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Leucojum vernum

Leucojum vernum
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-02-14
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-02-23 4:59
Viewed: 666
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As usual,the first springtime alert,but the winter seems coming now in my country with a bit of snow and very cold days.

Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Genus: Leucojum
Spring Snowflake (Leucojum vernum) and Summer Snowflake (Leucojum aestivum) are bulbous plants belonging to the Amaryllidaceae family. They are the only species currently classified in the genus Leucojum.The snowflakes are native to southern Europe, from the Pyrenees to Romania and western Russia, but they have been introduced and have naturalized in many other areas, including the east coast of North America. They have narrow, strap-like, dark green leaves. The flowers are small and bell-shaped, white with a green (or occasionally yellow) spot at the end of each petal. They have a slight fragrance.
The Spring Snowflake normally grows 15-20 cm tall (6-8 in), though it may reach up to 35 cm (14 in). It flowers from March to May (as soon as the snow melts in its wild habitat). Two varieties of Leucojum vernum are known: L. vernum var. carpathicum originates from the eastern part of its natural range and is a larger plant with yellowish spots on its petals rather than green; L. vernum var. vagneri from Hungary is a robust plant, often with two flowers per stem.
The Summer Snowflake has a wider natural range, taking in Europe, southwest Asia and northern Iran, and growing in wetter habitats including damp woodland, riversides and swamps. Despite its common name it also flowers from March to May, though slightly later than the Spring Snowflake. It is a taller plant than Leucojum vernum, growing to around 60 cm (2 ft), but its flowers are smaller and are carried in an umbel of between three and seven. Its fleshy seed pods are inflated, allowing them to be dispersed by flood water.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2018-02-23 8:35]

Hola Luciano, hermosa flor y que buena foto le hiciste...saludos

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2018-02-23 11:50]

Una flor preciosa Luciano!
La foto me gusta mucho! has conseguido unos blancos y texturas realmente muy muy buenas. Profundidad de campo, luz, composición y fondo muy buenos también.
Me gusta!
Gracias por compartirla y un cordial saludo.

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2018-02-23 13:02]

Hi Luciano,
beeaauutiifuul. You really made a statement here: even a simple flower can look great if the photographer knows his stuff. You do, Luciano ! And thanks for the advance you make on spring (It was hard enough for me to come back from the tropics). But ...
Thanks and greetings, Luciano

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2018-02-23 21:53]

It is human nature that we start looking from the eyes that is the center and surround the edges and I found this excellent in color and focusing also lighting, beautiful.

nice winter flower, greetings Ori

Hi Luciano,
So, the snowflakes are already blossoming in Italy... In Ireland we just get the extreme cold, which means around -1 Celsius here. :-) But my homeland, Hungary is covered with a massive amount of snow now (at least the mountains). Fantastic photo, the way you find the balance between getting enough light on the subject but not loosing details due to the flash is not something teachable - it should be felt. Is this what's called talent? :-) Yes, it is. Gorgeous composition and light management, eventhough the closer square millimeters of the petals are a little OOF, this is one of your best shots. Hats off for this pic, absolutely the photo of the day for me (even you posted it yesterday, hah). Breathtaking! Bravo!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Bonjour Luciano,

Le sujet est bien cadré. La prise de vue permet d'admirer les détails de la Nivéole de printemps. La lumière fait ressortir la beauté des couleurs. La netteté est excellente. Bonne journée.


Ciao Luciano, gran bel fiore, magnifica luce, bei colori naturali, ottima la nitidezza e i dettagli, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Salve Luciano,
this is a magnificently well lighted, very powerful presentation of this lovely spring flower. So many subtle shades to be seen in the white petals standing out from a deeply dark background. I like it a lot.
With thanks, and best regards,

👋 Hello Luciano,
Stay warm 🍾 in such cold 🌨 weather ☺
Beautiful flower 🌾. Well focused keeping background dark. Well details and nice POV.
Thanks for sharing your work with us 😊
Regards and have a nice week 😊

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