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Red in black

Red in black
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Copyright: Lenka Gondova (lgfoto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 66 N: 252] (2190)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-28
Categories: Nature, Macro
Exposure: f/22
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-04 17:08
Viewed: 1441
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Same tulip more open than at the previous submission. I was experimenting with backgrounds.I liked both - black and white.

It is unclear who first brought the flower to northwest Europe. The most widely accepted story is that of Oghier Ghislain de Busbecq, Ambassador from Ferdinand I to Suleyman the Magnificent of the Ottoman Empire in 1554. He remarks in a letter upon seeing "an abundance of flowers everywhere; Narcissus, hyacinths, and those which in Turkish Lale, much to our astonishment, because it was almost midwinter, a season unfriendly to flowers" (see Busbecq, qtd. in Blunt, 7). By 1559, an account was given by Conrad Gessner of seeing tulips flowering in the garden of Councilor Herwart in Augsburg, Bavaria. Due to the very nature of the tulip's growing cycle, if the bulbs are to be removed from the ground, it generally occurs in June, and they must be replanted again by September to endure the winter, Busbecq's account of the supposed first sighting of tulips by a European is likely spurious. While possible, it is doubtful that Busbecq could successfully have had the tulip bulbs removed, shipped, and replanted between his first sighting of them in March 1558 and Gessner's description in 1559. After introduction of the Tulip to Europe, it is believed to gain much popularity and shown as a sign of abundance and indulgence in the Ottoman Empire, The era which the Empire was wealthiest is called the Tulip Era, in Turkish Lale Devri.

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-02-04 17:22]

Hola Lenka, maravilloso trabajo y bellos detalles, buena presentación... saludos

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  • biblio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 523 W: 6 N: 225] (2498)
  • [2007-02-04 17:26]

Stunning great colours, love the Red on Black

Hi Lenka
Another superb shot. Good sharp detail. Good background - black usually works best with red. Well done.

Pekny tulipan...

very nicely done, thanx, M, (*_*)

nice, very clean, great color, thanks

Merhaba Lenka.
Another great macro work, well done.
TFS and best wishes.


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  • Lucia Silver Star Critiquer [C: 46 W: 0 N: 0] (249)
  • [2007-02-14 2:15]
  • [+]

Ahoj Lenka,
paradna ostrost.Mala si velmi dobry napad dat ten kvietok na cierne pozadie,super vynikne jeho krasna farba.Aj tie dalsie tulipany v tvojej galerii su velmi pekne,
tak umelecky nafotene.Maj sa pekne,

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  • Konie Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 29 N: 298] (3006)
  • [2007-03-06 7:59]

Hi Lenka,

The black background is so good here. With the good lighting, the flower came out so well. I like too the direction of the flower. It follows the natural eye direction, i.e. left to right. Very well done. TFS.


Hi friend,
This capture is really outstanding - I love the DOF, the sharpness, the colours and the dark background! Excellent composition too!
Take care Ana:)

Hi lenka,

excellent quality, technical perfection for this shot. Great sharpness. Dark BG works well.



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