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Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3879 W: 192 N: 3835] (14563)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-21
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Purple Obsession 1, Flower(purple/violet)III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-15 9:23
Viewed: 4249
Points: 102
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Back to the archives from last summer…

This herb is often abundant in wet calcareous to slightly acidic soils in open fields, pastures, and particularly burned-over lands; the name Fireweed derives from the species' abundance as a coloniser on burnt sites after forest fires. Its tendency to quickly colonize open areas with little competition, such as sites of forest fires and forest clearings makes it a clear example of a pioneer species.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-15 9:59]

Hi Pablo.
What a nice colorful and full of freshness picture. Amazing backlight and colours. Great details of all features of these beautiful plant and flowers, which stand out off the blurred and colourful BG very well. Inclined plant creates a very nice composition of the shot. Superb art work. My compliments and TFS.

bonjour pablo
un joli contraste dans les couleurs,une bonne netteté et exposition.
le BG est bien flou.bravo.

Hello, Pablo!
Congratulations on this great capture. You made this common and quite ordinary weed a star -thanks to the lighting, composition, and excellent sharpness and detail.

Hi, Pablo.
Lovely shot. Very nice light and composition with beautiful colors. Good sharpness and exposure.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2007-04-15 11:22]

Hi Pablo,
Beautiful natural colors of this plant you have presented.
Great lighting,blurry BG and details.
Well presented.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-04-15 11:39]

Belle image bien présentée avec de bons contrastes.
Bonne journée.

Hi Pablo,
a very nice picture with lovlely colours and fine details.
I like the light and Compo too.
Well done.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-04-15 11:51]

Hi Pablo,
preety soon I have to get into my archives too, Vacation pictures are shared and my Camera is for a tune up. I hope I'll find as good of shots as you did.
Very nice work, so full of summer colors. Excellent DOF, the sharpness is very nice.
Composition and framing are wonderful.

Hello Pablo,
I like this backlighting a lot. It makes those petals almost glow. Those colors, details and composition are superb as usual. This is a very nice specie! Well done!

nice light, TFS Ori

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-04-15 13:38]

Hi Pablo,
Very nice northern summer light, wonderful colours, excellent focus on the subject, nice oof bg and perfect composition. I like it!
TFS and best regards José m.

Hi Pablo,
that's a perfect name for this flower.
And together with the light it's sooooo wondeful. So fresh so beautiful, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

bonjour Pablo
je vois que tu te mets aussi a la photos des fleurs !
Les couleurs sont superbes,tres vives.Tu as bien su profiter de la belle lumiêre du moment.
excellent contraste entre l'avant et l'arriere plan.

Bravo et au revoir...JP.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-04-15 15:45]

Hello Pablo,
Great sharpness, wonderful light and excellent composition for this flower-picture. I know this plant quite well, having to "fight" it in my stone-garden. But I really think that they are beautiful.
Best regards

Fantástica luz que da tanta vida a esta imagen Pablo.
Muy bellos colores.
Estupenda presentación amigo, JL.

Hi Pablo,
The quality of this image is just superb. What beautiful colours. I like that the sunlight is coming from behind.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-04-16 6:10]

Excellent colors and lighting, Pablo! The sharpness is great and the bg as well. I like a lot the point of view and composition.
A really beautiful image!
Congratulations and TFS.

Hi Pablo,
Excellent presentation. I like this light and shadow image. Great sharpness and color saturation. Very nice diagonal composition and blurry background. TFS.

Hi Pablo,
Great DoF, the two full bloom flowers are placed superbly within the sharp zone of DoF. Excellently done.


Hi dear Pablo ,
very nice image with vivid colours.
the colours in this shot wonderful.
nice sharpness and great composed.
thanks for sharing

Great close-up shot. Great details, colours, light, sharpness.
Best wishes

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-04-16 12:45]

Hi Pablo.
Amazing picture with beautiful composition.I like this your point of view and effect back light is very pretty.Colors and details are amazing and very good get out all plant from very nice blurry dark BG.I like this your summer picture so much.Superb done!
Thank you for sharing and I you I wish to that snow in your region was soon away.
Best greetings Milos.

Hi Pablo, splendid flowers with wonderful colors, great sharpness, lovely elegant presentation, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Pablo,
A lovely composition with these flowers of the Fireweed looking beautiful in the bright sunshine.
Good to see a flowers picture from you.
Thanks and best regards.

Hello Pablo!
So very nice to see flowers, I think we are all ready for spring and yet it doesn't seem to want to come! Love this shot, the colors are beautiful, love the sun shining on them..TFS

Thanks for your comments on my photo " Getting Ready To Fly! " :o)

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-04-17 3:49]

Hi again, Pablo!
I remember these fireweeds that we were exchanging last summer. You've hidden the best one for this spring, I see. Very good good crop of the diagonal placement!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-04-17 8:57]

Hola Pablo,
es preciosa esta flors,
color y bella iluminación.
nitidez y detalles...

Foto lindíssima Pablo!
Composição simples e muito bonita; cores perfeitas assim como o contraste. Boa luz e sombras, um trabalho ótimo.


Hi Pablo. Good close up of this fine-looking flower. Good clarity and interesting notes. We had fireweed after preparing for pine forests in NZ i recall. TFS. Murray.

Shouldn't be long before this year's fireweed will be smiling at you. I always enjoy the fireweed in our northwest, Canada and Alaska. This is such a sharp image, Pablo, with great color.

Evelynn ; )

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-19 1:51]

Hello Pablo,
Wonderful capture of this late summer flower which is very common here. You've caught it at the right moment when the light is just perfect. Great sharpness and beautiful colours. I like the composition too.
TFS and best wishes,Ulla

Hi Pablo,
A wonderful summer image that I hope will soon arrive back to you, so that you can also start enjoy the outdoors again. The sunlight that is broken up by some braches illuminates the large flowers perfectly. The simplicity of its powerful composition is a pleasant view to my eyes. The entire photo radiates the summer warmth.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-04-19 14:02]

Hi Pablo

Nice shot from the archives. I love the backlighting here. Lovely colours, sharp details and an attractive composition



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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-04-20 2:33]

Hello Pablo,

A very lovely picture and certainly a frish image, I can enjoy of the colours and the composition, very well done.

Have a nice day,

What amazing colours. We have a lot of this growing wild in the Azores; but, until I saw this register I never realised they were so BEAUTIFUL.
Diagonal photography to crown this BEAUTY.!!!
Presented with great taste.
Warm regards from Canada from,

Hi dear my friend Pablo;wonderful a shot,very high quality sharp,super colors....

Interestingly the literal translation of the Dutch name for this plant/flower is "Little Willow Rose"... and one can readily see why the flower is named that way. In my country it is of course know as Fireweed as it often makes its appearance in open areas afer a forest fire...

Great light on these flowers, which here are mostly a Fall flower.

PS This flower in seed condition has been shown a few times
on the front page, as a featured Theme.

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2007-05-08 18:16]

Hi Pablo, this is a great composition with the fireweed diagonally filling the frame. You've captured it with very good light producing excellent colour and detail. Very good use of your depth of field.

Thanks, John

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-05-09 17:12]

hello pablo
here is wonderful close-up working on this beautiful and interesting flower.
i like composition, point of view, background, depth of field, colours, sharpness and details
thanks for sharing

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-05-21 18:55]

Hola Pablo,preciosa flor colores muy ricos y nitidos,una foto exelente. Saludos

Hi Pablo,
Wonderful photo! The flowers are really pretty and I like the beautiful lighting. Great colours, contrasts and clarity. The flowers are well positioned in the frame. Nice work!

Hello friend Pablo,
What a sharpness with perfect lighting, right colour and details involved in this captured!
good pov and framing
greeting to you always

Hi Pablo,

A nice image of the two flowers, the photo has a good composition, sharpness anbd nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-30 9:17]

I love the backlighting on this -- superb colours and details

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-31 23:26]

Hi Pablo,
Very beautiful flower with lovely colours and superb exposure. The magenta flowers with green leaves presents good contrasts and they stand out well from the darkish BG. Superb natural lighting and majestic alignment. I like it. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

The sunlight falling on the bright purple flowers makes it look beautiful. Great shot!

Hi Pablo,
Well composed and sharp capture of a beautiful flower. Brilliant colours.
Thanks for sharing.
- Nirmal

Hallo Pablo
Being a new member to Trek Nature I am still browsing if time permits. I think at this stage my eyes search for anything with the colour I am most fond of which is purple. That is how I came across this beautiful “Fireweed” photo of yours. The detail on the petals, the sepals, the stem, the green leaves, the blossoms that has not even opened yet is good. The combination of purple, cerise and green makes a good match. I found your landscape photos in your portfolio exquisite and looking at some of them made my mind wonder far away. Just think if one could wake up each morning looking through your window seeing another nature scene each day. Like a slide show. Pushing the button and another slide appear. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Certainly a dainty and pretty flower!

Hello Pablo. Awesome violet flowers in fragile petals. I like the light and shadow on this beautifully lit image in superb sharpness and clarity. You have silenced the background pretty well making this a pleasant image to view. Well done and best regards. Jusni

Wooow! What a beautiful closed up.!
Excellent POV and very well composed image. Flowers details and colors are very nice.

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