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Yellow Treats

Yellow Treats
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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: 2008-05-01
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D50
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): The Ones You Like Most! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-06 2:51
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Favorites: 4 [view]
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They always look so optimistic when they pop up before anything else! Everything around is still brown, I have even seen them being surprised by snow…

And they are Tussilago farfara, Coltsfoot or in Norwegian Hestehov (and several other names)..!

As this is my last posting in TN I’ll take the opportunity to thank you all for support, advice and a lot of fun! No one mentioned no one forgotten! Maybe I drop by once in a while to see how you’re doing…

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Hi Pablo!

I don't hope this is your last posting! You did a lot for TN and belong to these photgraphers and members of TN that made this site living and interesting.

Now, I just would like to add that this is a marvellous picture of a flower I appreciate very much for its healing properties and the fact it's a messenger of the spring.

Kind regards


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-05-06 3:33]

Hi dear Pablo,
I couldn't quite understand why this would be your last posting in TN... Is there a specific reason for this?
I agree with Markus that you are one of the most contributing members of this site, I enjoy your photos, your critiques a lot. And we all would love to see you around, so hopefully this won't be your last posting!
A very nice capture of this lovely flowers. Details, contrast with the background, colors, composition and POV are very nice.
Strongly hope to see you around
All the best,

What do you mean this is your last post on TN, Pablo?
You have been delighting all of us for all these years with your beautiful and artistic landscapes and now you intend to leave us?
But then I know you have a fantastic portfolio on TrekEarth too and I can assume you might prefer to devote more time to that kind of photography.
Nevertheless, you would always be missed for your powerful creative work here on the TN.
Keep well, my friend, and do drop in once in a while with a picture that you would like to share with us.
Best regards,

Hi Pablo,

I read this post, and the update to your bio. I am very surprised, but maybe I shouldn't be. I've seen you as a tireless worker on this site and on TE, and I think you've been busy on TL as well. You are an institution here. The effort you've been putting in to each site is more than many put into one. We will miss your landscapes, but more, we will miss your uplifting spirit, when we need it most. You have a knack for picking us up when a shot isn't quite right, and showing us the positive. Your words of encouragement have meant a lot to me during some weaker moments. I thank you for that. Do drop in once in a while, and don't say goodbye, have a good rest and

Au revoir, John

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-05-06 5:28]

Hi Pablo,

A pity,this is your last posting on TN,I hope you will drop by so now and then evt with a picture of one of your well known Norwegian landscapes,thanks for your support the last years,regards,


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-06 7:43]

Hello Pablo,
Nice to see you back in action with a fine show of a Scandinavian sign of spring, but sorry to see that you are leaving us. The Tussilago flowers are so fresh and positive and beautifully composed in this image.
I hope you change your mind!
All the best, Ivan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-06 8:13]

Hello Pablo,
Very sorry to hear you're leaving us but I expect you have your reasons and many thanks for all the fine captures from northern Norway that you've shown us so far! Best of luck with Salmon fishing in your beautiful lakes and rivers!
At least spring has come your way too with beautiful Coltsfoot! Very fine capture of these bright little flowers and it's a nice way to say good-bye for now!
Many thanks and all the best wishes, Ulla

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-05-06 9:32]

Hey, pablo!! How is it that you are posting your last in TN? What will be this without you? I couldn't imagine this possibility. What a bad news! You have been always as the salt to condiment this place with your exquisite and beautiful landscapes and pictures from Norway. I hope at least to see you at TL. It would be too sad not to know of you anymore.
A lovely picture and note about these beautiful flowers brightening up the ground. I hope not the last jewel of your gallery in this place.
With my very best regards and wishing you all the best.

Hello Pablo,
I like to take this opportunity to thank you heartedly as a friend and a member from the past in this site! a great gentlemen and a great photographer! wishing you all the best and hope to hear from you always!

Hi Pablo
A simple lovely composition which has impact. I have only just found this site and have been enjoying your beautiful landscapes....hope you will drop by again soon as your photography work is stunning and an inspiration to me.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-06 13:25]

Pablo, I'm very sorry to hear you're leaving!
I've always enjoyed your colourful shots and will miss them!
I do hope you'll pop by again because it would be a shame never to hear from you again...
This is a very nice photo.
The flowers stand out from the drab surroundings really well.
Brilliant sharpness and detail.
Superb composition.
I wish you all the best my friend!
Hopefully hear from you soon!

Joe :-)

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-05-06 14:14]

Hi Pablo,

Sorry to hear that you are leaving, hopefully its just because of time constraints and other interests and nothing more serious, and you might pop back after time out.

You leave us with a lovely shot of these pretty Spring flowers, very nice details and excellent DOF and great colours.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-06 21:46]

Hi Pablo,
This is such a sad day for me. I still cannot believe it. I still can't quite contemplate that I would be not privy to you exquisite postings and all the encouragement I always receive to learn the finer aspects of photography. I wish you carry on and I can strongly say with conviction that we all have enjoyed and loved your landscapes with utmost joy and awe. Your subjects are so unique and here on TN we need such varied diversity of subjects to make this site even more powerful and strong. Please don't stop. Please.

This is another outstanding shot and the bright yellow flowers stand out from the darkish foliage so beautifully. Very neat and sharp image with superb lighting and exposure levels. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

Beautiful spring shot. Fantastic colours, very interesting composition and POV. Great light.
Best wishes,

Dear Pablo,

It saddens me that this is your last post, you have been an inspiration to all of us in so many ways with your wonderful posting and critiques, I will sincerely miss you and really hope you do stop by from time to time, take care my friend :(

Best wishes Rick

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-07 2:29]

Hi Pablo,
This a wonderful capture as the other ones in your gallery.I hope to see your works forward.
Thanks for posting..

Hi Pablo,

I love these flowers...
Fine composition, well done.


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-05-07 3:15]

Hi Pablo,
i'm sad to hear you're going and wish you would reconsider, although i understand and respect your decision. Landscapes are too few and far inbetween here on TN amongst all the feathers and things that crawl, slither and walk, and your departure will leave a void that will be hard to fill. Your photo's have been a great window on the world and it has been a pleasure to share your vision of Norway through your lens. You part with an uplifting image though, with a lovely composition and cheerful colours.
I hope it's not goodbye, but merely 'Adieu'.

Hello and Goodbye, my friend,

How sad to see you go!
It is difficult not to pry into your life and ask why this decision!

As regards your photograph, it is amazingly contrasting. The ground looks dead and bare, devoid of colour and soil and yet, these vibrant yellow flowers appear and bring it all to life! Good sharp images!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)
You will be missed. XX

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-05-07 4:28]

Hi Pablo.
True spring shot with first signs of new life and traces of the past. Wonderful complex colour palette, great sharpness and details of whole scene and interesting diagonal composition created by dry stems on the ground. My best wishes and kind regards.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-05-07 5:26]

Hello Pablo,
Tussilagos are like you say optimistic and resistent flowers. But not easy to take pictures of them, you probably noticed too. Let me be optimistic also about your postings on TN. Nature will bring you back tu us, I'm sure.
Best regards

Hi Pablo, beautiful composition with lovely yellow flowers, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Pablo,
Au revoir Pablo et MERCI pour vos bonnes paroles positives sur nos photos, lorsque vous commentez mes photos je vois un grand photographe qui apprécie notre travail positivement et qui contribut à nous améliorer en tant que photographe amateur, Au revoir et Merci pour tous.. tous mes compliments

Pablo....I'm going to miss you...I hope you will pop in occasionaly. I hope your okay. Thank you for all your help, positive critiques and comments.

Thanks for sharing your bright yellow Coltsfoot. Take care.
Janice (HUG)

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-08 1:20]

Hello Pablo,
This is a great farewell shot, with lovely yellow that pops to say "stay cheerful, life's good and see you again".
That's what we would all hope for... to keep seeing you from time to time if not regularly. Great lighting, sharpness and clarity and an absolutely wonderful shot ..quite the Pablo style.:) ..into my favourites...

Take care stay healthy
TFS & Cheers

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-08 1:51]

Hello Pablo, Like everyone my question also the same. Why last photo. You can share unless personal reasons stops you from doing so. Through your superb composition and ideas we learn a lot from you. Its like the movie. "To Sir With Love....Please Dont Go" - Your learner Ganesh

An excellent shot, my friend Pablo.
Very well framed and perfect exposure.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2008-05-08 10:49]

Hello Pablo,

What a surprise I have reads that you stopping on this lovely site.
I want you absolutely thanking for the pictures that you choise as favorite, I have this very depth appreciate.
Now my question, but you're free for reply:
I couldn't quite understand why this would be your last posting in TN... Is there a specific reason for this?
You can also on [email protected]

I wish you and your family a very nice Pentecost weekend,

Hello my dear Pablo,
a very nice composition indeed, yellow treats look very well, colours are just splendid, excellent focus and wonderfull lighting,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-08 19:40]

Hello Pablo

A lovely image of the early flower colts foot.
I am sad to hear this is your last posting here on TN.
Perhaps you will return after a break and share with us your take on your corner of the world.Thanks for the many insightful critiques and sharing such beautiful images of Norway with us.


A GREAT GOODBYE: "As this is my last posting in TN I’ll take the opportunity to thank you all for support, advice and a lot of fun! No one mentioned no one forgotten! Maybe I drop by once in a while to see how you’re doing…"
Will miss you.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-05-09 9:52]

Hi Pablo

I am very sad to hear that you are leaving us. I shall miss looking at your lovely photos, receiving your welcome comments and finding out the weather in Norway before it comes over to us. I hope that you will choose to post again but if not I wish you all the best in whatever you do. You will be missed.

Thank you for this sunny, hopeful image.



Hi Pablo, A good crist nature shot. The contrast between the bright yellow is what jumps out. TFS. Murray.

Hello Pablo!

I haven't been around myself for a while (made a move to China) but have continued to enjoy your shots on a weekly basis. Really sad to hear that you are leaving and that I won't get the weekly Norway update! Really hope to see more of your work in the future and to hear from you again. Continue the great work!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-05-10 4:34]

Dear Pablo,
my better desires friend...
I appreciate your words and affection always...
I'm very sad, hope your return...

From Canaries where the sun smile,
saludos Victor.

Hi Pablo,
Great looking yellow coltsfoot!
Nice detail, color, and light.
They stand out remarkably well against your BG.
And I agree, they do have an optimistic look, rising from decay..
So ya'll come back now, ya hear ;}

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-05-12 10:28]

hello Pablo
good capture of these beautiful flowers
i like composition, POV, colours and sharpness

Hello Pablo. It gave me shivers reading your note. You are so inspiring to me me in TE, TL and here in TN. You can see that I have made you favorites in all Trek sites. Then again, it is understandable that you have contributed so much tirelessly on all trek site. I always receive encouragements that motivates me to go on postings. I always mentioned your landscapes composition to my family and kept showing them to my wife every now and then. I will miss your post here and hope we will still cross path in TE and TL. All the best and have a wonderful life ahead. Best Regards. Jusni

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-05-14 9:49]

Hi Pablo
Beautiful composition.Your image is cristal clear.Details and colors are excellent.
TFS Michel

Hi Pablo,

This is a beautiful image for your last posting on TN, and I see that you posted it on my birthday :-)
I will put this lovely flower-image in my favorites, and thank you for posting this, and hope to still see you images on TL and TE.

Greetings, Nel

You left in the Spring, eh? I loved seeing your shots of Norway. I think I've learned a lot about the land from your shots. I'll miss you.

Hi Pablo,
Without You and Your photos here, we'll be poorer... We all hope You'll only have a break and later You return. Thank You very much for everything: for teaching me with Your photos and critiques. You'll never be forgotten.
Au revoir, László

Hi dear Pablo ,
Very nice shot from these beautiful flowers.
I like this composition so much.
Thanks for sharing

Kind regards

Hi Pablo,

A nice close-up image of the dandeleon flowers. The details and colors of the flowers are clear and precise. The subject is well framed. I had to work very hard to remove them from my lawn. Have a nice day.


Hi Pablo,
I love the contrast and colors in this image! This is very beautiful! Details are very sharp in good composition and exposure. I think we have similar specie here too. Thanks,
PS, I don't know if you updated your note or I was in a profound coma when I read it but I didn't realize that you were going away... I hope that you'll come back once in a while... Good luck and thanks for those beautiful years!

Is it they that are optimistic? A quality rarely found in nature but perhaps through projection we scribe values...some see them as a spring tonic...perhaps you know..I have used as such...although not late...nicely focused in simplistic terms, but well received in all ways!

Hello Pablo !
I was absent from TN for some time, so I missed this picture, I mised the opportunity to make one last comment to you - I'm really sorry about it. I learned a lot from you, and I appeciated each and every of your pictures. You comments always helped me and encouraged me. It was kind of a shock when I discovered today that you had left - TN will not be the same anymore wihtout you.
So now I will appreciate your last picture, which is, like all the others, a wonderful shot. It's sad to think there will be no more.
I wih you all the best,

Ciao Pablo!
Beautiful composition. Good sharp picture of these flowers. Excellent exposure and colours.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2008-07-01 9:53]

Hi Pablo,
amazing contrast, excellent sharpness. I like it a lot. Good work.
Gr., Aleksander

Bellissima immagine di fiori, eccellenti POV e composizione con le splendide macchie di colore giallo sul terreno brullo, ottima nitidezza, molto belli e naturali i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Bonjour Paul,
Très belle composition minimaliste mais très graphique avec une très belle opposition des fleurs sur l'arrière plan.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hallo Pablo,
here you showed us class a picture, with very sharp details. A beautiful composition me much pleases. Good work with good success.
Have a good week my friend.

selam pablo; wonderful capture of this beautifully coloured flowers good composition well done

Great yellow details, petals are so sharp and neat, it must be a wonderful contrast within the winter landscape.
Wishes, Diana

Hello Pablo,

A few (hopely not the last) words. Thanks for all the fine captures from your beautiful country Norway that you've shown us so far.

Many thanks and all the best wishes for now and in the future.

I see you Bob

Hi Pablo,
This seems like a planetary system in the universe.
Those flowers looks so delicate over that dark surroundings.
The bright yellow really stand up and focuses the attention on the composition.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,

hi pablo,

very nice post but i hope that it isnt the last one as you mentioned in your notes, I hope that you will continue posting as usual,

The contrast is lovely here, the bright yellow flowers look so beautiful, nice composition,

well done,
tfs & regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-08-16 7:04]

Hello Pablo,
a great shot. VEry sharp and very clear subject to be shown. Well positioned and nice natural Bg to make real natural.
Wonderful composition.


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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-08-26 1:51]

Hi Pablo.

Great composition with excellent colors details ans contrast,beautiful flower postal,good note.


Hello Pablo,
This is a beautiful picture, great colors and sharp details,
very nice omposition, they look like they just poped up from
the earth... Well done


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-09-08 17:10]

Hello Pablo, good presentation, good details and composition, thanks!


La palabra contraste en pleno significado..

Hola Pablo,
Preciosa foto has elegido para tu despedida, excelente composición con gran nitidez y detalle, muy buena iluminación. Gracias por compartir las fotos durante este tiempo, espero que sigas disfrutando de la fotografía y nosotros volver a ver tus imágenes. Un cordial saludo
José Ramón

Olá Pablo

Uma delicadeza de composição...linda imagem, cores contrastantes e belas.
Parabéns, um trabalho simples e encantador.
Grande abraço,

I hate it that you're still gone. Your photos were always such a treat - a joy.
Thank you for all you've done for this site. And thank you for this final wonderfully composed shot. I love the concept of color and life when all appears bleak.

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  • Metin Silver Star Critiquer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 16] (176)
  • [2008-10-30 5:54]

hi Pablo
i cant believe you !!
i hope you will come back

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-11-07 15:52]

Hi Pablo,
An optimistic, beautiful close-up to stop posting your Norwegian landscapes. See you on TE!
Best regards,
José Miguel

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  • Rosa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-12-20 2:49]

Hello Pablo,
beautiful colours and detail.
Have a wonderful weekend

Hi, Pablo,
Nice to see you here! This is big surprise for me!
Fine spring shot! TFS!
Greetings from Ural,

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