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I found these picture back to my archive, I think that these picture excellent suitable with my previous pictures of tulips.
Have a nice work week.
These picture has been taken in Netherlands Aardenburg Zeeland.
Netherlands is famous for its cultivated tulips and is one of the most dominant exporters of tulips and tulip bulbs.
Tulips are indigenous to mountainous areas with temperate climates and need a period of cool dormancy, known as vernalization. They thrive in climates with long, cool springs and dry summers. Although perennials, tulip bulbs are often imported to warm-winter areas of the world from cold-winter areas, and are planted in the fall to be treated as annuals.
Tulip bulbs are typically planted around late summer and fall, in well-drained soils, normally from 4 inches (10 cm) to 8 inches (20 cm) deep, depending on the type planted. In parts of the world that do not have long cool springs and dry summers, the bulbs are often planted up to 12 inches (30 cm) deep. This provides some insulation from the heat of summer, and tends to encourage the plants to regenerate one large, floriferous bulb each year, instead of many smaller, non-blooming ones. This can extend the life of a tulip plant in warmer-winter areas by a few years, but it does not stave off degradation in bulb size and the eventual death of the plant due to the lack of vernalization.
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siudzi (23837) 2012-10-15 22:56
Your gallery is full of such a great images like this one! Really like the way you built this composition with a strong line of red tulips. Very well done. Superb pic!
Have a nice day!
besnard (48755) 2012-10-15 22:59
Une très belle photo de cette nature colorée avec en arrière-plan les arbres qui ajoutent un aspect graphique.
Bravo et bonne journée.
pajaran (36149) 2012-10-15 23:00
Dobro jutro, gospodine.
Lep pogled i trenutak.
Dobra ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lep prikaz radnika i oblaka koji donose kisu.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Mooi uitzicht en het moment.
Goede scherpte, contrast en perspectief, mooie kleuren.
Goede inhoud en samenstelling, mooi uitzicht van de werknemers en de wolken die regen brengen.
Goede tekst met de gegeven gegevens voor de gebruikte techniek en beeldelementen.
All the best.
JFS (32053) 2012-10-15 23:01
Another brilliant nature shot of yours, a real pleasure for the eyes! Thanks John!
SnapRJW (18674) 2012-10-15 23:17
Hello John - Firstly, thanks for the link to your site. I have had a quick look and shall visit in depth when I have time. At first glance I see you have some wonderful landscapes!
I like the flat horizon on this shot, somehow it shouts Holland and together with the bands of colour provided by the tulips, the cows under the distinctively-shaped trees, the few farm buildings and the small band of workers it encapsulates my 'idea' of what rural Holland is like. A pleasure to see. Warm regards Rosemary
yquem46 (32229) 2012-10-15 23:19
You are in your garden here John !
Gorgeous sky, light and colors and the usual jhm quality
Have a nice day
papagolf21 (76465) 2012-10-15 23:39
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Ces parcelles de champs de tulipes donnent à la composition un chant mélodieux de couleurs.
L'image est comme à l'accoutumée fort bien mise en valeur.
jjcordier (62280) 2012-10-15 23:46
Jolie mise en image de ce champ de tulipes. Une bonne composition et un beau ciel chargé pour couronner le tout.
Royaldevon (17741) 2012-10-16 1:17
Good Morning John,
I have just returned from Lincolnshire and can appreciate how similar the counties of Lincolnshire and Norfolk are to the the flat lands of the Netherlands. You portray the character very well, with the big skies, the vast fields and the tall lines of trees, creating excellent windbreaks. A delightful scene, beautifully composed and with many of the characteristics of a Dutch painting.
Have a lovely day,
lousat (57542) 2012-10-16 1:54
Salut John,un tres joli souvenir depuis le primtemps,la saison qui donne des couleurs particulieres et magnifiques opportunites pour faire des fantastiques compositions comme la tienne,en plus il y a aussi le ciel parfait pour une photo! Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano
krzychu30 (8797) 2012-10-16 2:04
Holland from its most beautiful side-for me anyway.I like Hollands countryside and your composition conveys excellently its beauty.The red carpet of tulps making here so eye-catching diagonal line looks really fabulous and brings so amazing contrast to your composition.Even despite the cloudy weather you captured the light and colors perfectly.Well done!
Have a nice day
tedesse (22073) 2012-10-16 2:23
Wonderful view of the work on the plantation of tulips. Beautiful white and red (Polish colors), excellent sharpness, interesting description of the cultivation of tulips.
Have a nice day
snunney (67228) 2012-10-16 2:42
A beautiful view across the tulip fields captured under an attractive ambient light. The people inject a touch of vitality into the scene and give the image a good sense of scale. The cloudy sky makes an excellent contrast with the flower field. Excellent technical realisation.
ebingul (1760) 2012-10-16 2:43
Great capture of these beautiful tulip fields under a cloudy but nice sky.Having people in the shot, makes it warmer.Excellent colours,light and clarity as always.TFS and best regards.
jacquest (14076) 2012-10-16 3:54
I like these oblique lines of green and red. The image is well divided and the elements well placed. I like the little house with the red roof. The sky with it's line of darker clouds adds to the composition.
holmertz (26876) 2012-10-16 4:14
The different colours of a tulip field is a nice theme to return to. It gives a lot of opportunities. Without the people it could have been an empty and dull view in spite of the bright red area. The human presence means a lot to the composition. The dark clouds, seemingly hanging just above the tall trees, give an extra dimension to the sun-lit ground. As always you show us a very well composed, technically perfect photo.
dkmurphys (36727) 2012-10-16 4:22
Spectacular colors of the field. I like this capture, a natural everyday scene. Good work!
pierrefonds (48301) 2012-10-16 5:16
The wideness of the field is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the field. The clouidy sky is giving a good copntrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (39122) 2012-10-16 5:50
J'aime beaucoup les strates de couleurs qui donnent de la profondeur à l'image. J'aime beaucoup le ciel très gris et la belle luminosité. J'aime aussi de voir les personnes au travail.
tyro (13021) 2012-10-16 6:47
What an interesting note about the propagation of tulips and what a fine picture to illustrate it!
Your composition is excellent and the colours are beautifully vibrant. I just love that strong bold line of red traversing the frame with the houses behind and the little group of workers amidst it. The distant trees provide a lovely break between land and a gorgeous sky and the whole picture is exquistely sharp and clear with perfect light and exposure.
P.S. I notice that you have used a tripod for this picture despite using a shutter speed of 1/400 second - do you tend to use a tripod always?
ikeharel (37222) 2012-10-16 8:51
Good evening John,
Besides the magnificent red Tulips, the picture space is well divided into third's.
Fine clear image, DOF and daylight collected, and that's inspite the big grey clouds aloft.
Didi (48880) 2012-10-16 9:48
D'après les feuilles des arbres on aurait dit l'automne.
Pourtant c'était presque le printemps
Un joli tapis rouge qui contraste avec l'immensité verte.
cornejo (17988) 2012-10-16 9:52
Hi John, excellent and unique postcard field of tulips, charming single image, nicely composed and performed masterfully, with good technique and image quality. Chaming job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Best regards and best wishes.
ourania (12287) 2012-10-16 10:53
I love how you've combined the elegance and harmony of the diagonal and vertical lines with the colourful splendor of the field and the imposing moody sky. Apart from the fascinating colours and contrasts, there's great interest lying in details and the picture is very pleasant to explore. The four people add to the interest and give a wonderful sense of movement. Depth is captivating and light management really masterful. The brilliant light and atmosphere all over the landscape have been captured in an admirable way. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
jemaflor (68837) 2012-10-16 11:18
Nice view on this field, good light and colors, well taken with these people, tfs.
LOOOK13 (19022) 2012-10-16 12:06
Fantastics colors and magic cloudy sky!
GREGG (8243) 2012-10-16 12:10
perfect exposure,very good work
saxo042 (31792) 2012-10-16 13:55
These clouds present a form that makes me think of an artist's impression of the form of "real" clouds ;) The red field of tulips is nicely placed in the picture and the persons are bringing life to the scene. A very pleasant picture!
Sonata11 (28235) 2012-10-16 18:40
another beautiful shot of nature, wonderfully captured this scene with the people. Colors, sharpness, clarity, perfect light are fantastic. I like it. Perfect job.
All the best,
Graal (88808) 2012-10-17 0:31
nice view of fields of tulips. Good colours and sharpness. Well note also.
Have a nice day.
janneman (2198) 2012-10-17 1:10
Het vaal oranje en het grijs blauwe van de wolken geeft deze foto een heel aparte sfeer. de rij populieren en de mensen op het land maken de compositie helemaal compleet.
ryno (6304) 2012-10-17 2:38
Wow, great photo, John. What stands out for me in this one, is the painting-like quality of the sky. The diagonal line of pastel coloured tulips complements the grey clouds very well. Excellent work.
COSTANTINO (42744) 2012-10-17 3:54
excellent capture with colors and freshness
there is natural symmetry with the tulips
in this field,shot like a picture with
a grey sky hidden mystery,
gervaso (8043) 2012-10-17 4:38
A beautiful landscape captured with very good depth. The colors and sharpness are also perfect! I like the dark clouds giving a great contrast to the image! Wonderful job!
abmdsudi (26215) 2012-10-17 4:54
Stunning view of the field in brilliant lighting and well exposed, but I love the mix of colours with such great details from this pov. The bursting fiery strip of red is stunning and positive catching the attention. Great piece of work, Well done.
Fis2 (73032) 2012-10-17 5:28
Lovely viw, beautiful tulips.
Good POV and composition.
I like colors, sharpness?
Have a nice afternoon.
macondo (17949) 2012-10-17 5:42
Your Springtime shot has a lovely light on the field, and a marvellous streak of pink flowers where the human figures are gathered. The clouds look like they are the work of a painter. It certainly is a beautiful countryside.
mohammad_H (6574) 2012-10-17 7:51
Bonjour cher ami
Les fleurs peuvent calmer l'esprit, et la réconciliation entre hostile et amicale
Fleur odeur guérisseur, la couleur des fleurs et amusant
La beauté des paysages, des champs de fleurs
Ciel nuageux en arrière-plan et une belle maison, belle
siamesa (27449) 2012-10-17 8:05
Bom dia John
Fantastic landscape with a touch mf magic because these beautiful colors. Excellent point of view.
vladic (4153) 2012-10-17 10:39
J'apprécie cette belle composition avec une forte ligne de tulipes rouges. L’instant est parfaitement immortalisé tant pour ses couleurs que pour la scène qu’elle représente.
janjan1897 (835) 2012-10-17 15:01
Beautiful countryside atmosphere in this great image. Despite the overcast sky there is a fine luminosity in this picture that makes the colours stand out intensively. I like the way the trees close the left side of the picture. The people caring about the flowers add further interest to what is an excellent composition. Very well done.
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-10-17 18:29
I like how the direction of the trees and the direction of the fields balance one another. Beautiful sky and nice details.
mvdisco (16440) 2012-10-17 20:14
A nice presentation of this field of plantation of tulips,
Excellent landscape and good country view,
Nice nice how to plant the tulip in autumn to have the flowers in spring time,..
I like the cloudy sky in your composition,
raszid62 (18168) 2012-10-18 3:35
Beautiful spring photography. But in the spring we will have to wait a bit. As I can see, working with tulips, not only looks at how they grow and bloom. Beautiful clear picture, however, covered with threatening clouds. Excellent image quality.
clic (10977) 2012-10-18 5:48
Many points of interest caught my attention in this lovely poster: First, of course, the two red eye-catchers and then the subtle allover depiction conveyed by hazed light and finally the rolling clouds threatening workers and the scenery magic.
Pleasant mood indeed!
Nicou (97543) 2012-10-18 5:51
quel beua ciel et iamge sueprbe vue et cpatage quel champs avec ces lignées colorées et la lignée d'arbre fantastique captage et image superbe ocmpo.
Bravo et amitié
macjake (39207) 2012-10-18 10:04
its autumn, lets see some autumn photos! haha
this is a perfect type of photo where you could show it to a group of photography students during a lesson on 'layers'.
its a fine layering shot indeed.
not only are the pinks attractive, but also the layering of the clouds and greens and tall tree tops.
bona (10132) 2012-10-18 10:29
one day I hope I could visit the pretties tupil filds of Netherland. Nice photo of the field covered with flowers against this dark sky. The trees in line made the division between this two layers. Well done.
Have a nice day
Matthew-Watt (6035) 2012-10-18 17:55
A nice sharp image from Holland. The differing colours across the field are beautiful under the heavy grey skies. Nice to see a group of cows grazing to the side also. I like the line of trees and distant farm houses. A fine location.
aliabazari (10105) 2012-10-18 21:11
Het record is erg mooi en je hebt een goede show van. Blootstelling Cosmetische Harmony van goede en aantrekkelijke kleuren. Groeten.
Met vriendelijke groet, Ali
avigur_11 (21954) 2012-10-18 21:40
The strip of red tulips creates a fantastic background for the people and makes a vey interesting composition with the line of trees. Beautiful.
milad_abazari (1648) 2012-10-18 22:42
Elegant and eye-catching combination. Beautiful colors and good lighting. With respect
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-10-19 3:27
This photo is of course typical of the Netherlands. Composition is that of a painting artist. Natural quality is remarkable. Bravo.
Have a nice day
ciakgiak (30329) 2012-10-19 10:40
Splendida quella fascia di colore rosa in mezzo al campo di tulipani, foto di grandissimo impatto visivo e di grande atmosfera, nondimeno di rara bellezza ed eleganza.
Sempre perfetta la qualità che distingue la tua produzione.
Un caro abbraccio
SWEETFREEDOM (18389) 2012-10-19 11:20
very nice rural landscape, i like the diagonal fields and the sharpness and colors.
claudeD (24163) 2012-10-19 11:43
Very fine picture showing the beatiful colors of tulips. very well composed picture. I like the view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembour
Hansaphotos (5417) 2012-10-19 16:32
The red line in the field is really an eye-catching element here. A fine rural scene very well taken from a well chosen POV. The row of trees creates a nice backdrop. Lovely work:) TFS.
Best regards, Erling
kato (6735) 2012-10-19 18:34
You're capturing well this tulip field by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the tulip flat/wide field with yellow and red. It's impressive in beautiful sequence of tree in behind, too. And, it's a good impact for working family in field.
Have a nice weekend,
danos (73926) 2012-10-19 22:51
Good morning John,
colourful the cultivated tulip fields with the people to looks so tiny and creating scale in the image.
The high trees on the backdrop complete perfec the whole scenery.
Have a good weekend,Danos
TopGeo (37994) 2012-10-19 23:45
Great capture of these beautiful tulip fields and wonderfull colours! under a cloudy but nice sky! Nice detailed image pleasant for look at view. Excellent composition, good presentation too. Very, very impressive photo, very atmospheric, with a beautiful peaceful feeling! Technically ! Great composition and framing, outstanding light management, wonderful colours! Top quality photo! Congratulations!
fabbs99 (5334) 2012-10-19 23:47
Another beauty from collection John,
Very simple scenery but made photographed beautifully by you.Lots to learn from your works.
bukitgolfb301 (30039) 2012-10-20 4:58
Hi dear John, how are you?
So impressive and comfortable image again!
Vivid and well balanced composition of each component. Outstanding sharpness and clearness is as usual but again admirable. Pink lines is so fresh. Thanks for your sharing with nice work and have a good weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
Buin (42082) 2012-10-20 9:24
I just came home from a little holiday in the valley of Moselle ...
The contrast between the colours of the sunlit flowers and this threatening sky here is stunning and really fascinating and the rendering of these clouds simply is breathtaking. A photographic masterpiece ...
Greetings from nearly summerly Westphalia (23°C today!) - and have a nice weekend!
fds (5299) 2012-10-21 1:46
ohh dear friend very beautiful image with the tulips and four peoples and very impressive sky with darck clouds
in the backgrouds the frisian cows
josepmarin (55011) 2012-10-21 5:23
a nice spring scene in this composition perfectly caught by means of an effective framing.
The threatening stormy sky creates a magnificent contrast with the beauty of the colors of the trees and of the tulip fields.
I like the good luminosity, the chromatic quality and the sharpness of this image.
An excellent work, my friend.
Schnappilic (7919) 2012-10-21 9:36
A charming presentation of this fields of tulip with workers. Beautiful atmosphere with soft colors and light. Great result!
All the best,
Nard (6913) 2012-10-21 10:47
A nice dark sky following the top of the trees and a red line standing out the green. beautiful light and colors.
mesutilgim (67888) 2012-10-21 11:24
Wonderfull capture of this beautiful tulip fields.
Very good layout.
The group of four visitors at the center adds life to the scenery.
Again a perfect TE entry with many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
adramad (27544) 2012-10-21 12:18
Wow .....! Stunning beauty of this composition, the POV is fantastic showing this wonderful tulip fields and the background graphics and the magnificent beauty of the tree line, the house with red roof is a sensational touch.
Ideal sky which is a great bonus for the composition, perfect light, crisp and colorful.
Very well done.
Good start to the week.
sacavem (18566) 2012-10-22 6:24
Good image with addition the people.Flowers make a great white carpet. The depth of field is very good giving a big perspective.
Zucca (4306) 2012-10-22 11:31
This is the kind of photo which makes me feel nostalgic : I would like to come back to last Spring ! Grey sky is very impressive and, of course, tulips catch the eye on the first plan, hopefully cows don't eat them on the left ;0)
Have a nice evening !
mkamionka (24469) 2012-10-22 13:30
beautiful capture. I like the sky with the dark clouds and the similar in shape trees which are nicely aligned and set against the sky. Red flowers make a wonderful carpet which nicely cuts through the frame.
People add some more interest.
Excellent capture, great processing to emphasize all the interesting elements,
korbee (6295) 2012-10-22 13:51
Beter laat dan nooit John:=]] dat bewijst deze mooie foto maar weer,het is toch vooral aan die geweldige lucht te danken dat dit zoveel kracht uitstraalt,en natuurlijk ook de mensen en het huisje op de achtergrond.
kordinator (13411) 2012-10-22 14:50
Good evening dear John
Beautiful view of the tulip field.
I spoke with a cousin, who lives in Israel for years, and working in Africa in the fields of tulips.
It seems to be due to cheap labor and tulips products everywhere in the world.
Fantastic composition and presentation from the Netherlands.
chrisvek (5431) 2012-10-22 15:09
Wow.Amazing colors of this very well composed shoot.Perfect lightning usage and lightning management!
Have a nice week
Silvio1953 (98001) 2012-10-24 9:00
Ciao John, great view of fantastic field, lovely composition with nice quartet, excellent clarity, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
eldancer1 (16970) 2012-10-24 9:12
Wow! Beautiful landscape! Nicely captured with good lighting and dof with nice details. Wonderful colors and it has good saturation. Very well done, tfs.
I used to live in Portland, Oregon, and there are a lot of flower farms in the area from tulips in the spring to dahlia in the fall.
REZA_V (700) 2012-10-25 12:10
This picture is very beautiful and very nice exposure. Regards
siolaw (37568) 2012-10-26 1:11
Tulip fields offer endless photo opprtunities, as here with this thin line of red flowers attracting the eye quite strongly.
Nice sharpness and colour tone too.
rychem (9175) 2012-10-27 8:33
Great! Fantastic lines of tulips beds, beautiful row of trees on horizon, perfectly done
mirosu (5507) 2012-10-27 21:11
First I wish to thank you for all your comments. I did't realized that the last photo was my 200th.
I love this hoto with marvelous color palette.
It is a well-chosen framing and the overal composition works very well graphically, and gives a nice perspective to the colorful tulip fields. The people add some nice life to the scene. The colorful fields in FG and the small house and trees in BG are in perfect focus and the overall composition is well enhanced with the heavy clouds in the sky. Well done.Have a nice Sunday.
bayno (16141) 2012-10-27 22:47
despite the gray dat rhe colors are vibrant, beautiful strip of red tulips makes sure its effect, always excellent quality and attention to detail...
mauro61 (52527) 2012-10-28 3:22
il cieo nuvoloso non toglie nulla alla brillantezza dell'immagine con il colore dei campi che risulta ben vivo.
Ottimamente inquadrata la scena,
Bluejeans (64221) 2012-10-29 6:07
Ola John ,
Boas diagonais com estas linhas de tulipas vermelhas gostei do contraste com o verde , belo céu com estas nuvens cinza dão um bom dramatismo a foto , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
jmdias (45774) 2012-10-29 6:49
marvelous image in layers. I liked the strips of the different colors and the personages adding life to the compo. execellent job.
Ninello52 (7065) 2012-10-29 11:31
Beautiful landscape! Has it all: a beautiful gray sky, a row of poplars, the little house at the bottom, tulips, four people and the cows! One of your beautiful paintings! Beautiful!
Best regards, Nino.
mumek (20190) 2012-10-30 12:55
Good afternoon John!
Lovely dramatic dark clouds on the sky hanging over beautiful field of the tulips. Great natural colours of spring, nice background with grazing cows and farm buidings. The people on the field add a lot of life to this peaceful, beautiful scenery.
Thanks for sharing
Angshu (51174) 2012-10-31 21:40
The colours of the tulip fields especially the pink formaing distinct bands creates a good visual impact. Evidence of life on the people & the cows under the trees. The large slightly grey clouds provide a good contrast to the colourful scene on the ground. Well done!
carper (96) 2012-11-01 11:30
polen aan het werk, mooie foto john.
PeakXV (193) 2012-11-05 5:28
Your gallery is beautiful and this composition is very deserving of it's 180 points( and counting). The parfait of pistachio-esque colors are an enticing entree and the grey ceiling provides a perfect contrast to these featured hues. The vertical line of trees acts as the perfect bridge and break to the landscape and the worker's are aptly placed in this fine image. Well taken, well engineered!
mvinagre (815) 2012-11-06 10:51
Beautiful landscape, very beautiful colors and perspective.
s_lush (15580) 2012-11-11 1:24
Nice spring colors under such a wonderfully clouded sky! One of the most beautiful plantations of dutch agriculture is presented in your picture perfectly well. Excellent job!
mayjayne (2792) 2013-01-08 2:30
A very enlightening note to accompany this lovely shot with colourful rows, all different from each other, and the subjects in the midst of the tulips add another point of interest.
TFS and have a great year ahead,
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (122334)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-27
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon EF 70-200/2.8 L IS USM, 1 GB Sandisk Ext II, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/400 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-15 22:53