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Mountain Lilly

Mountain Lilly
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Copyright: petru damsa (petrudamsa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 562 W: 77 N: 725] (2544)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1995-08-04
Categories: Flowers, Mountain
Camera: Zenit EM
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Flora Balcanica [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-18 0:01
Viewed: 5665
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Name: Lillium martagon
Family: Lilliaceae

This is one of the three species of Lillium found wild on romanian teritory. All of them ar showy and spectacular, all of them prefers the mountain and subalpine meadows ecosystem. This one is the more common, the other two being much rare and regional.
It is a tall plant, sometime the stem raising up to 1 m high. It bears 3 to 15 flowers alternate disposed on the stem. The flowers are about 5 cm wide, usualy flesh red, but there are individuals with brownish flowers too. Brown spots make a pattern on the quite thick, succulent petals.
As beautiful as it looks, as nasty it smells: it has a foul odour of rotten flesh that can be sensed from several meters away, with the role of atracting its pollinators: the flies.
In some regions became scarce due to overpicking, therfore local protection laws were issued.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-02-18 0:37]

Hi Petru,
Amazing how nature can make something that looks so pretty smell so bad!
But, I reckon it accomplishes the necessary job!
Great composition and shot Petru!
Artfully done!

An awesome composition, Petru!
Very dynamic, a great capture in colours and details... DOF is spot on, textures in the petals are soft and crisp at the same time...
Well done, my friend!
Pablo -

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  • Norok Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 2 N: 7] (191)
  • [2006-02-18 3:17]
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Bravo pt culori si cadraj.
Fotografia e scanata ?

Romanie plai cu flori, multe mandre si shogori. Ce zici de Workshop?

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-02-18 15:51]

Hi Petru,
Excellent composition with nice framing,
great colour, good contrasting of pink/green.
This is a very good shot, my friend!

Hello Petru,
Nice contribution the TN Atlas of Balkan Flowers :-) I have some as well but don't know the names. Would you help me in ID?
Best greetings,

hi petru
magnifiques couleurs et good DOF,il rest quelques imperfections sur la tige mais dans l'ensemble c'est reussi.

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2006-02-21 16:39]

Quite a bit of noise but I rather like it, and the picture works in any case. Complementing colours red/green give it a good punch. Great visual impact!

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-02-28 8:11]

Hola amigo Petru.
Linda composicion, excelente foto de esta orquidea, buenos colores y detalles, linda foto.

Espero mas fotos consejos criticas y comentarios.

Saludos desde MEXICO...RICARDO.

Hi Petru,
delightful shot! Sorry I didn't notice it before.
Wonderful colours and details. And very good spirits!
One of my favorite flowers, as long as I don't put my nose into it.
But I always do, and then my nose looks red.
Thank you, my friend. All the best,

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-04-03 13:51]

Nice shot, Petru! Beaufiful flower! I like everything, but the DOF is perfect to contrast the image. Well done!

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-05-29 21:12]

Hi Petru
Good composition. Great colours, sharpnes, details, DOF, BG and POV. Also good note.
Well done Petru


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