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Galanthus nivalis

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 20 February 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

These flowers (Galanthus nivalis) are usually the first to flower. They are mostly seen, cultivated in gardens. In Wijnegem (near Antwerp - Belgium) is one of the few important wild populations in Flanders left. During autumn and early winter there were massive forestworks at that place, so nearly all of them are destroyed. A few species could survive the tires of the bulldozers ... Hopefully they can spread again during next years ...

Canon EOS 400D 1/320 second F/2.8 ISO 100 60 mm

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KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

You can't imagine how impatien I'm to see these flowers coming back...

20 Feb 2010 9:16am

@KriKridesign: Oh yes, i can !!!!

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

The spring can come! Wonderful picture!

20 Feb 2010 1:08pm

@Loner: Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting my images. (i'm not answering all of them :-) ). I'm very glad you like my pictures. And yes... i desperatly need spring... who doesn't ...

Patricia from Brecht, Belgium

Johan dit is prachtig, met zijn drietjes, goh ik verlang naar de lente als ik je foto's zie (✿ ◠ ‿ ◠) ❤

20 Feb 2010 1:22pm

@Patricia: Dank je weerom, Patricia. Ja, de lente mag heel snel komen van mij !
nota: heb je mijn berichtje over voordracht gekregen ?

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Nice composition, Johan. :)

20 Feb 2010 5:18pm

@Julie Brown: copy paste :-):-) Thanks very much, Julie. I'm really pleased with your visits and your comments.

Raye Michele from Halifax, Canada

perfect composition. Love the colours against the background as well - this image sings spring.

21 Feb 2010 12:29am

@Raye Michele: Thank you very much. Spring is about to come ... !

Frederike from Rostock, Germany

awww, the first flowers ind wondeful light.. absolutely great! :)

21 Feb 2010 1:54am

@Frederike: Thank you again. I hope spring arives really soon now. Just can't wait :-)

Bess from Watkinsville, United States

Beautiful image! You obtained a nice contrast without losing detail in the lightest areas. I love the repetition of the shapes.

21 Feb 2010 2:32am

@Bess: Thanks Bess. It was indeed really difficult to maintain the details in the white part. I'm glad u like it.

Ralph from Overijssel, Netherlands

Mooi zo 3 op een rij!

22 Feb 2010 8:41pm

@Ralph: Hartelijk dank voor je bezoekje. Ik ben blij dat je deze foto leuk kan vinden.

Canon EOS 400D
1/320 second
ISO 100
60 mm