Hořce na úbočí Stohu - Gentian on the slope of Stoh

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Karel H. on October 13, 2010

Tak ty jsou opravdu krásný.



Tomas K☼h☼ut on October 13, 2010

Ahöj Karle, i když jsem s tou fotkou nic zvláštního nedělal, stejně svítí jako neón. Dík za lajku!


Gerard Sanz on October 14, 2010

Amazing blue!!! They may be the last ones of the season ;(

Tomas K☼h☼ut on October 14, 2010

Hi Gerard, this one was made in the spring 2009. You are right, this gentian season is over now.

Cheers, Tom

Ferenc Olosz on October 16, 2010

I absolutely adore Gentian flowers. They have this incredibly vivid blue color that cannot be found anywhere else. I found that because of this unique color, they are also rather hard to photograph. Few cameras can cope with that blue. But this picture is quite good.

Radek Ulrich on October 17, 2010

Ahoj Tome, krásná modrá! Like! Zdravím, Radek

Tomas K☼h☼ut on October 17, 2010

Hello Ferenc, you are absolutely right. Not only light sky can be overburnt, but also dark blue!

Ahoj Radku, jak psal tvůj předřečník, je něco divného na hořcích, že ta jejich modrá vychází z foťáků jinak, než jaká byla ve skutečnosti. Ale tenhle osamocený krasavec mi i tak udělal radost.


Patricia Hiele on October 19, 2010

They are tiny but oh so lovely!!! Snaped them somewhere in Switserland long before digi-era...

Gtz, Patricia

Tomas K☼h☼ut on October 20, 2010

Hello Patricia, I've got also some from Switzerland...

Recorded color of them is amazing vivid, almost sur-real, but no colours manipulation was made with this picture.

Cheers, Tom

Patricia Hiele on October 20, 2010

They don't need any enhanching... the blue is so vivid anyhow... nice catch, so natural!!!!

Gtz, Patricia

♠ c0l0gne1 ♣ on November 28, 2010

Beautiful! I think the spring gentian has the most vivid colour of all - I suppose this was growing on chalky soil? Cheers, Gudrun

Tomas K☼h☼ut on November 28, 2010

Hello Patrizia, thank you for visit, yes they are extremely vivid - without using any cheeting (postprocessing)!

Hi Gudrun, I am not expert in geology, but it seems to me that Fatra mountians are a bit chalky. ;-)

Best regards from Prague, Tom

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 13, 2010
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    by Tomas K☼h☼ut
    • Taken on 2009/05/01 16:47:20
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 11.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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