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Summer Lilac

Summer Lilac
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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: 2013-07-18
Categories: Bushveld
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-21 9:19
Viewed: 2330
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Trekkers,

In my home country, Hungary, this shrub, the Summer lilac (Buddleja davidii) is rather a plant of gardens, because it cannot survive the really cold East / Central European winters. But the oceanic, submediterranean climate of South Ireland makes even a noxious weed of it: in and around Cork City it's very common on riversides, but also in urban habitats.

Photo: taken on the shore of Curragheen river, around 7 o'clock pm. GMT, in shutter priority mode. PP: moderate cropping, slight level adjustment, after re-sizing selective sharpening on the "weed".

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Ciao Laszlo. Fabolouse playing of light and brilliant colours against the black like BG. Intrigtant paint MF.


Ciao Laszlo, lovely composition with beautiful shrub, great sharpness, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-21 11:22]

Hello Laszlo,
I got a few of these shrubs in my garden, but they aren't in bloom yet.
Very nice photo in beautiful contrasting colours against the dark background. Excellent sharpness and a fantastic choice of composition.

Hello Mr.Laszlo,
First I use to read your note.It helps me to learn the way present a photograph.
Thanks for such beautiful picture where we can see the interplay of light and shade.Nice sharpness and depth of colour.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-07-21 16:01]

Hi Laszlo,very interesting specie,especially for the buterflies fans like me,as you know the buddleja is know as the butterflies plant, and a spectacular capture another time whit the best sharpness,details and colors,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2013-07-21 17:07]

Hello László!
Wonderful lilas flower.Lovely presentation on the diagonal.I only would like more lightness.And I hope you can show us these flowers in close-up,ok?
Thanks for sharing!Thanks also for your kind commenst in my last pic.I really appreciated it.
Big hug from,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-07-21 17:15]

Hello MF Laszlo
such a nice colours seen in dark background. The details of each of the small flowers are seen. Well presented details and exciting flowers.


beautiful picture Good sharpness and brilliant colours.

Hallo Laszlo
This is a very nice capture with excellent details and composition. I like the beautiful pink colour of the flower as well as the inclusion of light and shadow in the image. Seeing a whole bunch of these flowers together must surely be a gorgeous sight and I am sure the scent is just as nice. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-07-22 3:51]

Hi Laszlo,
what a wonderful photo,
lovely composed, well framed,
interesting lighting and beautiful natural colors !
Thanks !
Best regards !

Czesc Wladek,
nice plant. Amazing colours. Very good presentation and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-07-23 19:22]

Hello Laszlo,
I have never seen this particular plant before. We have the cultivated type of Lilac growing in our flower bed, but I like this wild variety just as well. Thank you for showing us this unique flowering plant in it's natural wild habitat.

Hello László

The shadow and light effect it is beautiful,
fine POV and the way the flowers are framed, TFS


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-08-15 10:29]

Hi Laszlo.
Our winter is also cold for the plant. However, there is few bushes of Summer Lilac in our garden. And light conditions in the garden in a day time is better a bit. I like wonderful colours of the flowers and impressive curve of the inflorescence. Warm regards and TFS.

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