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Alps Martagon Lily

Alps Martagon Lily
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Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06-13
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon IXUS 400, Canon 36-108mm équiv
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-04-23 3:30
Viewed: 3796
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Note : I have made this photo of a wild Martagon Lily on the Taillefer mountain at 1000m altitude.
Name : Martagon Lily or Turk’s Cap - Scientific name : Lilium Martagon – Family : Liliaceae.
Description : Perennial plant 0.30m to 1.50m height. Stretching across Europe to Mongolia, the original Turk’s Cap, Lilium Martagon inhabits a broader range than any other Lily. This variety’s tapered, luminous towers feature up to fifty waxy, pendant flowers composed of strongly recurving snowy white petals. Anchored by whorled, lustrous, deep green foliage, the heavily scented blooms look splendid amid Stipa gigantea.
Habitat : Lilium Martagon is the most frequent Lilium of the Alps. It grows on deep soils, often under cover, up to 2800m altitude.
Comments : Adaptable to full sun. Deer love to dig and eat lily bulbs.
Photo : Cropped, resized and framed in 800x600 for TN.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-04-23 4:47]

Wonderful close up Christian!
Vivid colors,DOF,BG and composition are perfect.
Very well done!TFS....:-)

Excellent macro Christian. I can also see a spiders web just under the left. Excellent sharpness giving super detail. Nice work. Keep em coming! Thanks

Very nice flower macro Christian!
DOF,BG and POV are amazing!

Very good picture Christian.
Nice colours, good compostion and details.Weöll seen from the BG.
Very well done.

Belle macro Christian. Aller à cette altitude pour nous ramener de si jolis specimens de la flore de votre pays valait la peine. Merci!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-04-23 11:41]
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Another beautifull flower from Alps Christian! I like its colours and shapes, good composition and POV. I noticed that you still use your tiny Ixus instead of Panasonic - why?

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-04-23 12:05]
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Un pur délice, belle à croquer! C'est incroyable comment la nature est en avance chez vous Christian, ici il y a encore de la neige en montagne! superbe photo et belles couleurs,définition parfaite.

Très belle composition


Christian a superb capture of this wild specimin I note here the one grown in cultivation has more spots on the petals.
Not the world nicest smelling lilly, but here is clearly seen complete with its attachment to the main plant, DOF could of been a little deeper with the use of a larger F number but presume you were fighting the lack of light in the shade it seems to be in. TFS a true piece of TN posting.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-04-23 23:43]

Christian, a colorful shot. Great contrast, great vivid colors.

Sharpness is excellent too.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-04-25 15:18]

A beautiful and delicate ballerina, lovely colours and POV, the pollen reminds me of that from certain lillies the "attack" you - they stick and smear when you touvh. TFS

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-04-25 20:41]

Personal assessment of the photo: splendid.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you Christian. Très joli lis.

Lovely composition with a strong subject and nice colors. These wild flowers series of yours is really beautifull Christian. I like every single one of them. Very well done.

Beautiful flower, Christian. An exceptional composition with good detail, lighting, POV, and colors. Reminds me of summer, (I think we still get it here.)Thank you for a great posting.

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