Spring Wildflower

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Comments (14)

Jean Gregory Evans on May 2, 2009

THAT is gorgeous! A wildflower?? Isn't it beautiful!

Happy horse race, it's on right now.

joyfotos on May 2, 2009

I love this one but could not figure out what it was from the wildflower book. There was just one blooming in the woods.

Unfortunately, no time. Have to run with someone!

riolobo on May 3, 2009

Round-lobed Hepatica,Hepatica nobilis var. obtusa (also known as Hepatica americana).

joyfotos on May 4, 2009

Hi, riolobo, thanks for the visit and the help with identification. I will be over soon to have a peak at your site.

I have gone back and looked at all my photos of this plant and my Hepaticas and I do not think this one is a Hepatica. It has leaves all up the stalk vs. the Hepatica has them on the ground not the stalk. Also the leaves are thin not thick like the hepaticas. It is also a bigger plant than the Hepaticas I have seen. I did check out photos of the H. americana variety online as well.


joyfotos on May 7, 2009

Bruce, Thanks for the visit. Glad you enjoyed this one as much as I did.


Ghislain Bonneau on November 14, 2009

Hi joyfoto, very beautiful shot and colors. Very nice composition. Y☼ Greetings...GHISLAIN.☻

joyfotos on November 19, 2009

Ghislain I just now realized you must have checked out my flowers tag. I do not know if I have ever looked at it, strange as that may seem. I am glad you found this one. It is one of my favorites. Thanks for the yellow star!

Ghislain Bonneau on November 19, 2009

Hi joyfoto, No I did not use your flower tag, when I visit a gallery I go trough it One photo at a time and page by page, if I can't finisth the Gallery the same day I write down on my list at what page I was and finish from there the next day. I don't want to miss any photo of anyones Gallery and I go and look at them all one by one. Even if there is 60 Pages. One user has over 500 pages and I had to give up on this one. He is a journalist and travel a lot and his photos where taken without any care for comosition. Very sad but I could not waste anymore time in his Gallery. He was the only exception, for all others it's one photo at a time. Have a great day...Ghislain.☻

Ghislain Bonneau on November 19, 2009

To continue for this photo you did a very good job with the DOF, You probably took it from a little further away then cropped it on the computer, and this is one way to have a deep DOF and have all parts of the flower in focus. Excellent work on this photo, Greetings..GHISLAIN.☻

tanfi on November 24, 2009

ohhhh! wonderful!

joyfotos on November 24, 2009

Ghislain Sorry I missed this comment....Wow I am impressed that you do all the galleries this way. I try to do the shorter galleries this way but on the longer ones I have finally had to resort to looking at each page and picking out ones that catch my eye. I know I miss some good photos this way but I would never get all the galleries looked at if I did as my free time is somewhat limited. But BRAVO for you doing everyone's this way. At least your story makes me feel better in that someone actually has a 500 page gallery. I was worried that since I have 29 or so pages & had only been on just less than a year I would run out of room. Now I know that is not the case.

You had me going back to the original photo with your comment. Actually you are right it was cropped but it was actually shot with a wide angle lens fairly close up. Thank you for your extensive comments! Talk to you again after your move!

Kriszta I am glad you like this one. It is one of my favorites although I could never decide what wildflower it was.

Ghislain Bonneau on November 24, 2009

Hi joyfoto, Well I had 24 Pages, and now with the rearrangement I have 32 Pages. What a jump. 24 photo per pages instead of 32 because the Icons are much bigger, and there is a good side and a bad side of this new page set-up. The icon is so big that now users that visit your gallery wont need to click on your icon to see the photo, so you loose lots of view counts this way (that is the bad side) and the good thing about the new page I won't have to brake my eyes looking at Icons anymore trying to figure out what the hell is on the photo. I think you might like to read what I have written in the forum HERE photography section "to create a wonderful view."

Have a great day................GHISLAIN.

joyfotos on November 24, 2009

Hi Ghislain! I saved and printed off your notes. I will read it later today. Thanks for the link.

I am not so sure about this new format. I think I preferred the old but I can see your point about the size of the thumbnail. It will be interesting to hear everyone else's views!

Ghislain Bonneau on November 24, 2009

Hi joyfoto, Would you mind to save it again, I just updated it and I also removed some of the Plate reference that are in the PDF format.

It is now complete and you will find it in the forum, PHOTOGRAPHY,,,,THE ART OF COMPOSITION. I have put it seperately with the title...THE ART OF COMPOSITION so that people would see it better.


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Photo taken in Maplewood Nature Center, 2659 East 7th Street, Maplewood, MN 55119, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 1, 2009
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    by joyfotos
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
    • Taken on 2009/05/01 16:52:42
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 5.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash