Narcissus is the flower which blossoms in Greece in January, mostly on damp meadows. Its smell is amazing and one small bunch can work like an airfreshner for a room :-)
According to Greek mythology Narcissus was an extremely handsome young fellow, who also being very proud, refused to return love of the nymph - Echo. Nemezis punished him by attracting him the pool where he saw his own reflection in the water and fell madly in love with it, not knowing it was merely an image. He was unable to leave the pool and eventually died. The flowers which appeared on his grave took his name.
The story might be quite tragic, but I love these little treasures and wait for them every winter.
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Noel_Byrne (7329) 2013-01-19 8:30
A very interesting story to go with these winter flowers, perfect compliment to your capture. The tree in the background is cool too, it looks very ancient in comparison to the short fleeting lives of the bright flowers.
All the best
bema (25936) 2013-01-19 8:44
Geia sou Kamila,
Lefkada in Winter, it appears to me like like our homeregion rhineland-palatinate in late spring!
absolutely fascination flowers and capture of it!
have a nice weekend, see you soon, greetings Bernd
Curious_Eye (864) 2013-01-19 9:12
Indeed, the scent of those flowers is amazing! A very picturesque scene - I like the colours and the contrast between the freshness of the flowers in the FG and the stark trees in the BG, reminding us of everything that winder stands for. Well seen!
Fis2 (73084) 2013-01-19 11:45
Przyjemny pionowy kadr.
Stare drzewo dodaje uroku tej kompozycji.
Cos pokombinowalas z ostroscia.
Pierwszy plan zdecydowanie przeostrzony:(
bukitgolfb301 (30063) 2013-01-19 17:01
Hi dear Kamila
Ya in Japan too. Narcissus is popular and I also like very much. This is a essense of your sense and inspiration indeed. Great widefocus appraoch and nice exposre and wonderful colro touch. I like very much this image. Thanks a lot for your sharing and have a good Sunday!
Janusz1974 (2271) 2013-01-19 17:03
Bardzo ladne zdjecie ukazujace piekno i roznorodnosc przyrody.
Perfekcyjna kompozycja z kwiecista loka w pierwszym planie i starym drzewem w tle.
Nicou (97637) 2013-01-19 20:57
Avec ces fleurs en premier plan quel arbre et image quelle vue et cocmpo superbe image et captage fantastique nature.
Bravo et amitié
Romano46 (4846) 2013-01-20 2:13
una bella composizione che contrappone il verde del prato la vegetazione bruna e il cielo ricco di nuvole.
Mi piace l'evidenza che hai dato ai fiori in primo piano ed il taglio verticale che trovo molto appropriato.
Complimenti per la tua galleria di foto.
Ciao e buona domenica
brianmcc (5536) 2013-01-20 3:00
your low viewpoint here is superb with the lovely flowers in the foreground leading towards the focal point of the tree and the mountains in the distance. the colours are very natural and appealing in this light. great depth of field and detail, especially with the flowers in the foreground.
have a lovely sunday,
Kielia (20411) 2013-01-20 5:36
your gallery continues to grow with the most amazing images. This wonderful impression makes me feel in season. The composition is excellent. Thanks for sharing!
GREGG (8243) 2013-01-20 9:51
... i zamieniłaś Kamilko deszczowy Edynburg na kwiecistą łąkę i słoneczko w zimę..:)
notrap (4680) 2013-01-23 13:06
we have to wait at least 3 months before we can see these flowers bloom, and in my region only in gardens, not as wild flowers on the meadows. Thanks for sharing this beauty!
vladic (4153) 2013-01-23 15:05
Wybrałem to urocze zdjęcie, gdyż przypomina mi wiosenne kwiaty na które w mim ogródku będę musiał poczekać jeszcze prawie 3 miesiące. Jedynie czego mi tu brakuje to ich... zapachu :)
Serdeczności z zaśnieżonego Krakowa,
jcpix (3261) 2013-01-31 14:27
A very interesting and informative note which adds to the charm of this scene. I enjoy this perspective, the "horizon" is well placed and helps give focus on the subject of the flowers. That being said, the rest of the image is appealing as well with the color contrast and cloudy sky. This is a very pleasing setting that has been captured and exposed quite well. Lovely photo, a good one to share.
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-02-28 13:24
"manousakia" we call them in Arkadia and it is so nice to see this beautiful picture of many manousakia growing naturally in a field bringing an amazing aroma and decorate with their beautiful and delicate presence the nature and the natural surroundings!
thanks for this one,
- Copyright: Kamila Zadora (Kamilutka) (3207)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-19
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Lefkada [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-19 7:47
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