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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: 2009-03-22
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 400 D, Canon 60mm EF-S Macro, 52mm UV filter
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-27 12:57
Viewed: 3923
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hepatica transsilvanica is one of the most beautiful spring flowers from my region. It is said to be one of the most beautiful Hepatica species. As I mentioned in previous posts I found flowers of this plant in January and in February. All of them have been covered by snow falls.

Now it is the normal time for flowering but a relative compact layer of snow still exists on the Tampa mountain. Flowers like Hepatica and Heleborus try to flower as soon as snow melts.

This was the case of the two flowers I have photographed. Protected by the tree trunk and heated by the sun the two flowers opened at less than half a meter from the snow layer. Unfortunately a new snow fall took place after I made the photo. May be this time flowers have survived…

nglen, Argus, xTauruSx, boreocypriensis, Marx44, Pitoncle, oanaotilia, Dis. Ac., jusninasirun, brunorsantana, Noisette, uleko has marked this note useful
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-27 13:01]

Hi Cristian. It sounds you are still waiting for spring. But these two flowers show its on the way for you. Great detail and natural looking colours. i like the detail in the tree bark as well. TFs.

Have a good weekend.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-27 13:12]

Hello Cristian,
Very beautiful photo in splendid colours. The contrast between the flowers and the environment is great in colours. Excellent sharp details, POV and dark BG.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-03-27 13:30]

Salut Cristian !
Frumoase floricele.
Niste culori excelente.
A venit primavara deja la Bv ?
O seara frumoasa,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-03-27 14:20]

Hello Cristian,
A superb macro of two Hepatica transsilvanica, taken from a fine POV with just the right exposure, in good lighting, excellent sharpness and good DOF. Well composed by the tree trunk too.
We have H. nemorosa that I hope to photograph soon when the weather gets warmer.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Hello Cristian, a great close-up shot of these beautiful flowers with wonderful details and colours.
TFS and greetings,

Ciao Cristian, wonderful couple of splendid flowers with fantastic colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

great close up, TFS Ori

Hi Cristain,
A stunningly perfect macro capture of these beautiful purple flowers from nice POV with nice composition and details.
TFS and have a nice WE!

Hello cristian,
a splendid macro shot, fantastic composition from an excellent POV, superb sharpness and lighting, i like the beautiful contrast of the bright colours of the flowers against a dark BG.
Best regards
Have a good weekend

Hi Cristian,
A nice capture of this beautiful flower. Very well composed with good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Cristian,
Great and informative note.
Very nice picture.
Lovely colors, good details and very well composed.
Well done & TFS!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-03-28 7:23]

Christian, Lovely colors. Good work on these two flowers with lovely lighting. ganesh

Bonjour Cristian,
Très belle macro, bien composée, très finement détaillée et très délicatement colorée sous un excellent angle de prise de vue.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Cristian,
This is an incredible macro, great colors and sharpness...
Well done


Hello Cristian! Amazing pair. Wonderful contrast. Perfect sharpness, ideal focus. Good shot. Well done!

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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2009-03-30 10:16]

Hello Cristian,

Beautiful, great colour and composition.
Great macro work here.
Thanks for sharing.

Hi Cristian,

good presentation of this Hepatica flowers.
Good composition and doff with beautiful colours.


Hi Cristian,

Nicely picked beauty with the hues of violet captured to perfection. The details of the stamens is brilliant in pleasing light and frame.

TFS and best regards,

That's just fantastic, Cristian, I love this flower so much - special the colour, thanks, wonderful
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-04-02 9:05]

Very nice macro flowers...
Good light and colors,splendid sharpness.
Thanks for sharing.

Lovely macro shot, Cristian!
Wonderful colors, details and texture.
Well done job, my friend.
Congratulations and TFS!

Greetings from Brazil,

Helo Cristian
a nice shot of this hepatica species, i like the purple color of this spring flower
great composition and fine details
TFS Jacqueline

Hello Cristian,
this is very beautiful picture. I like these flowers, composition, colours and details.

TFS, Best regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-04-15 5:13]

Hi Cristian,
very beautiful shot of these flowers. Well contrasted with the background as well as the tree trunk.
well composed in details.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-05-12 7:59]

Hello Cristian,
I love these early spring flowers but here they seem to come and go very quickly! This is a lovely close-up showing good details and natural colours against the dark background.
I gather you've had some strange weather. We had a real 'heatwave' for two weeks but now it's cooler again but we need rain!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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