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Happy Easter

Happy Easter
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Copyright: Derek Hill (Derek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 56 W: 25 N: 88] (311)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-07-25
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon Elph S200
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/40 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): In my garden [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-04-11 13:32
Viewed: 3316
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Although TE and TL represent members from a variety of religious backgrounds,we all seem share a common appreciation of the cultural traditions surrounding our holiday seasons.

The White Lily has long been associated with Easter.

Lilies are often called the "white-robed apostles of hope." Legend has it that beautiful white lilies sprung up in the Garden of Gethsemane where drops of Christ's sweat fell to the ground in his final hours of sorrow.

While these lilies are sold in great numbers at Easter time,this is not their normal flowering season.As perennials, the send up new stems each spring and flower towards the end of July.
To be able to sell them at easter,the plants are "forced" into early growth in heated greenhouses to bloom in time for Easter celebrations.
Happy Easter to you all.

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Nice colours here Derek and good composition.
I like how the background is dark which works very well against the white flowers.Very well done.

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  • Judy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 159 W: 95 N: 154] (531)
  • [2004-04-11 15:04]

Happy Easter to you too Derek! Thisis beautifully captured - looking as though it could have come from Gethsemane itself! Beautiful clean and sharp image with excellent colors. Your note is especially interesting. Well done.

Happy Easter to you too :-) Good note, and a nice image to go with it. I'm wondering whether you ran NeatImage (or similar) over this shot though, it feels a little too smooth almost... Nice topical shot though :-D

I like how there is both open and unopened lilies also,very informative note.

Great flower photo, Derek.

I like the colors you capture.

Well done

I really like this shot and your description is great. I like how it's a wide shot which includes unopened buds as well as full blooms.

Nice pictrue with nice flowers. Did you run this through NeatImage? It looks so smooth. Great note.

Oh! ces lys sont superbes et la lumière joue bien son rôle sur l'ensemble de la photo. J'aime beaucoup.

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