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"A Touch of Spring"

Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Constantinos Stathoulis (cstathoulis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1963 W: 486 N: 2931] (13325)
Género: Lugares
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2006-03-18
Categorias: Natureza, Decisive Moment, Macro, Mood
Câmara: Sony Cybershot DSC-F828, Carl Zeiss T* 28-200, CCD 8M 2/3" RGBE, Hoya UV(0), pitch: 0.75
Exposição: f/2.8, 1/1250 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Tema(s): And the winner is ... Spring ! [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2006-03-19 9:13
Visto: 2243
Pontos: 98
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
Hi TL Friends,

Yesterday, Helen & I went out for a drive in the country, it was a pleasant day & very enjoyable. We stopped off to take some Spring photos. We came across this little beauty which we can't remember what it is, Almond tree..(?) not sure. Anyway, it was wonderful finding glimpses of Spring all around us.

Hope you like it as it's bright & full of life :)


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wow......this is a beautiful shot
excellent DOF.. wonderful colours..tight crop.
thick frame.. good one
liked it


what a fresh image, so full of hope, here I've NEVER known Spring to be that late. Thanx, M, (*_*)

Beautiful country look, Constantinos!
So fresh and warm!
Great colours and nice framing:)
have a wonderful Sunday, Karina:)

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9631] (55122)
  • [2006-03-19 9:40]

Hi Constantinos

Wonderful color & graphism of this attractive macro shot of the flower. Well done!

beautiful composition and colors Constantinos :)
very sharp photo

Exellent Shot!!!

Wonderful shot. Great colours and DOF. Thanks for sharing!!

Hi Constantinos,
A fine composition, where you bring me spring in advance..!
DOF spot on... Colours and details are so delicate!
Well done on the post processing, it really pays off!
Pablo -

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2006-03-19 11:21]

wonderful colours with great details.Well done.

Yes, spring! lovely photo Constantinos, with such beautiful colours. DOF is perfect and the background bright colours enhance the beauty of the flowers so well.
It's a happy photo full of sun!

Hi Constantinos,
this is exactly what everybody likes to see after these long, cold and snowy months.
We never had snow for such a long time.
I love the colours here so much, the blue sky and the delicate flowers, thanks for sharing, you bring me into good mood with it, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2006-03-19 12:13]

Hello Mr Athens
Thanks for the spring message we all are waiting for
Lovely colors

γειάσου Constantinos... I do like the saturated vivid colours of the composition... the vertical composition is a good choice here... Sharpness is also great...


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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2006-03-19 12:45]

Great one my man!

Well done Costas
Lets call these flowers Hellen flowers ok with you ?

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2006-03-19 15:38]

Wooo, Spring is defintely in the air!! I'm not sure of the tree but it's certainly a fruit tree in blossom.
So pretty and sharp Con, excellent colours, and a very good DOF. Well done,

Looks like an almond to me Con. Well composed, great focus and wonderful colours. TFS
PS Many thanks for your comment on City Views
I love this 'city'. 90,000 in greater Launceston, no ugly high rise structures or wall to wall buildings like the mainland cities, no hours spent on freeways and the bush ten minutes drive in either direction.

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-03-19 16:01]

Hi Constantinos,
You're lucky that spring is already arrived in your country. We are still waiting in here. But your superb photo is bringing it to us in advance with these great colors. Very well done.

Hello Constantinos,
nice spring image, here in central Italy spring have been delayed but is coming too. It seems to me an apricot flower.


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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2006-03-19 17:29]

Its certainly spring when you see these flowers Costas..nicely composed and nice blurred background..

I hope you both enjoyed your country drive, it certainly is nice to get out into the country...nice for ones stress levels.. did you have a picnic.. hope so..

Thanks for sharing this lovely flower, im not sure what an Almond tree flower looks like, but it looks like a peach tree or cheery tree flower to me...I think they all have similar type flowers..

thanks for sharing..
Your friend in N.Z.

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2006-03-19 17:56]

Mmmm... yes! We've had some blue skies over here too, last week, and a wee bit of sun - especially this week-end.
But the flowers are way back yet, Κώστα, so thanks for sharing some with us.
Nice compo!

Hi Constantinos,

Its nice to see a taste of summer from your shot here my friend, Its been so dull here in the UK for what seems like ages now. Well done on the composition and presentation here. Excellent work!


wow - amazing photo !! excellent colors & well composed shot.

Efcharistos Constantinos!

Today here we had snow and cold weather. You warmed up my Day! Superb work with this colorful background and stunning details in the foreground. Great PP and framing.

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2006-03-20 5:55]

Simply W O N D E R F U L ! ! !
Thank you very much, Constantinos !

have a sunny week,

Super colour and brightness, good note, well done

Amazing capture, the colors, exposure, DOF and detail are superb! Bravo!

Γειά σου Κώστα

Απίστευτο μάκρο στο λουλούδι της αμυγδαλιάς (αν δεν κάνω λάθος). Εξαιρετικά χρώματα, απίστευτο focus και εξαίρετος φωτισμός. Μια πραγματική αποθέωση της ελληνικής άνοιξης!

tres jolie composition avec de belles couleurs,une bonne netteté et lumiere.

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  • logon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 90 W: 10 N: 4] (1084)
  • [2006-03-20 15:30]

A good job Costantinos.
This shot has all the colors of spring!

A real beauty Constantinos. Looks like a 3D picture.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1836 W: 318 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2006-03-21 11:54]


Wonderful shot of spring approaching. Well done.


Hi Constantinos,
looks liek the spring has come to you. And you have shown it in it's full beauty in so simple way. Very nice compo, delicate, bright and cheerful. Good sharpness on the petals and stamen. Just not sure if the petals aren't a bit overexposed...? Anyways it's minor issue - the photo is so nice, so cheerful! tfs


Hi Constantinos,

I see that the season of the spring oh it will be strong
already begins to appear the first beautiful flowers.
visual, beautiful beautiful picture.


a wonderful shot Constantinos, very very lovely , love the light and colors, really nice.
did you participate in the hands challenge??


Hi Constantinos
Yes thank God spring has finally arrived and your photo is a taste of things to come.
Thanks for sharing that great image
Wonderful as usual

The clarity of your photo is amazing, Constantinos!!!
X-cellent!!!! :) The flower is just popping out from the pic like 3D! nice DOF! as Marija would say... "Hoooray for Spring" :)

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2006-03-24 22:49]

Superb flower shot, well composed, good light. Excellent ! Thanks Constantinos.


Nature at it's best. The colours are outstanding. Puts me in the Spring mood when I see tis.

La vie renaît. Tu le démontres bien! Merci.

Prominent spring photo.
Good Marco DOV
Good use of the area (composition)
Spring is waiting here. This night is was below zero

Hi Constantinos,
It's very colorful and beautiful.

Lovely flower macro Constantinos! I like the background and framing as well! Thanks for sharing!

Merhaba Constantinos
Perfect colours. I like this photo.Sky blues very nice, good composition. Details and sharp perfect. I like DOF , beautiful DOF. Well done good shooting.
Thanks for sharring.


Hai Constantinos,
It lookes like spring is in the air.Beautiful.
Gr. Jacqueline.

Very nice, lovely and soft shot!!

Hello Constantinos,

Spring in all it's glory has been captured here, perfectly in focus flower and the packground appropriately bluured.

Yammas Gareth

Hi Constantinos!
I se the weather in Greece is very good. Now in Sofia is 28c.
Very good spring photo.
The POV is good.
Thanks for the critique.

Good shot and PP. Some good details, even in the whites and the overal picture is nice and bright.

Well done and TFS,

lovely colors and composition. perfect.

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