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Happy Nowruz !

Happy Nowruz !
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-03
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-20 2:31
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Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
I had the chance to participate yesterday to an Iranian party at the occasion of Nowrūz, the Spring Festival. I dedicate this “spring carpet” to all Iranian and other people who celebrate this traditional festival of New Year.

The flowers represented are: Anthemis chia, Anemone coronaria, Muscari commutatum.

Nowrūz ou Noruz (Persian language: نوروز [noʊruːz]), meaning 'New Day') is the traditional ancient Iranian new year festival and also the start day of the Iranian new year. 'Nowruz' comes from two words, now (or a similar term, such as 'nau' or 'nav', with the sounds 'n' and 'v' or 'w'), meaning new in Persian, Kurdish, Avestan, Sanskrit and several other related Indo-European languages. In fact, the English 'new', the German 'neu', the French 'nouveau', the Romanian 'nou', are intimately related to the Indo-Iranian 'now', and roz or ruz or rozh, meaning day in Middle Persian and Persian languages.

Nowruz is celebrated and observed by Iranian peoples and the related cultural continent and has spread in many other parts of the world, including parts of Central Asia, South Asia, Northwestern China and Balkans.

Nowruz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in Iranian calendar. It is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox, which usually occurs on March 21 or the previous/following day depending on where it is observed. This year, it is on March 20. The term Nowruz in writing, first appeared in Persian records in the second century AD.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added the celebration of Nowruz to the on-going Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, on September 30, 2009.

More info here on Wikipedia.

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nice spring pic, TFS Ori

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-03-20 3:53]

Hi Catherine.
lovely carpet of these beautiful flowers. The white, the reds and the blues are really fascinating. the rocks surrounding them is so naturally frame too.


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-03-20 4:14]

Bonjour Catherine,
encore un bon shot. couleurs fantastiques avec un très bon POV.
Afficher Magnifique et la couleur. Le printemps est là aussi. Aucun temps plus froid et laid.
Un beau samedi,

Ciao Catherine. This is a fantastic spring paint. Exciting colours and light with righ detaisl and super sharp.


Ciao Catherine, splendid flowers composition with fantastic colors, excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Salut Catherine
C'est vrai que le printemps arrive plus vite chez toi que chez moi il est tres joli ton champ de marguerite et ces autres fleurs sauvages.
Bravo et au revoir...JP

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-03-20 9:28]

Salut Catherine,un marriage tres interessant parmi la photo et cette fete iranienne..une image avec une nettete' extraordinaire,couleurs brillantes et tres belle composition aussi.Mes compliments et bonne Dimanche,Luciano

Hi Catherine,
You have composed this shot very well with an excellent luminosity & POV. Thanks for sharing.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-03-20 10:47]

Hi Catherine
Wonderful spring capture!
Details of this little, but lovely colored flowers are fantastic.
Congratulation for this beauty!
I wait some capture from this spring!

Hi Catherine,
Beautiful perspective, great set and variety of flowers. This picture goes a little out those we accustomed to seeing from you, nice work, this is color! Regards, TFS, Jesús

Ciao Catherine,
fantastique pré de fleurs, des couleurs magnifiques, une très jolie composition.
Mesrci et félicitations
Bon dimanche
Ciao Maurizio

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-03-20 12:54]

Dear Catherine!

Your dedication and attention for the Iranian people and all the Kurdes celebrating Newroz is very touching. Moreover, the natural bouquet you offer them is magnificent.

Kind regards


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-03-20 13:23]

Hello Catherine. This is a spring like picture with all of the colourful flowers. The two red ones stand out so well. This is what we have to look forward to soon i hope. Well taken and TFS.

bonjour Catherine

une très belle photographie à la luminosité et aux
couleurs printanière, excellent POV et cadrage gand angle
ou devrais-je moins sérré car je vois vous êtes avec un
100mm fixe, excellent focus netteté et détails dans
l'ensemble de l'image, également excellentes notes éducatives,
« nouveau » en arménien c'est « nor », TFS


Hi Catherine,

What a lovely display of colors, a rainbow of beauty.
Great capture with very nice DOF and a good POV.
Congrats and TFS.

Best regards,

Hello Catherine,
What a wonderful image like a beautiful flower carpet.
Superb colours and excellent POV. Very good saturated colours.

Hi sevgili arlkadaşım Cathy,

Unfortunately i could not see an exact spring season yet during our trip here although sun completely show us its face. I think an approx. ten days will be come! I also wish you a Happy Nevruz!
TFS and have a nice Sunday!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-03-21 5:45]

Bonjour Catherine,
Avec un peu de retard un grand merci pour cette charmante image et la gentille dédicace aux Iraniens.
J'aime beaucoup ce genre d'images qui font rêver! Un tapis de fleurs comme au paradis.. J'aime bien aussi le cadrage avec les anémones rouges occupant le coin gauche de l'image.
Bon dimanche

Such beautiful dedication for the new year festival of the iranian people! I love those two A.coronaria, and simply I am gelous that tis species doen't grow in our area! Are such full of color!
Ok, we can enjoy other species , that maybe are not growing there. It is a compansation!
All the best

bonjour Catherine
le printemps est vraiment arrivé, non seulement ces adorables fleurs le prouvent, mais aussi le grand soleil qui les illumine
image très colorée et très nette qui éclaire ma journée
merci et bonne nuit

Bonjour Catherine,
Délicate attention et agréable publication judicieusement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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