This beautiful plant, with small white flowers is a a White Squill. Itís Hebrew name is Hatzav.
In Israel, when the white Squill in itís blossom, it is the first sign of approaching autumn.
In my childhood I could find hundreds of them in wild fields, but lately this flower is quite rare due to growing of urban areas that are beating every piece of wild land.
I didnít see any of them since I was a child.
Thatís why I was so surprised yesterday, when I climbed a small hill in the heart of Tel Aviv metropolitan area, to find there a dozen of squill plants in their full blossom.
The plants waved in the wind, so I had to hold one of them in one hand in order to get a sharp macro shot, while my second hand holds the camera.
In the background, you can see the tallest building in Israel, Ramat Gan City Gate. In a macro shot, it had to be out of focus, but I still wanted it inside the frame in order to show the contrast between wild and urban areas.
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technogran (1339) 2003-10-06 0:09
I like this shot of the beautiful plant in flower, it is so unusual to me. The colours are subtle and the parts of the plant are shown in great detail. Very nice work.
joseelias (0) 2003-10-07 11:47
Nice photo and note. It has happened to me the same regarding some plants and animals of my childhood... The concrete is winning all... :-(
I like the colors and the DOF. Also like the contrast between the plants and the building. Perhaps you could get one with just one plant and the building by it's side. It would increase the irony.
dovi (1068) 2003-10-09 11:55
Great compositioned shot with nice soft colors.
femkevdh (2633) 2003-10-16 4:27
Like your chosen composition and the flower !
allotfy (1525) 2004-01-13 9:03
this very nice photo and really the tower is great i saw it in the other photo too .. and your flowers here is great .. i can nearly smeel it ... well done
- Copyright: Yitzhak Avigur (avigur_11) (22099)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-10-04
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Olympus C-720
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): flowers, Flowers [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-10-05 4:52
- Favorites: 1 [view]