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First Crocuses


First Crocuses
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Copyright: Alan Kolnik (Alan_Kolnik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 38 N: 343] (2616)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-15
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 70-300mm APO
Exposure: f/16, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-02-15 18:23
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Today was a wonderful day in the Washington area, and the crocuses I planted last year that survived the squirrels' relentless efforts to eat their bulbs started coming out. Nothing special about these - just a sense that spring is on its way. Note the little insect going after the pollen.

Used my Sigma 70-300 mm on macro setting, underexposed by 1 stop (!) to make sure the white petals were not overexposed, then corrected with levels, brightness, contrast and USM in PS to show the flowers.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-02-16 2:05]
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Alan, you would have been thrilled to see these appear. I have heard that Crocuses are usually the first flowers to appear after the winter snows. So you can look forward to Spring soon.
I love these flowers - so clear and sharp, and you have even caught a bug on one of the flowers too. Beautiful colours. Well done...

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  • Sneza Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 94 W: 27 N: 16] (672)
  • [2005-02-16 2:40]

Beautiful photo.
Good composition,POV and DOF.
Nice shot.

Nice compose, I liked!

Love detail Alan. A bit early for spring I'd say.
Good work

Hi Alan,

Great shot,very good macro all the details are very clear.
Thank you
Bruno (cooper)

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