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Endemic Greetings from Hungary

Endemic Greetings from Hungary
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-21
Categories: Flowers
Camera: HP Photosmart R817
Exposure: f/4.5
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Masterpieces with Bridge or Compact cameras [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-12-20 12:27
Viewed: 4643
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear TrekNature users,

I'm not quite sure if I'll have enough sparetime to post a photo (and to write a note) in the next few days - I'll be here to comment your shots though - so I post my Christmas image now. So, all of you, have a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! For this wonderful occasion I'd like to greet you with a Hungarian endemism, Aster tripolium ssp. pannonicum, a plant subspecies living in the Carpathian Basin, exclusively on salty, sodic soil. I found it, the first time in my life, during our vacation near Lake Balaton, closed to Balatonkenese village, in the Balaton Highlands National Park. The above linked Wikipedia article is about Aster tripolium ssp. tripolium, because I didn't find any sites in English (only in Hungarian) about our endemic subspecies.

Photo: contrast +10, selective sharpening, framing, noise reduction with Neat Image, signing, re-sizing.

I hope you like this special plant as my Christmas gift instead of a usual snowy landscape.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-20 12:48]

Hello Laszlo.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to your.Your speech is very beautiful however the flowers still beautifully.I visited Budapest and Balaton before 30 years. That was beautiful time.Best regards Siggi

Hi Laszlo,
Very beautiful endemic species of flower captured with fine colors,details and composition. tfs

Ciao Ladislao,
a superb macro shot of this very beautiful endemic flower, excellent POV and symmetric composition, marvellous natural colours, excellent Christmas image,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family
Ciao Maurizio

Nice to see an endemic in TN. Nice capture. Very attractive species. TFS
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-20 14:35]

Hi Laszlo,original Xmas pic from the last summer,nice to see flowers too in your gallery,i wish all the best for the Christmas and new year too,Luciano

Ciao Lazlo. Great POV and brilliant colours even if low light. Very well done.


Hello Dear Laszlo Friend!
Also I wish for you and yopur family a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!!!!... And that God will provide many good things for you MF!
I deeply appreciate your continue support to the comment on my photos, also appreciate the special care you put in your photos and how you document it. And obviously, I appreciate very much the photos that you have given me!... :)

Pretty picture of this "Aster", here we have a white variety, but not native from this land, was brought by nurseries growing flowers for sale. However, it has crept into some of our gardens! ... It is a simple and beautiful flower! ... I think I had not seen in this beautiful color before!.

Te envío un abrazo y un saludo afectuoso mi estimado amigo!


Hello László.
The pastel violet petals are beautiful for the flower with contrasting orange in the center. Very good composition with nice sharp composition in the frame. Very good upload and thanks for sharing.
Kind regards - Jusni

  • mwmod99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
  • [2010-12-20 22:37]

Fantastic image of a lovely plant taken with care indeed friend Laszlo! Good morning! Technically the image looks supreme. The detail in all areas such as highlights mid tones and shadows seems perfectly preserved. Pleasant white balance as well. And the depth of field achieved with the little camera is truly spectacular! Bravo! Thank you for the warm holiday wishes!!! I also wish you all the best for you, your family and friends! Cheers!
George Veltchev

Hi Laszlo

Beautiful flower to celebrate teh festive season with. Excellent sharpness and composition. Hope you and your family have a safe and wonderful Christmas & New Year


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-12-21 0:23]

Szép fotó, érdekes a virágfaj, gratulálok!

Hi Laszlo.
Beautiful species and beautifu photo with interesting composition, wonderful colours, and impressive sharpness.
Regards, Christodoulos.

Hello Laszlo,
this ia clean and crisp picture.
Lovely colours because of right exposure and correct WB
Fine sharpness and nice DOF, the flower stand out fine.
Well done, mf.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-21 7:22]

Hello Laszlo,
A fabulous greeting for Christmas, many thanks! A beautiful endemic species of Aster with lovely petals in beautiful colours. Great sharpness and a fine unobtrusive background. I really like the composition too.
Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year! Ulla

hello Laszlo
this is a beauty of a picture with great sharpness good details and beautiful colours
and also a Merry Christmas and a Super good New Year
greeting lou

hello Ladislao
excellent macro shot of these beautiful flowers.
Colours, details and composition are superb.
Merry Christmas

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-21 11:06]

Hello Laszlo,
Beautiful photo in splendid colours and a great DOF. Excellent sharpness and a pleasing choise of composition.

Hi Wladek,
I like this colours and sharpness. Also the composition is great. Thanks for sharing,

Hi Laszlo,
A beautiful bouquet of this endemic Aster; lovely colours, superb sharpness and composition. Thank you. Best wishes, Pambos

hello László

beautiful photo of these flowers, with fine POV,
excellent focus sharpness and details of the subjects,
i love the way the background it is blurred
with showing details, TFS

also for you Merry Christmas and Happy New year


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-12-21 23:09]

Hi Laszlo.
I also wish you all the best next year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too. I have not met these flowers in a wild but my wife grows up them in ours to a garden. They are great subject for shooting especially with butterflies and hoverflies on them. You have reflected their beautifulness perfectly. I like wonderful lights, pleasant true colours,, fine green surroundings. DOF is precise. Details of the flowers are exceptional and green leaves and twigs are blurred pleasantly.
Yours Alexei.

hello László,
several minutes agao, I write that I wait your floral images. Now, I see first of them, even endemic species. this is really beautiful flower and its great macro shot, with great sharpness of focus, POV/DOF, exposure and color/light balance. splendid coloration. nicely composed and framed. thanks for sharing.
I wish a Happy New Year to you and your family
best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-23 4:17]

Hello MF Laszlo,
such a lovely view and exciting flowers in exciting composition. The purple really floats on the air, such a lively ad pleasant specie.
How I like the three of them, and the unopened bud.
A wonderful experience for you to have witness something special.
Enjoy your day for this year.


Dear László,
pretty presentation of these Hungarian aster blossoms! Precisely well detailed, well lighted. And I like the symmetry of three blossoms with one of them shyly hiding in the middle, plus an unopened bud on top, looking very cheerful altogether.
Wishing you a prosperous and happy New Year with many exciting observations of nature in 2011!
With friendly regards,

Hi Bro/Barea,

Nice presentation! Looks very sharp and clear, good idea with the composition. I like the subtle lighting and POV here!
TFS and have a nice day!


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-12-30 7:56]

Hi Ladislao!
Excellent macro shot of these beautiful blue flowers. Perfect sharpness and fine details of the flowers, which stand out against the blurred BG very well.
Very pleasant comosition with the bud over the flowers.
Happy new year to you too.
Ciao! Vanda

Hi Laszlo!
Very cool your pic ! I´loved it!
Love from,

Hi Laszlo,

The blurry background is putting in evidence the flowers. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Hungarian endemism. The morning light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


Bonjour Laszlo,
C'est bien vu et surtout agréablement restitué sous une belle lumičre et une excellente profondeur de champ permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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