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Crocus and Friends

Crocus and Friends
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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-17
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon Eos 300D Digital Rebel, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !Bunches [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-20 8:40
Viewed: 2871
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We've had two days of rain so this shot from my archives is to brighten my day, I hope it does yours too. This Prairie Crocus and friends was captured south of Medicine Hat in an area called Little Plume. Since I posted information just the other day, I thought I would share a Canadian joke with you.
The Blonde In The Blizzard
It was snowing heavily and blowing to the point that visibility was almost zero, when the little blonde got off work. She made her way to the parking lot and wondered how she was going to make it home.

She sat in her car while it warmed up and thought about her snowy situation.

She then remembered her daddy's advice that if she ever got caught in a blizzard, she should wait for a snowplow to come by and follow it. That way she would not get stuck in a snow drift. This made her feel much better and sure enough, in a little while, a snowplow went by and she started to follow it.

As she followed the snowplow, she was feeling very smug as they continued and she was not having any problem with the blizzard conditions.

After quite some time had passed, she was somewhat surprised when the snowplow stopped and the driver got out and came back to her car and signalled for her to roll down her window. The snowplow driver wanted to know if she was all right, as she had been following him for a long time. She said that she was fine and told him of her daddy's advice to follow a snowplow when caught in a blizzard.

The driver replied that it was okay with him and she could continue if she wanted, but he was done with the Wal-Mart parking lot and was going over to Canadian Tire next.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-04-20 8:44]

Hi Rick

Great shot - the Pasque Flowers(UK name) by themselves are excellent, but the bee adds that extra 'zing'. Great POV and DOF.



hi Rick,

it's interesting, but right now the same flowers are flowering in our forests. the great photo in spring colors!


:) thank you for the story!

Beautiful flowers. And the logistics will have a good turnover, I see.
Thanks for sharing, Rick

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-04-20 9:11]

Hola Rick,
bonita foto,
bello contenido,
excelentes detalles, bellos colores y hermosa composición... saludos

Bonjour Rick
Cette photo en macro de ces crocus est superbe, la lumiere est parfaite en plus il y a cette petite fourmis en prime.
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-04-20 9:50]

Hello Rick,
Interesting that these flowers are called Prairie Crocus, whereas crocuses in Europe are of an entirely different family. In Europe these would be regarded as a species of Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla Sp.)
Whatever the name this is a superb sharp shot with the hovering Honeybee a fine contribution to the composition.
Thanks for sharing this one.
Best wishes, Ivan

Bonjour Rick
Le cadrage de l'abeille au travail est parfait.Une bonne gestion de l'instant.
Bravo et bonne journée.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-04-20 10:22]

Hi Rick,

I haven't seen a crocus since I moved from the east coast. How beautiful - and the bee is a bonus! Lovely colors and wonderful details.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-20 10:30]

Hello Rick,
Beautiful capture of these lovely Pulsatilla flowers. Excellent focus and sharpness and I love the little bee coming buzzing along with his load of pollen! A very nice composition!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-04-20 11:51]

Hi Rick,

very nice shot, i'm sure you'll be able to get out and get this years version soon enough..nice joke by the way :o)


very nice, Pulsatilla and friend. TFS Ori

Hello Rick, :)

What great timing! Beautiful capture with this bee zooming in for a tasty treat. Love the Crocus, they are quite lovely with their purple hues. Excellent composition! Hope you had a wonderful day dear. Take care, and enjoy your weekend!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-20 22:54]

Hello Rick

Super shot.Love the bee.Excellent composition with well saturated colours.A real beauty.TFS


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-04-20 23:09]

Hola Rick.- Gran calidad encuentro en este bella foto, son varios los principales componenetes que lleva tiempo observar y admirar para apreciar belleza Luis52.

Hello Rick,
what a charming image out of your archives - of prairie crocusses approached by a bee. And visited by an ant. On a windy day as it may be typical for the location and the time of the year.
Excellent colours, impressingly good details all over.
I also like that blade of grass crossing the blossoms in apparent motion of blown by the wind.
It even increases the very authentic and inviting touch of that image.
Great! Thank you, and best regards,

Hi Rick,
Very nice shot!. Good composition and ligthing. I love the bee! and the saturation.

Nice touch that wee lil ant! Amazing clumps of pollen on that busy bee
It must be hopped up on mugs of Timmie's, eh!

Nice natural Springlike setting Rick, Tfs, Jay

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-04-23 8:35]

Hi Rick,
they such lovely flowers and I never knew they groew wild in Alberta. I do grow them in my garden and they finally out after a wonderful warm weekend here in Ontario.
Lovely shot, the little bee in flight adds wonderful interest to the already perfect composition.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-05-06 11:39]

Hi Rick,
Really nice flowers. Nice bunch, perfect details, colours and exposure... and a nice bee too!
TFS, José M.

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