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All Living Great & Small

All Living Great & Small
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Copyright: Umar Ulyn (goatman04) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 961 W: 2 N: 1863] (10573)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04
Categories: Trees
Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-26 7:17
Viewed: 3912
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
When I first saw this Scolymus hispanicus (Common Golden Thistle) growing next to a fairly large olive tree; I couldn't help but think about "all living great & small".

The Thistle is just a few weeks old & has not bloomed yet which will whither away in a month or two. The Olive tree is several hundred years old and may live for several hundred more, that is if it does not get bulldozed or burned. God only knows what this olive tree has witnessed over the years.

ramthakur, siggi, marianas, nglen, Dis. Ac., bahadir, boreocypriensis, cirano, jaycee, CeltickRanger, Noisette, maurydv, ferranjlloret has marked this note useful
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I like the thought you have expressed in your note, Umar.
The contrast between the two subjects has also come through well in this picture. Never knew Olive trees could grow that big and live that long.
TFS and regards.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-09-26 7:35]

Hello Umar,
good comparison. Question without answer!I love this composition with Thistle and olive tree, beautiful colour and light! Wonderful composition!Best regards Siggi

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-09-26 8:45]

Hello Umar,
The thistle we have in my country everywhere but olive tree I've never seen in nature but I can taste olive from this species. Your photo is interesting and note also like for me.
Regards, Pawel

Ciao Umar. Nitidezza e sharp al massimo livello con eccellente DOF. Il POV esalta il senso delle dimensioni.


What a great capture this old tree and green Common Golden Thistle!!!
Lovely colors and details.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-09-26 10:21]

Hi Umar. Well seen and you have named the picture well. As you say we wonder what the tree has seen in its life. Both taken with fine detail and natural colours. I like all of the markings in the bark. well done TFS.

Ciao Umar, great contrast between thistle and old olive tree, lovely composition with splendid light and colors, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Helo umar,

another good pov on a plant, with good contrast.
Good of sharpnss and fine colours.


Hello Umar, great shot with nice composition, details and POV.
TFS and regards, Bahadır

Salam MF Umar,

Perfectly composed and focused shot ofa Scolymus thistle in an delightful environment.
TFS and have a nice Sunday MF!


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-09-26 14:15]

Slav mar,
What a sharpness picture.An excellent composition with very nice colors and details.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-09-26 16:43]

Hi Umar,

If only the Olive Tree could talk!! A perfect title - the Thistle looks so small and fresh against the trunk of the old tree. You have a wonderful artistic eye. I fear many of would have walked by and never noticed this unlikely pair. Beautifully seen, taken and composed.


hello Umar

i love your photos where everytime you are showing us
new discoverys from you on the life of trees/plants/flowers,
you had a superb timing to pass from that place and to
discover this i will say it cute small trees protected by the big one,
with the beautiful scenery i love the contrast
and the luminosity of the image, TFS


Hello Umar
you have taken this thistle very nicely with wonderful sharp details in a beautiful environment, thanks the dark stem of olive tree behind it, it stand out superbly
i like also the natural colors
Have a great sunday

Hello Umar,
a very beautiful picture of this green plant taken from an excellent POV showing its particuliaties with a great contrast against this large dark trunk of olive tree, very beautiful natural colours
Best regards

Hello Umar,
Beautiful composition and POV.
TFS. Ferran.

salam akhi Umar
a nice presentation of Golden Thistle in natural biotop. focus, POV, composition and educative notes very nice. shukran kedhira wa selams

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