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Primula elatior

Primula elatior
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Copyright: Milos Koudelka (mikou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-04
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, Mora Close-up 58mm +4
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Flower(Yellow)II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-07 5:14
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Primula
Primula is a genus of 400-500 species of low-growing herbs in the family Primulaceae. They include primrose, auricula, cowslip and oxslip. Many species are grown for their ornamental flowers. They are native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere, south into high altitude tropical mountains in Ethiopia, Indonesia and New Guinea, and are also found in temperate southern South America.
Perennial primulas bloom mostly during the spring; their flowers can be purple, yellow, red, pink, or white. Generally, they prefer filtered sunlight. Many species are adapted to high alpine climates.
Both the common name and scientific name refer to it being the first (prime) "rose" to open in spring.
Primroses are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Large Yellow Underwing, Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Setaceous Hebrew Character and Silver-ground Carpet.
Some species of Primula are commonly known as polyanthus.

Species: Primula elatior
(The Oxlip, Prvosenka vyšší)
Primula elatior, the oxlip, is a flowering plant in the genus Primula, found in damp woods and meadows throughout Europe as far north as southern Sweden. In the British Isles, it is found only in the east, and mainly in East Anglia.
It is a low growing herbaceous perennial plant with a rosette of leaves 5-15 cm long and 2-6 cm broad. The deep yellow flowers are produced in the spring between March and May; they are in clusters of 10-30 together on a single stem 10-30 cm tall, each flower 9-15 mm broad.
It may be confused with the closely related Primula veris (cowslip) which has a similar general appearance although the oxlip has larger, pale yellow flowers more like a primrose, and a corolla tube without folds.
(source: Wikipedia encyclopedia)

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Hi dear Milos ,
great shot with excellent details.
nice BG, great sharpness and well composed.
very well captured.
thanks for sharing

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-03-07 5:23]

hi Mikos,
très jolie image, on sent que le printemps arrive. Belle lumière associé à des couleurs vives.


nice picture, nice lesson to learn, thanks for sharing the detail description

Hola Milos,
La composición de esta primavera me parece excelente, la suavidad de la luz y el color muy natural hacen una imagen muy bella, enhorabuena. Un cordial saludo

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-03-07 5:50]

A charming macro of the first breath of the first flower of spring!
superb composition, lovely colours and good crisp details

hi milos,
very impressive presentation,
the picture is very sharp and fine details are visible, colours are natural, nice point of view,
the shallow dof has resulted in nice blurry bg,
well done,
tfs & regards

coucou milos
coucou c'est le nom que l'on donne communement a cette fleur et cela veut aussi dire bonjour.
une bien belle macro bien exposée et parfaitement nette et detaillée.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-07 6:40]

HEllo Milos,
Lovely capture of this Primula, a species we only have in gardens here in the north. Sharp details, nice colours and contrasting background. Excellent composition!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-03-07 7:21]

I like the composition here a lot: all essentials are kept. Nice warm colors and pleasing background. Well done.

Hello Milos,

excllent colors BG pOV DOF Perfect detail svery crisp I really like this POV alot well done

TFS Kyle

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  • oki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 10 N: 114] (587)
  • [2007-03-07 8:48]

Hi Milos,
the Primula is taken with nice sharpness. Colors are great, same as presentation. In my opinion is the picture a little bit too dark,
best regards,

Hi Milos,
Magnificent macro of this primula!
I like so much all the carefully details put into this picture.
The excellent light and the POV to present us all the delicate bauty of this flower.
You did it great with the DOF to put away the background.
I like so much the composition made with leaves and flowers.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

very nice close up, TFS Ori

Primulas are short-statured plants, Milos, and it looks like you positioned yourself quite low to get this adorable perspective on this one.
The focus on the entire plant is razor sharp. By placing the flowers off centre and including the lush leaves at the base, you have created a wonderful composition.
Thanks for sharing this superb shot.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-03-07 10:32]

Hi Mikos,
Really nice light, perfect focus and a wonderful composition.
José M.

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2007-03-07 12:15]

Hi Milos,
This is really an impressive presentation of this beautiful plant in bloom: colours, sharpness, composition - everything is right to make it bright! Also, fantastic to get a preview of spring from your climes - that makes time for waiting yet a while up here seem shorter. Thank you very much for excellent shot and useful note! With best regards,

Ahoj Milosi, konecne ide Jar, vsak :-). Vdaka za pekne pripomenutie tohoto faktu.Skusila som sa trosku pohrat s krivkami vo WS.TFS. Maj sa pekne.Lenka

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-07 13:29]

Hi Milos.
I can't say "simple subject". It is wonderful and wonderful owing you, your taste, POV and skillfulness. Amazing composition, terrific lighting , details, sharpness and colours. BG is simply perfect too. In a word, superb job, next by you. Bravo and TFS.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2007-03-07 15:12]

Hi Milos,
Wonderful close up shot.
Nice clear details and colors.
Very well composed.

Bonjour Milos,
Ces fleurs sont superbement mises en valeur et fort bien détaillées.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Ahoj Milos.
Ja to poznam ako Primula veris.. mozno je to ina, kazdopadne je to uzasny posol jary a obrazok. Radost pozerat.... Dik. Stefan

Hi Milos,

Very aesthetic image.
Sharp and neat.
Excellent shot.

Ben Lakitan

Cadrage particulièrement bien réussi !
Bonne journée.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-03-08 4:22]

Hi Milos,
Wonderful smooth light on this Primula illuminating all the details of this beautiful flower. Excellent composition, perfect sharpness. It seems that spring is also arrived in your country.
Best regards

Milos - you have made me quite envious/jealous with this shot. I think it is beautiful and has so much sharpness and detail is its wonderful. the colours are excellent, the composition is fantastic and DOF is spot on.

Very well done and TFS

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-03-08 11:45]

Hello Milos
A beautiful composition for this lovely little flower. It has stuning sharpness and an excellent balance of color and lighting. I love that yellow so perfectly caught.
Wonderful job!
My compliments and best wishes

Hi Milos, spring is coming, splendid primula with wonderful colors and great details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-08 18:14]

Buenas Noches Milos,
agradable nitidez,
y bella compo.
perfectos detalles y colores.
la luz es perfecta.

Hi Milos
C'est un heureux mélange et un bon contraste de couleurs avec ce joli macro sur cette belle présentation
Merci et bonne soirée...JP

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-03-09 0:25]

Very nice photo of this herb. I really like the exposure which gives us beautiful well saturated colors. Excellent focus provides outstanding detail. Nice DOF also. Great note.

coucou, coucou, coucou!!!!!
bien belle cette photo de ton coucou, bons détails et excellents bg
bravo et merci

Hello Milos,
This is a superb macro so well composed and detailed! I like those color, lightning, brilliance and DOF. This is a lovely picture of a very nice specie :-) Thanks,

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  • Viera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 74] (494)
  • [2007-03-11 3:12]

Ahoj, Milos,
velmi pekna prvosienka!Mam rada tieto jednoduche kvietky. Na Tvojej fotke vyzeraju exkluzivne.Paci sa mi kazdy detail- kvet,listy aj pozadie.Miestami sa mi zda, ze citim aj ich vonu :)
Pekny den

Hello Milos a good quality shot fine detail and excellent clarity well composed nice DOF tfs rgds Necip.

Hello Milos,
Good light and pleasant details!
Good point of view and a fine composition...
Macro work is skilfully done, a well composed presentation with fine colours!
Pablo -

Very nice composition, maybe a little misty. Details of primula are great. Bravo. TFS> Best regards, Cezar T.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-03-15 14:34]

Hi Milos,
spring is far more advanced in Europe than over here in Canada. Our snow is just beginning to melt and no flowering blooms as of yet. This spring time beauty is wonderful, the colors and details are very delicate and very well captured. Wonderful composition with a great OOF BG that shows this flower off very well.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2007-03-20 14:00]

Hello Milos !
I love these flower ! They represent spring to my eyes more than any other flower ! I love everything here : the soft colors, the light, the composition, the blurred BG, the details - even the tiny hairs are sharp ! Awesome ! Very well done !

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-04-11 19:34]

Bella macro Milos con agradable composición y apropiadas características técnicas que brinda un resultado claro, preciso y bien iluminado.
El encuadre es estéticamente correcto y el sobrio marco realza la presentación.
Mis mejores saludos... Ricardo

Beautiful macro Milos with pleasant composition and appropriate technical characteristics that it offers a clear, precise and very well illuminated result.
The framing is aesthetically correct and the sober enframed enhances the presentation.
My best greetings... Ricardo

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