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Hepatica transsilvanica II

Hepatica transsilvanica II
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Copyright: Cristian Goga (crs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-08
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 400 D, Canon 60mm EF-S Macro, 52mm UV filter
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Purple Obsession 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-11 8:09
Viewed: 4913
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Some time ago I was posting a photo with Heleborus purpurascens flowering at the end of January at about 900 m altitude. That seemed to me being an unusual time for flowering.

Last weekend walking through the same Tampa mountain forest I was even more surprised finding many Hepatica transsilvanica flowers. Beginning of February is, for sure, not the normal time for these plants to flower.

It does not look as a good sign to me!

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Hello Cristian !
This flower is so beautiful, I love its delicate purple color ! You managed to capture some nice details on the flower, but in the same time there is a softness on the picture which gives him some kind of dreamy look, vbvery sweet, very tender. Composition and POV are excellent, too. Very well done !

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-02-11 8:51]

Hi Cristian
Beautiful composition.Good POV and very sharp image.Colors are ebautiful and I also like the nice OOF BG
TFS Michel

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-11 9:04]

Hello Cristian,
Perfect shot of hepatica. Beautiful composition, perfect sharpness and colors. Very nice details of flower.
Best regards Siggi

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-02-11 9:06]

Frumoasa realizare, si la noi sa inflorit 1 exemplar, cam tot la 900 m altitudine!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-02-11 9:19]

Hi Chris,our saison is in delay,i'm waiting to discover the first flowers....you are lucky to have this beautifuls little purples.Great detalis,colors and point of view,my best compliments,Luciano

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-02-11 9:34]

Hello Cristian,
What a wonderful close-up of Hepatica, a sight we'll have to wait for until the end of March. It is my favourite spring flower and your capture is very sharp and beautiful. Lovely natural colours too and a fine background.
Tfs and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-11 9:41]

Hello Cristian,
That is amazing!
A fine capture of the flower of H. transylvanica taken with fine colour, light management and sharpness at this time of year!.
Our Hepaticas don't appear until April. Maybe global warming has affected Rumania more than Scandinavia. It is very strange!
Thanks for sharing this beauty,
Best wishes,

Hi Cristian,
I guess that in the years to come, we'll see more and more similar phenomenon... Like I have said in a previous comment, our world is more and more upside down and our old references will not be good anymore... This is a superb macro of this lovely specie. Details, colors, exposure and composition look great! TFS,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-11 10:34]

Hi Cristian,
Lovely close up of this flower.Colors,BG,lighting,3D effect and visual impact are excellent.
Thanks for posting.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-11 10:45]

Hi Cristian. As you say a unusual time for this beauty to be out in flower. You have made the most of it with fine detail and bright colours. A good POV/DOF. well done TFS.

Hallo Cristian
This is a beautiful flower which you captured with great clarity and it displays well. The detail on both the petals as well as the anthers is clear and well focused. This is a straightforward image with lots of pretty details to appreciate. I particularly like the two shades of purple, and the almost rubbery inside. The combination of colours is great. The dried leaves make a most favourable background. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-11 11:17]

Hello Cristian,
What a wonderful flower. The colours are splendid. Great sharpness. Superb contrasting OOF BG and composition. A beauty!

Olá Cristian

Linda fotografia com cores fantásticas!
Simples e bela composiçăo.
Parabéns pelo trabalho.
Grande abraço,

Hi Cristian
Beautiful blue flower on nice brown OOF background. I like square crop and composition with flower on the left side

simply beautiful, TFS Ori

o fotografie foarte foarte clara cu detalii minunate ,
culorile sunt superbe iar contrastul perfect ,

Hi Cristian,
Excellent capture of this beautiful flower; great low POV, good composition, sharp fine details, bright beautiful colours.

Hi Cristian, a superb macro capture of this purple beauty with great details, clarity, nice pov and composition.
TFS and cheers,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-11 16:44]

Hi Cris,

Nothing is normal - snow accumulation in Tucson is not normal and we had that yesterday! This flower is beautiful with wonderful colors and fine details. The petals and the center of the flower are stunning. A delightful image and a lovely composition.


Buna Cristian
Vorba veche: cu o floare nu se face primavara, dar e totusi aproape! Foarte clara, imi place textura petalelor cu detalii fantastice ale nervatiunilor. Culori excelente in opinia mea!
Toate cele bune, Oana
PS: Imi place ce poate realiza o lentila de macro. Ma gandesc sa acizitionez una, ce poti sa imi spui despre a ta? Multumit??
Merci anticipat!

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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2009-02-12 1:06]

Salut Cristian, ca intotdeauna un macro foarte reusit. Claritate si contrast frumos intre albastrul florii si fundal.
Felicitari, Dan.

Hi Cristian,
A beautiful capture of this beautiful looking purple flower. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Bonjour Cristian,
Splendide macro bien composée dans un cadrage parfait sous un excellent angle de prise de vue et une belle lumičre qui permettent d'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs avec une trčs bonne opposition sur l'arričre plan.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Cristian, splendid flower with fantastic color, wonderful details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2009-02-12 13:47]

Fantastic color. Dead leaves makes one feel like it is spring. Gary

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-02-13 3:01]

Merhaba Cristian,
Ne mükemmel bir çiçek fotosu bu! Özellikle çiçeğin renkleri ve tomurcuklar harikulade görünüyor. Çekim tekniği, bakış açısı ve ışık kullanımı birinci sınıf bir çalışma olmuş. Sizi kutluyorum.


Hi Cristian,
Great color & light, it's well composed with a good POV.
The short DOF works nicely for this one :)
Well done,

Hello Cristian,
what a wonderful macro of Hepatica transsilvanica taken from an excellent POV, the sharpness and lighting are outstanding in a very nice composition, very beautiful and bright colours of the flower against a good OOF BG, great effect TD.
TFS. Best regards.
Have a good weekend

Hi Cristian,
this flower is wonderful, I love the colour and all the details of this pretty flower so much, excellent post, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Christian,

The flower is really pretty. The fragile violet petals are so well framed with details opf the stamen. Well done and TFS.


Hello Cristian,
beautiful image with very nice flower! I like composition, vivid colors and nice details.

Best regards, Leonid

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-02-16 5:31]

Hello Cristian,
Very early your Hepaticas, we still have to wait quite a long time to see them. And you made a splendid photo of this delicate flower. Very pleasant composition, the flower looks almost 3-dimensional. Beautiful natural colors too.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-02-16 10:12]

merhaba Cristian
wonderful macro photo of this beautiful flower
POV, light, colours and sharpness are great

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  • danar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 57 W: 0 N: 17] (273)
  • [2009-02-17 16:43]

Buna Cristian .

Deosebita imagine !

Culorile sunt nemaipomenite , se pot observa cu usurinta toate detaliile inclusiv mamaruta.

Felicitari !
O zi buna .

La luz es la protagonista en esta belleza. Arriesgado pero con buen resultado el contraste de los colores. Aceptable nitidez.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Christan,
very attractive presentation of Hepatica in powerful contrasts of naturalistic colours. So many points - well deserved!
In 2008, I saw Hepatica nobilis in full blossom also early in February in the hills around Vienna. This year, however, there is a thick layer of snow, lasting since about 10 days. Weather is playing its ordinary games while climate seems to be warming continuously.
Thank you! With best regards,

Hola Cristian,
Bonita composición de esta pequeńa y bella florecilla, buena definción con agradable luz que acentúa sus preciosos colores naturales, saludos
José Ramón

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