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Giglio Martagone - Pearl of Monte Baldo

Giglio Martagone - Pearl of Monte Baldo
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-16
Categories: Flowers, Mountain
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-07-01 3:18
Viewed: 4536
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello again,
after a hard week full of work I have again time to relax here while looking to all the wonderful shots.

Today I'd like to present you this beautiful wild lily I saw in Italy at the Lake Garda going through the Mountains of "Monte Baldo".

It's a Lilium martagon, Martagon or Turk's cap lily, Türkenbund, Giglio Martagone.
It is a species of lily. It has a widespread native region extending from central Europe east through northern Asia to Mongolia and Korea.
The plant is stem-rooting, growing between 1 m and 2 m tall. The flower colour is typically a pink-purple, with dark spots, but is quite variable, extending from near white to near black. The flowers are scented. Numerous flowers are borne on a plant, and up to 50 can be found on vigorous plants.

I was very surprised to find it - I never saw them before. I post another shot in the WS so you can see the whole flower.
Thanks for looking and any words ...
Enjoy the sunday.

haraprasan, Alex99, Matt-Bird, jcoowanitwong, Necipp, fartash, runa, uleko, Argus, Juyona, anel, dew77, nardophoto, ddg, SkyF, marhowie, peter_stoeckl has marked this note useful
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bonjour sabine
j'aime beaucoup le rendu et la texture des petales,les couleurs sont jolies et j'aime bien aussi le fait que les deux fleur offre deux formes differentes.
bonne netteté.

Hi Wishnu,
What a beautiful lily flower. Very well taken too. Nicely framed and POV. Lovely colors. Excellent work well done. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-07-01 3:37]

Hi Sabine.
I have never seen wild lily. You are luckier. Amazing close-up picture with wonderful rich colours and perfect lighting. I like razor sharpness and terrific details of the petals and other parts of the flowers and plant, superb done impressive BG and amazing POV and composition. Great art picture. Bravo and kind regards.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-01 3:38]

Hi Sabine,
Splendid shot of these beautiful Lilies. Lovely colours and very sharp image. The focus is spot-on and superb use of flash lighting. The darkish BG highlights the flowers perfectly. Oh........I can see a fly too. Marvellous composition. Kudos.

Straight away your photo looks sharp and it has an interesting POV. Nice colours and DOF,
Matt, Hope you had a good Sunday tpp.

Hi Sabine,
Beautiful lily. Nice combination of two stages of blooming flowers. An insect at one flower adds more impact to this picture. Very well done and tfs this fine photo.

Hello Wishnu this is a beautifull shot fine sharp detail great contrast and saturation well composed and good angle tfs rgds Necip.

Hello Wishnu
Very intersting shot of this wonderful Lily
with this tiny creature :-) Fantastic clors
and DOF,
Great composition and lighting,Superb shot,friend.

Good Luck

hello sabine,
excellent macro of this lovely flower, well composed shot, lovely colours & very nice contrast, sharp image with good details,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Sabine.
Amazing colours in this interesting flower!
Subject is skilfully exposed and pin sharp details are delivered...
The plant is well framed, interesting to actually see two flowers in different stages of opening!
Pablo -

nice pic, no need for a frame, TFS Ori

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-01 8:05]

Hi Sabine,

I have never seen lilies like this! Beautiful colors - I love the pinks. Good details in the petals. They show off well against the dark background.


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  • runa Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 11] (46)
  • [2007-07-01 9:44]

Hi, Sabine

Fine lily. Good colors and sharp detalis

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-01 10:09]

Wishnu wonderful details and lovely color sharp. Thanks for sharing. Ganesh

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-01 10:24]

Hello Sabine,
I love these lilies which we've seen in the wild in Slovenia. Your capture is very fine indeed showing it in two stages of maturity.
Great sharpness and lovely colours against the dark background. Nice work!
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-01 11:18]

Hello Sabine,
Both the posted and the WS shots of this Martagon Lily are excellent its great to know where they grown in the wild. Lovely colour detail and BG with great sharpness and lighting.
TFS and have a great week!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-01 13:54]

Hola Sabine,
una bella flor,
los detalles son preciosos,
magníficos colores,
sensacional trabajo,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-07-02 1:07]

Hallo Sabine,
Wie schön Du diesen Türkenbund fotografiert hast! Wunderschöne Blume die es bei uns auch noch gibt, aber eben man muss wissen wo. Wirklich ganz tolles Blumenbild.
Liebe Grüsse

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-02 1:27]

Hi sabine,
a great shot.
Very sharp and detailed.
Beautiful colours.
Well done,

Hallo Wishnu,
wunderbare Balance in dem Foto. Scharf und gute Farben. gefällt mir sehr gut.

Hello Sabine,
Fantastic shot of this beautiful flower species, I think what I like best about this image is that the flower demonstrates 2 stages one fully open and one starting. The colors are vibrant and very appealing. :)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-07-02 8:40]

Hello Sabine,
Very nice capture.POV,clear details,colors,sharpness and composition are wonderful.Have a great week!

Hola buenas noches.
Excelentes colores los de estas preciosas flores. Buen bg y genial DoF.
Buenos detalles con mosca (?) incluida.
Un cálido saludo y tfs, JL.

Hi Wishnu,
great composition and excellent POV and colors.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2007-07-03 5:28]

Bravo pour ce lis Martagon aux couleurs bien saturées et avec une super mise au point!!une image en 3D!!félicitations, didier.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-04 21:02]

Hello Sabine

I am glad you posted this beautiful flower.It is well focused with sharp details.The DOF an POV are excellent.The colours are vibrant and well saturated.I think the OOF BG has a lovely bokeh.Very nicely composed .TFS


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-07-13 16:57]

Hallo Sabine,
ein wunderschoenes Bild das du hier zeigst, die Bildgesaltung und die Farben sind einfach herrlich. Die Perspektive sowie der Schaerfeverlauf hast du ganz super gewaehlt.

Beautiful image Sabine, lovely color and diffuse BG..
Excellent sharp detail, DOF, POV, comp, and use of flash..Nice fly too ;)
Very well done!

Hallo Sabine,
die Türkenbundlilien des Monte Baldo - ganze Wiesen von Ihnen hoch über dem Gardasee haben mich auch einmal in glückliches Erstaunen versetzt. Brilliante Wiedergabe in satten Farben, mit vielen Details, simpel und ausdrucksstark komponiert.
Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüßen,

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