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Good luck my friends !

Good luck my friends !
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Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-28
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd, 28-300mm f2.8-4.9 built-in
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(white)II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-28 11:42
Viewed: 13085
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Good luck TN friends : 1st of May in France, bunches of lily of the valley are sold in the streets and given as presents. The flowers are supposed to bring good luck... So I offer you this little gift, but for smelling the nice fragance you must come in my Alps mountains where you are welcome ;-)
English name : Lily of the valley – Scientific name : Convallaria majalis.
Description : Lily of the Valley is the sole member of the genus Convallaria.
It is native throughout the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere in Asia, Europe and North America.
It is a herbaceous perennial plant that forms extensive colonies by spreading by underground roots called rhizomes. These send up numerous stems each spring. The stems grow to 15-30 cm tall, with two leaves 10-25 cm long, and a raceme of 5-15 flowers on the stem apex.
The flowers are white (rarely pink), bell-shaped, 5-10 mm diameter, and sweetly scented ; flowering is in late spring. The fruit is a small red berry 5-7 mm diameter.
Technique : FUJIFILM FinePix S6500 - Mode P - Auto focus - Aperture f6.3 - Shutter speed 1/125s - Iso 200 - Flash not fired - focal 100mm equiv. - File JPG fine - Handheld.
It was difficult to have a good exposure on the white bells even with the Metering mode in central, I had to do few trials with different settings... I took care at the POV for a nice composition, but now my clothes are full of mud ;-)
Photo : taken in mountain forest. Sunny day but under tree shadow. Slightly crop, resize and frame in 800x600 for TN.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-28 11:50]

Hi Christian.
True piece of art. Bravo, my friend. Amazing picture, composed with great taste and executed perfectly. The reproduction of small charming flowers and beautiful leaves are wonderful. BG is darkened and coloured very nicely too. Mirror effect is terrific. Superb job. My congratulations and TFS.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-04-28 11:50]

Hi Christian,
A fine macro photograph with terrific contrast. All flowers but one look down, and the relatively big leaves seem to be all looking in different directions. Well captured. Regards,

Hi Christian,
this is a very fine shot of the beautiful flower.
I will have to wait for at least 3-4 weeks before I see them
where I live.
Very good details, lovely colours and composition.
Beautiful work, my friend.

Ready with the house?

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-04-28 11:58]

Bonjour Christian,
I love thos flowers, remind me of my childhood in Europe when we went to the woods to find them for mothers day. A lovely composition , the colors and the details are so wonderful.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-04-28 12:00]

Hi Christian,
I have just picked some of these flowers and they are now standing in my home. I have got these in my garden and they smell so very nice.
You had a very good pov taking this photo and a great composition. Nice dark bg and good sharpness and focus.
TFS Paula

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-28 13:13]

Hello Christian,
Wonderful composition showing these beautiful Lilies-of-the-Valley. Nice POV and excellent sharp details. They show up nicely against the darker background. I can almost smell them!
Many thanks, Ulla

Hello Christian!
Thank you for showing so beauty and lucky flowers! This is one of my favourite flower, especially now, at April-May period.
Very good DOF and POV, details are really nice. I like also the frame and note :)
Greetings and good luck! :)

very nice, the frame is needless, TFS Ori

Hello Christian,

Good light and the glance of the green leafs is really beautiful. Wonderful composition, with some good details.


Hi Christian

What a lovely gift to receive. Lily of the Valley are beautiful and the fragrance is so subtle and sweet. A gift any woman would like to receive. Your image is lovely. Nicely placed in the frame, well handled exposure on the whites and good depth of colour in the greens. Lovely camera work my friend. Thank you!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-04-28 17:13]

Beautiful Lily of the Valley - super photo Taz! Well composed, very artisticly show, thank you

Salut Christian
Très jolis muggets. La lumière est sublime et démontre de belle nuances dans les blancs. Avec la belle saison qui revient bientôt, je vais devoir en trouver dans la nature et essayer de faire semblable.
Bravo et au revoir....JP

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-29 0:22]

Hello Christian

A beautiful sharp,crisp image of this lily of the Valley.The colours are well saturated and the shot is well composed.Razor sharp details and focus.TFS


Hi Christian,
Very beautiful and well composed picture. The flowers are crisp clear against broad leaves. Excellent exposure with vivid colors. TFS,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-29 14:09]

Hi Chrisian

This is a splendid macro shot and a very delicate and beautiful composition you managed to create here!
I actually have them in my garden...they grow wildly there, so this shot also reminds me to look for "subjects" in places where i normally wouldn't! :) Thanks;)
The sharpness here is simply impeccable and the DOF that you used is spot-on! I really don't see how you could have taken this any better than it is!
Spot-on exposure and charming natural flowers!

Bravo and TFS

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-04-30 13:26]

Hi Christian,
Thank for the invitation to visit your wonderful mountains. Very nice flowers endeed!
TFS, José M.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-05-01 4:12]

Bonjour Christian,
A la recherche du muguet du premier mai, je suis tombée sur ta très belle photo. Le vert et le blanc sont de bons alliés, le blanc pas toujours évident à photographier. Très bons cadrage et netteté.
Bonne journée

Hi Christian and thanks for the good luck!
Excellent capture of this lovely plant - they will be flowering here soon as well.
TFS - Shir

Bonsoir Christian,
Il est bien joli ce brin de muguet de saison, avec une très bonne maîtrise de l'éclairage sur les corolles blanches et un cadrage très naturel. Dans ma région, le muguet se mérite et nécessite une petite expédition !

Excelente enfoque y composición bonita a pesar de llenar el motivo principal toda la fotografía. El contraste blanco-verde muy bueno. Y la planta ayuda jeje
Abrazo: J. Ignasi Tejedor

bonjour christian
je viens de m'apercevoir que j'avais loupé ces brins de muguet qui ont été posté un peu avant le premier mai,jour ou le muguet est sensé porter chance.

Hello Christian,
Those delicate flowers are so well captured!
It is a little early yet, but they grow in loads around my place too...
Good light and a well composed image, sharp fine details!
Pablo -

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-05-14 7:15]

Hello Christian,
Excellent macro again.Well seen and composed.Details,sharpness,DOF and composition are wonderful as always.

Hello Christian,
most beautiful presentation of a well grown bunch of Convallaria, composed with elegance and grace, in subtle colours. Thank you for this charming gift of the season. Returning my best wishes for good luck to you, my dear friend, to the southerwestern border of the Alpine mountains that both of us are happy to enjoy.
With best regards,

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