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Beauty of Tulips

Beauty of Tulips
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Copyright: Vandana Bajikar (vandana2923) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2465 W: 125 N: 5702] (22207)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-10
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AFS DX VR, UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Tulip Festival Michigan, Hollad
Theme(s): _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros, Beauty of light, Tulipa, Boomcat's Favourite, My Photos >= 100 points, SIlver Tulip Award III, TEXAS EXCELLENCE AWARD II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-11 14:49
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Favorites: 6 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
TL, back from the Tulip Festival of Michigan, Hollad.

We were lucky, it was wonderful, clear georgous day, and tulips were in full blooms in their peak :-)

Along with my friends, I was there for one full day yesterday, and got wonderful pictures. We visited Veldheer Tulip Gardens, Neil's Dutch Village, Windmill Island and lastly tour in downtown.

This picture is from Veldheer Tulip Garden. Ofcourse "Original Hollad" is the best, and no comparisn...
and still in this town the Dutch who migrated to USA have tried their best to keep Dutch culture alive. This garden plants 1 million tulips every year.

Tech talk: ISO 125, Vandana on ground on her back and shot from lower angle thru tulips field in the sky. Little curve adjustment, and resized for TL. Early morning light is really wonderful to shoot photo.

Enjoy the sun, nice blue sky, and beautiful tulips.
“No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive.”
--By Mahatma Gandhi

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-05-11 14:58]

This is an AWESOME PICTURE!! The flowers are so beautiful and I love the colors and the pov!! TFS

OH MY!! How can it get better?? It can't! The clarity is out of this world! Stunning saturation here, my goodness, you deserve my highest award!

Hello Vandana :)

WOW !!!! AMAZING picture ! Excellent POV and light on the petals .... hummm wonderful colours, all my compliments !
In my favourites :)

Hi Vandana,

Unusual of presenting flowers from below angle . . and with combining blu skey as BG, it is a lovely image . .
Great idea in composing it . .
Well done


Many thanks for your kind words on Flow .

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6102 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2008-05-11 17:24]

Hello Vandana

Wonderful visual!
I am amazed with the texture and the high quality
of your picture. Infinite beauty!
Beautiful perspective, colors, details and of very good
I like, as always!
Congratulations for the beautiful look!
All the Best.


Hello Vandana,
Beautiful shot, excellent composition and very good low
point of view, fantastic sharpness and depth of field,
very lovely colors and superb contrast of the flowers
against the clear blue, very nice clarity and light.

hi vandana, ah finally, fellow member "BMYNBR" and i have been wanting a shot like this for a while now, this is beautiful, we went to the tulips fields but we had no blue sky for this particular type of view, we were wanting backlit tulips also, this one has wonderful colors and details with a great perspective,

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-05-11 17:42]

Hello Vandana,
Beautiful capture and composition, fantastic colours light and detail. An excellent work (as usual).
My regards, jmb

  • devylla Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 345 W: 17 N: 161] (1431)
  • [2008-05-11 18:11]

Lovely pov.
I love it.
The colors are great,the light is very good.
Well done,


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  • wieyos Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1094 W: 43 N: 2059] (9118)
  • [2008-05-11 18:16]

Hi Vandana,

a superb image with excellent compo, clarity & colours. great pov as well. it's so clean and lovely. well done.


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-05-11 18:38]
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Hi Vandana,
WOW! Really, this is a striking POV! How I like the light passing through the petals showing their transparency and subtle nuances. Excellent control of all technical aspects. You can be proud of this masterpiece. Bravo! Annie

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2008-05-11 19:25]

Hi Vandana,
Great POV, with lovely colours.

Hi Vandana,
They are so lovely this tulips,!! Great taken picture and composition with beautiful colors and sharp picture, Excellent POV' and details , lovely perpective and Great shop and work, Very well done.

Namaste Vandana
excellent POV
wonderful use of light
clear image with good details in such a light
wonderful flower, beautiful texture
Manuj Mehta

Hi Vanny,
A little bit of Holland in the States. :) And a stunning photo. Wonderful POV (from Your back), colors, sharpness, compo - but this is usual from You. I bookmark it as one of my favorite photos, because it isn't an ordinary tulip capture, but an image full of ideas. Bravo.
Tfs, cheerz, László

Hi Vandana,
Wooow!!What an amazing macro.Sharpness,POV, light, colours and details are perfect.TFS.


That's a great angle Vandana, normally people take the shot above the flower, absolutely stunning colours, the light is superb.


ciao Vandana..
it's simply beautifull.. you have chosen a great POV.. i like the combination of colours.. perfect with BG of the sky!! light is warm.. perfect too!! brava Vandana!! ;)
ciao Marco

merhaba my friend vandana
happy mother's day.wonderful lovely flowers and lovely colours.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2008-05-12 0:05]

nice composition
good color

Hello Vandana!
Wonderful colors, lights and contrast! Lovely tulips! Excellent photo!
TFS, Best regards, Zorica

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1627 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-05-12 0:46]

Hello my dear Vandana,

Lovely shot, great details and sharpness, especially your pov, the colours contrast and just wonderful, superb work!

Have a nice day,


Hi Vandan:
Simply beautifull, great contrasts & semetry...

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-05-12 1:58]

hi Vandana

I like this one. Very stylish shot and really great saturation of color and sharpness. Good view from this angle to give a feel of upward growth. The blue sky helps a lot.


tfs, bill

Hello Vandana.
Lovely Dutch picture, taken 'far away', from our Keukenhof, which I visit at saterday with our Sicilian Connection'.
Gorgeous Tulip this is. Good composition with the blue sky even through it.
Regards from Jan

stunning shot, Vandana.. sharp and clear.. the lights and colours are just gorgeous.. well done.

regards, terry

Hello Vandana!
Excellent yellow and blue and nice point of view!
Great detail and clarity, perfect light!
Lovely composition!
Best regards!

Hi Vandana,

Great perspective, great colors, great job!
Congratulations and TFS

on monday

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2008-05-12 3:21]

Hi Vandana
What a paradise of colors. Beautiful and vivid colors sharp capture and nice lines created by the POV you hace chosen

Hi Vandana,

Wow, what a punch of colours!!! Love it!!
Allmost as nice as the original Holland ;-)))

1 million tulips. Jeez, that's a lot!

Greetings, Dennis

Wow!what a grand sight!Great texture and colors.Did you take this picture at noon?I like the lighting so much!

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-05-12 8:27]

realmente hermosa,
perecto trabajo y color,
luminosa postal,
saludos Vandana.

Wonderful composition.
Excellent sharpness and details.

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-05-12 10:04]

ciao vandana...grande composizione...bellissimo lavoro...ottimo soggetto...bellissimi i colori...ottima ripresa...grande opera. d arte....complimenti..

Hi Vandana,
What a fantastic backlighting shot...
Nice colours and perfect composition.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Superb colors and light. The golden tulips on the BG of the blue sky--I love it ! Excellent clarity and light-shadows play.


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  • Derona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 266 W: 154 N: 855] (5631)
  • [2008-05-12 10:52]

Hi Vandana

Beautiful shot.
Like your different POV.
Wonderful detail and sharpness.
Well done.

Regards Derek

Yes, you already told me that you were going there Vandana - your POV is fantastic - thanks for explaining that I have to be lying on my back to get a shot like this!

We could indeed enjoy gorgious weather as well.

TFS these beautiful tulips.


Hi Vandana, splendid composition with lovely Tulip, superb sharpness and fantastic colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Dear Vandana :)
Perfect Compo.Vonderful Tulips.Very beautiful colour and details.Congrats !!!
Greetings from Istanbul,

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  • starky Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 320 W: 2 N: 40] (2945)
  • [2008-05-12 12:21]

Hi Vandana.Beautiful and pleasant picture with nice flowers.
Best regards, Bosko.

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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2008-05-12 13:17]

Hi Vandana
Gorgeous picture! I like this one.

An excellent POV Vandana. Good colour and detail and a lovely light. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘For All Mothers’

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2008-05-12 13:56]

Top of the top, dear Vandana. Wonderful creation.
Best regards Rose

Hello Vandana!

Smart and effective low POV and composition providing more luminosity to the flowers with a more spectacular background.

Well done!

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  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2008-05-12 22:32]

Great shot of these Tulips. The P.O.V. and display of colors are really great,

Thanks for the kind remarks on my Fountain shot.

Hi Vandana,
Delicately captured ... I like the repeating patterns of the flowers ... visually appealing. The way you composed this is also commendable ...I like the rising level of the flowers. Image and color quality is spot on. Excellent work! tfs

Hi Vandana,
Simply awersom,
Great colours,
Nice choice of sky as BG,
Very clear and detailed,
Good job,


GREAT posting, Vandana! Wonderful take! Glad you had a good time there, and you could see more of the place than I did.
Best regards,
Diana :)

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-05-13 2:38]

Hi Vandana

A marvellous colour contrast between the yellow & blue, with superb sharpness, saturation & contrast. Tfs!

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-05-13 4:44]

Hi Vandana,
what a beautiful control of the light.Very,very good compo.Congratulations.Necla.:)later.

hi vandana!

great shot with very intersting pov
amazing clarity, great colours and perfect saturation
very beautiful composition



  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-05-13 5:27]

wow, really wonderful !


Hello Vandana
What a nice shot and what a technique. I believe you had your chin in the soil to get such a low point of view. Lovely colors and artitic composition with the diagonal line. The cloudless blue sky makes a splendid background.
Great shot

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-05-13 7:59]

Merhaba myfriend Vandana....
Excellent job with beautiful photo, wonderful colors and a very beautiful shot.....

wonderful and lovely composition Vandana, vivid and sharp flowers with beautiful colors.well done again.

Hello Vandana,

I love tulips, and I love that time of a year when they grow and make us happy:)
This is a wonderful picture - the POV is unique and great, the lighting absolutely beautiful, and colors - terrific.

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1398 W: 269 N: 2111] (13209)
  • [2008-05-13 15:16]

Hello Vandana.
Beautiful shot and amazing sharpness. Yes, great sharpness. Well done with 18-200. Some day I will get that lens ;)
Best Regards.
Janek Kloss

Hi Vandana,
Wonderful - image and words,excellent capture..
Very nice DOV and great details..love it.
Very nice to put this as a windows wallpaper..
Nicely done my friend.


Thanks on my "FOR EVERYONE CALL MOTHER" picture.

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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2008-05-13 18:23]

Super crisp throughout. Great colour contrasts.
Nice diagonal with the flower heads. Thanks for getting down and dirty. TFS. K2

Hi Vandana,
Excellent sharpness, vivd colors and well planned POV
Warm colors works well here against blue sky.
Selahattin E

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-05-14 4:11]

Hi Vandana,
EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT , EXCELLENT. Really a nice display with incredible lighting and details. Perfect. TFS Julie

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  • OWO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 70 N: 330] (2387)
  • [2008-05-14 6:34]

Hi Vandana,

Well this one is perfect. Every thing is great and beautiful...
Tulip festival in Holland...USA??? That's a nice one :-)



Nice line up.
Great clean colours.
Lovely sky! Most wonderful contrast.


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-05-14 12:10]

A very simple but above all strong and effective tulip photo Vandana.

Bom dia Vandana

Perfect! Immaculated!

My regards


Hello Vandana,
Beautiful composition! The colors are amazing with
excellent details. Love the effects that the light gives.
Great capture!

Best regards,

Radiant! Excellent colors, sharpness, lighting, composition. Congratulations! I love it.


Hi Vandana,
Nice work my friend!Great work.Nice composition and colours.

Beautiful capture of the light and tulips.

hi Vandana,
I like so much this beautiful picture, great perspective and great colours, brava
kind regards

Hi dear friend,
they are really beautiful, but these one from your shot... waw!
Great angle of shot and crop.
Lovely framing too. Congrats for this beauty!
Best wishes,
:) soon

Hello Vandana,
The fine point of view creates an attractive diagonal!
Delicate details have been captured in the flowers, and they contrast so well with the wonderful blue sky...
Pablo -

Hello Vandana,the quality of this picture is superb.
Great POV.
The smooth waxy texture of the petals really comes across.The colours are beautiful and the blue sky sets them off a treat.
I enjoy reading your 'thoughts of the day'.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hi Vandana,

The beauty of tulips, you captured it very well! Great POV and colors. Very good light. TFS
Best regards,

Hi Vandana
Absolutely love the very low pov, reminds me when I was just a kid
lying down and looking up at the flowers with the immaculate blue
background sky. Well seen, love the sharpness also.


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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2008-05-21 13:01]

Well, my dear Vandana, let me put it this way: if it was my shot, I'd have it printed and framed about 50 x 75 cm and put it on my wall. Excellent compo, sublime colours and a very good DoF. One of the best pics I've seen from you - so far ;o))

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  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2008-05-23 12:38]

Hi Vandana, I like the diagonal composition made of colours and light, the unusual pov and the excellent sharpness. Really a fantastic shot!
ciao, Cinzia

Like Soldiers in a 'Flora Parade'
Nicely lined up.. I think you had to go down flat on belly here .. and we have to now and than in order to get a good result.
To newcomers: taken this from standing - up position it would have make the 'target' small and less
Same for Children photograpy
Thanks Van.. good overall performance here dear!

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2008-05-25 16:52]

Sharp, well composed and nice colors.


Oh, how lovely, Vandana! Nice diagonal "horizon" with the tulip stems creating a vertical movement. The luminous yellow-orange blossoms opening up to the sun - this is life! And what a clear blue sky (less common in those parts of Europe). Very well done! - Cordelia :))

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  • albyro Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 452 W: 0 N: 24] (2504)
  • [2008-05-31 12:04]

Hi Vandana,
a very beautiful colours and compo here.. So MARVELLOUS!!! TFS.

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-06-29 8:56]

AWESOME PICTURE!! The flowers are so beautiful and I love the colors and the pov. Very well done.

Beautiful colors!
really nice angle on the heights of the flowers. fantastic clear capture
well done,

Hi Vandana, I don't know much about tulips, but I can sure tell that these are great colors! Thanks for sharing!

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