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Tulipa Agenensis Sharonensis

Tulipa Agenensis Sharonensis
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Copyright: Shir Goldberg (shirgold) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 105 N: 591] (2748)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-03
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D70, AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor ED 70-300mm F4.5-5.6
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
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Date Submitted: 2008-04-07 9:11
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I like a lot the combination of wild Tulips and rough sea. - was a very windy day and salt water spray flying far from the water line. It is amazing to see how these plants manage to survive there - although as you can see they are very low.

Tulipa Agenensis Sharonensis

This is the commonest tulipa in Israel and Lebanon, growing in diverse habitats. It is characterized by 3 longer sharp outer perianth lobes and 3 smaller wider inner perianth lobes; the black patch at the base of the inner side of the perianth lobe normally have a yellow stripe at its edge. Its morphological borders with Tulipa systola are not clear and one can see a gradual change between the 2 species. The coastal populations of T. agenensis were described as ssp. sharonensis. At the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens dozens of plants are grown in the grounds and in containers without any irrigation. They bloom every year.

Dr Ori Fragman-Sapir (March 18, 2006)

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Hola Shir.
Bello rincón con estos tulipanes preciosos.
Buen encuadre y excelente comentario.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

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  • Elanor (50)
  • [2008-04-07 10:29]

Great photo! I really like the composition with the red tulips in the foreground and the sea in the background. It's great and really beautiful!

Bonjour Shir,
Très belle image, qui replace l'espèce dans son habitat naturel. Les associations de couleurs sont magnifiques.
L'image est très intéressante. En Provence, Tulipa agenensis n'a pas la même écologie : c'est une espèce de prairie humide, qui ne pousse pas en bordure de littoral.

Hi Shir, lovely composition, the tulips have a strong colour and good focus. The sea as a backdrop is good, a very beautiful image. TFS

Hi Shir

You present us a wonderful, at the same time dramatic and delicate picture. I like those red spots contrasting with the blurred blue and turquoise blue.

From my point of view, the composition lacks a bit of balance, the surface allocated to the sea is a bit too important and I would make it a panoramic view. I'll try to show what I mean in a workshop.

Kind regards


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-04-08 1:38]

Hola amigo,
excelente pov y dof,
detalles hermosos color y ambiente,

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-04-09 10:43]

Ola Shir
A composição desta foto ficou realmente bem criatva e bonita, as flores vermelhas deram um toque a mais na fotografia, o fundo com o mar ficou esplendido e muito belo.

wow! great capture, really striking, TFS and dash Ori

Hello Shir,

An excellent image showing not only some beautiful plants, but also their habitat, really nice shot!


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