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photoblog image .....Philine.....

.....Philine.....

 

The name of this crocus is not Philine, but in my New Years post I said there  would be 365 days of posting on SC, this year, however is a leap-year so we have 366 days, Philine one of my loyal 'fans' made a comment about it and this is what my promise of that day was:   'Philine you are so right, I missed a day, to make it up to you, the picture of the 29th of Feb. will be a special one for you!'

I did not forget and I kept my promise………

This was taken 2 weeks ago, in my backyard, in the sun

(next week I will be on vacation, I have no pictures lined up)

.....Philine.....

 

The name of this crocus is not Philine, but in my New Years post I said there  would be 365 days of posting on SC, this year, however is a leap-year so we have 366 days, Philine one of my loyal 'fans' made a comment about it and this is what my promise of that day was:   'Philine you are so right, I missed a day, to make it up to you, the picture of the 29th of Feb. will be a special one for you!'

I did not forget and I kept my promise………

This was taken 2 weeks ago, in my backyard, in the sun

(next week I will be on vacation, I have no pictures lined up)

comments (42)

This is a good one to leave us with. It practically screams 'spring.' Have a wonderful trip!
Picturit: Thank you Martin, after all the fog, I was ready for some color, see you after one week smile
Astrid.
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 29 Feb 2008, 01:05
I LOVE that you have left this crocus to dance on the page in honor of Philine and this leap year, Astrid. She will be tickled pink. You have finessed this blossom just brilliantly. One of your best, IMHO, and definitely a Likey for me.

Have a fantastic vacation next week. You deserve every minute of it.
Picturit: Ontzettend bedankt voor je lieve woorden, Philine is/was very happy with it, this was the first time i did a thing like this, I am looking forward to the many bulbflower fields on Texel, it is known too for their flowers.
I will enjoy my vacation and I will go with the wind.....wink
Astrid.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 29 Feb 2008, 01:07
Beautiful flower, beautiful shot of it.
Picturit: Thanks Jewlya, I am glad you like it.
Astrid
  • Kay
  • Portland
  • 29 Feb 2008, 04:30
Have a great vacation, Astrid! I love this flower shot. Very nice, indeed!
Are you just trying to make me feel bad about all the snow outside my window?
That is soooo beautiful.
  • Chris Phillips
  • 29 Feb 2008, 06:30
A bit different for you Astrid after those foggy scenes
Picturit: But...but....I thought you would love some 'spring'...... and this was taken the day after the foggy day, believe it or not.....smile that is Holland to, one day we don't see a thing and the next day we have blue sky's...have a great day.
Astrid.
  • vintage
  • australia
  • 29 Feb 2008, 07:44
Great photo. Have great vacation
Picturit: Thanks Vintage, I will enjoy it.
Astrid.
  • chad
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Feb 2008, 07:46
So glad that today did not get left out. Today is a special day and this is a stunning image, Astrid. The clarity and colour here draws the eye in wonder. Have a great holiday and see you when you return.
Picturit: No, this day deserved a special celebration....I am pleased you like it Chad and you know I will be back on your blog, I am going to miss it....but..but...you know when "I'll be back" grin,
Astrid smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Feb 2008, 08:20
I was very very surprised (verbazd), dear, loyal Astrid, as this wonderful- coloured and veined (wondermooi gekleurd en geaderd) crocus comes to meet me so openly and heartfeltly (open en hartelijk; der Krokus sprang mich gleichsam an! sorry, can't be translated!)- yes, this is the break of springtime, already since some days - and this leap day promises to be a bright, sunny day, too, there is a new and warm feeling in the air (in de lucht)- many thanks for this present (cadeutje), and I think we all should think over how we could celebrate this additionally granted day (vieren)- I would like - after a nice walk- to visit the film "Trip to Asia" (with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker) and then to listen to Strawinsky, Le sacre du printemps!
Prettige, ontspannende vakantie voor jou en de jouwen toegewenst van Philine and tot ziens op jouw altijd zo blij makende photoblog!
Picturit: Philine you are so welcome and for me, I speak German too, so I understood the words, sometimes we cannot translate what we like to say, that is the hard part of a different language....only by long practice, like you and I do, we are able to have some 'deeper' conversation, than discussing the weather wink, Philine it was mu pleasure to give you this colorful krokus, I know we will have an enjoyable week on the Island and I do hope I am able to capture some pictures for me to show you.
Have a nice day.....I am almost packed to go..
Hartelijke groeten, Astrid.
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich..more salt than you will ever need
  • 29 Feb 2008, 08:38
Lovely Astrid. I'm horrified that you are leaving us without pictures! Have a great Holidaysmile
Picturit: I feel guilty, so guilty gringrin, but I will try to make it up to you when I am back....thanks for your good wishes smile
Astrid.
This is just gorgeous Astrid.
Have a great vacation!
Picturit: Thank you Richard for your best wishes,
Astrid.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 29 Feb 2008, 09:28
Beautiful Macro Astrid. Enjoy your holiday, we will miss you.
Picturit: Thanks Aussie, I will miss you too, but 'I'll be back' gringrin
Astrid.
Have a good vacation Astrid - don't forget the socks ;o)
Picturit: They are packed too, with my running shoes....that will make sense what I mean with that after 30 March....but I will enjoy every minute of it.
Thanks for your good wishes.
Astrid.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Feb 2008, 09:49
Excellent capture and presentation. Enjoy your week off and bring back brilliant pictures - we know you can.
Picturit: Thank you for your good wishes, I do hope I will NOT dissapoint you, I do hope the weather will be oaky, they said there will be a storm out the next few days, well some rough water pictures would be nice grin
Astrid.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Feb 2008, 10:03
Brilliant!
Even better with the black backdrop.
Picturit: Thanks Ray, the background was already some dark, so I decided to do all black.
Astrid.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Feb 2008, 10:32
Mijn Vriend this is so so beautiful, what a joy to the eye. You have captured this very well and I am proud of yousmile

Enjoy your holiday and relax for a change!!!tongue Take care and come back rechargedgrin
Picturit: I'll be back....grin thank you so much for you knie words, I am pleased that you like it.....you have a great time yourself too!!
Astrid tongue
Vacation? Wonderful for you! This is a truly gorgeous flower shot. Spring is still far off for us.
Picturit: Yes one week to Texel, we will enjoy it...thank you for your kind words,
Astrid.
Splendid!
Picturit: Thanks, Kunle
Astrid.
  • Ann
  • Suc sur Erdre - France
  • 29 Feb 2008, 10:46
Wonderful colours !!! I love the contrasts, the details and the shadows ... Well done !!! As well, it is so sharp !!!
Picturit: That for me is so important, to get it sharp, thank you for your kind words, most appreciated!!
Astrid.
Unbelievable great photo Astrid, I love the black in the back, it makes the purple come out great
Picturit: Thank you so much for your really kind words, most appreciated!! De achtergond was niet zo mooi, wat donkere bladeren enzo, dit is beter.
Astrid
  • Roz Sears
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Feb 2008, 17:03
Gorgeous, Astrid. I love frameless flowers on black backgrounds. This is a stunning example. Fabulous detail and great colour. (:o)
Picturit: Roz, I am so glad with your kind words, this flower just asked for a black background, the original had to much mud and not nice leafes...
Have a great weekend, I will be back in a week.
Astrid.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Feb 2008, 17:33
An amazingly detailed shot - it makes me feel like a bee looking down into it! Have a great holiday and take lots of photos.
Ingrid
Picturit: I like the way you said it, the sun was shining so bright, I have a few of these in my backyard, it was just opening, so I waited until the right moment....thank you for your kind wishes, I hope the weather allowes me lots of pictures.
Have a great weekend.
Astrid.
  • tim
  • leeds, uk
  • 29 Feb 2008, 18:17
oh Astrid what a beauty to sign off with, stunning and may i wish you a totally relaxing and enjoying vacation have a great time you deserve it.........timsmilesmilesmile
Picturit: Tim, thank you for your best wishes, I really am looking forward to it. I am pleased you like my picture, see you next week.
Astrid.
Ohmy God! it's better just close up my mouth and no comment
PERFECT
Picturit: That says it all, thank you so much!!!
Astrid.
WOw, Wow, Wow ! Astrid ! This is really great. I like this beautiful flower isolated on this black background. EFFICIENT. smile
Picturit: Florence, your words mean a lot to me, thanks so much, have a great weekend..
Astrid.
  • Noa
  • London
  • 29 Feb 2008, 20:46
Nice shot Astrid. Enjoy your vacation and do come back with lots of wonderful pictures! smile
Picturit: Thank you Noa, I will try to do so, have agreat weekend.
Astrid
  • PhotoSam
  • London, U.K.
  • 1 Mar 2008, 10:35
beautiful light...
Picturit: Thanks Sam, I have been on vacation, that's why the late reply, have a nice day, Astrid
Very nice macro shot! The colors looking good also the sharpness in your photo. Maybe you can edit the background by painting it more black with photoshop. That you get the full attention to the flower.
Picturit: Thanks Robbie for your kind words, I have been on vacation, that's why the late reply, have a nice day, Astrid
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 1 Mar 2008, 18:20
The clarity and detail are perfect, Astrid. Have a great trip and hug Texel for me!
Picturit: Thanks Kathryn, Texel was great again, much wind what we love and I gave it a hug out of your name tongue, have a nice day, Astrid.
Bravo pour cette superbe macro
Picturit: Thank you for your kind words, I have been on vacation, that's why the late reply, have a nice day, Astrid
fantastic
Picturit: Thanks Alicia, I have been on vacation, that's why the late reply, have a nice day, Astrid
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 2 Mar 2008, 12:28
Nice story, beautiful flower, great photograph.
Picturit: Thanks Ruth, I will write in private some more, have a nice day, our vacation was great again...much wind, but in this time of year we love it, Astrid
Very sharp and well taken.
Picturit: Thanks Helen, I have been on vacation, that's why the late reply, have a nice day, Astrid
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • 3 Mar 2008, 01:54
This is a beautiful flower! My absolute favorite color. Enjoy your vacation.
Picturit: We did Helen, it was great again, it never gets bored, every season has it specialty....have a great day, Astrid
Absolutely beautiful, really love the colors. Great details and clarity too.
Picturit: Thanks John, I have been on vacation, that's why the late reply, have a nice day, Astrid
Come back sooooon!! waiting for nice pictures...
Picturit: I am back and will get some some post tomorrow...yes from the Island of Texel, have a great day, Astrid
A glance to spring smile
Picturit: It sure is.....love the flowers, more to come soon, Astrid
What no new picture yet Astrid? Come on girl, get a grip. Holiday is over now ;o)
Picturit: My dear Mike......have some confidence in me....I have one ready for tomorrow...have a nice evening, Astrid smile
There's a technique for getting these flowers against a black background and I have not mastered it yet.

You have! This is a very striking flower image. It's a flawless flower and sharply focused.

Absolutely beautiful.
Picturit: Thanks Colin for your kind words, in a private mail I will explain what I did....
Astrid.
  • Rxan
  • 12 Mar 2008, 12:13
Nice way of presentation. I don't know how you did it but it's a good one!
Picturit: It is not that difficult once you know....
Thank you for your kind words and visiting.
Astrid.
  • Rmi Ct
  • Qubec, Canada
  • 13 Mar 2008, 01:58
Wow!

Clear, sharp and colorful!

Great macro!
Picturit: Thanks Rémi, I am pleased you like it.
Astrid.
I congratulate to you by this full year of good images!

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