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Arthurs Pass Mount Cook Lily

Arthurs Pass Mount Cook Lily
Photo Information
Copyright: ML LGB (mlgb) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 31] (125)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-28
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Olympus D-560 Zoom
Exposure: f/3.1, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): New Zealand native fauna & flora [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-07 13:38
Viewed: 4949
Points: 6
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The tikapu, or Mount Cook lily (Ranunculus lyalli), is the worlds largest buttercup. It is an endemic plant of New Zealand. Found in the Mount Cook National Park and other alpine areas of South Island including the area around Arthurs Pass. It flowers from November to January. This was taken along the Dobson Nature Trail near Arthur's Pass. As you can see it has been snowing although "summer" was only a few days away.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-07 13:51]

Hi Merryl,
Wonnderful flower in a awesome view. I like colors and compostion!
TFS, José M.

Hello Merryl,
beautiful flowers, dramatic view.
Pulling in the landscape by use of wide angle does a very good job to show the natural habitat as well as the plant with sufficiently good detail. Slower shutter speed would have allowed a smaller aperture, providing an even better depth of field for the flowers in the foreground. But even here at f/3.1, depth of field is very good.
Thank you for this contribution that takes me down under to an excitingly familiar looking place!
Best regards,

  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2008-03-13 16:33]

Hi ML,
amazing picture: i like the mix of first shot over the flowers and the landscape at the back.
Good POV and DOF. I like the light over the flowers.
Good work!
have a nice day!

Bonjour ML,
Très belle présentation des sujets dans leur environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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