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Anemone grandis.

Anemone grandis.
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Stoeckl (peter_stoeckl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1738 W: 291 N: 4005] (11530)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-02
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Minolta Dimage 7Hi
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Flower(purple/violet)III, Vienna Woods - Biosphaerenpark Wienerwald [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-03 10:49
Viewed: 5919
Points: 46
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Anemone grandis.

The Hairy Hungarian Pasque Flower,
Vienna, April 2, 2006.

A few days of warm weather after a long and cold winter, and the flowers of spring are out again. An explosion of colours, power, and vitality.

Pulsatilla grandis (Anemone grandis)

D – Grosse Kuhschelle
E - Hungarian Pasque Flower

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Pulsatilla

15 to 30 cm in height, the flowers as shown measure approximately 50mm in diameter.

Pulsatilla grandis is one of the showy spring flowers that can sometimes be seen in abundance on dry limestone grassland hills with Pannonian (Hungarian grassland) vegetation to the south and the east of Vienna. The species can be found in uncultivated grassland only. The pretty and surprisingly large flowers with single blossoms are very much dependant of getting lots of light. They dissappear at once if other herbs are taking over after any kind of fertilization.
The flowers appear in March and April. The plant is perennial. The dense hairs on petals and stem are a perfect protection both against cold night time temperatures and dry and windy conditions at daytime. The species is endangered, and severly protected.

The picture was taken on a warm and sunny April 2, 2006, in the hilly grasslands of Perchtoldsdorfer Heide at an elevarion of approximately 350 meters above seal level, a few kilometres south of Vienna.

Minolta DiMage 7Hi, sRGB, 2560 x 1920 pixel, Macro Zoom Wideangle 7mm, F/8, 1/500 sec, ISO-100, 02.04.2006, 13:04

For another view of the grassland location next to Vienna, please klick

>>> here.

Thank you for looking.
Have a very good day.

Comandante, fiyo, petrudamsa, Hamurkaroglu, marhowie, phlr, limier, wkshelton, Signal-Womb, eruyanik, emmari, hummingbird24, jmp, DOBIS, anel has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To anel: ... kleiner Damenchorpeter_stoeckl 1 04-09 14:55
To andrewgg: highlights in the cloudspeter_stoeckl 2 05-24 03:34
To magiqa: Spring is coming, I can feel itpeter_stoeckl 1 04-08 05:16
To limier: smiling to your camerapeter_stoeckl 1 04-03 14:42
To marhowie: cropped out a bit of the FG, more of a landscapeter_stoeckl 1 04-03 14:35
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Hello Peter!
What a nice flowers and close up.I liked large DOF,POV and
composition very much.Thanks for sharing this beauty.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-04-03 11:41]

very nice spring shot peter,
the composition is very nice, the pov is great even as the good colours and the very nice dof, well i like the good job here.
gr. jaap

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-04-03 11:49]

Hello Peter,
Very nice shot with lovely composition and POV.
Well done.

Beautiful shot, Peter!
Great macro with superangular. These kind of photos are allways spectacular for the POV they offer and the really deep DOF.
I see you enjoy well this springtime, isn't it?

Regards, Petru

Beautiful colors.
I love the colors.

Hi Peter,
Nice flower, nice colors , nice photo and composition. TFS
Mehmet Hamurkaroglu

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-04-03 13:09]

Hello , What a Beautiful flowers ,a great compositie with the wolken ,on the background ,beauty colours and pov ,
tfs ,nice evening , Teunie .

Hi Peter,
Very nice spring-time post, sunny and colorful, with a wonderful looking sky for BG. Excellent detail, POV and DOF. I might've cropped out a tiny bit of the FG, and made it more of a landscape composition. Subjective of course :) Very well done.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-04-03 13:14]

Hi Peter,

Very expressive photo with nice colours. Great composition.

  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-04-03 13:44]

So beautiful Peter!
Wonderful pink flowers!
Excellent on details!
Excellent DOF!
Very good BG with the blue sky on top!
5* and TFS!

Hi Peter, Great colors, pefect details, Very crisp, BD, DOF, right on TFS Kyle

Excellent shot Peter.
Spring is here too
Lovely brothers well focused smiling to your camera.
Well done my friend

hi peter
tres jolies fleurs et belles couleurs.
on dirait qu'elles se sont tournées vers l'objectif.

Great capture Peter, truly. Effective DOF and POV for a really stunning shot. Well done.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-04-03 21:38]

Hallo Peter,
so eine blueht bei mir im garten zur Zeit. Eine schoene Perspektive hast du gewaehlt, die Blueten neigen sich so schoen zur Sonne. Herrliche Farben und schoen scharfe Details.
Super, es wird Fruehling.. Gruss..

Hello Peter,
What a wonderful, different pov! This is enough to make it a perfect photo. Beauty flowers, blue sky with clouds. Wonderful photo my friend, you are doing it great. Many thanks for sharing,

Hi Peter,
As usual, an excellent shot! The wide angle perspective is a very good choice.

Hallo Peter,
ich bin neidisch - bei uns kann man diese Schönheiten nicht mehr finden, jedenfalls habe ich noch nie eine gesehen. Ich habe meiner Mama am Wochenende Deine letzte Kuhschelle gezeigt, sie wußte gleich den Namen und bestätigte mir, dass es früher hier im Allgäu sehr viele gab. Danke - Kunstdünger!!!
Vielen vielen Dank für dieses zauberhafte Bild, soooo eindrucksvoll, besonders wenn man im Hintergrund noch viele mehr sieht, toll!
Danke und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Such a wonderful photo, Peter! The colours, the closeness to the flowers and the blue sky in the background. Spring is coming, I can feel it when I see your photo!

An excellent shot of these beautiful flowers, Peter!

Colors, BG, details, lighting and especially the great pov, make this shot.

Nicely done, thank you!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-04-17 14:34]

Hi Peter,
I like this flowers and POV that shows the landscape where they live. Colours soft and lovely.
José M.

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  • DOBIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 170] (632)
  • [2006-05-18 5:28]

Hello Peter,
Excellent spring photo. I can feel the mood of the picture.

What a beautiful contrast between the flowers and the sky, Peter.
This shot is perfect, with the low angle of view and all those clouds.
I do find the highlights in the clouds acceptable in this type of photograph, but what I do in this situation is to clone from the sky, but only at about an opacity of from 3-5%, giving body and texture to the clouds where it's blank. It works very well.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-04-03 8:26]
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Lieber Peter,
Habe wieder mal eine Exkursion in Deine "Bildgalerie" gemacht und bin auf dieses Bild der Anemone grandis gestossen. Ich hab diese Blumen soeben in unserem Botanischen Garten gesehen und ein Paar Bilder gemacht. Allerdings ist ein Bild in der Natur aufgenommen, wie Deins, viel interessanter.
Der Bildaufbau, mit dem Blick in die Weite gefällt mir besonders gut. Die Blumen sehen aus wie ein kleiner Damenchor..
Sie singen Dir wohl "Frohe Ostern"! Dies wünsche ich Dir auch.
Herzlich grüsst

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