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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03
Categories: Flowers
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-01 3:39
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Points: 40
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For good beginning in the 2010 I for TN the marvelous flower selected.
Galanthus is a small genus of about 20 species in the family Amaryllidaceae commonly known as Snowdrops. They are among the first bulbs to bloom in spring, although certain species flower in late autumn and winter.
Snowdrops are sometimes confused with their relatives, snowflakes, which are Leucojum and Acis species; see below.
Galanthus nivalis is the best-known and most widespread representative of the genus Galanthus. It is native to a large area of Europe, stretching from the Pyrenees in the west, through France and Germany to Poland in the north, Italy, Northern Greece and European Turkey. It has been introduced and is widely naturalised elsewhere . Although it is often thought of as a British native wild flower, or to have been brought to the British Isles by the Romans, it was probably introduced around the early sixteenth century
Most other Galanthus species are from the eastern Mediterranean, though several are found in South Russia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. Galanthus fosteri comes from Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and maybe Israel.(Wikipedia)

hansh, nagraj, anel, ramthakur, eqshannon, marius-secan, nglen, MMM, eng55, jaycee, Noisette, Pitoncle has marked this note useful
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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-01-01 3:47]

Hello Siegfried.

A beautiful flower you show us here and you captured it in a great way.
You photo is very sharp and the colors of the flower are beautiful against the dark background.

Best wishes for 2010.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-01 3:48]

Hello Siegfried,
Splendid start of the new year. Very beautiful contrasting colours against the dark BG. Great sharpness and details in an excellent composition.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-01-01 4:24]

Awesome image, my friend, beautiful capture to begin new year, best of luck 2010. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-01-01 5:09]

Lieber Siegfried,
Eine ungewöhnliche Perspektive zeigst Du uns mit diesem feinen Bild. Originelles und sehr schönes Posting. Ich hätte zuerst gar nicht gemerkt, dass dies Schneeglöckchen sind. Hab herzlichen ank und meine besten Wünsche für 2010
Herzlicch grüsst

Hello Siegfried,
a very beautiful picture of this Galanthus, outstanding sharpness and marvellous contrast of colours against a black BG, excellent POV, DOF and composition
Best wishes

You make an excellent beginning with this flower study from the previous spring, Siegfried.
It is a beautiful composition with perfect colours and contrasts.
Wish you a Happy New Year!

beautiful-artistic pic, TFS Ori

Elegante trabajo y con una luz fantástica. Excelente forma de empezar el año Siegfried !
No la conocía.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Something I have never seen before and in your register..I think above all the composition is most well done. The neutral black drop works to bring it out in good colour. Well seen and may you be blessed with a good year ahead.

Hello Siegfried,
Great image with extraordinary colours and sharpness.
The dark background is excellent creating a amazing contrast.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-01 9:21]

Hi Siegfried. Your clase up of the two snow drops show the inside which many never get to see. You have made such aa fine job of this. Sharp focusing and fine detail alonge with natural colours. The black BG shows them of so well. TFS.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-01-01 11:41]

Hi Siegfried
Nice compossition'Very sharp image with great detailLight and dark BG are also very nice.
TFS Michel

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-01 12:34]

Hallo Siegfried,
Magnificent capture.I liked contrast between flowers and dark BG,details,lighting,and composition a lot.Very well done!
Thanks for posting..

hello Siegfried
a super composition of this beautiful flowers
great sharpness and good BG.
great shot
greeting lou

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-01 15:34]

Hi Siggi,

You are so right - this is a beautiful flower to start off the new year. I don't think I have seen a Snowflake before and they are lovely. The colors and details are wonderful and they are stunning against the dark background.


Hello Siggi,

An excellent macro with beautiful colors, sharpness & dark BG. Very nicely taken & presented. TFS & best wishes for the New Year!


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-02 1:11]

Hi Siggi

Happy New Year from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

A very skilled shot - excellently executed. Well done.


Hello Siegfried
yes this flowers are marvelous, great first shot for the new year
superb colors management, especially on the white petals,
the flowers are well detailed and the black BG is very appropriate for a great contrast
Have a good night

Hello Siegried,
Very impressive composition, with a great low POV and perfect sharpness. I wish you all the best for the New Year,

Bonjour Siegfried,
Très belle publication avec cette superbe macro, bien composée, valorisant bien les sujets par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails et de la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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