Switzerland is a nation of flowers that seem to thrive in the mountain air. Each species favors a different altitude and habitat — from rock crevices and screes to snow beds and springs.
The hike to Lake Bachalpsee offers everything to a hiker's heart desires: a magnificently-landscaped path leads through lush flowering alpine meadows. On the opposite side of the valley, the ice capped, sharp, jagged peaks of the Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn and Finsteraarhorn on the opposite side of the valley stand in stark contrast to the pretty flowering meadows lining the trail.
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claudeD (38436) 2014-08-13 5:33
you are showing two seasons in one picture. Summer and winter time. I like the fresh colors of the flowers and your light managment to show the snowy mountains in background.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
dta (77606) 2014-08-13 5:58
Hello May ,
What a contrast between the charming and colorful flowery Fg (I like especially teh flowers in close up), and the quite dramatic , even beautiful moutain landscape in the BG .
A splendid capture
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-13 6:28
there is something exhilarating about seeing a blaze of Alpine flowers in this setting, and you have captured that feeling beautifully in this superb shot. Perfect!
Regards - B.
williewhistler (16394) 2014-08-13 6:30
what a good idea to include the flowers in the FG,not only is it a nice splash of colour but also gives a really good depth to a well composed mountain scene with the swirling clouds amongst the mountains adding a fine atmosphere.
Warm regards Les.
siudzi (34141) 2014-08-13 11:43
Wow! What a superb landscape post this! The view with impressive blue tops in the background and charming colorful flowers in the foreground looks so amazing. Very well seen and composed. TFS!
stego (24132) 2014-08-13 12:14
Hi May Jayne,
The view is gorgeous, beautifully alpine in the literal sense of the word. And you took good advantage of it with this accomplished POV and compo, with the flowers on the FG, the green meadow on the middle and the bluish/white mountain involved in mist on the BG.
daddo (26754) 2014-08-13 17:37
Hi May. We still have left some examples of heaven on earth (the bits that greed hasn't destroyed due to inaccessibility). While humans dream of eternal paradise and turn their eyes away from this world,we are destroying the paradise that we can actually see with our own eyes.What can be more beautiful than this? Top shot. Best wishes. Klaudio.
photoray (13981) 2014-08-15 20:52
Attractive view of this alpine meadow with colorful wildflowers and dense green grasses, then the dramatic craggy alps in the background.
I would enjoy sauntering here and breathing in Nature.
Thanks for sharing,
abmdsudi (53703) 2014-08-16 23:38
Wow what a shot, Alpine flowers taken close up with wide angle and camera almost at ground level distilling the essence of being in high alpine meadow!
Very impressive pov afforded such excellent DOF and the majesty of the background! Fabulous scene, well captured in every way, composition, colour, detail, exquisite.... Just love it!
My congrats, TFS