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Forsythia


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The flowering Forsythia is indicative of the arrival of spring. Shot on a tripod with an Olympus Zuiko 40-150 mm 4.0-5.6 lens.

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When you see Forsythia flowers, spring has arrived; it's sometimes called 'easter tree'. It appears to belong to the olive family Oleaceae. The genus is named after William Forsyth (1737–1804), a Scottish botanist who was a royal head gardener and a founding member of the Royal Horticultural Society (Wikipedia). Its bright yellow flowers can be quite overwhelming, especially when seeing a blossoming tree that can reach 6m of height. There is only one European species and no less than ten in Asia. Your comments are very welcome.
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This fantastic cluster of Forsythia flowers stands out very sharp and well lit against a blurred background. As always, your accompanying note is very interesting, ciao Giangiorgio
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Interesting story and a beautiful photo of Forsythia in both, aesthetic value and technical quality, Vincent! My compliments! Best regards! PDE
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Hi Giangiorgio,

 

thanks for your comments and continuing support! The accompanying note is almost 100 % Wikipedia. Kind regards, Vincent

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Vincent, I like the composition of the picture, you also mastered the contrast very well. Kind regards, Franz
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Hi Franz,

 

thank you for your appreciative comments! I'm glad you like the composition; I had my doubts about that. Kind regards, Vincent

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The light and dark of the shadows top left put the stamp of Oiseau on this creation. Excellent work, Vincent.
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The lighting is mesmerizing, Vincent. It runs the gamut of shadow, midtone, and highlight, which can't help but to draw the viewer in. I'm also impressed with the colors; despite the predominance of the gold of the petals, the green of the large bud in the top left of the array of blooms is an exceptional offset. Most impressive! - - My best always, michael
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Hi Wayne,

 

thank you for your comments and appreciation! I had to chuckle when I read that the 'light and dark of the shadows top left put the stamp of Oiseau on this creation'. The play of shadow and light obviously is an identifying mark of my work. Kind regards, Vincent

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Hi Michael,

 

thank you so much for your comments and continuing support! I knew the exposure was correct on this one, but it's funny you mention the green of the bud of the cluster of flowers; I didn't pay much attention to that. Kind regards, Vincent

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