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Colors For The 'No Color Season'

Colors For The 'No Color Season'
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-20
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, Raynox DCR 250 macro lens
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-15 3:00
Viewed: 2730
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello everyone,

Back after a long break. Now, when here in Central Europe we have winter, the 'no color season' with cold rain, snow, wind and so on, it's time to sit down a bit to look at the beauty of the nature on our photos, to remember the nice moments of the whole year - and probably sharing some of those moments with others. This photo, done in late May, is one of my personal favourites from the year.

The plant: Salvia pratensis, in English the Meadow Clary is quite common in Central Europe in dry meadowlands, on slightly calcareous soil.

Photo: done a few kilometers from Bükkszentkereszt village, on ca. 450 meters asl., on a path, with using my macro converter lens and manual exposure program. PP: cropping; level and color adjustment, frame, re-sizing, selective sharpening.

I hope you'll like the result.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-12-15 3:17]

Szia László,
Welcome back after a long break ..
Nice presentation. Excellent sharpness, details, POV and composition naturel purple color
Have a nice weekend,

bella presa speculare di salvia pratensis,Laszlo
ottimo dettaglio e compo

thanks for the colourful and symetrical surprise, TFS Ori

Hello Laszio,
Excellent photograph, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, good background and lighting.
TFS, Michael-7

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-12-15 5:44]

Hello Laszlo.
Not been here long.Very beautiful picture.Great colours, well composed, superb details and DOF,
Very well done, my friend.Regards Siggi

Ciao Laszlo, lovely flower on beautiful lighting BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Laszio,
Excellent Macro with great sharp details of Salvia.Lovely colour luminosity and clarity.Very well exposed capture taken from nice POV.
TFS and my regards,

Hello László

Excellent composition of this flower with
a beautiful light of the month of May,
great focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


hello Laszlo,
coming back with master piece. superb composition. great and perfect colour and top sharpness.
best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-15 7:42]

Hello Laszlo,
Nice to see your new photo after a long time.
Fantastic macro of this plant in perfect sharpness and details. Taken from an ideal POV in a superb composition. Beautiful saturated colours. Nice blurry background.

Hello Laszlo,
An excellent macro with fine details, sharpness & striking colors. Great composition & presentation. TFS & best wishes!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-15 15:09]

Hi Laszlo,the best way to give a touch of color at this season,a great memory of the springtime taken in a magnificent pic,not easy to take the total details of this small flowers,great quality of the purple too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-12-15 19:31]

Hello László,
What an unusual looking bloom. The intricate design is beautiful and the rich purple colors are simply gorgeous. I have never seen this particular flower before so thank you for sharing it with us. Great work!!

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2012-12-16 4:42]

Hello Laszio,
excellent details Salvia pratensis..regards

Hello Laszlo
I saw this pic on FB.Happy to see You here.
Fantastic colours my Friend.Superb composition and impressive sharpness.Thank You.
Best regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-12-17 5:50]

Hello Laszlo,
Nice to see you back! You show a powerful flower-picture, where the purple color of Salvia pratensis attracts the attention. Lovely and special-shaped flowers, which I like too. Sharpness is good, may be the backgroud would have even better if less distracting, but sometimes there is no other option.
Thanks too for your useful note in the Forum!
Take care

Ciao Lazlo. Sharp and details perfect MF. Fantastic colours agains the blurred BG.


An excellent angle to capture the unique structure of this colorful plant.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-03 2:52]

Hello Laszlo,
what I could say this shot is so lively and lovely. The purple is really stand out on the background and the details are splendid.
Though the background is a bit strong it never give a distraction to the eyes.
Very well composed in exciting symetrical plane.
Well done.
Thanks for the honest comment from you, I appreciate it very much.


Hello Laszlo
This is a wonderful image. Superb detail, excellent depth of field, brilliant light. Nice background.
regards yiannis

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