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Ulex europaeus

Ulex europaeus
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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: 2013-04-29
Categories: Bushveld
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1300 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-12-13 15:04
Viewed: 2019
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Trekkers,

This photo was shot not much later than I re-located to Ireland. The plant, which I've never seen before immediately caught my attention, as this is very common in the Emerald Isle (= Ireland). This is namely the Common gorse, Ulex europaeus, a semi-evergreen shrub which grows mostly in the Oceanic area of Europe. Most sources write it blossoms from May to July, but in Ireland I always found it a spring and pre-spring blossomer, even from mild winter times to late April / early May. Here on TN I found the most images of this species from New Zealand, where it's considered as an alien invader.

Photo: taken in shutter priority exposure mode. In Photoimpact white balance correction, color adjustment, selective sharpening, moderate cropping.

Thanks for your comments.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-12-13 15:10]

Hi Laszlo,beautiful capture of this specie,very common in my country too and very very invasive.An excellent POV to create the best contrast between yellow of flowers and blue of sky,impressive details everywhere too.Have a good night 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)
  • [2014-12-13 19:45]

Hello Laszlo,
I can definitely see why you were fascinated by this lovely flowering plant. The bright yellow blooms are a real eyecatcher, especially against the bright blue sky. Nicely framed and displaying very sharp focus and vivid yet natural colors.
We supposedly have this species here in our western states, although I don't believe I have ever seen any. Great shot!!

Hello Laszlo - Yellow And White- this two colors are very dangerous to me. Most of the time, my picture gets over exposed. Nice to the way you have managed this situation and here comes experience and ability. Hope I will learn too in my future. Excellent DOF with splendid light and details. Blue sky is noiseless. Nice work my friend...Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE. Regards and have a nice Sunday - Srikumar

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2014-12-13 22:24]

Hello Laszlo,
beautiful flowers,nice photo species,regards..

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2014-12-13 23:46]

Hello Lazlo

Very beautiful image of Ulex europaeus. Here we have a similar species Callicotome villosa flowering in spring. Very good management of yellow, nice DOF and sharpness showing many details. I like the background of yellow to blue sky.



Hi Laszlo ,
a very crips and clear picture with nice natural colors.
You did well with both exposure and WB.
I think thorns up right is a bit disturbing.
Well done old friend.

Ciao Laszlo, lovely colorful composition with beautiful flowers, fine details, excellent ckarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Laszlo,
It's a great catch. The details are superb as usual. The colors are great and the stark contrast between yellow and green looks splendid.

eighteen is a good number ...so let me add two valuable points and enrich your treasury, friend Laszlo ... despite your inanity towards the issues here ;) I have to congratulate you for your support during the years . ...... and to be faithful to my self, I would say: Great white balance .... stunning punchy and yet moderate colors, fantastic notes presented in a style and perhaps a slight over sharpening here and there, which maybe assessed by some Treknature tastes ! Have a Great, Great Festive Season Laszlo ... I wish you all the best!
George Veltchev

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-12-16 5:54]

Hello Laszlo,
Ulex europaeus blooms sometimes in January here when the winter is mild. Lovely flowers with their vivid yellow color. Well framed picture with good sharpness and natural colors.
Take care.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-12-19 1:30]

Szia László,
Absolutely beautiful image ..
Very good sharpness and beautiful natural colours in a pleasant composition.
Best wishes,

Hello Laszlo,

Absolutely beautiful and full of life with this blossom. Great color contrasts and great details too. Regards
Happy Holidays

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