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Tulipa biflora

Tulipa biflora
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Copyright: Ori Fragman Sapir (fragman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3032 W: 11 N: 2351] (43778)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-03
Categories: Desert
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(white), Favorite Flora [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-04 14:19
Viewed: 15411
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 160
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This desert tulip is very rare in Israel, it occurs only in the central Negev Highlands (900 m.), but locally very common. The bright flowers are difficult to photograph since the desert background in very pale, my friends shaded the background and it worked well. More photos of this tulip in the next days.

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Wow what a beautiful flower Ori.

The flowers are exposed well even in the bright light and the shading of the background has worked really well. I think the composition is good but perhaps I might have lopped some more of the top and to the right.

Great job,

Hello Ori,
Very nice tulip, nice photo and composition. TFS.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-04 14:41]

Hello Ori,
Excellent close up.Well caught,framed and composed.I liked contrast between flowers and dark BG,clear details and lighting also a lot.Excellent work!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-03-04 14:47]

Hi Ori, This picture of the tulip is very good, the flower head is so simple but very striking, the composition is good + the colour + focus. TFS

Regards Nick.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2007-03-04 15:11]

Hi Ori,

Very expressive photo. Great vivid colors and original composition.


Very beautiful shot. Perfectly exposed shows the details perfectly throughout all th epetals of each flower. :)

Muy hermosas flores Ori.
Muy agradables los colores y con bastante nitidez los detalles.
Saludos, JL.

hi Ori, first aI saw this photo and in that moment I knew it is yours. Exceletn compiosition and coloures. Good POV and info.
soon I will publish some photos of cacti. I will need your help for ID.

Bonjour Ori,
Merci pour ce nouveau cliché de cette merveille, avec une jolie disposition du trio dans la diagonale de l'image. Superbe.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-04 16:10]

Hi Ori,
Lovely composition, colors and details.
Thanks Rick

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-03-04 17:31]

Hello Ori,
I like very much this triple composition. Very nice flowers, I wouldn't guess they are tulips.
You managed the white petal excellently!
Best greetings,

Hello Ori,
Very nice flower and it was very well taken by you. I like your composition and diagonal position of flowers. You've choosen a very well POV. Bravo my friend!

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-03-04 21:40]

Excellent job with exposure on this shot. Nice colors. Outstanding sharpness. I like the composition with 3 flowers as opposed to and even number.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-04 22:09]

Hello Ori

The three amigos.Very nicely composed,the colours are well saturated and the flowers are in excellent focus with sharp details. A lovely presentation.TFS


Hi Ori,
Outstandig picture!
I really like so much this trio of aligned flowers.
Excellent the POV, taking the most of the light available.
The colours and textures here are so good and precise.
I love the contrast of the bright flowers colours and the dark background.
This is an excellent image.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-03-05 2:25]

Hello Ori,great shot.POV,colors,sharpness and composition are excellent.TFS

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-05 3:50]

Hi Ori.
What a nice composition you have created. Amazing flowers and perfect reproduction of all their details. Illumination, colours, exactness of lines and shapes are really wonderful as well as the darken BG which highlights the beautifulness of the flowers perfectly. Great poetic shot. My compliments and TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-05 5:11]

Hello Ori,
Wonderful shot of these rare and very beautiful tulips. Sharp details and lovely colours. I like the composition very much!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Bonjour Ori,
Très judicieuse et simple présentation de ces fleurs sur la diagonale. Très belle lumière générant d'agrables couleurs et détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-03-06 9:05]

Hi Ori,
Absolutely wonderful photo. It's a shame that this flower does not grow everywhere.
TFS, José M.

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  • methos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 51 N: 281] (1189)
  • [2007-03-06 10:08]

This one I like even better.
The composition is great and the colors amazing.
Nice contrast with the background.

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  • Charo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 39] (456)
  • [2007-03-07 10:55]

Hola Ori
Preciosa composición, excelente color y contraste.
Saludos cordiales

hi ori!
i think you are a expert
on flowers!
i like this one with the
tree in diagonal
sharp with fine exposure
and good composition

Beautiful compo, a photo with startling contrast. And great detail, I esp. like seeing the green lil stripe on the outside of the petals! Tfs Ori, Jay.

Hi Ori,
It's a lovely shot with beautiful composition. The tulips looks fantastic on black background.

Well done

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-03-23 21:16]

Hola fragman, los tres elementos màs importante de tu trabajo, es, el color,la compsiciòn,y la nitides, preciosa toma. Sira

Hi ori ,

Amazing flowers. The composition and presentation of the same is outstanding,Very detailed pic.Love this frame.



Foto stupende, come tutte le altre della serie simili aqueste.

Absolutely wonderful photo.
Also the other photos are wonderful!

Hi Ori,
This is an excellent composition. Beautiful flowers, nice BG, sharpness. Details are also very nice. Congratulations. Mustafa

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2007-06-01 17:17]

Very nice composition, I know you have a desert rose but dessert tulip is totally new for me. Very nice, especially these three in a row, good sharpness and flowers standing out of the background.
Regards Reina

Hello Ori!
I just discovered this unique and fantastic composed picture! WOW! This is really great. Details, sharpness, POV and DOF - all these elements make this photo simply fantastic :>
Many thanks for showing this picture and all the best from Lodz!

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-08-23 23:30]

Shalom, Ori!
The beauty of your desert tulip composition is unsurpassed.
Best regards!
PS Thanks for visiting my malva capture - I've added a closer workshop of the leaves in hope of your ide help.


Beautiful picture, I love the composition it brings my eyes from down left to upper right in a smooth motion. Excellent focus and sharpness, congratulations on this one!!


Shalom Ori,
Tulip nice, capture wonderful! All perfect. TFS. Bayram

This is an excellent image.
Excellent focus and sharpness, congratulations on this one!!

Hi Ori. Good composition and excellent light managment. These flowers really stand out against the dark background. I'll add the shot to my favorites. Regards, Yvonne

Hello Ori,
Excellent photo. Great colors, details and light.I like Tulipa flowers. TFS.

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  • farhad (28)
  • [2008-03-25 0:24]

Very nice shot and beautiful color.
Thank you

Hello Ori!

Your collection of flowers and plants is great. You collected so many interesting plants. I like excellent quality colors and great framing.


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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-04-05 11:57]

Hello Ori,
Excellent close up, Well caught, framed and composed.TFS

Hi Ori..Excellent another picture from you...They very beautiful and look lovely...Never seen before this kind of tulip..Thanks to share...Kind regards, Leyla

Dear Ori ,
Very nice.
Lovely shot weith nice BG.


Ori, this is such a wonderful shot. You did a great job on it. Thanks for your comment on my 'Wild Flight' photo. I hope you have a great day. Bill

Gorgeous photo (tulip trinity) of the desert tulip. Lighting is outstanding. I am going to add you as one of my favorites... outstanding work on flowers. Thanks so much for sharing and I welcome any critiques on my humble flower shots... I have alot to learn.


Una belleza las flores y la composición, tal vez si pudiera obscurecer el BG, se lograría un mejor contraste y resaltaría al sujeto principal.
Saludos y gracias por mostrarla.

Love the light, great comp Ori.

Hello Ori
Probably, for this picture you don't need more comments. It is simply superb. The flowers against the dark background, composition...You manage to show us a re species, in a very amazing way...
All the best, Oana

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-09-22 3:09]

Hello Ori,
a very detailed and sharp shot of the flower. Nicely composed in diagonal formation with soft pestel colours and lovely dark background.
Good light and shadow management.


dear Ori,

very nice, lovely pic.excellent composition.

Beautiful Tulips Captured.Freshing image with a great Tulips mood , they are arranged so well and there is a beautiful light shining on them that has made it a lovely scene.

Well done

Best Wishes


Dear Ori,
delightfully presented group of tulips. Perfectly chosen point of view, very clear details, and cheerfully bright colours in perfectly handled exposure.
That ideally arranged shaded background well done by good friends is the perfect adder to make this picture really outstanding and very pleasant to look at.
Thank you!
With best regards,

Hi Ori,
very nice flowers, beautiful work!

Best regards, Leonid

Hi ori

What absolutly gorgeous photo we have from you, the composition is sublime, colours sharpness and light as well, a piece of art you did, congratulations.

Beste regards


Hi Ori,
very nice flower here, and I´d like of the quality, contrast and sharpen of image. Great job.

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  • Suzy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 16] (101)
  • [2009-03-03 9:59]

very nice exposure and light!

tfs Ori

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  • Emiii Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 30] (103)
  • [2009-04-04 13:40]

Oaww, thi sspecies is not grouing in my country

Hi Ori

Very nice Tulip and really well composed.
I love the bright happy colours.
Looks great...

Nice Photo !

Very good colors .

A very pleasing composition, and from the note I see it took a bit of experimenting to get the lighting right.
Cheers - Otto

hello Ori,
Seeing your pictures means it is a great learning experience for me.
This image is simply stunning.

Hi Ori,

Beautiful trio, really fantastic photo and of course congrats for finding this rare specie. Sharpness is on top quality, maybe the shutter speed would have been a bit faster to capture fully dark / black background. Otherwise a top class image.
Best regards from Hungary, László

Hi Ori..
Nice flower.. wonderful great capture.. very well!!
Best Regards

Beautiful color.

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  • oreyd (36)
  • [2009-10-30 17:46]

great idea re: shading... I will have totry that...

nice pic, colors... congrats!

Beautiful POV and nice DOF.. Thanks for sharing it!


Hi Ori,
Great contrast and balance in this photo. Useful note, clever use of friends!

Hello Ori,

Very great image.
Trilogy series continues with very good shots.
The colors of flowers have a delicate structure is remarkable. sharpness, light balance and a very successful e composition square.
Thanks for sharing.

Best Regards,

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  • jlynx Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 7 N: 46] (455)
  • [2010-03-29 10:24]

Good evening Ori,
Beautiful tulips and very useful description. I did not know that this species tulip grows so high. I like the determination with which you spin it with a clear background. Now it looks very attractive. Nice photo, beautifully controlled light on the petals of a tulip, beautiful focus.
Have a nice day,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2010-03-31 6:17]

Wow! Very nice composition and very sharp details, the exposure is right on and the quality is great all over. Thanks Ori!


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  • Anees Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 13] (62)
  • [2010-10-18 7:41]

Awesome shot! Very sharp and detailed macro and the composition is a real wonder! Greetings!

Bonjour Ori,

Good picture with excellent sharpness and good exposure rendering fine details. Diagonal composition add dinamism to the image. Nice work and TFS.


Hi Ori - the composition of three flowers are amazing. Great sharpness, perfect lighting. TFS

Excellent photo, very nice composition!!!

Hi Ori,
2 points from my side too :) TFS

Hello Ori,
Excellent composition of this beautiful flowers, great photo!!!
Thanks for your comment.

Bellissimo taglio che da slancio alla foto, luce laterale da profondità al soggetto, molto ben fatta.

Whites have come out well without clipping. nicely lit flowers. That's an achievement. Why not try HSS flash to darken the background?

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  • nazia (83)
  • [2013-11-26 5:28]

Woowww what an excellent macro shot Thank you Too :) V

Your big botanical interest really shines through in your gallery!
I love this shot, It's very beautiful and with great composition in the tight framing. A real eyecandy!

TFS, Ronny

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2014-05-31 12:35]

Very beautiful picture, nice colors, clear image and composition

Excellent sharpness details and amazing colors.
Regards Devendra

Very nice composition,

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