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Neat and clean

Neat and clean
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Copyright: John van Aarle (JohnTulip) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3349 W: 798 N: 8612] (35303)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-06
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 400D Rebel XTi, Canon EF-S 17-85 mm f: 4-5,6 IS USM, Compact Flash 2-1gb
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vandana's Favorites I [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-11 10:10
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 120
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Treklens.. A visit to a Garden Centre..(Intra Tuin)
Plants.. flowers..garden tools..Fishtanks plus fish..
furniture for your garden .. its all there ...

We went there to buy some one year stuff , since in our absence (The Cruisse in May .. the trip to Canada.. friends did take care of the plants and some plants left us.. our mids.. to bloom futher..eternal in Paradise ..

A garden center .. a source of photo-material for free
( no entrence fee !! ) :-) and among many items this flower here ..
My first flower with my new (back up ) Canon 400D-Rebel XTI

Thanks for your time Folks

John T

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.

Publilius Syrus
(~100 BC)


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The calla is a beautiful, sensual flower, nice photo great detail good work John TFS


Very neat and clean John. Beautiful well presented image.

Regards Mark :)

Hi John!
Very nicely presented, perfect sharpness and detail, lovely smooth colors and nice frame.
Nice to "see" you're still around.
Have a nice weekend.
Kindest regards,

hello john!
wonderful photo, great framing and sharpness
i like it.

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-08-11 10:40]

Beautiful work here! Nice sharp details and great pov! Love the framing!! TFS

Hi John,

This is a good picture and really neat and clean. Focus and sharpness also details are superb. I love your framing here is something new for me to watch.

Well done and TFS.

With best regards,
Muhammad Usman Ali

Simple composition set off against the velvety bg. I think this is called Aaronstab in german. Not sure about the english name.

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2007-08-11 12:12]

Good Job John this looks like a presentation for a catalogus for flowers(in my job in flowers I ve seen many photos like this)this one is excellent!

Very well captured and very neat presentated !! A clear image with a nice frame. And that all thanks to your new camera? ;-)
It is very nice how the flower seems to disappear in the dark.

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2007-08-11 13:24]

Hello John..
so happy to see a post...
Wonderful Clean post. very crisp... details are great... also the frame is just perfect for your flower...
LOVE the notes.. not sure I'm up to snapping in the garden center yet... (next year??)

Take care


Hello Dear friend,

GREAT Peace Lily captured here :) I'm happy.
Nice sharpness, lovely contrast, and love that framing.
Well done. TFS


Excellent capture brother :-).
Excellent sharpness, details and PP work.
Love the simplicity of it all.

merhaba dear john
wonderful artistic picture.magnificent macro.
well done my friend.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Hi John :o)
Wonderful ... peaceful ... delicate ... sharp and excellent frame ... seems to be in the air.
Excellent work John :o)
Take care my friend

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2007-08-11 16:02]

The king just posted another ace shot.Fantastic work my friend, Maybe I should give up now I dont think I will ever be that good (only joking) Wonderful work,keep it up.

Hi John,
It's a very nicely presented of this beautiful calla flower, perfect sharpness and detail, lovely colors, nice frame and nice idea with black background.
Good work.

Best Regards,

Hello John!
Lovely flower and beautiful contrast between black background!
Perfect clarity and beautiful colours!
Excellent done!
Best regards!

Hello John,
Delicate simplicity!
The white part is nicely exposed...
Pablo -

another great capture , oom Johannes

Have a good Sunday

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2007-08-12 1:22]

Zuiver en mooi!

Hoi John,
Great contrast and sharpness, fine presentation, you are back to "normal" !? As gfar as your posting of today I would say YES! Take care my friend, I will have contact with you about Thursday.

:) Later...

Hello John !!!!

Fantastica presentación, como siempre deleitandome con tus obras maestra. Eres todo un maestro John !!

Hasta ?¿¿?¿? ;-)

Saludos, Regards...


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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-08-12 2:19]

Hi John
Nice, simple, clean, beautiful great job done.
This shows how easy it can be done if one only know how to do, superb job, compliments John.
The best regards

Merhaba arkadaşım John;teşekkür ederim,sen nasılsın,very good sharp and good detail,and white color balance quality,selamlar...

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2007-08-12 10:22]

Yes it is John:) very nice separation and framing, gorgeous quality:)
Regards - Tom
:) later

Merhaba John.
Very beautiful macro and great shot.Very nice colors and details.well done my friend.TFS.

Hi John,
Yes this is neat and clean. Very nice and very good frame word. Got a catch up with that. TFS

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-08-12 13:02]
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Hi John,
I am be back after a busy week at Quebec City! During my absence, strong rains fell into my area. The basement of my house was flooded. Much work to clean the damage! :(
Very good presentation for enhancing the purity of this calla. Fine detail and softness of white tones! Very well done! Annie

PS/ A scoop just for you: I bought a new camera. It is also a 400D-Rebel XTI with a canon EF-S 17-85 mm F : 4-5.6 IS USM

Superb, Bro! congratz for your new cam! and you did very well here with the black bg against the white petal. And the graphic is superbely done with the lines.
Very sharp also.
And the white is perfect.

Take care, sis :)

Zdravo John!Great work my dear fried!


it's never too late for making well, you know if you had my mall the reasons of my small delay to put a message to you.

The purity and the precision of your POV very give an aspect Zen to this flower of it's its simplicity of the beauty which in fact a wonder and you knew with this photography with your new Canon to make us feel it.
When with your frame, it's quite simply marvellous, emphasizing your subject. Congratulations for your work
Bisous, Corinne

Hello John,

I really like the composure with excellent Bg with PP excllent colors bg POv DOF well done

TFS Kyle

a good macro john..
nice level of detail.. nice light from the top.. the right contrast..
i like it.. well done
ciao Marco

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  • Pops71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 252 W: 24 N: 523] (2093)
  • [2007-08-12 18:42]

Hello my friend,
Great capture. Very soft colors and great sharpness. We can see the veins in the petal. I like your choice of framing. Very well done. Congrats
Warm greetoings

. . . . and beautiful! Simple presentation with great meaning behind the simplicity . . I love the quote . .

How are you my friend John? I had limited time to access TL, due to lots to do at office incl week-end . . .

Wish you always be happy and healthy.


Brilliant white and perfectly exposed. Nice shot, well composed with fine POV.
Best wishes,

Simple, neat and elegant John, nothing else to say my friend. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Tamar Tranquillity VIII’

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-08-13 6:35]

merhaba myfriend John ;
verynice captured and macro..super pov...selamlar...

Hi John

Lovely shots, and yes it's clean and clear.... Great Macro

Amri HMS

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-08-13 18:56]

Hola John,
bello trabajo y excelente presentación.
sensibilidad y buen gusto...

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-08-14 0:38]

Hi John
Mooie comp. Goede beeldvulling.
Ik had er misschien iets meer verzadiging in gezien maar dat zijn peanuts.
Gr Jos

Hi John,
Since joining TL I think in people-styles - so this one strongly reminds me of Vandana or CallMeMaria.
Very elegant.

John hier zien we de diepere betekenis van leven. Heel moi en een perfecte balans! Een van de mooiste.

VERY nice John! Love the soft tones, and you are right, it's neat and clean! Love the black BG also! Superb!
Thanks for your comments on "Bloom"

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 350 W: 105 N: 198] (7374)
  • [2007-08-14 11:00]
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hi John,
beautifully presented flower... like the frame much.
great contrast ...
my congratulations.

give me a drop of vodka instead of an advice...
russian preverb

Hello John,

Great shot of this beautiful Calla with excellent detail, great colors and sharpness. I also like the creative frame, very cool!!
Greetings my friend,

P.S. Tried to call you about 21:45 our time.

Hi John,
Minimalistic yet very nice photo. As the title says... Congrats, John, well done. Great frame, too. Regards from Hungary, László

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-08-14 19:41]

Hi John,
Nice close-up. I like the frame.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-08-15 7:57]

Hello John,

Such a fabulous pic from nature has been presented with an immense aesthetic sense. Delicate frame along with dark background is enhancing the floral beauty of the subject. A wondeful shot, well done.

Thanks for sharing this image.

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2007-08-15 20:35]

Lovely work John, very nicely presented too.. well done to you.

Kindest wishes

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-08-16 1:51]

I think that the frame/writing is a bit distracting but the photo is wonderful


It is neat & clean! Great photo & framing! TFS :} Don

Hi John,

a simple nature masterpiece, perfect composition against the best dark BG.

Well done!


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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2007-08-17 7:10]

Congratulations on your new Canon 400D. Enjoy taking pictures.
Very nicely presented, perfect sharpness and detail, lovely smooth colors and nice frame.
Have a nice weekend.

Magníficos detalles y perfecto encuadre.
Buen bg y acertado DoF.
Un saludo, JL.

Hi John,

Lovely capture!! Nice visual. Great details and perfect usage of light. Good framing. TFS.


Hi John!
Beautiful photo.Well framed and composed.

Simple and completely beautiful. The border and black background set off the lily perfectly. Great stuff!
Thanks for sharing

Hi John,
From the thumbnail, this seems like a white flame, snapping tall.
Here we call these plants "peace lilies", is that what they are called in Holland? As to your note, I was "kicking myself" yesterday for forgetting my camera when going to a fall festival, where they were selling many beautiful mums . . .
A very pure shot, simply and perfectly framed. . . nice detail and control of light.

Hi John,
Cool picture. I like the black background. Nice colors. Great detail. TFS

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