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Silene furcata

Silene furcata
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Copyright: Jacob van der Weele (Bufo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-30
Camera: Canon 20D, 24-105 is L f4.0
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(white)II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-14 4:07
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Summer in Spitsberegen is short. Halfway June most flowers appear from underneath the snow. In two months time most of the flowers have grown, flowered and provided seed for the next generation.
On eof the most striking flowers of spitsberegen is this Silene furcata or Arctic Lygnis. It can be found on many places on Spitsbergen, but I found this one in the main street in Longyearbyen.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-14 4:17]

Hello Jacob,
Simple and beautiful, this is a fine portrayal of this arctic species of Silene, well composed against a neutral (street?) BG. You have used the limited DOF to its best effect.
Well done and thanks for sharing this image of a species new to me.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-14 4:28]
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Hello Jacob,
What a fine capture as a neighbour today! These Silene flower look so splendid and upright. Excellent sharpness and beautiful colours too. I wonder if they get as tall as other species here in the south? Beautiful background too. I think I may have cropped it vertically myself but it still looks very good!
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-14 4:29]

Hi Jacob,very nice quality of this pic and very interesting note,thanks for share this kind work,have a nice day,Luciano

very nice species, nice composition as well, greetings and TFS Ori

So delicate, so simple yet so beautiful! Thank you for sharing this composition with us Jacob.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-14 8:52]

Ha Jacob,

Een mooie compositie en zonder het te zeggen had niemand kunnen vermoede dat dit in de hoofdstraat genomen is,ben benieuwd,maar denk dat wij weinig bloemen zullen waarnemen in het einde van het seizoen,groetjes


Bonjour Jacob,
Très belle composition minimaliste faisant bien ressortir la fragilité de ces fleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Jacob,
I was reading your interesting intro and you have done right with your words. I like it and Santa has been kinder to you by looking at your equipment profile.

You have captured both flora nad fauna excellently in your gallery and this floral shot is no exception. I like the details and well managed depth (or maybe f/11 will perfect this) and lighting in this composition. Well done!
Best regards,

Hello Jacob,
Beautiful flower. Very nice capture. Nice soft colours. Beautifully blurred BG. TFS.
- Nirmal

hello jacob,
lovely floral shot, the colours are beautiful and the pov is perfect, liked the composition too,
tfs & regards

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-01-15 14:50]

Hi Jacob,
Really smart photo. I like colours very much.
TFS, José M.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-15 19:23]

Hello Jacob,
Superb details and colors captured in this excellent composition with great all around camera work. Thanks for sharing Jacob.

What I like is the way you chose to crop this.(if a crop)I like the all vertical appearance and DOF.
This would also look good as a high contrast B&W print too.. IMO

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-19 20:15]

Hello Jacob

What a beautiful composition.
A very simple look,with lovely pastel colours.
The OOF BG is wonderful.


Hola Jacob.
Una imagen preciosa, sencilla y con unos detalles perfectos.
Excelente bg y gran DoF.
Saludos, JL.

Hello Jacop

That is a perfect Silene shot with beautiful natural colours friend! TFS.


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