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Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4938 W: 483 N: 5832] (27208)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-28
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D50, HOYA 52 mm PL-CIR
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 150 points or more!!! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-09 1:56
Viewed: 3262
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 159
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Flashback to the summer!

Lupins by the roadside, loads of lupins…

This plant is not native to Scandinavia, but was originally imported from North America, for garden use. However, lupins found climate and soil very much to their taste and spread in millions across garden fences!

And they come in a variety of colours, from pure white via different shades of pink and to blue and purple!

Now you find them all over… except in gardens!

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-11-09 2:01]

Hi Pablo
Beautiful shot from a summer witsh is over, Well composed, superb focus on the foreground, well presented, Bravo.

Lovely colour Pablo. Well composed, good light and fine detail. They seem to be lacking here in Tasmania but back in Western Australia where I came from they are grown on many mixed sheep/grain farms. TFS,

hello Pablo,

lovely shot of this Lupins.. i always like this flowers which i only see from here.. fantastic sharpness wit great compo and detail..

tfs and regards, terry

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  • JoeyL Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 31 N: 74] (552)
  • [2007-11-09 2:54]

Hello Pablo,
this is a nice shot of these pretty plants.
+++ I love the vast variety of colours, the greens, purples, pinks etc.
Excellent clarity that conserves a tonne of detail and keeps the photo crisp and sharp.
Decently composed aswell.
Fine work.
Well done,

Beutiful colors and light. Well composed and presented as always Pablo

John T

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-11-09 3:04]

Thanks for this superb bright view !

have a great weekend,

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-11-09 3:38]

Hi Pablo

A wonderful closeup of the lupins with good sharpness & superb colour. I like the lone pink lupin breaking the repetitive pattern. Tfs!

Hi Pablo,
Wonderful flowers, great sharpness and details. Nicely presented also. TFS

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  • fff Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 600 W: 0 N: 40] (2738)
  • [2007-11-09 4:56]

Hi Pablo wonderful mix of flowers very sharp very lovely tfs cheers Shimon

Hi Pablo,
Great composition sharpness and bright colors.
Thank you...
Well done job...
Selahattin E

Bonjour Pablo,
Lovely composition and beautiful colors of naturel flowers in front of the picture that made a good triangle perpective,great shot Pablo and excellent POV...well done..

  • Janone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 3409 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-09 5:36]

Hello Pablo.
It sure are beautiful flower plants. We have them too, in our garden.
Good looking picture you took of them.
Greetings from Jan

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-11-09 5:54]

Hi Pablo
Very nice composition and good colour.
I have see this flowers many in Norway.
Gr Jos

Hello Pablo, I have a special fondness for floral photos. This is a delight. Lupins are a favorite. Lovely composition. The pink spike provides a good contrast to the purple ones. Greetings! Danilo

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-11-09 6:29]

merhaba myfriend Pablo...
verynice shot and detail..superb colors and focus...bravo...selamlar

its not a bad picture
its very colourful and good composed
but not so special!

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-11-09 6:52]

Hola Pablo,
preciosos colores,
presentación y pov,

Hey Pablo,
As usual with your photographs, this has excellent focus and sharpness. Good colour composition and symmetry between the purples at the edges :-)

Well done. Best regards, Daniel

Hi Pablo,

What a colourful image and a very beautiful one with great details, I like it. We have a lot of rain over here in Holland this week, so this flasback of summer is more then welcome, thanks for sharing this :-)

Greetings, Nel

Hi Pablo,

Looking at your lovely photo, I can not help feeling a little sad, because the winter has started and I miss the lovely summer colors. Very good DOF giving a depth to your photo and the lighting and detail are excellent.

Hello Pablo,
Wonderful composition and colors.Well done.TFS.

Hi Pablo,
I'm not quite sure but I think farmers use these flowers on the field for one year to prepare the soil for a potato crop.
My granddad had lots of flowers in his garden and these were also part of a wide variety.
They are lovely and give that warm summer feel we seem the miss right now!

A firework of the colours, Pablo, I like this sunny shot so much. But it also makes me a little sad that summer is now over and winter is here again. Today we had some snow and it is cold, brrrrrr!
So thanks for the warming shot
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Pablo,
Very colourful image.POV, Colours,sharpness,lighting and framing are superb.TFS.
Have a great weekend!


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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2007-11-09 15:07]

Lovely colors,Well composed, good light and fine detail. Well done.

Monty Python does a great skit on Lupins. It is my favorite. Very well pictured...

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2007-11-09 22:12]
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this is a very interesting photograph with clear details.
Very well composed. The diagonal of the flowers is nice.
Also good to see 'Professor know nothing 'is helping you here
:-) :-) His coments are like his photo's! To you, have a good weekend

Hello Pablo,

Wonderful colors and excellent frame, as always, and a great "more than 100 points" shot!
Congratulations, my friend!

:) later

I planted them in my gardens. I like old fashioned flowers. I grew lots of seeds, some I oredered from eastern USA. They grow wild many places I camped. the garden varity is more delicate. I even had tiny ones.

Hi Pablo, elegant flower composition with splendid colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Pablo. One of my favorite flowers captured well here. Wonderful colours and a timely reminder of summer. Thanks for sharing.

Regards Phil.

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2007-11-10 3:14]

Hi Pablo dear friend ;)
wonderful colors and light...Compliments,
Best regards,
J ;)

Hi Pablo,
Good compo, nice colours, informative note. I don't agree with the opinion that the photo isn't so special. It's a great one. At least I like it. Tfs.
Addition to the note: seed of lupin's toxic and causes painful death, because it paralyzes the muscles of breathing (but nothing else), so the poor guy, in most of the cases little children becomes suffocated without brain-shock, (s)he's conscious of his/her slow suffocation within a few hours. Horrible.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-11-10 3:30]

I really like the diagonal composition and the colours and details are superb. I think what attracts me most is the quality of the light


Pryvitanne Pablo!
Beautiful flowers which grow everywhere! I have never thought of photographing them, but you have done it excellently!

Hello Pablo

Beautiful visual, I already saw of these plants here in São Paulo, in fact them healthy very beautiful, and interesting you she to speak that they are not cultivated in garden, I think they don't like of they be arrested. Outdoors they feel very well.
Beautiful retrospective of his/her summer.


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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2007-11-10 8:06]

Sorry for the delay Pablo
A feast for my eyes....so colourful!
Nice slanted display that makes me regret last summer!
Best regards.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2007-11-10 8:22]

Hello Pablo, great shot of that landscape with Lupins. Well composed with a very good technique ! Thanks,


Bonjour Pablo
L'image est superbement exposée,le rendu des couleurs est parfait dans ce coin de nature.Du très beau job.
Bonne soirée.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-11-10 11:26]

Falshbakc indeed!
I have these in my garden. Very pleasent picture indeeed.

hello Pablo

nice picture of these colourful flowers
good sharpness and POV (maybe a little lower could be better)



Hello Pablo,
Well composed flower photo. Good colors and contrast, Sharpnes is perfect as well.

Hello Pablo,

Nice view of summer, my dear friend!! Nice colors and details. You have presented a couple of colors in lupins. I am sure it has many other flavors as well. Well composed and framed. TFS.


Hello Pablo,

Your composition makes this special for me!
I like your layer of flowers, then the water and lastly the distant stony bank.

Do you have any macros of lupins? I think they are beautiful and veryu showy. Unfortunately, non of mine appeared this year! I will have to plant more come spring!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Many thanks for your comments on Remembrance Rose!

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  • jmcl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 4 N: 204] (656)
  • [2007-11-11 9:55]

Hi Pablo,

The color palette is very nice .. the wild feel of the distant backdrop works well ..nice use of focus .. the shoreline feels a nudge tilted .. still very nice ..

take care,


Hi Pablo, her we have some ice starting to form on the water and you present us with those wonderful summer blooms. It's very heart warming :)

Nice and colourful.

Well done! Yan :)
ps: Thx for the great review on: "Crawling Tree" :)

Lovely and Colorful photo.
The colour variations have really come out very well.
A pleasant shot.


Beautiful shot.
Nice colors and composition. TFS


Hello Pablo,

I really like this pOV alot well composed and captured photo excllent colors BG POV DOF excllent work

TFS Kyle

salut pablo
jolis ces lupins, il y en a aussi chez toi, tres belles couleurs nettes, belles présentation, merci a toi


Hi Pablo,

I like a lot this colored subject, very good details and light



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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2007-11-12 7:27]

a very nice flashback!


te felicito enfoque y colores bien logrados


Lovely colorful flowers, a memory of summer and sun, very welcome on this November cloudy day. Excellent colors, light and details.



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  • Suna Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 38 W: 5 N: 22] (490)
  • [2007-11-12 12:05]

hello Mr.Pablo,
this is also nice shot.
I also like nature photos

Hello Pablo
splendide tes lupins avec l'eau calme derrière
excellentes couleurs et beaux détails


Hi friend!Nice colours and great shot!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 482 W: 69 N: 18] (72)
  • [2007-11-12 13:20]

selam Pablo
here is wonderful landscape photo with colourful and beautiful flowers
i like composition, point of view, lighting, colours and sharpness
thanks for sharing

Got some in my yard, Pablo! Here is a close up. Mine are all purple, part of some wildflower seeds I had spread years ago.
Nice warm color arangement - save a few more to sprinkle throughout the bleak winter months....

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  • dbp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 9 N: 92] (4132)
  • [2007-11-13 3:15]

hello Pablo
nice shot of a nice corner
great colours and well composed from good pov

Hello Pablo,

That is nice POV here.
The bright color lupins just pop out.
Nice light, and composition. TFS


Hi Pablo,
Beautiful composition: the blurred bg has as much beauty as those lovely, colorful lupinis! Perfect DOF.

Hello Dear friend,

This is a first snow in Norway?! :) ;)
Thank you for the beautiful Norway Summer.
However, the wall of snow in Moscow now ... brrrr... :(
Wonderful shot, Pablo!

Malik & Mary

Hi Pablo...nicely composed with great color and clarity (as usual)


Hi Pablo,
Wow, beautiful flowers! The colors are so bright, I have some of these in my garden too but they are not these colors.
Beautiful POV. Hope your fall has been wonderful!

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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2007-11-14 20:49]

Great natural composition which leads my eye to cover the whole photo. TFS. K2

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  • isu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 2] (497)
  • [2007-11-17 12:40]

Encantador rincón con unos colores formidables.
Buenos detalles y nota.
Saludos, Sira.

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2007-11-20 22:57]

Hi Pablo...
Very nice shot, i love the composition, the framing and colors.
Very well done my friend,

wow very beautiful flowers nice colors. You can relax just looking at this lovely place.


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  • HaBeMa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 33 N: 619] (3072)
  • [2007-12-18 11:29]

Hi dear Pablo;very good color-mix,nice summer shot....

Hi Pablo, though winter has just got started this little flashback to summer was well enjoyed.
I do love seeing our fields and ditches full of Lupins, and here you captured them very good. Colors are natural with good saturation, detail is super and a pleasing composition. I really like you DOF here, background is blurred just enough to give all the attention to the Lupins. Nice shooting Pablo!


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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2008-01-02 13:16]

Hello Pablo,

An amazing moment of nature has been captured in this beautiful image. Fine details and excellent luminosity. The shades of purple and violet are fantastic. Excellent shot, well done.

Thanks for sharing this picture.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-01-09 8:16]

Hello Pablo,
Very interesant summer picture.Well composed,good light,colours and details.I like the small ones reflection on the more water.

you find them here in chico and surrounding areas all over the place. great framing with the subject and the color combination.

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  • kbeall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
  • [2008-01-16 16:00]

Hi Pablo,
This is a most welcome sight in light of the cold dampness we are experiencing right now. Good colors and composition, and very sharp focus on the foreground.
Take care,

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2008-01-18 11:38]

Hallo Pablo,
eine wunderschöne Konzert mit herrlichen Farben hast Du hier gezeigt, und der schöne Rahmen macht aus dem ein fantastisches Bild zu dem der Titel sehr gut passt.
Liebe grüße.

I like lupins very much. Also this picture of them. Good depth and great colours. Well done, Pablo.

Best regards,


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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 579 W: 70 N: 644] (4308)
  • [2008-02-17 19:49]

Good morning Pablo!
Sometimes a foreigner looks very attractive - and this is the case with your lupins. Their colors are very attractive, indeed. And their diagonal placement in the frame is attractive too.
best wishes for the week!

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  • jasp Gold Star Critiquer [C: 419 W: 1 N: 7] (10)
  • [2008-02-23 10:58]

excellent capture with a good equilibrium colours, good sharpness and the water gives a little especial bit to it. good weekend Pablo!

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  • budgun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 2 N: 382] (2091)
  • [2008-03-20 12:45]

Hi Pablo,
Crystal clear colors and stunning details to these lovely early summer bloomers. Lupines can be found all along the coast of Maine and I have tried to plant them at home but with no luck. I guess the grow best wild. The are particularly healthy looking.
Regards, Tom

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2008-08-25 23:02]

Hello Pablo,
coming again into your great shots of lupins. Very colourful and great saturation. The river background is wonderful in making the shot very natural and soft.
Nice composition of pebbles in the background to in adding contrast.


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