Also in this "tulip"py scenery, "the competition of tulips with the Judas Tree" !
Like every year (since last 7 years) , from 1st of April onwards untill end of the month İstanbul has gotten an amazing colorfull dress.
12 million tulips of 112 different shapes and colors are been planted on parks, streets etc etc.
It's like in the XVIth century, where the famous "tulipamania" was the main theme of İstanbul.
During those days, rare tulp bulbs was been dealed to tremendous prices.
And in 1962, this famous trip of tulips towards Holland was been symbolised in İstanbul.
Two trucks, carrying two coaches arrived in İstanbul and after a symbolic ceremony in the court of the famous Topkapı Palace, Dutch ambassadors had taken the tulip bulbs and brought to Holland after a long trip through Europe.
On WS you can see a b&w capture of those trucks I made than.
Bu kare de laleli bir kare ama burada da (bir önceki karede olduğu gibi) lalelere büyük bir rakip var : Erguvan ağacı !
Her yıl olduğu gibi (son yedi seneden beri), bu sene de İstanbul 1 Nisandan itibaren lalelendi.
112 çeşitten onikimilyon lale soğanı, park ve bahçeleri, yolların refüjlerini rengarenk bir halı ile kapladı.
Herşey tıpkı onaltıncı yüzyılda yaşanan lalemania havasında.
O günlerde bir lale soğanına bir servet ödeyenler varmış.
Pek fazla bilinmez ama 1962 yılında, ilk lale soğanının Hollandaya gönderilişinin 400.yılı kutlanmıştı İstanbulda.
İki TIR içine yerleştirilen iki saray arabası, İstanbula gelmiş, içindeki dönemin kıyafetlerini giymiş Hollandalı elçiler, Topkapı Sarayının orta avlusunda yapılan merasimle, lale soğanlarını teslim alıp, Hollandaya doğru yola çımışlardı.
Biz bu konuyu doğru dürüst anlatamadığımız için, bütün dünya, hala lalenin ana vatanının Hollanda olduğunu zanneder.
WS de o zaman çektiğim siyah beyaz bir kare var.
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jhm (122474) 2012-04-21 1:07
Tomorrow, I shall place a tulips picture, I am a very great fan of these lovely flowers.
Here get we a lovely combination between the blossom of the tree and the tulips in foreground.
Excellent depth and nice perspective.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend
ikeharel (37378) 2012-04-21 1:47
Yoyr series of spring blossoms is a cheerful documentation, Mesut.
Vivid and wonderful color's arreyin this garden.
Amazing number you specifically noted, 112 diff. tulips in this park. Remarkable.
Nice taken photo, lovely.
maloutim (8616) 2012-04-21 2:36
Thank you ever so much for this interesting post and the note that goes with it !
Great colourful composition starting with the red primroses, then the tulips and finally the beautiful Judas tree, spreading its branches towards Heaven (Or should it be Hell, because of its name :-) Only joking ! Actually, the French refer to it as "Arbre de Judée", which is the region, not the man.
I like your note about the history of tulips, and how they came to Holland.
I had seen this post, and that post, which taught me that tulips originate from Western Asia. They look as nice in the wild as in parks.
WepWaWet (3780) 2012-04-21 3:03
Merhaba Mesut Bey,
Erguvan ve Lale... İstanbul'da baharı anlatan enfes bir kare. Elinize sağlık.
brianmcc (5536) 2012-04-21 3:28
what amazing colours in the flowers. the tulips are fantastic, while the blossom on the tree spreads wonderfully well into the rest of the frame. the light illuminating the flowers adds to the appealing nature of the scene.
Buin (42084) 2012-04-21 4:48
Hier zeigst Du uns Blüten sogar auf mehreren Etagen. Das Ganze ist ein wirklicher Augenschmaus - und das ist es, worauf wir den ganzen Winter gewartet haben. Ein Gefühl, das die Menschen in den Tropen nie erleben werden ...
Ich meine aber, dass das Bild etwas mehr Schärfe vertragen könnte.
Grüße aus dem sehr wechselhaften Wetter in Deutschland. Der April zieht alle Register.
jacquest (14176) 2012-04-21 5:13
Another fantasy of colors well presented with vivid colors and clarity. Trees and ground seem to fight for who will be the most colorful. Very nice presentation.
bayno (16213) 2012-04-21 6:24
beautiful all your floral series, I hope one day to visit your beautiful city full of history and culture but also of fabulous gardens like this, beautiful colors...have a lovely WE...
tyro (13111) 2012-04-21 6:54
Your "tulip pictures" are wonderful but I think this might be the best one so far!
The composition is excellent with a lovely "carpet" of red tulips in the lower foreground and with the tall ivy-clad tree towering above with its beautiful mauve blossom.
Gorgeous colours, perfect exposure and stunning detail and sharpness.
altay1364 (0) 2012-04-21 8:33
Harika!muhteşem gözüküyor.çok sevdim.tebrik ediyorum
vasilpro (40194) 2012-04-21 9:18
Hello dear Mesut,
Wonderful series of compositions with lovely tulips and flowers, beautiful colors, excellent light management, very good clarity and sharpness, TfS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
eldancer1 (17088) 2012-04-21 9:19
Wow! Looks like a flower heaven! Beautifully captured with good dof with nice details. Awesome colors and good saturation. Very well done, tfs.
Turkoglu (0) 2012-04-21 10:35
really beautiful pictures from all directions. It is really good with details. Congratulates Mesut Bey
cornejo (18116) 2012-04-21 11:37
Hello Mesut, very good photo of this beautiful floral image, well composed and done, good and beautiful work, congratulations my friend.
Good night and happy Sunday. Tfs.
Best regards and best wishes.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-21 11:45
Hi Dear Mesut,
a fascinating atmosphere with beautiful colours and details, the composition is attractive, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
Sonata11 (28375) 2012-04-21 12:55
you captured this landscaping of gorgeous flowers beautifully and flawlessly. Wonderful composition. Stunningly beautiful colors, sharpness, clarity, exposure, light POV and DOF as well. A very elegant and aesthetic photo you posted today. An excellent work. I love it. Awesome.
All the best and have a nice WE,
papagolf21 (76603) 2012-04-21 15:11
Bonsoir, cher Mesut,
La nuit, en secret, épanouit les fleurs et laisse le grand jour récolter les compliments.
Joli printemps, réjouissons-nous, les fleurs égaient la nature et notre vie.
bukitgolfb301 (30087) 2012-04-21 17:57
Hello MARHABA my dear Mesut
Another typical Spring image shot with sharp and clear focisuing as usual. I like tulips very much.
Very tatsteful vivd color contarst you presented. Good 3D effect!
Thanks for your sharing with your best job and have a good Sunday, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
Cricri (86501) 2012-04-21 23:01
Très joliment bien composer, les tulipes rouges sur l'avant plan devant le feuillages vert et celui des fleurs roses, une image pleine de gaieté agréable a regarder
siudzi (23939) 2012-04-22 3:59
Really like your last series of spring tulips. This one is absolutely outstanding with so many lovely colors and tones. Perfectly composed and executed work. Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice day!
mavikolye (20) 2012-04-22 5:03
Bence bu serinin en güzel karesi bu.
CEM KAYA KARATÜN
macjake (39235) 2012-04-22 9:21
yeah, its certainly Tulip time in your gallery :)
the violet purples are great in this shot, i think they make the overall scene 10x better!
usually we just see the tulips along the bottom.
carlosmarin (11948) 2012-04-22 11:38
beautiful image of time of the tulips.
Very good composition of flowers and colors.
jjcordier (62366) 2012-04-22 23:32
Ta série de photos sur ces parterres de tulipes est très attractive. Les arbres fleuris qui les surplombent ici sont évidemment un plus pour l'image.
delpeoples (45006) 2012-04-23 3:03
Merhaba dear Mesut
Your Gallery has so many different genres, and you seem to excel at them all. What a wonderful welcome for Spring. The colours and textures are amazing, there is so much depth to the image, so many layers of colour and texture. Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful day.
adramad (27556) 2012-04-23 8:08
This series about tulips is being wonderful, but this particular image, it gives me a special feeling, with tulips in the bottom of the image and those branches, which themselves already give a pretty graphic, but interspersed with these delicate purple flowers, create a unique image and love it. Well done.
Have a nice day.
anokutan (15097) 2012-04-24 10:51
Mesut abi merhaba,
Lele serisinin hepsi birbirinden güzel ama ben bunu çok beğendim.Yapraksız koca ağaçların dalları ve pembemsi çiçeklerin kımızı lalelere nazire yapmaları...Mükemmel olmuş üstadım.Saygılarımla.
- Copyright: MESUT ILGIM (mesutilgim) (68014)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-18
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 5000, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR, 2GB Sandisk Ultra II
- Exposure: f/4.8, 1/315 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-21 0:51