination background color and colours flower.Superb details.Very very nice.

Greetings Milos

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-09-26 17:54]

Hola Ricardo.- Exelente foto, con unos colores muy bellos de esta flor. El fondo del cielo se ve hermoso.

Deliziosa foto, Ricardo!
Dettagli e colori stupendi, bravo!

Ciao e grazie.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-27 6:59]
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I am so envious...i wish it were spring here, too :((
Ah anyway, its nice to know people like you get your turn in having everything you want to pictre ready. :)
I'm glad you'll have all the opportunities to take super shots in the comming months. Hope to see them as soon as posible, my friend.
About this one...who knew that blue on blue can look this good. A really beautiful composition!
Great work!

Bravo and TSF

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  • limier Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 14 N: 235] (1055)
  • [2006-09-28 11:10]

Excellent Pov to the sky
Beautiful colors and wonderful composition

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-10-01 19:17]

Hi again ricardo
Good composition. Great colours, light, sharpnes and Bg.
Well done mf


Very pleasing! Good POV giving us a clear blue sky in the background. Near perfect DOF showing us just about all of the flowers in focus.
Useful note as well, which tells me the flowers are a lot smaller than they look :)

Salut Ricardo
Tres belle presentation de cette jolie jleur,les couleurs et les details sont jolis et très joli le contraste avec le beau ciel bleu.
Merci et au revoir...JP

Hi friend,
I love colors of this shot,those are so live.
really Welcome Spring.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-10-06 6:56]

Hi Ricardo,

I love it. Wonderful POV, excellent colors and very nicely framed. TFS!


I like this one very much, it looks like oxalis species. I do not like the pink frame. saludos, Ori

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-08 8:46]

Hello Ricardo,
Lucky you, it would be nice if spring would be starting in fact Autumm is full in swing here. Mind you since I have returend we enjoying warm weather in Canada.
I love your flowers, they are full of wonderful details and the color is fabulous. Very nice POV with the blue sky in the BG. Very well placed in the frame and very well presented.

A very nice capture with great colors, composition. Great job on the contrast with the blues sky.

Hallo Ricardo,

Another amazing picture from you! I love the two color composition. The flowers are beautifully rendered with sharp details and vivid colors. The DOF is also controlled very well. And a perfect framing to complete the masterpiece. Outstanding work! Thanks!


Hi Ricardo

Wow... the pink/blue combination works beautifully here. Stunning shot! Only change I would make is to have a black frame. :-)

Hi dear Ricardo,
very nice shot.
it has beautiful colors and sharpness.
i saw your nice photos in your album.
i enjoy too see them.
all of them are very nice.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-14 9:45]

Hi Ricardo.
What a nice greetings. Lovely flowers and perfectly executed shot. The lighting, colours, reproduction of texture of the petals are amazing also as well as the colour of the BG and sharpness of the flowers. Really holiday spring shot. My compliments and TFS.

No queria despedir el 2006 sin desearte lo mejor para este nuevo año que entra, y me tuve que ir muy atras para encontrar una foto que no hubiera votado, y la verdad es que me sorprendió cuando abri esta :D Vaya colores!!!
Como siempre preciso trabajo para mostrarnos los mejores detalles de los sujetos que fotografias, en este caso has convertido los colores de la gama fria, en super cálidos e intensos. Bonitocontraste con el fondo e inimaginable marco que le has puesto, y eso que nosotros nos pasamos "dos pueblos", como decimos por aqui, pero este supera con creces los nuestros :)
Un abrazo amigo, y lo mejor en el 2007 para ti y los tuyos!

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  • clint Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 237] (1371)
  • [2007-01-01 18:27]

this works a treat, you have caught some nice lighting in this shot and the veins of the flower petals stand out realy well.
i think you made a good choice to use the sky as a background. it worked realy well.


Fresh and saturated colours. The blue background works very well. Nicely composed image with excellent detail. Perfect exposure. Well done. ¡Feliz año nuevo, Ricardo!


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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-01-09 18:11]

Hola Ricardo:
Preciosa flor y bonito detalles, muy buen encuadre y buena presentación. Saludos Sira

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-01-13 17:32]

Hi Ricardo!
Great capture! Nice neutral BG colours,clear, sharp, nice composition and light, very beautiful and thanks for the note!

Hello Ricardo,
great beauty in this frame...
colour harmony is very nice...
and your skill of photo reading is also perfect...Congrats
Best wishes...

Hi Ricardo hey I look forward to spring and I thought this shot is great beautifull colours and a great idea to use the sky as a background it compliments the flower colours well compose TFS rgds Necip

Hola Ricardo.

Una muy agradable composicion con mucha luz.

Jose Luis.

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