Fonti del Clitumno
A true natural jewel of Umbria, the sources of Clitumnus, for suggestions that evoke, are the ideal place to understand the interplay between religion and the environment. Here, pools of water with intense colors and lush vegetation create an environment of incomparabel beauty.
Dedicated to the God Clutumno, personifications of the river where he uttered his oracles, already famous in Roman times and celebrated by Propertius, Pliny and Virgil in their writings, these waters have more recently inspired poets like Byron and Carducci, painters such as Corot and still gush from the rock fractures and are collected in a lovely lake.
A stretch of water with a little foot long perimeter of 400 meters over an area of nearly ten thousand square meters. In this small pond many plant species contribute to give the characteristic for which the Clitunno sources are known. The moss, the seagrass, water the ponytail, the Mestolaccia the brosca creased, the greater Settignano, the forget-me-mire water cress, also known as watercress are just some of the plants found within the pond. Around the shore are trees to characterize the environment, primarily cypress, poplar, which in summer is of a dense foliage. Then, the willows disclosure of which is traced back to the fashion spread in Paris in the 40s of the nineteenth century this plant, it is said, gave shade to the tomb of Napoleon at St. Helena.
Further downstream, about a mile, is the Temple of Clitunno or Clitumno, probably of Roman origin, then turned into early Christian chapel, of uncertain date (IV-V century AD), which preserves the most ancient sacred frescoes Umbria, including a "Pantokrator" the eighth century.
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mohammad_H (7488) 2012-04-14 0:29
Wonderful views of the beautiful and lovely bird. Colors and lighting are well done. Appropriate resolution. You did it very well recorded.
Nicou (105595) 2012-04-14 0:45
Famntastique cat blanc dans ce fond vert grandiose compo e tiamge sueprbe cpatage.
Bravo et amitié
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-14 1:03
a fascinating atmosphere with beautiful composition and charming details, superb lights and POV, beautiful shot, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
papagolf21 (79506) 2012-04-14 1:27
Bonjour, cher Silvio,
Je trône dans l'azur comme un sphinx incompris;
J'unis un coeur de neige à la blancheur des cygnes;
Très belle image de ces cygnes qui se déplacent avec une grande élégance.
jhm (127843) 2012-04-14 1:38
I love these pastorale with the couple swans.
Perspective and depth are perfect made, together the nice reflections.
Sharpness and clarity make this image great.
Color and presentation are pleasant for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
ikeharel (43845) 2012-04-14 1:43
Contrast white swans on a shadowed pond is perfect.
the image conveys a calm ambiance and a serene environment.
Sergiom (45214) 2012-04-14 5:49
On se croirait presque dans une annonce de White Swan, tellement la lumière en diagonale frappe les cygnes de plein fouet et fait resplendir ce beau blanc.
carlo62 (19291) 2012-04-14 6:00
due bellissimi cigni con i loro stupendi riflessi.
Romantica e suggestiva immagine.
Sonata11 (31197) 2012-04-14 8:12
what a elegant and very beautiful composition of the couple of swans and goregous its clear reflection with a nice surroundings. eExcellent xecuted with beautiful light, colors, sharpness, clarity, great POV and DOF too. Thanks for sharing. An exqusite photo with depicted in solemn mood.
All the best and have a wonderful WE,
claudeD (26890) 2012-04-14 8:43
they are always very fotogenic this wonderful swans. Very good composition and fine colors and sharpness. Very well done.Excellent fotojob.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
nikkitta (8869) 2012-04-14 13:50
Very beautiful capture of the cigni with nice reflects
Nice colors and great contrast
Good POV and frame
Greetings and TFS
siamesa (27461) 2012-04-14 15:08
Boa noite Silvio
Romantic and poetic. Splendid composition. Lovely scene. Congratulations.
have a nice Sunday
Cricri (92015) 2012-04-14 22:46
Ciao ami Silvio
Bel effet de miroir des cygnes sur cette eau paisible, dans un cadre verdoyant, paisible et romantique réalisation
dkmurphys (42389) 2012-04-14 23:54
Charming wildlife capture. I like the calm atmosphere and the wonderful day. Good work!
adramad (30819) 2012-04-16 7:40
Beautiful and delicious composition, with these two beautiful swans, its immaculate white, stands in beautiful shades of green image, beautiful shine in the water, like touch of brush. Beautiful work. Congratulations.
Have a great evening.