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Longing for spring

Longing for spring
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Copyright: John van Aarle (JohnTulip) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3349 W: 798 N: 8612] (35303)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-03
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 350 D, Canon EFS18-55, 58mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/220 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 100-150 points, *Beautiful Flowers*, Tips and Techniques, Vandana's Favorites I [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-16 21:36
Viewed: 3563
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 122
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Longing for spring already ....

We are all in the Xmas mood, including me.. hectic time ... nice Xmas lights in Xmas trees ..shopping..dining out.. good glass of wine ..friends and Family gatherings..presents..hugs..

Well we recognise the symptoms right?
But I am realy longing for Spring already!

To all my friends in TL I would like to say.. have a blessed time with all those who are precious and dear to you.. life is short!

Photo ? .. yes unusual for me but every now and than we all like to do something diffrent ^__^

Warmest reguards and make it a special Christmas Folks !
John T

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  • ose Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 442 W: 0 N: 18] (5420)
  • [2006-12-16 22:44]

Hi John
Nice composition. Good colours, light, sharpnes and frame.
Well done


excellent with xmas mood really very nice colour and detail thanks for sharing.

That would be a perfect postcard for Christmas. Just kidding. :) Very refreshing for this time of the year though I can't wait for snow.


Hi John and Merry Xmas. Don't wish for Spring too hard, we don't want to miss out on our Summer! This is just beautiful-colours, composition and framing. The butterflies add the finishing touches.TFS. Cheers, Pat.

Golfers are smiling , while skiers are crying (^_^) here John! I hope you will have snow for New Year for your next trip to Canada !

Looking forward meeting you soon. A real off-season look in this colorful shot. You are like our retail stores; Always a season in advance (^_^).

Very creative and a nice presentation. Love the color and detail in the flowers.


Gorgeous! Lovely! Delicate and beautiful! Soft and romantic. TFS

Adding to the Christmas mood, John... a good postcard!
You can imagin how fast life is going lately! Thanks for the wishes!

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2006-12-17 1:57]

No we dont want spring...we are just starting our Summer.. the best is yet to come!..lol..

But you must be sick of winter weather.. Im sure you have brighten up a few people with this lovely colourful photo and PP work here John, well done..and safe journey to you on your upcoming travels to Canada.

Merry Christmas...
From New Zealand..
Dawn. (Awatea)

Seductively colorful, John. This pic could stand on its own without the framing and cute butterflies, but then again, they do add a special touch. For us in Canada, spring seems like much too far in the future.

Hai John,
De tulpen doen me ook naar de lente verlangen maar eerst de feestdagen.Ze zijn schitterend.
Fijne feestdagen en een goed fotojaar in 2007.
GR, Jacqueline

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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2006-12-17 4:21]

I'm longing for spring too John, so I'm glade to see these tulips. So beautiful colors, great DOF, sharp and frame.


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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2006-12-17 4:48]

Hi John.

Very good composition, bright, interesting, good PP work with eye pleasing positions.The hint of out-of-frame flower adds the right feel to 3Dism, welldone.


Hi John,
A wonderful flower shot.İmpressive colours.great presented.



Hoi John,
'T gaat toch wel goed met je? Vlinders in je buik? Vlinders in je hoofd? Vlinders in het frame? Bloeiende tulpen....het is DECEMBER vriend. :) Lekker kleurrijk plaatje kikker ik helemaal van op. Thanks for sharing my Dutch friend.

Hi John, amazing colors in your flowers, very nice composition and frame, splendid colors, I like it, very well done, ciao Silvio

Dear John, Spring ... well, I guess everybody looks for that season. Right now snow is really wonderful for Christmas time. Kidding. Beautiful picture of these Tulips from you Mr. Tulip. Liked the composition and soft colors. Marry Christmas :) Hugs from Illinois, Vandana

Hello John,

Excllent work, Great colors Bg POV DOF Perfect details, very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo, TFS Kyle

Spring already?????? Winter isn't even here yet :-)
Nice shot. Tulips for Mr. Tulips.

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2006-12-17 11:12]

Hoi John
Wat een mooie plaatsing met deze tulpjes.Goed idee, maar was even wennen Tulpen met Kerst:-).
De Vlinders zijn zo apart, hoe kom je daar aan , ik neem aan dat je die niet hebt
gefotografeerd? Groetjes en fijne Zondag

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2006-12-17 11:26]

Hi John,
Thanks for giving us a bit of spring ! Very nice photo with a great POV and details. Today will be 60F here--- SO it worked. TFS Julie

Sorry my friend you will have to wait for spring. We just started to enjoy the summer and are definitely not letting go of the sun.

Tulips are my favourites. But I can't get them to grow here. Too hot. Lovely frame and enjoy all the festivities with your loved ones.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2006-12-17 12:01]

Hi John,
Tulips as ambassadors of your next voyage to Canada! Good idea! What to have butterflies in the heart! The colors are marvellous. With the climatic changes, perhaps that the tulips will be the new floral emblem for Christmas! Very nicely done! Annie

Ahhhh lovely! Very nice and the framing is wonderful! Merry Christmas to you too and I can't wait for next years pic..

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2006-12-17 13:12]

John I want automn!! :-) great colors and good note.

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2006-12-17 13:58]

Hi John,
Nice soft tulips.. Yes I am Ready for spring
Seems like we are not even in winter .. Its been so warm!! Nice note!


Hi John,

fantastic job!
I love your picture and framing work.
Well done & TFS,


Superb John. Lovely soft image and delightful decorations. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ' MiliMili’

Hi John,

A beautiful Spring composition!!! YOU brought Spring earlier and I'm glad, my friend!! :))
Wonderful colours and PP work!!

Very well done

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  • Ivan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 110 N: 268] (3865)
  • [2006-12-17 18:42]

Hi John,
A change in subject, still a very good picture nice presented !
Pertinent note about christmas, let question ourself. A good macro shot, none distracting background and wonderful colors. TFS !

Hi John, Wonderful. Nice composition, nice colors and very well framed.

Looking forward seeing you in January, Marie-José

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-12-17 20:43]

Hi John,
This is a nice composition with these tulips but I'm in no rush to see the spring. First lets take our time to go throught the Xmas season in which we will be honored with your presence. Once this is pass then I will be looking forward for summer when you will come back.

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2006-12-18 1:28]

Heel mooi gedaan! Nu al vlinders in
de buik voor de volgende lente?!

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2006-12-18 2:02]

Hi John

Marvellous vibrant colour with good saturation. Only 10 weeks to go! Wonderful use of a shallow dof & good fg sharpness in this superb macro. I like the butterfly corners. Tfs!

Hallo John.
Knap staaltje creativiteit met kleuren, vlinders en compositie.
Zie dit liever dan de winter. Erg mooi Groet Frans

John,nice change of pace! Good colors & great little touch of the butterflies! It is fun to play around some :} Don

Hi John,
Wow! what an eye catcher this is. Stunning colours. Superbly thought of, composed and captured. The title fits perfect. Well done.
Merry christmas, Have a wonderful time.

Dear John,

Very nice presentation of a great shot! The tulips are one of our favorite flowers and these are really beautiful and glowing.
I guess that's why your nick name is Tulip, your glow can be seen from a great distance!

Hallo John.
Werkelijk een prachtig 'Hollands' plaatje.
'Hat off', for your work on it.

Hi bro, very nice collage with the butterflies and the flower. Really spring-like! Nice colour and frame.

Cheers, Yan :)

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2006-12-18 21:13]

Nice composition with beautiful colors,sharpness & frame. Well done.

Hi John,
Very beautiful photo with wonderful perfect colors.
I have yet a lot to learn here: I love those butterflies on the frame!

Spring ? We didn't see winter yet this year ... wearther still warm :-)
It's the first time I will pass my new year day without wearing a coat !

hello john!
beautiful view on this beautiful tulips with beautiful colors :-)


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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2006-12-19 10:06]

Hallo John

Mooie tulpen, goed weergegeven maar dievlindertjes hoeft voor mij niet. Deze trekken te veel aandacht van het juiste onderwerp.
Gr Jos

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  • logios Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 27 N: 279] (1870)
  • [2006-12-19 13:46]

Hi my friend Ioannis Toulopoylos
Your pictures is great with wonderful colors and very well framed. I agree with you. I am longing for Spring too.
Best regards

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 482 W: 69 N: 18] (72)
  • [2006-12-19 17:07]

hello my friend
here is beautiful flower photo and wonderful collage working. i like composition, colours, details and framing in your photo
happy xmas for all friends :)

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  • sleger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 476 W: 55 N: 177] (3549)
  • [2006-12-19 18:07]

Hello John
Thanks for sharing your trademark.


Yes yes yes - that's exactly what I also expect - I wish it will be spring soon - but we had no winter yet - only a little snow - I think it will be bad in January to March!
Brrrrr - cold oudside and all the poor birds.
I love your shot, so fantastic colours, thanks and warm greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi John! excellent shot!, the colours are wonderful!
I'm not sure about the butterflys, i think you r shot don't need more, is very beautiful without its.
Best regards John!

Hi my dear friend..how are you? I'am very very sorry for I'm not reply for your's messages. I will back TL..
I'm miss all TL friends(specially you, my dear friend)
ho ho ho ...have a nice 2007...
this shot is "perfect"...my favorite..
best wishes and regards from Izmir-Turkey..

Hello my friend John,

That beautiful picture, that beautiful words, yes all of the symptoms of Christmas
they are like this, the people's approach, families and friends. I am
happy with his spring picture, it is beautiful, elegant and has a his beautiful touch.
Congratulations great friend and have,



merhaba my friend john
woderful lovely picture.wonderful tulips and lovely colours.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 680 W: 60 N: 8] (86)
  • [2006-12-23 3:44]

Hi John,
well framing for beautiful flowers. you add successfully butterfly. thanks.
have a nice weekend.
my overall evaluation -> ***

And 2 U 2lips;
a festive Festivus...
and best wishes, ;j.


PS From here on the days will lengthen right into SPRING!!! CHEERS!

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  • HaBeMa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 33 N: 619] (3072)
  • [2006-12-25 15:23]

Hi my dear John;Happy Merry Christmas my friend....

beautiful john, lovely flowers, can just imagine how you are missing spring... I hate winters too, and we are not nearly as cold as you guys! keep the faith, spring will come again


I enjoy the Montage...
Paintshop Pro 8 have some good effect like that i believe...
I like to explore sometime other programs to stay aware... Photoshop is not the only one but it's the one i prefer :)
Light is present a lot in that assemblage!
Theyre was a little wind i presume... Hard for flowers sometime i know...
But here.... it help... a some powder effect if we could say :)
Happy New Year!

nice colors from object, butterfly and very interesting framing john,


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-03-08 6:10]

I found this in your gallery on another chilly day here in Canada. Do you think that spring will ever come?
I do love your composition and the clever way you have framed it

very beautiful composition.
I love it it's make me happy.
So nice idea and colors , lovely frame with butterflies.

Lovely shot of the tulipes... great colors.
But what I prefer is your presentation... a great one! With the butterfly aroud the frame.
Very fine!

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