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First spring signs

First spring signs
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זכות יוצרים: Heinz Koloska (wallhalla15) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1767 W: 58 N: 3350] (13829)
ז'נר: Plants
מדיום: צבעוני
תאריך צילום: 2006-03-11
קטגוריות: Flowers
מצלמה: Fujifilm Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/3.0, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
תאריך טעינה: 2006-03-11 11:08
נצפה: 3616
נקודות: 36
[Note Guidelines] הערת הצלם
November - snow
Dezember - snow
January - snow
February - snow
March - snow

I like it no more!!!!!

Have a great and sunny weekend.


The Common Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) is the best-known representative of a small genus of about 20 species in the family Amaryllidaceae that are among the first bulbs to bloom in spring.

All species of Galanthus have bulbs, linear leaves, and erect flowering stalks, destitute of leaves but bearing at the top a solitary pendulous bell-shaped flower. Galanthus nivalis grows 15 cm tall, flowering in January or February in the northern temperate zone. The white flower has six petals, the outer three segments being larger and more convex than the inner series. The six anthers open by pores or short slits. The ovary is three-celled, ripening into a three-celled capsule.

Snowdrops should not be confused with their relatives Snowflakes, Leucojum species; leucojums are much larger and flower in spring (or early summer, depending on the species), with all six petals in the flower the same size, though it should be noted that some "poculiform" (slipper-shaped) Galanthus can have inner segments similar in length to the outer ones.

Propagation is by offsets removed when the plants are at rest, immediately after the leaves have withered; or by seeds sown either when ripe, or in spring. Professional growers and keen amateurs also use such methods as "twin-scaling" to increase the stock of choice varieties quickly.

Double-flowered forms such as Galanthus nivalis f. pleniflorus 'Flore Pleno' may be less attractive to the eye of the purist. There are numerous cultivars (cultivated varieties), single and double, differing particularly in the size and markings of the flower, the period of flowering, and other characteristics of interest to keen (even fanatical) collectors known as "galanthophiles".

Info from wikipedia.com

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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
  • [2006-03-11 11:26]

lovely trio, very nice. maybe you could improve the luminance filtering the small noise. very good job. tfs, gabriel

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  • Active Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 113 W: 6 N: 19] (1231)
  • [2006-03-11 11:36]

like PITAI :)
excellent photo

I catch the spring excitement in this utterly recently captured picture of yours -- two snowdrops coming to life.
Celebrate the rebirth of life and enjoy the new spring, Heinz.
Lovely picture, and thanks for sharing.

Hello Heinz,
Very nice photo and information. TFS.
Mehmet Hamurkaroglu

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-03-11 13:43]

Hi Heinz,
Beautiful flower and you very well captured,
very good lighting and details,
great colours and nicely framed.
Thanks for sharing!

Lovely image of these beautiful flowers the nice soft background brings them out. It doesn't really snow here a lot in Seattle but just the other day it did although not much the rains cleared it up at the end of the day. :)

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-03-11 15:22]

Just beautiful!
Wonderful white colour on the flower!
Perfect DOF!
Stunning on details!
Keep on going and TFS!

Very beautiful spring flowers.Excellent macro .Detalis,colors too.TFS. Hilmi

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  • Ina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 6 N: 101] (767)
  • [2006-03-11 17:15]

Lovely soft picture telling me that the snow soon must go away and bring us some sunny days... Thanks fore eminding me...Ina...

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-03-11 18:54]

Hi Heinz
well captured snowdrops.Perfect DOF!
Well done

Hi Heinz.
a welcome sign of spring, but up here we have to wait much longer, still very much snow.
Lovely light and colours. Good POV and details.
Very well done, my friend.

Hi Heinz, yesterdady, snow, today snow, tomorrow, snow... I dont like ti any more...
spring is comeing,it is throuth but not to our coutries, maybe somewhere I dont kow :-(
Your photo is good massagener of it. Nice colores and good motive. TFS

Hello Heinz

The sign that Spring is on it's way! A beautiful shot. Very well composed with nice exposure. A very cheery sight in deed as we head towards Winter here in New Zealand. :-)

Hi Heinz,
I mist this one when you posted it. Such a beautiful composition of a lovely flower. I can use some sun and warmer temperatures as well. It also gives more opportunities to make fotos.
I like the softness of this photo.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-03-13 15:25]

Hi Heinz, thanks for introducing spring, very nice capture.

Hello Heinz,
I wonder when I will see them here at last. We still have lots of snow.
The picture is nicely framed, has very good lighting and superb POV.

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-03-18 11:42]

This is a very nice picture of the snowdrops. Well done.

In the south of England, we haven't had much snow at all and crocus and daffodils are now in flower... I go north next weekend to find some snow again!

Hi Heinz

Well done on this beautiful capture of the common snowdrops.
I love the crisp detail of the white flowers against the blurred BG.

Really good work
Kind Regards

PS I have added this to my theme for Ruth as Favorite Flora

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