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Beauty of Moscow

Beauty of Moscow
Photo Information
Copyright: Linda Stanzel (Pepper13) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 27 N: 269] (1440)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-18
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Macro
Camera: Canon Powershot S1 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): *Beautiful Flowers 2* [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-22 7:12
Viewed: 11400
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"Beauty of Moscow" Lilac from the Lilac Festival.

Botanical Name: Syringa vulgaris 'Krasavitsa Moskovy' (Beauty of Moscow)
Form: Woody shrub
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade/Full
Sun Height/Habit: 12 - 15', rounded shape
Spread: 6' - 12'
Spacing: 8' - 10'
Foliage Type: Pale green, heart shaped leaves, 4" - 5"
Flower Form: Double flowers forms 5"- 8" panicles
Flower Color: White - pink in bud - with pink cast to blooms when fully open.
Unique Characteristics: This is one of the most beautiful of lilacs - perfectly formed, large, double, pure white flowers which are pink in bud form showy, dense flowering panicles. Very hardy and weather resistant. Has the most dense flower clusters of any lilac. This variety has a good growth habit and is outstanding wherever it is planted. The lovely, strongly fragrant plumes of flowers cover the plant and the soft bicolored effect of the pink buds against the pure, glistening white flowers is very attractive. The foliage is a rich green with a lot of substance to it.
Additional Information: The top rated Lilac by Father Fiola, the famous Lilac breeder and expert. Bred in Russia by the great Russain lilac hybridist Leonid Kolesnikov.

I resized, ran it through Neat Image to soften the petals, pasted it back in the original to preserve the photo information and sharpened slightly.

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Hi Peper, great colors and beutiful lilac. TFS


Hello Linda,

Beautiful Lilac bloom here. Nice colorful. TFS


Mine have finally bloomed and I cannot even sit outside and enjoy them because it's raining. This is an absolutely gorgeous picture great pov nice colors and details. Beautiful. TFS

Hi Linda,
Thanks for including more lilacs . . . I am a bit behind in viewing your gallery. Although I love them all, I guess I agree with Father FIola, because the composition of this one compelled me to comment. You are very fortunate to have so many celebrated lilacs near you!
All the best,

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 935 W: 106 N: 610] (10187)
  • [2007-05-23 19:52]

You have some nice lilac flowers in your gallery this one is very nice great colours

Hi Linda,
This certainly is a beautiful lilac as is your image of it. Lovely close up. What wonderful colours with the different shades as it matures. Superb image.

Hi Peper,

Great shot, wonderful visual, an opportunity to be a flower of Moscow. their colors are wonderful as their details. great colors and beutiful lilac.
Congratulations for the capture!


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