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Advent of Spring

Advent of Spring
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-26
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-03-06 5:53
Viewed: 3061
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
To continue with my loosely knit travalogue on my recent visit to the mountains, today I am posting the picture of some wild flowers I shot during the trip. As I stated earlier, the spring in the hills reached almost a month early this year.
When I was on my way to my current village from my ancestral village on the 26th of February, I noticed that some damp patches on the hillside were flush with these spring flowers. (See WORKSHOP)
I cannot name the plant in scientific terms, but I can describe it briefly. The plant grows very close to the ground, has big circular shaped dark green leaves and grows even in the cracks between vertical rock faces in my part of the Himalayas. Surprisingly, I did not see this plant during my extensive higher altitude treks in Nepal Himalayas in the last two decades of the 20th century.
The Rhododendron trees too were in full bloom and I took plenty of picture of them. I will post one shortly for your viewing.
The bottom-line is this: The cycle of seasons has changed drastically. Weather the nature is taking its own course, or we humans have caused this phenomenon, I can't say for sure.

Anyway, thanks for your kind visit.

ellis49, oanaotilia, haraprasan, cataclysta, nglen, Pitoncle, Alex99, eng55, matatur, Noisette, Luis52, albert, gannu, sranjan has marked this note useful
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Ciao Ram, my today neignbour, spring for you, not for me, today we have fresh snow on mountains, beutiful flowers with splendid colors, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Ram,
its nice to see some spring picture, I'm longing to the spring,
maybe it's only 3 weeks away.
You have capture a couple of small beautiful flower-
The exposure and light are very fine and taken from nice POV.
Well done, mf

Hello Ram
Mountains flowers are between my favourites plants.About the ID- I have no ideea to help.I like those plants probably due to their colors, thei struggle for surviving in some extreme environments.Well presented here this flowers!
Kind regards, Oana

Hi Mr. Ram,
A nice capture of these beautiful flowers. Very good sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.


Hello Ram
Beautiful flowers. Nice diagonal compo. Good exposure on both light and dark parts
Very good job

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-06 11:24]

Hi Ram. I am sorry i don't know the ID of this beautiful flower which looks like a small Rhododendron on the ground. You have taken them with good detail and rich colours. well done TFS.

Have a nice weekend.

Bonjour Ram,
Très agréables prémices du printemps dans une bonne composition et sous une excellente lumière qui permet d'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
Sans en être absolument sur il pourrait s'agir de Saxifraga oppositifolia ou de Loiseleuria procumbens.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-03-06 12:24]

What a nice, clear shot, dear friend.
Superb clarity and wonderful colours of a fine flowers. Pictured scene as well as the plant are so natural and create and nice composition. All details are great including shapes, texture and colours. Bravo. Perfect job. My best regards.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-03-06 13:02]

Hi Ram,
Very nice flowes.Well seen and composed.Exposure is psot on and details are crisp clear.POV,DOF and visual impact are wonderful.Very well done!
Thanks for posting.

Such a pretty grouping in vivid colours and all the components sharply delineated Ram, a beautiful composition indeed my friend.

Hello Ram
You showing us wonderful flowers today, I like to see they in her natural environment, the soft pink colors of this flowers make's a great contrast with the surrounded nature
have a nice WE

Hello Ram,
A good capture of these attractive wildflowers.
I would be most interested in knowing whart they are if you ever find out.
Composition,colour and DOF are very good.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-03-06 19:08]

Hola Ram.
Very fine photo and excelllent note to. Spring is not here yet and we also have a lot of flowers, and it is also very hot.

Hello Ram,
Great capture of these wildflowers, I like the composition and tender colours
Well done
Have a nice W-E

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-03-07 8:40]

Hello Sir, Lovely flowers. I would rather like to look one bunch in a closeup. If you have kindly share. The inner colors are fantastic.Ganesh

Dear Ram Sir,
Beautiful flowers of spring from your region always attracted me. Well composed. This reminds me of my last visit of Dalhousie. TFS

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