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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-20
Categories: Nature, Mood
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro, ScanDisk UltraII 8GB, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-03-23 1:48
Viewed: 1682
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Not everyone want to cue up properly, not everyone want to line up....particular when it's spring!

A picture of last year from the tulip fields around Hillegom. In a few weeks the bulb field will bloom with all their colourful flowers. I've got my camera gear ready and looking forward to make some cheerful pictures again :-)

Hope you enjoy this post, the weather in Holland is gorgeous at this moment and the forecast is good.

Let's enjoy the warm spring sun!

(Sorry Kiwi's and Aussies, you are facing the cruel cold winter ;-)

Took this picture with my good old D70s and the Sigma 70-300 zoom lens. To create a shallow DOF (but still enough sharpness of the subject) I used a 200mm focal length and f/13.0, aiming on the tulip which is not in line.

PP work: Shot in Raw, converted to jpeg, adjusted levels and curves (minor), cropped, resized and sharpened using USM. Add frame.

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-03-23 1:51]

Love it !!!!

wonderful Hans, my neighbor for this day...

nice flowers...

other latitude,

dd, ile de la Réunion

Hi neighbor.... :)

This is a very lovely shot. Exceptionally beautiful with wonderful light and exposure. Nice details and DOF. Very well composed frame. The way in between the flowers is looking so nice.

TFS, indeed a great shot!

Best Regards,

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2010-03-23 2:11]

Hi Hans ;)
Beautiful photo...pleasent pathway, TFS
Best regards,
J ;)

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2010-03-23 2:18]

HI Hans, this looks really very beautiful, I love tulips very much.
Regards Rose

Hello Hans,

The photographs of the tulips, in their many colours and shapes, are a delight of spring!
This is a good 'taster'!
I love how you have provided a path to lead through the vivid yellows, but, the most engaging feature is the one tulip which is popping out to grab the attention.
If you have ever taught children, there is always one, just so!

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2010-03-23 2:20]

reeds lente in volle pracht

Hi Han's
beautiful capture on a lovely bed of flowers great details
and sharpness .I'm liking your photos very much,thanks again


wow.. this is beautiful, very attractive. your shallow DOF works well and smart exposure. You said, the wheather is nice there, so i am expecting more shots like these.. well done.

Nice pic Hans, very cheerful! There had to be one errant flower...it looks like someone 'sticky-beaking' to see what's happening at the head of the queue.

'Sticky-beaking'...Aussie for being nosy!

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  • Pink (19)
  • [2010-03-23 3:03]

Very Nice Photo:-)

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2010-03-23 4:56]

Hello Hans,

Excellent shot, all this yellow tulips and the spelndid colors.
The POV is wonderfull, great perspective and sharpness.
Have a nice day.

Hello Hans,

Very vivid photograph! The colors are great and get you in the mood for spring seasons. I like how you focused on the division of the flowers from the walkways.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-03-23 6:00]

Hi Hans,
What a superb interpretation of Spring with this yellow tulip field.
Yes even flowers do not obey to keep in line! There's always the odd one out!
Marvellous lighting and good use of shallow DOF!
I like the 50/50 composition with that disobedient tulip in the middle.
Well seen and neatly presented.

Francis Xavier

hey man
this is a very nice pics, love the way the flower in the middle is kind of sticking out!
great work, well done

Hello Hans!
Very very nice yellow tulips composition and great focus on the one outside.
Nice framing, too!
Best regards!

Hola Hans
Buena imagen de este inmenso campo de tulipanes amarillos , una excena que da animos y transmite sensacion de alegria , gracias por compartir
Buen trabajo
un saludo

This is a beautiful picture! On my screen the levels look a little flat. I did a WS to see if I can correct it. Not sure if I overdid or not, it's hard to tell with different screens! This is wonderful, well seen Hans!

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-03-23 9:40]


Fantastique image de ces tuliupes, quel beau jaune, avec la coupur au milieu du petit chemin, ces couleurs jaunes vivie, une merveille.

Bravo et amitié


Ha! Terrific example of how the central placement of a subject can be outstandingly effective. Really love this - great use of DOF, good framing, outstanding composition!

Hi Hans
fabulous yellow field.
perfectly captured and presented.
I like the sticking out individual flower that adds cheerfulness to the image.

Hallo Hans,

Goed gezien die Einzelganger in het bloemenbed,scherpte ligt erg mooi, 1 puntje van kritiek is de kleurzweem in de foto dit had wel beter gekund, het kan ook aan mijn scherm liggen.

groeten Mark

WoW beautiful colors and composition. I like this photos.
Regards Zoran

Hi Hans..nice details and tones...well done.


Nice and colourful pic. of tulip fields around Hillegom. Vibrant and colourful pic. Perfect blend of image levels, brightness, colours and saturation. Just avoid blurring the forefront of any pic. Thanks.

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