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Asphodelus sp.

Asphodelus sp.
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Copyright: Jose Rodriguez (jmp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-08
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fuji Finepix S9500, Digital ISO 80
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-23 8:33
Viewed: 5649
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Most asphodels flower in spring, but this brave one is flowering now in this dry plain! Interesting to note how dried died flowers are.
I searched the web for a species that blooms now, but I can't find one. Any help about this species will be welcome!
Have a good afternoon and a great week!
Exif: Metering=Spot,Flash =Off, Manual Focus, Focal Length=52

Silke, hester, Isu, Juyona, marhowie, cicindela, Jamesp, jhm, jcoowanitwong, Alex99, jmirah, pablominto, JoseMiguel, JORAPAVI, anel, scottevers7, Argus, uleko, undoredo has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Maite: Gracias por la identificaciónjmp 1 10-10 14:32
To anel: A new stagejmp 1 10-08 05:17
To kessi: Flowers in summerjmp 1 09-30 12:02
To Silke: DOF...jmp 1 09-23 08:58
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Hola Jose.
Una delicada flor que me gusta mucho y más como la has captado aquí.
Muy buenos tonos y estupendo el fondo difuso...
Un cordial saludo, JL.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-23 8:48]
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Superb details and a surprisingly good dof.
The country looks very dry indeed, poor flower must be having a very hard time

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-09-23 12:14]

Hi Jose

Beautiful capture, you have really shown off the shape of this flower. Lovely colour tones and light. Great POV and DOF



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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-09-23 12:28]

Hola Jose, preciosa foto equilibrada y atrayente colores y nitidos, con el fondo difuminado me gusta. Saludos Sira

Hola José, dias sin visitar tu galería... Tu asphodelus majo, es una planta que da mucho juego, sobre todo por esos rallados y translúcidos pétalos. La flor de la derecha te quedó impecable de luz y enfoque. Por aquí ya no encuentro esta planta, hay varias especies pero más tempranas.
Un abrazo y buena semana: J. Ignasi

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-09-23 14:47]

Buenas noches José,
este verano que acaba no he visto muchas de estas... pero por donde me muevo ver estas esbeltas flores es un lujo,
buen trabajo, saludos y buena semana.

Hola José Miguel,
Que imponente floración!
La forma que tiene es algo así como un trono, o uno de esos elaborados arreglos florales de los sitios especializados.
Como siempre, una delicadeza notable en el tratamiento de la imagen, que va de maravilla con el sujeto, la flor en este caso.
Enhorabuena y muchas gracias por mostrarnos la foto.
Un gran saludo,

Great light and color Jose.
Nice and sharp, with excellent details, POV, and DOF. I like the vertical comp, just slightly off-center.
Very well done.

Hi Jose!
Well, simply this flower is very monumental as fo me (really it reminds me a moutain if I can say something like that - wide in the basis and narrow on the top :>). Beautiful, warm colours, very good sharpness and detailes.
I'll be back to check the ID soon :)

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-24 3:56]

Hi Jose,
Fantastic shot of this beautiful flower in bloom. Superb lighting and exposure and the image is sharp and much detailed. I like the soft colour tones and the BG. Excellent POV and DOF. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-24 10:00]

Hello Jose

A beautiful composition.The focus is spot on with lovely sharp details.The warm lighting is wonderful.The individual florets show well.The colours are well saturated.TFS


Hi Jose,
Beautiful flower.
Very nice shot. TFS.
- Nirmal

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-09-25 23:10]

Hi Jose

Excellent composition with great detail and exposure.


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-09-27 0:08]

Hello Jose,

Great picture with wonderful soft colour and superb details and a surprisingly good dof.
Very well done.

Have a nice day,

Hi Jose,
Beautiful flowers. Interesting to see this asphodel in perfect symmetry. You captured with perfect focus and exposure. Great pov and well composed image.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-09-28 9:20]

Hi Jose.
I like your excellent right symmetric composition so much. Amazing plant and flowers. Wonderful clear delicate colour palette, superb details of all components of this nice live pyramid. BG is so nice as the main subject. Cropping and framing are great. Bravo. Perfect art shot. TFS and best regards.

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-09-28 14:55]

Hi Jose,
An excellent photo of the beautiful flower. Fantastic detail and exposure along with composition. Very well captured.


Hello Jose,
Lovely details in this delicate flower in different stages of blossom!
I like the colour palette, muted and marked by the dry environment...
Accurate DOF and a fine composition!
Pablo -

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  • kessi Gold Star Critiquer [C: 80 W: 5 N: 74] (221)
  • [2007-09-30 10:13]
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Hi Jose,
Wonderfuly focused and clear shot .... I love the blurred background and your positioning of the subject shows it to its full potential. Was this the only plant you could find in that dry plain?

Great capture.


Hello José,
beautiful greetings of fresh life from that dry plain! I love the strictly symmetrical composition, the very reduced subtle colours, and the gentle, perfectly exposed shades of white on this pretty asphodelus. Thank you!
My best regards,

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-09-30 13:06]
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Hola Jose
¡Qué foto más hermosa! Según parece el asfódelo blanco florece de mayo a agosto, y con el veranito tan atípico que hemos tenido no parece extraño ver que conserve aún sus flores lozanas a primeros de septiembre.
Excelente nitidez. Me encanta.

Hola José,
Precioso, lo tengo afotado y nunca me había gustado como quedaba. El tuyo luce muy hermoso, con la luz y el fondo ese que le sienta tan bien, excelente nitidez. Un cordial saludo

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-10-08 4:52]
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Bonjour Jose,
On ne te voit plus souvent sur TN. Ta présence est devenue très discrète. J'avais donc manqué cette fine fleur. Etonnant de lire qu'elle fleurit sur une plaine très sèche. J'aime comme ses subtiles petites corolles captent la lumière.
Très bel arrière-plan couleur terre.

Hello Jose beautifull flower with perfect dof and nice sharpness good tones tfs rgds Necip.

This is superb Jose with nice pastel tones of colors, beautoful details and exposure. Centered composition works well here and you chose a great DOF. Very nice! Thanks,

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  • Rafa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 172 W: 0 N: 7] (846)
  • [2007-10-09 15:44]

Hola José,

Bonita simetría, jugando con el plano de luz y de sombra. En cuanto a la especie, yo apuntaría una floración tardía de Asphodelus aestivus.


hello jose,
interesting shot, you have manages exposure well, the pov is good, nice dof, lovely natural colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Jose,
A most unusual and beautiful flower. You have captured it's beauty and detail very well. Exposure looks great. Well done.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-12 11:30]

Hola José,
Excellent and interesting capture of this Asphodel flower that looks like it has come into a second flowering this year. Perfect composition and lighting.
Thanks and have agood weekend,

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2007-10-12 15:33]

Hi Jose, lovely shot. Great neutral tones and lighting. Good bokeh as well. Nice work my friend and TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-05 23:44]

Hello Jose,
I remember this beautiful flower from Andalucia! I remember taking lots of pictures but none is perfect as this one. Excellent exposure and great details. The colours of the flower and the background are lovely too. Very fine shot!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

Hello Jose,
You present here very unique and interesting flower.
This is pretty new to me, but very beautiful.
I can see very lovely colours here, with excellent details and DOF.
Also, lovely overall browny colouration here.
Well presented and TFS,
Best wishes,

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2007-12-18 10:14]

Hello Jose !
Another beautiful flower picture from you - you have so many flowers where you live ! :-) The shape of this one is very interesting, I have never seen it before... Excellent details, beautiful natural colors, nice composition and POV, beautiful blurred BG... Such a pity that we cannot see more of your pictures these last weeks...

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