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Globe flower

Globe flower
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Copyright: John East (Norte) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 45] (184)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-10
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikkor AF-S 18-70 1:3.5-4.5G ED
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(Yellow)II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-05 14:58
Viewed: 9100
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the Globe flower or Ballblom in Norwegian (Trollius europaeus in latin), a plant of the family Ranunculaceae.

This one is very common in the northern part of Norway, and is the County-flower of Troms.
Some places they dominate in the birch forests, a pretty view during summer time. It flowers in june near sea level, in july higher up in the mountain forests.
(Some of this from Wikipedia:)
It has a tall, 40-80 cm flower with a bright yellow, globe-shaped head. It grows in damp ground in shady areas, woodland and scrub, flowering between June and August. A native of Europe and Western Asia.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2007-12-05 22:01]

Hi Jon!

You present us a simple, yet very pleasant picture. The yellow spots in front of that green background are welcome in a less colored season. The composition with those "dancing" yellow balls is well done. This flower is also very common in my homeland and it's always a pleasure to look at it.

Kind regards


beatiful pic, TFS Ori

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-12-05 23:17]

Hi Jon

Lovely shot of these Tollius. The detail and exposure is very good. The colours are also nicely saturated.


Hello Jon,
Good details and a fine colour palette!
Yellow and green works well, pleasant composition...
Pablo -

Hi Jon,
Beautiful flowers. Nice picture. TFS.
- Nirmal

Beautiful sharp picture!

Good morning Jon,
Very, very beautiful composition yellow and green (colors from my country, Brasil...).
Good POV and DOF, plus the bonus of the insect over the first flower and center of sharpness of shot.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-12-11 2:44]

Hi Jon,
a perfect DOF has really made these pop right out! The vivid yellow against the green is very eye catching, and you've composed this very well too. Great work, well done!

Hi jon,
excellent composition,TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-19 2:35]
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Hej Jon,
Excellent capture of Smörbollar in their natural habitat. I don't see them very often as they are rare in Scania, but they are more common further north. It is one of my favourite flowers that you have portrayed very well with excellent sharpness, DOF and in a fine composition. Nice to see the little fly on the right.
Well done and thanks.
God jul och gott nytt år!

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  • medio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 2 N: 35] (181)
  • [2007-12-19 6:57]

Hi Jon,

A photo beautiful, the color is excellent as is the focus and framing and has a great tone.
Greetings Jose

beautiful pictur! we call this flowers "botton d'oro" (=golden botton) :D

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-01-10 0:29]

Hi Jon,
Great shot of this beautiful flower!
It's a great scene when a whole meadow is covered with this plant!
I took photos of this plant on a beautiful lake in my country!Maybe I'll post them sometimes!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-05-25 0:18]

Hello Jon,
a very clear flowers. Yellow against green give a good impact and stand out of the frame. Clear and crispy image, even an insect could be noticed. Good composition of a line of yellow flowers.
Thanks for sharing.


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