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Looks like a Garden Flower!

Looks like a Garden Flower!
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Copyright: Ivan Kruys (Argus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-15
Camera: Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF 300 f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-17 23:12
Viewed: 3067
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
No, this was not taken in a park or garden but in a nature reserve!

Bird’s-eye Primrose, Primula farinosa

Swedish name: Majviva, meaning ’may primrose’

This species is confined to damp lime-rich meadows and marshes.

It is found in N. Europe and N. Asia and at higher altitudes further south.

Owing to modern agriculture, intensive grazing and haymaking before the seeds form, it has become scarce.

We saw large numbers of these in full flower on a cloudy day. When it is warm and sunny these flowers soon become pale.

This was taken with my long lens hand-held at a distance of about 3 meters (10 ft).

After very slight cropping and size reduction the image was slightly sharpened using the unsharp mask mode and converted from RAW to JPEG.

bungbing, anel, siggi, PaulLees, maurydv, marius-secan, maaciejka, joska, Dis. Ac., Alex99, CeltickRanger, jusninasirun has marked this note useful
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Hello Ivan,
Beautiful flowers image, sharpness, colours and depth of field are very nice, the composition is great, the flowers emerges from the out of focus background very well,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-05-18 0:03]

Fine flowers on the long stalks, can see why these are called Bird's eye primrose, good viewpoint but I feel some more brightness is needed. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-05-18 0:28]

Bonjour Ivan,
Oui, elle est belle cette primevère et tu nous en montres une superbe image.
Chez nous à la montagne elle fleurit aussi déjà. Un parfait decrescendo de fleurs qui donne à ton image un parfait équilibre. Des couleurs et un environnement naturels aussi. Très plaisant!
Un grand merci

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-18 0:29]

Hello Ivan,
What a beauty! Very beautiful colours, impressive sharpness and a great DOF in this splendid photo. Taken from an excellent low POV.

Excellent image, good composition and lovely colours. regards yiannis

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-05-18 0:48]

Hello Ivan.
A beautiful shot of this flower.The colours are beautiful.Excellent DOF and POV.The flower really stands out against the BG.I like the way you cropped and presented this photo.It is done with an artistic eye.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Ivan. Good vertical and colours results. Excellent contrast against the blurred BG.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-18 1:41]

It's incredible to see beautiful flowers like that living wild.In effect i see a lot of time this primula,but just in the flowers shops..ehehe....magnificent capture whit the best quality of sharpness and a perfect purple too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Hi Ivan,
Very nice flower composition with dramatic natural purple and yellow colours, love the diagonals the reverse L shape that enhances and strengthens the composition,
Congratulations Ivan and have a wonderful Day,
Best Regards,


Hallo Ivan,
a very beautiful picture of this marvellous Primula, very good sharpness and very beautiful natural colours, excellent POV and composition
Best regards

Hello Ivan
Beautiful plant and impressive photo! The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent.

Beautiful flower photography with good sharpness and lighting.

hello Ivan
super sharpness picture of this beautiful colored Primula
good details and great sharpness
thanks greeting lou

Hello Ivan, very beautiful these flowers with a soft light that you are able to control great. All the best, Paul

Hello Ivan,
Splendid flowers. Excellent details, colors and natural environment.
I never seen this lovely species.
Excellent clarity and sharpness.

Hi Ivan.
What a nice colours. Excellent composition. Very good point of view. Great sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-05-18 9:13]

Hi Argus,
Splendid photo of this interesting Primula farinosa, interesting species for me, TFS!

Hello Ivan,
Beautiful image captured from low POV with great details and nice colours. Well done!

I remember these from gotland last year, such a pretty little flower, well shot


Bellísima planta que encuadraste perfectamente.
El enfoque y la profundidad buenos, pero parece que
faltó algo de luz... no se si estás de acuerdo :-)
Un abrazo Ivan: J. Ignasi.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-05-18 15:29]

Hello Ivan,
Very beautiful flower and very good capture.TFS.

Ciao Ivan, elegant composition with lovely flowers, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ivan,

ann nice image from this Primrose.
An specie for me unknow.
Good low pov and blurred bg.
Fine colors.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-05-20 3:30]

Hello Ivan,
how to say about this view? The beauty is always cannot be easily described. I just say its such a stunning beauty, and you presented it in a excellent composition.
Love it.


Hola Ivan

Buena profundidad de campo, bella imagen y buenos contrastes.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-05-23 10:56]

Hi Ivan.
Pictured flowers are really amazing and I like how nicely you have reflected their beauty. I welcome soft art lighting, delicate colours of the image, amazing composition of the shot and wonderful use of DOF. BG is very natural and blurred nicely. My compliments and best wishes.

Hello Ivan

Beautiful composition of these flowers with
fine POV at their level and appropriate framing,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Ivan.
Sometimes I wonder why there are many beautiful wildflowers out there never get adopted as garden flowers. This is a fine specimen and will grace any fine garden with proud. Lovely details and I like the long stalk leaving the leaves close to the ground.
Have a great week ahead.

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