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spring in Belemedik (Adana)

spring in Belemedik (Adana)
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Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-09
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Flower(white), Turkish Plants - Flora of Turkiye [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-09 13:29
Viewed: 4908
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello all friends
Two days ago, I wrote about first signals of new spring on my last post.
Today, we saw more marks. I went to Belemedik Village for picnic and partly scientific excursion. This trip was organized by our new student club, "Nature" with attendance of about 70 student from our university. I am academic advisor of the club.
Belemedik is a small village located near Pozanti District(Adana Prov.) along Pozantı River.
Formerly, we could go to Belemedik by only train or steps. After bus, I took first shot from near railway. You can see general view of the visiting site. I added it as a workshop. The snowy mountain in rear is the Bolkar Mts, the higgest point the Toros [Taurus] mountains range.
We walked in several small valleys and pine forest in foot of the Toros [Taurus] Mts, although it was very cloudy. The sun appeared several times in short periods. I recorded some bird species and I took some photographs, e.g. Ardea cinerea, Egretta garzetta (Ciconiiformes), Dendrocopos syriacus (Piciformes), Carduelis spinus, Coccothraustes coccothraustes, Parus caeruleus, P. major, P. cf. ater, Aegithalos caudatus, Fringilla coelebs and Corvus corone (Passeriformes), addition to some butterflies.
The nature is awakening again. I am not very young or very old (especially for Bayram (beroecypriensis) :) ), but I feel like a child at fifteen. I was looking forward to meeting this period, maybe much more than many people. My heart is again fast to see green tree, fresh flowers, birds and others. I hope my words will be enough for telling my feelings.
Today, I will post Anemone blanda (Ranunculaceae) for celebrating this beautiful time with one of the first flowers of the spring. I am not a botanist. If this identification is wrong, I would be very pleasure learning true species name.
Dedication to my dear friend and elder brother Bayram (beroecypriensis).
Thanks for visiting.

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Ahmet merhaba , haklısın , o kadar güzeller ki insan çekmeden ve yüklemeden edemiyor , bende yeni açmış Sarı Çiğdem yüklesemmi diye düşünmedim değil :) İlkbahara bende hoşgeldin diyorum :)

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-03-09 14:49]

Hola Ahmet,
bonitas flores y bella compo,
muy agradable pov, y color,

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  • lutya Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 93] (451)
  • [2008-03-09 14:59]

Baharın müjdecisi çiçekler her yerde boy göstermeye başladı. Fotoğrafınızda güzel bir kompozisyon oluşturmuşsunuz.elinize sağlık...

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-03-09 15:23]

Hi Ahmet

Lovely capture - it will be a couple on months before our anemones flower. Nice composition and detail.


Merhaba Dr.Ahmet,
Good sign of spring coming for you!
beautiful flowers with a good pov in excellent colouration and details
a very pleasant image with thanks

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2008-03-09 23:33]

Hello Ahmet,
This is an excellent capture of a species of Anemone that is not A. nemerosa.
I am no botanist but I think this is A. blanda.
Beautiful composition in its natural habitat, the flowers being in a nice line against the dead leaves.
Thanks for sharing this one my friend and I hope someone can confirm my ID suggestion.
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-03-09 23:34]

Hello Ahmet,
Very beautiful capture, very sharp and well composed


:) ahahaha.. Gene güldürdün beni haci biraderim:) Bak hocanı bile gençleştirdin birden. Biliyorsun ben ottan anlamam :DDDD. Yeşili renkleri severim. Ama çiçeklerle uğraşmam. Sen papatya çek:) Neyse eline sağlık ve dedikasyonun için de teşekkürler. Ama "yaşlılık" psikolojin diline vurmuş farkında değilsin :D. Ahhhh... ahhhh.. zaman işte akıp gidiyor... bu Dünya ne sana ne bana.. kimseye kalmıyor. :) Sağlıcakla biraderim... Tekrra teşekkürler. Sağlıcakla...


Hello Ahmet,
Nice seeing beautiful flowers growing from decaying leaves. Sharp focus and well composed image. The Anemones stand out from the soft background beautifully. Very well done.

Tanımlama doğru veya yanlış pek mühim değil Ahmet, baharın ayak seslerinin açıkça duyulması önemli, bu pırıl pırıl çiçekler de o ayak seslerinin müjdecisi tabii ki, bak beni bile bir gençlik hâleti sardı birden, sağolasın dostum!

Merhaba Ahmet Bey.
Nefis bir kare. Bunlar Anemone nembrosa mı yoksa A. blanda mı? Bizim burda A. blanda'lar açtı. Ama gidip fotoğraflayacak vaktim olmadı.

Eline sağlık mükemmel olmuş.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-03-10 5:57]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Bahari mujdeleyen guzel bir cekim. Elinize saglik

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-10 10:04]

Hi Ahmet.
Wonderful true spring subject ¬– beautiful first flowers surrounding by dry last year leaves. Great colour patter. White flowers are looked among green and brown areas perfectly. I like wide DOF and excellent details of the entire scene as well as nice exposure, contrast and lighting. Bravo and best wishes.

beautiful pic! no need for the frame though. greeitngs Ori

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-03-10 17:26]

Selam Ahmet,
Beautiful plant specie!
Very good details!

Selam Ahmet Hocam. Papatyalar çok güzel. Bahar da öyle:). Elinize sağlık.

Salam Ahmet. The well anticipated spring finally arrived. I'll be able to see more colors here in TN, I'm sure. Lovely composition against the dry leaves of this white flowers. Well done again. Regards. Jusni

Ahmet Hocam bu çekim de nefis. Alışılmadık ama güzel. Elinize sağlık. Nazım.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-11 9:50]

Hello Ahmet

Spring is a while away here,55 cm of new snow this past week end.
A lovely capture of these beautiful Spring flowers.
The POV is very good.
Well focused with lovely detail and sharpness.


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-03-11 16:18]

dostum merhaba
adanaya gelmissin ha...
msn'de de offline gorunuyorsun yani kayipsin kayip
guzel bahar calismasi olmus
eline saglik

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2008-03-13 2:06]

Hello Ahmet,
It's lovely to see spring flowers appear again! These anemonies are so beautiful and very well captured here in a fine composition. I like the background of autumn leaves too. Well done. I think you're blesses with so many wonderful flowers in Turkey!
Nice dediction to your brother(!).
TFS and kind regards, Ulla

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  • bahar Silver Star Critiquer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 6] (46)
  • [2008-03-24 9:44]

Çekim çok güzel olmuş. Renkler de harika.
Elinize sağlık

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