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Endless botanical garden

Endless botanical garden
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Copyright: Robert Calve (perryhooter) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2584 W: 853 N: 6167] (27938)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-01
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Mood
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro 1
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Lower St-Lawrence Escapade
Theme(s): Your favorite Images II, Marylou's Favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-04 7:31
Viewed: 3367
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Canada Day : Time: 13:34 hrs

We left Highway 218 . We joined highway 132 just West of the village of Saint-Vallier. ( sorry for my mistake on the title !) Highway 132 is one of the oldest road of the country. From the United States border ( NY State ) across Cornwall, Ontario, it is following downstream the south shore of the Saint-Lawrence river, to go around the Gaspesian Peninsula and close the buckle at Sainte-Flavie ( The Gateway to the peninsula ) .

So we took the panoramic road between Saint-Vallier and Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies, and enjoy the old villages. One of the most enjoyable pleasure to travel at this time of the year is the sight and scents of blooming wild flowers . This period is very short however , since the lawn mowers are cutting everything down in early July. It is a bit a shame as the perfumes are often subtil and gentle. Much more pleasant than the smell of manure (^_^) so often covering the fields….
I could have taken this almost anywhere along the 500 kms of road we covered that day. Flowers were everywhere. Therefore the title chosen.

So I took time to enjoy some views on our way down , like here . Let me dedicate those wild flowers to my french colleagues Coquelicot and Marylou (^_^).

Back tonight with my own mail. Got to go to work now.

Technically . Image uncropped. Simply resized, sharpened, framed and titled.


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Good morning Robert

Absolutely beautiful capture here, crystal clear and stunning scenery with so much to look at.Superb notes too

TFS kind regards Helen

Hi Robert. Beautiful natural bouquet. Great colour and DOF, bringing the b/ground interest into the shot. Lovely light also. Very well done.
Regards, Steve.

Hello Robert,
How lovely to be able to see so many wild flowers. They make an idyllic scene! The low angle works paricularly well. Nice composition and detail. I really like the way the grasses stand proud of the flowers.
Kind regards,
Bev :-)

A beautiful landscape here my friend! I like how you captured the fence along with the wildflowers. The clouds give this some great depth. I think it's a shame that someone would mow these!
Nice work,

Bonjour Robert
Très belle scène en effet avec toutes les fleurs des champs et le paysage en arrière plan. J'ai passé 2 jours à Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies justement la semaine dernière, un autre beau coin de pays, la température était très semblable. à bientôt.


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  • tracer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 748 W: 45 N: 1650] (8284)
  • [2007-07-04 12:19]

very sharp robert. Good focusing. the range of colours and textures are great.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-07-04 13:00]

Delightful capture: really shows off the beauty of nature in Canada -- perfect for Canada Day

Beautiful picture. Great colours and sharpness.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2007-07-04 21:46]

My kind of scene. I love the wild flowers growing like this and your greens are really good Robert.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-07-05 0:30]

Salut Robert,
J'adore cette dernière série! Le point de vue très bas donne une perspective bien intéressante à ce paysage. La luminosité est parfaite pour rendre le teint "santé" de ces jolies fleurs des champs. Excellente acuité des détails. Comme si on y était! Bravo!

PS/ Les dix derniers jours ont été un vrai tourbillon. Beau succès pour notre 25e édition du festival. J'espère que tu as apprécié ton bref séjour dans le Bas du Fleuve!

Bonjour Robert :o)
Tout d'abord merci pour cette jolie dédicace, je suis très touchée, sincèrement. D'autant plus que la photo est magnifique, fraiche, champêtre, colorée. Tout est aérien, l'ambiance est douce et le point de vue bien trouvé :o) Merci beaucoup pour ce magnifique paysage Robert ;o)
Amitiés de Dieppe
ps : direction mes favorites ;o)
:) plus tard

Bonjour Robert, tres belle image estivale avec les fleurs sauvages.

La perspective est superbe ainsi que la profondeur de champ.

Salutations, Yan :)

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-07-05 22:32]

Hi Robert,
Nice composition of these wild flowers.

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2007-07-08 19:10]

Very pretty country scene Robert, I like your POV here.. including the wildflowers.. and looking across the fields...well done.

Thanks for such a lovely photo.


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