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Wild about you!


Wild about you!
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Copyright: Adrian Warren (AdrianW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 185 N: 215] (710)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-12
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS10D, EF 100mm f2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-12 15:00
Viewed: 5239
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Wild Daffodil
Narcissus pseudonarcissus

It's fairly easy to distinguish the wild English form of the daffodil from the cultivars and non-native species - how? Well, the first obvious thing is that the tepals are quite pale compared to the corona (trumpet). The trumpet itself is also quite long and narrow when compared to most other forms. The flowers are bourne singly on a stem, and tend to face slightly downwards. The final clincher is that it tends to flower in woodland towards the end of the daffodil season!

In addition to the common name, daffodil - they're also known by a variety of other names: Lent Lily, Easter Lily, Daffys and of course the Daffo-down-dilly

Of the daffodil William Wordsworth wrote:
"I wandered lonely as a Cloud
That floats on high o'er Vales and Hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced, but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:-
A poet could not but be gay
In such a jocund company:
I gazed-and gazed-but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude,
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the Daffodils."


Note: Flowers and bulbs are poisonous, they contain the alkaloids narcitine and narcicysteine.

Links:
Wordsworth/Daffodils
Poisonous plants/Daffodil
Dr Drinkwater's Excellent Botanical Compendium/Daffodil

Tech:
ISO100, RAW converted with DPP, natural light + reflector
PS: Curves, sharpening, crop, some dodging on the background.

aido, elroyie, liquidsunshine, marhowie, Fisher, limier, leboistoo, Luc, elefantino, loot, jmp has marked this note useful
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Hello Adrian,
Wonderful flower, colorful.Details, nice colors, POV, BG and sharpness are excellent. Congratulations...
Ali Rıza

Hi Adrin,
very nice shot with nice details,dark background is great.in Persian we say "narges" to this flower
thanks
Hamid

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-04-12 15:52]
  • [2]

Hi Adrian,
Nice shot, good POV to have the light hitting it that way. Nicely framed too. Good note, I've learned from that, and top marks for including that classic from William Wordsworth.
Cheers,
Adrian

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  • elroyie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 87 N: 1482] (6439)
  • [2006-04-12 16:27]
  • [2]

Beautiful picture, gentle compo with great use of the light.

Hi Adrian,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and lighting are good. Good POV and framing.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week and have a good Easter.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2006-04-12 17:37]

Hi Adrian,

Well done on this capture and composition. The lighting is great. Good eye.

Mike

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  • limier Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 14 N: 235] (1055)
  • [2006-04-13 5:57]
  • [2]

Excellent shot Adrian.
Beautiful BG that gives excellend details to this wild Daffodil and a useful note too.
I also love the shadows on it.
TFS

Hi Adrian,
A striking composition with lovely light and colors..The BG is perfect..Very good work!

beautiful composition..
congrats

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-04-13 21:49]
  • [2]

A really beautiful composition, Adrian.
I like the translucence in the white petals, and the color contrast between the white and yellow flower and the dark BG.
Very sharp details and artistic presentation. TFS. : )

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  • LCannon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 137 N: 804] (3107)
  • [2006-04-23 14:43]
  • [2]

The lighting on this is very interesting, I love the light shining into the trumpet part. The information and poem are a nice compliment, thank you for the links also. I've always loved daffodils, so this is lovely to see, TFS.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-04-28 20:07]

Hello Adrian!
I am just trying...

Great shot!!
Good colors and details.
Good use of the natural light.
Andrea

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-05-10 22:35]
  • [3]

Hi Adrian
Pure magic! A beautiful, natural flower, presented in an incredible composition with amazing colours and perfect details. The backlight provided extraordinary impact and the exposure was brilliantly managed.
Very well done and TFS.
Regards
Loot

I am wild about it too... :) Lovley light play Adrian. Strong compo and lovely colors. Love it.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-08-18 5:05]

Hi Adrian,
Beautiful shot of this lovely Narcissus. Light control, texture, composition and bg are wonderful.
And your note is excellent and I read carefully as you are from UK and can serve as model to learn English too!-:)
Un saludo cordial(1),
Josť M.
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(1) Best Regads

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