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Ranunculus acris

Ranunculus acris
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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: 2007-04-29
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd, 28-300mm f2.8-4.9 built-in
Exposure: f/3.8, 1/120 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wildflowers of the World, Alpine flowers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-05 13:00
Viewed: 5420
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
English name : Meadow buttercup – Scientific name : Ranunculus acris - Family : Ranunculaceae
Description : lower leaves 2.5 - 10 cm wide, long-petioled, blades deeply palmately divided ; upper leaves smaller, scattered. Flowers : glossy, yellow, 2.5 cm wide with 5 petals, longer than sepals ; 5 sepals, spreading, greenish ; numerous stamens and pistils ; blooms through the summer. Fruit : in a globose cluster ; dry, seed-like.
Habitat : native to northern Europe, introduced and widespread throughout North America ; in moist areas, in fields, meadows and disturbed areas.
Photo info : taken under trees... Slightly cropped, +5% brightness, resized, +10% sharpness, framed in 800x600 for TN and my website.
Technique : FUJIFILM FinePix S6500 - Mode P - Auto focus - Aperture f3.8 - Shutter speed 1/120s - Iso 200 - White balance auto - Flash not fired - focal 100mm equiv. - File JPG fine - Handheld.

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Hi Taz,
Excellent definition from a skilled photographer, the exposure is right on the button. The greens and yellows are very complintary to each other. The soft background make this image even better. Super nicely done. :)

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-06-05 13:39]

Bonsoir Christian,
Très fine et belle photo du Bouton d'or. Tu fais honneur à cette jolie fleur au si joli nom. Belle lumière, pas de reflets, ce qui est difficile à atteindre avec cette fleur. Un magnifique arrière-plan, très flatteur .
Merci et bonne soirée

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  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2007-06-05 13:40]

Hi Christian!
Yellow. I like this colour. And I like your flower too :)
It's like the sun. In Poland we have cloudy weather now...
Superb details, POV, smooth and green BG. All excellent!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-05 13:53]

Hello Christian,
Very nice close up.I liked POV,colors,clear details,blurred BG and composition are wonderful.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-06-05 14:02]

Hi Christian.
Beautiful picture with amazingly yellow and green colors.Great composition with very good POV.Excellent exposure yellow color and perfect reproduction textures on petals and very nice sharp details.Superb pretty blurred BG.Super your macro work!My compliments and thanks for sharing.
Best greetings Milos.

Hi Christian,
a lovely pictyre of a beautiful flower.
Fine sharpness and very good DOF, the flower standout well
from the BG. I like the POV and composition too.
Well done, my friend.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-06-05 16:48]

Christian...you are an artist!
Your capacity to turn the simplest flower into such an amazing photo is inspiring!
The composition here is very subtle and delicate and the POV from where you took this great shot is excellent.
The light and exposure are very well managed and due to that, all the colors and tones are charming and very well saturated.
Splendid and razor sharp details complete this beautiful scene.

Bravo and TFS

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2007-06-05 18:52]

Je clonerai ce petit reflet. Le reste est impecable. Salut

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-05 19:54]

WOW. You really captured the vivid colors of this flower. The exposure is perfect and your focus was razor sharp. Nice composition. Good work!

hi christian,
excellent macro shot, sharp image with very good details, the texture on the petals look lovely, nicely saturated colours, fine bg,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Christian,
An attractive close-up!
The delicate details are well captured, the composition is well done with inclusion of the bud...
Good colour palette and fine details!
Pablo -

Hi Christian,
Excellent presentation of this beautiful flower.
Great details and very nice background. I especially like the still closed flower on the right.
TFS - Shir

Hi Christian,
Great control on yellow color. The image is crystal clear and well composed. Nice blurred background with 3D effect. Very well done.

That's a great lens on your Fuji, it produces some exceptionally sharp images.
Great shot of this common species.
Composition is superb and the flower stands out brilliantly on the green OOF background.
Superb work Christian.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-06-06 6:05]

Yes! What a beauty - we have similar ones growing here. And for a weed, they are really so pretty. Poisonous too, I believe!
Well shown Taz, good job!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-06 6:58]

Hi, dear Christian.
It is a pity I have no icon now but I will them in a day. The beautifulness of this flower and quality of its reproduction is outstanding. Amazing combination two basic colors, terrific of its exactness DOF, perfect colour and detail reproduction of the flower and stunning smooth nicely coloured BG. I also like tender sun shadows on the flower heart. They are so impressive. Bravo and best regards. Superb art job.

bonjour christian
joli bouton d'or
l'exposition est parfaite et la fleur est bien nette,j'aime le contrastre entre la fleur et le fond vert.
bien vu.

Hello Christian,
Great image for its simple beauty, very easy on the eye. I like the composition, containing both bloom & bud. Excellent BG, POV, colors, DOF, detail, and light :)

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-06-06 11:22]

Bonjour Christian,
tis is lovely, very nice capture with lovely sharpness and excellent colors.
Very nice the green and yellow combination and I like how this flower emerges from the OOF BG.
Very well done.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-06-06 11:40]

Hello Christian
Superb shot of the Meadow Buttercup.The details are sharp, smooth and so delicate yet wonderfully rich to look at.I love the composition.
TFS & Cheers

Belle photo de cette fleur jaune que nous appelons bouton d' or,tout y est bien visibles et bien nets,nervures sur les pétalles et poils sur le bouton fermé. Belle couleur,ce jaune est particulier, je suppose que c' est pour cela qu' on la appellé "bouton d' or". Amitiés Thomas

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2007-06-07 10:25]

Hello Christian.
Superb detail of the nice flower. Perfect sharpness and very nice yellow color. I have problems with photos of Ranunculus flowers, mainly in sun light.

Hola Christian,
Una composición sencilla y de gran belleza, los colores muy bonitos destacando del fondo, la lumminosidad bien distribuida y la extraordinaria nitidez hacen una gran foto, TFS. Saludos
José Ramón

Bonjour Christian,
Nice DoF, well focused. Sharp and great details. Neat blurry BG. Lovely colors. Very nicely composed picture.


Hi Christian,
Very nice macro shot.It's very close and well detailed.POV,framing and exposure are perfect.


Hi Christian

Wow... you really do have a creative way with flowers. This is beautiful my friend. Congrats! :-)

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2007-07-04 13:49]

Bonjour Christian, bien belle luminosité sur ce simple bouton d'or!! et un controle parfait de la PDC. Le petit bouton non éclot donne du relief à l'ensemble. Félicitations, didier.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-07-12 23:52]

What a beautiful shot!Love colour,u got nice contrast of geen background. TFS!

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  • Perro Silver Star Critiquer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 59] (553)
  • [2007-08-04 7:03]

Bonjour Christian,
Superbe photo avec une exposition parfaite.
La fleur est nette et bien détaillée.
J'aime le contrastre entre la fleur et la douceur de l'arrière-plan.
Bravo et merci de nous partager votre talent.
Mes salutations,

A nouveau bravo pour ce portrait impeccable. Difficile à capter ce jaune brillant sans avoir de zones surexposées. Je n'y suis pas encore arrivée. Et tout est net dans cette fleur. Amitiés,

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