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Hyacinthus orientalis_01


Hyacinthus orientalis_01
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Copyright: Ishi Talmon (Ishi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-01
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-02 1:29
Viewed: 4002
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hyacinthus orientalis, the source of all cultivated hyacinth flowers, is seen here on the northern slopes of the extinct volcano "Horns of Hittin" (“Karney Khitteen” in Hebrew), the site of the battle of Hittin (4 July 1187). Here the army of Saladin defeated the forces of the Latin King of Jerusalem, Guy de Lusignan, resulting in the King's capture, and the downfall the Crusaders’ First Kingdom of Jerusalem.

This is one of our most beautiful wild flowers. It appears in shades of pale to dark blue. Each flower is about 20 mm long.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-01-02 3:13]

Hello Ishi,
Very interesting to see this species taken in the wild. It's so more valuable as picture. Nice presentation with the diagonal composition, excellent sharpness and pleasing colors.
Thanks a lot and my best wishes for 2010
Kind regards
Anne

nice closeup, never visited this site. maybe next year . have a nice week, Ori

Bonjour Ishi,
Superbe lumière pour éclairer cette publication et faire resplendir les couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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