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Essence of summer

Essence of summer
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Copyright: Monika MvJ (thistle) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1309 W: 74 N: 3014] (9282)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4200, Nikkor ED 38-114 F/2.8-4.8
Exposure: f/4.8
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): The best photo on TN? [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-03 3:47
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Favorites: 4 [view]
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Something for my bad mood...
One of the reasons of it is the winter that have just begun and I can't stand it already ;)

So today a photo of one of my beloved flowers in one of most beautiful summer surroundings.
It's just a common cornflower growing on a field of golden rye. Photo have been taken just after summer storm and you can see a part of rainbow in BG.
It's 100% natural. I'm saying this because my cousin who lives in England didn't believe such view can be real till he saw it by himself last summer.
Maybe some of you remember my photo Colours of Polish summer. This shot have been taken at the same time.

For me such views with the common flowers, golden fields and amazing sky are the essence of Polish summer and one of the most beautiful childhood memories...

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Czesc Moni:)
o kwiatek i w dodatku taki jak lubie..z przyblizenia. Jak dla mnie: 'nic dodac nic ujac'...bardzo sie podoba, szkoda, ze tylko 2 pkt mozna tu przyznac. Ta fotka zasluguje na znacznie wiecej.
Moje gratulacje za swietnie uchwycona tecze w tle, kontrast i te kolorki, bo o kadrze juz nie wspomne :)
Pozdrawiam :)

Hi Monika,
wow, the perfect moment for this shot.
The flower is so pretty with all the glittering drops on it and together with the rainbow it's marvelous, thank you very much.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • erwan (289)
  • [2005-12-03 4:40]

Je trouve cette photo très très jolie. Très beau cadrage de la fleur avec le fond flou et l'arc-en-ciel. Couleurs magnifiques!
Un grand bravo!!

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-12-03 4:45]

wauuuuuu Monica
excellent shot
beautiful background and very nice warm colors perfect composition
superb photo
:o) Thanks

Another beauty from the beauty;)
Stunning shot Monika, All I need to say is PERFECT and LOVELY;)
I know what you mean about the winter, my mood changes too. Today I'm leaving for a weekend in muddy, wet and windy Wales!!! Thanks for brightening my day up with this wonderful shot. Have a great weekend my friend.
Thanks for posting.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-03 5:08]

Hello Monika!
Great capture and very well composed.3D effect and rainbow at BG are amazing.I liked clear details,dews on flower,colors,blurred BG and framing a lot.This is really winner!TFS...:-)

WOW, excelent ! The double diagonal element compliment each other excelent! There is color and beauty on both back and fore ground!
Very nice, Moni !

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-12-03 6:31]

I remember well first photo from this serie Monika. Could be poster for travelling agency! Great combination of macro flower and rainbow on BG. Polish country at its best. Great work, really!

Hi Monika,
Superb composition!
Very nice colours and excellent POV and DOF.
Well done and thank you!

unbelievable image
great shot
you captured nature very well

Wow, it is like an advertismant !
I don't like the frame so much, the pic is good enough without it. Thanks, Ori

Very artistic capture Monika. Very good detail, colors & light. The OOF rainbow nails it of course! :-)) Very well done!
Thank You.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-12-03 8:01]

Très très jolie!

Félicitations !

Hi Monika:

A magnificent composition , great sharpness, lightness and definition.-

hus AND HAVE A nice WE

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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2005-12-03 12:14]

Great work Monika. Pretty flower, good lighting. Perfect composition with rainbow. You are right... from the most beautiful childhood memories...

This is extremely nice shot Monika. The DOF and POV are excellent, I also enjoy the rainbow in the background as well. :)

Hi Monika

Very good shot. Excellent detail. Sharpness is spot on. Perfectly composed. Lovely colours. Nice work. TFS.

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-12-03 14:39]

Very attractive composition and colours, this one tells its story prettily and gets it across too. You can almost smell the clean warm after-rain summer air. Tiny nit: BG has a bit of noise. Otherwise perfect.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-12-03 14:53]

I am sorry Monika that winter has arrived for you. Your summer seems to have passed too quickly!
But what a stunning shot this is. The cornflour on its own is so pretty but the rainbow just tops it off. Wonderful composition, excellent sharpness and colours. Well done...

Hi Monika,
A beautiful composition. The colors are anazing, and detail is excellent. Nice DOF with a great OOF backround. NICE!

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-12-03 22:01]

Prawda!!! Wszystko w jednym... robi wrazenie :-) Troszke szkoda ze cos tam peta sie w tle miedzy tecza a kwiatem ale to detal.

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-12-04 0:36]

Brilliant! The composition of the flower and the rainbow is fantastic. And the sparkle on the flower adds life. Well done.

You caught a very rare moment, and you caught it well.
Superb photo.

Regards, Petru

Po prostu niesamowite. Kolory powalaja, GO swietna. A kompozycja godna pozazdroszczenia.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-12-05 16:25]

Hi Monika, this is a very special shot. The flower composition would make it on its own but with the addition of the rainbow and water droplets gives it so much more. Beautiful colours and details. Great shot.

I'm glad to be back :-)

Outstanding capture Monika. The composition is perfect with the flower in the lower right corner. The rainbow in the background really contributes nicely. The pov is great and very interesting. Colours work great. Excellent sharpness on the subject. All over a great shot and very interesting to look at.

Lovely colours and lighting and dof is perfect. Well done.

Fantastic this shot with rhis big flower ant in background the rainbow!
Vongratulation, bye Tom

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  • OWO Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 18] (120)
  • [2005-12-30 9:22]

Exceptional photo. It's into my fav-box straightr away.
Thnx and best wishes,

Wonderful shot!!

Very good DOF and colors!!!



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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-01-19 15:48]

The most beatifull image ever seen :-) i love it, great composition. Very well done Monika, thanks for sharing this beauty.


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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-02-13 16:00]

Hi Monika,
This really is beautiful and has everything! The Cornflower blue against the gold of the rye and the slate sky, the colour contrast is excellent. And having a rainbow in the background, pure poetry. Great use of shallow DOF, perfect exposure.
Really a stunning picture. I like your signature too :)

Hi Monika,
Great capture - fantastic composition.
The colors are great and the idea is excellent.
Well captured - congratulations!

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