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Why to wait for Peony?

Why to wait for Peony?
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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, Macro
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AFS DX VR, UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Tulip Festival Michigan, Hollad
Theme(s): My Photos >= 100 points [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-31 6:12
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 116
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
How much far crazy Dutch can go in horticulture???
This is a classic example.

Why to wait for Peony??
What you think TL it is? Peony or a Tulip?
Let me tell you, it is "Tulip".
Yes, its their another new hybrid, which looks like peony, and blooms in spring...
So, why to wait for peony...they bloom in summer time.
Somebody might say what about the fragnance??
Friends, believe me, it does have little fragnance, even though not as sweet like peony :)
Plus they come in multiple vibrant colors too, where Peonies do not have so many colors.

In workshop1 and workshop2, I've got another view of these flowers.
Thank you and have a happy WE.
Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.
--Theodore Levitt

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Hi Vandana,

I don't know about tulip . . just seen in in the imported shop . . can't afford to buy it . .
I love seeing this flower when blooming like this one . . kind of rose . .
Lovely composed . .

Happy week end to you too . .


  • Janone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 3409 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-31 6:31]
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Hello Vanny.
Well, it sure looks like a Peony.
Beautiful Tulip is is. Perfectly selected by those specialists.
In our garden, the one ,and again, only Peony is flowering now. (out of 3 plant) Almost same colour as your Tulip here.
Best regards and a nice weekend, Vandana.

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  • KrL Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 504 W: 135 N: 502] (7619)
  • [2008-05-31 6:37]

Bonjour Vandana,
toute la délicatesse des pétales ressort, une superbe précision... le rose est vraiment lumineux, très agréable.
Bonne journée


hi vandana, neat shot, i like the layers of pedals in this, the colors,details and dof all good too!
nice post,

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  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2008-05-31 7:35]

Very beautiful image and a wonderful looking flower as well.
Nice color, light and sharpness here--the 2 workshop shots are excellent as well.
The note is educational as well.
Thanks for the view and information,

Hi Vandana,

Those red/orange ones also are quite appealing.
But when you go for elegance, then this is no doubt the winner.
No craziness involved trying to come up with hybrids - seems like a great and satisfying job to me ^-^.

Enjoy your weekend,

Hello Vandana

Another magnifies visual
a wonderful beauty.
Clear and impeccable details!
Your lighting and detail i fabulous


merhaba my friend vandana
magnificent lovely pink flowers.magnificent colours and light.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Great shot Vandana as far as clarity, composition and the subject. Flower is a flower and identifying Hybrid flowers are best left to the Horticulturists. The beauty of the different layers with their myraid reflections on the petals although monotonous are attractive. Great post.

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-05-31 9:00]

Hi Vandana,
I have no idea.But I think beautiful shot of this elegant flower.Congratulations.Necla.

Hi Vandana
a very nice flower
I know this is atulip because my mother has in the garden
but another colour
yellow and red
your photo is wonderful
very good

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  • japiey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1253 W: 75 N: 2365] (9460)
  • [2008-05-31 10:51]

Hi Vandana,

Lovely image.
Good tones.
All the best.


The quality here Vandana is excellent! Superb sharpness and color. Can't get much better than this!

Hi Vandana,
Excellent macro with the flower and light.
Lovely shot and colours.
Well Done .TFS

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2008-05-31 11:51]

Hi Vandana:)
Details and colour - very nice presentation:)

Hi Vandana,
Beautiful flower nicely composed and presented with great colors and sharp macro picture, Excellent POV. and details,
All my compliments

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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2008-05-31 12:34]

Hi Vandana,
Sweed tulip! Wonderful flower.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-05-31 12:47]

Excellent colours of the beautiful peony Vandana,
Very interesting macro. The location for the photo - and the sharpness and colors - could not be better at all.
I wish you a beautiful and comfortable week.
Best regards.

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2008-05-31 13:28]

This is really a beauty and wonderfully presented, Vandana. Excellent work
Best regards Rose

Hi Vandana.
Una imagen perfecta.
Bella iluminación y agradables tonos.
Saludos, JL.

Hello Vandana
This is your mirror image in pink ??
Beautifull dear friend..
Love how the light plays here with the flower.


It certainly looks like a peony Vandana. I would be curious to know whether it is a late blooming variety. You have capture the texture well, awesome sharpness. Greetings, Danilo

Wonderful capture.
Excellent sharpness and details.

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  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2008-05-31 21:43]

I really like the detail in the pedals in this shot. The lighting is very good and the image is sharp.

Hi Vandana!
Like very much this flower... the shot is clear, lights and shadows well balanced, and the clarity is remarquable.
Ciao, Antonella

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-06-01 0:35]

WOW! All three pictures are so beautiful!! What a pretty flower!!!! Very pretty colors. Your lighting and detail is fabulous!! Thanks for sharing, and for teaching me something new :) Have a great weekend.

Hello Wandana,
Breathtaking clarity and texture of petals.
My compliments...
Selahattin E

Hello Vandana,
Wow..what a shot,great details,good composition with the color,light and sharpness.Love it!
Wonderful again!! image and words.


Hi Vandana,
this is an amazing one, excellent clarity and sharpnes, superb compo, perfect light,
welldone and tfs,
:) tomorrow

HI Vandana

Thanks for sharing this beautiful flower. How interesting too to see the variations in your workshop. Apart from being a beautiful variation of the tulip this photo is exceptional in its detail, clarity and light. Well done


ciao Vandana..
it's beautiful indeed!! really great for details, shades and colours!! so delicate.. with a light so warm and gentle!! thanks
ciao Marco
;) soon

PS your WSs are also beautiful indeed!! ;)

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-06-01 3:46]
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I love your recent flower series, Vandana... and this one is a particularly nice addition, I also like bonus shot #2 a lot.
Excellent colour and a perfect DoF. Nice work.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-06-01 4:51]

Hi Vandana

Nice repetition of the undulating pink petals on the flower in this superb floral macro. Good dof & color. Tfs!

Hermosos detalles y muy buena iluminacion, felicitaciones Vandana

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  • Romeu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 306 W: 0 N: 220] (1859)
  • [2008-06-01 8:34]

Hi Vandana,

WoW!! Great light! Amazing Technique!!

Best regards,

I was luky to find a blue tree..

Hi Vandana
Great colour in this image. Very good shades of pink. Well done

Hi, Vandana!

Excellent composition with nice colours. I like it!


Merhaba Dear Vandana:)
Perfect details and colours..Congrats!!!
Cordial Greetings,

beautiful close up shot of this hybrid Tulip, they sure have knowledge in growing flowers, vivid and sharp Vandana,the color is great.TFS.

Namastey Vandana ji
Kaisi hain aap?

lovely shade of pink
wonderful composition
lovely details
nice DOF

Manuj MEhta

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-06-02 3:10]

Hi Vandana,
For sure I though this was a Peony. Very fine compostion on this. Nice light and details. TFS Julie

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-06-02 5:27]

It really looks like a peony !
Wonderful shot, dear Vandana.


Hi Vandana,
Marvellous lighting and very beautiful colors with fabulous sharpness, detail and DOF.

Hello Vandana,

A superb tulip you captured, also the color tones are very pleasant and the light is great. Excellent work!

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-06-02 11:38]

Merhaba Myfriend Vandana.....
Excellent job with beautiful photo, wonderful colors and a very beautiful macro..

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 3 N: 199] (1317)
  • [2008-06-02 13:16]

What a marvellous tulip, Vandana!! Indeed I had thought it was a peony! You captured all its beauty in this magnificent shot. Excellent sharpness, light and details.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Best regards

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  • kbeall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
  • [2008-06-02 16:25]

Hi Vandana,
Bigger than life, this one is very similar to the single peony that I had on my desk for a week. Texture, color, and light--all perfect.

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2008-06-03 2:04]

Hi Vandana,
Perfect shot and point of view of this beauty. Great details and perfect DOF, I like it. Thanks

Hello Vandana, this is a beautiful macro of the hybrid tulip. Very sharp, nice colours and the bg is not distracting.

Very well done. cheers :)

Hello Vandana!
Very beautiful this pink tulip!
Great colours and good light, perfect detail and clarity!
Yout both WS are very nice!
Best regards!

Hi Vandana,
Nice color and light.Great shot

Hello Dear vandana
A superb capture.
Such a lovely gamut of pink colour.
superb sharpness.
Makes for a very elegant and pristine image.

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2008-06-04 3:23]

Hi Vandana
Its rose time BEAUTIFUL
Gr Jos


excelente enfoque te felicito

Amamzing tulip specimen and shot of it, Vandana! Outstanding work, as always!
Best regards,
(**) tomorrow!

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-06-05 4:32]

Hi Vandana...
Another excellent catch of tulip, nicely done..!
Fine image, colors, details and not...
Well done.
Best regards,

Hi Vandana,

Beautiful flower, captured in all its glory and ambiance, with excellent detail, lighting and DOF. Your tight composition gets the full attention of the viewer to this lovely specimen.
Greetings from both of us,

Hello Vandana,as soon as I saw the thumbnail, I thought Peony! So thanks for putting us right as to its variety,it is an amazing tulip.
I love the light on the petals showing all the delicate pattern.
Great POV.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-06-27 6:40]

Great Details and colours.very nice presentation. Well done.

Very lovely, Vandana! We missed ours this year, since while they bloomed, we were away on holidays (for both the fancy tulips and the peonies). Lovely color and nice sharpness showing the variegated pink on white.

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