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Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day
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Copyright: Silke Force (Silke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-06
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Exposure: f/4.2, 1/190 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flowers I have Known and Loved, In Print [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-30 6:01
Viewed: 2391
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This weekend is a long weekend for Canadians, for July 1 marks the anniversary of Confederation.
In honour of this special day, I present a very Canadian flower from my archives: the "Wake Robin," a close cousin to the Trillium.
From our Canadian Government website:
On June 20, 1868, a proclamation signed by the Governor General, Lord Monck, called upon all Her Majesty's loving subjects throughout Canada to join in the celebration of the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada on July 1st.
The July 1 holiday was established by statute in 1879, under the name Dominion Day.
On October 27, 1982, July 1st which was known as "Dominion Day" became "Canada Day".

Tech:no PP, just resized and framed

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

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hi silke!
loveyl shot with great colors.
i like it.

Beautiful flower portrait, Silke.
It fitts the special weekend very well. thanks for the info.

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Hi Silke, splendid flower with wonderful colors, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2007-06-30 10:02]

Hi Silke

Visual and beautiful beautiful tribute the anniversary of Confederation.
very well done, have the nice weekend. Enjoy


Hello Silke,

Wonderful flower portrait. Sharp, colorful. Enjoy your day.


ps: sending you email

Hello Silke, oh, this is a very nice thought with a very fine flower and well captured! Great light control even this hard light condition. I like the blured bg, and with the bg in high keys, it makes the flower pop out.

Good space all around the petals.
Good close-up! Very sharp!

Take care and have a great weekend and Canada day! Yan :)

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 362 W: 0 N: 697] (2745)
  • [2007-06-30 11:47]

Hi Silke,

A happy Canada day to you and thank you for this beautiful flower. Great colours, sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing!

Greetings, Nel

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  • lopa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 239 N: 849] (8975)
  • [2007-06-30 13:42]

Hi Silke ,
A magnificent picture Silke, with much good detail and colors. Well framed and presented in a nice composition...
Close-up work well done, love the vivid colours and sharp fine details!

Hi Silke,
This one is a little OE in the background, but I absolutely love the details here. It's a very sharp picture of a beautiful flower.
Amazing how you can see the pollen on the petals. A real great one!


Hi Silke:
This reminds me of my good ten years in Canada (in Calgary area)...
Lots of history there... and very sharp vibrent post here...
and Wish you a Very Happy Canada Day!!

Looking forward to the festivities, particularly the fireworks!
Nice and very sharp picture of this flower.
Have a great weekend!

Excellent. Excellent sharpness colors and details.
Just WOW!

Hello Silke,
And first off a Happy Canada Day to you too! I am Lucky I get to celebrate Canada Day here then Monday Fly to the USA and get to Celebrate the 4th of July too. :o)
Beautiful flower, I have never heard of such, it looks very similar to the clematis I have growing up the side of my gazebo but they are a vine of course so much different. Great angle and love the color! TFS

Thanks also for your comments on my photo " Its springtime in Ontario" :o)

Simply magic, Silke, and so beautiful. Luminosity, natural colours and symmetry make this an outstanding impression. TFS! And happy Canaday Day. - Cheers, Cordelia :) :)

Happy Cananda day. Nice shot

Hello Silke,
This is a really beautiful flower, beautifully presented! Great sharpness and detail, with just a hint of light and shadow! The blurred b/g and the co-ordinated border all add nicely to the overall effect.
How do you celebrate Canada Day?
Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Silke,

Great detail and superb clarity image. I love the color and composition.


  • janneman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 314 W: 7 N: 164] (1054)
  • [2007-07-01 11:37]

Lovely flower, love the blury BG so the flower claims all the attention !
Beautiful shot !



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  • isu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 2] (497)
  • [2007-07-01 11:55]

Hola Silke,maravillosa flor y color muy marcado, ofreciendo un efecto de textura muy interesante. Saludos Sira

Hi Silke,
wonderful red and green tones on this beautiful national flower. Great use of natural sun light. Well done my friend!

Have a wonderful day!

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2007-07-01 14:51]

Hallo Silke,
ein klasse Bild mit fantastischer Schärfe wo man Einzelheiten sieht, man muss sagen "Hut ab" Wunderschönes Makro, gratuliere.
Schöne Grüsse

A lovely floral image Silke and it certainly contains almost Canadian colours. Excellent detail, lovely colour and I feel in this case the central position works well. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Helen Traubel’

A HAPPY CANADA DAY Silke, lovely image, nice detail, thanx, M, (*_*)

Hallo Silke...
Die Bilder ist sher gut ghemacht... TOLL:-)
L.G. Ella

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  • JoeyL Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 31 N: 74] (552)
  • [2007-07-02 6:45]

Hi Silke,
a vivid coloured plant!!
Sharp and detailed.
Well done,

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  • tracer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 748 W: 45 N: 1650] (8284)
  • [2007-07-02 12:40]

lovely macro Silke. details are so crisp as well as the colors. TFS

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-07-02 14:11]

Beautiful colors and sharp details here! Happy Canada Day to you as well!!! TFS

Use of a flower in a good sense! :) I like the way it's make the work! The photo is precise!
The light on it is alive and with a good background!

Just amazingly beautiful! love the color saturation! Canada Day?? Never heard of it!...we are SO far from you! A fitting tribute!
I'll be back.........

Hi Silke. An elegant composition of this Canadian flower. Perfectly cropped and delivered. tfs. Murray.

Hi Silke,
It’s a real beauty
Razor sharp and a fine soft colour background
The flower stands out and the repetition of the background colours strengthen that

Hi Silke,
Beautiful picture of this flower, nice colors and sharpness,lovely flower and nicely composed,nice macro and excellent POV. well done..

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