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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24641 W: 523 N: 41366] (177722)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-09
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My best of 2011 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-04-14 23:02
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Points: 246
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This picture has been taken during a visit with my bike to the Netherlands, Saturday afternoon.
A new season of tulips is started, we get again beautiful colorfully fields.
I found this field between the village Aardenburg and Oostburg in the Netherlands, en completely agriculture area.
The farmer was busy the other color to remove, no red between yellow, or yellow between white.

Although tulips are often associated with the Netherlands, commercial cultivation of the flower began in the Ottoman Empire. The tulip, or lale (from Persian, lâleh) as it is also called in Iran and Turkey, is a flower indigenous to a vast area encompassing arid parts of Africa, Asia, and Europe. The word tulip, which earlier appeared in English in forms such as tulipa or tulipant, entered the language by way of French tulipe and its obsolete form tulipan or by way of Modern Latin tulīpa, from Ottoman Turkish tülbend ("muslin" or "gauze")
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 (300 mm) 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 verbalizations.

I hope you like it.

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Bonjour John
Une très belle image printanière colorée et fleurie. Une profondeur d'image certaine, un certain graphisme et la présence de cet homme au travail anime le cliché.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.

Hello John,

I have to admit I envy you to be able to see such scenery in your neighbourhood..!
Outside my window there are still remains of snow sniff sniff...
A fine composition again, great lines that are creating this strong sense of depth!
And not to forget the colours...

Pablo -

Hallo John,

Tja....op en top Hollands, daar valt geen speld tussen te krijgen :-).
Mooie standpunt, de lijnenspel zorgen voor extra levendigheid en diepte in de foto.
De goede belichting zorgt voor veel details en mooie kleuren.

Vriendelijke groetjes,

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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2011-04-14 23:19]

Hi John!
To have such a field in front of you must be something incredible. Vivid colors and the presence of the man create a beautiful image.

Have a good day!


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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2011-04-14 23:31]

Hi John,
fine theme, good captured. I like the perspective and colours. Amazing fields of tulips. Well "human accent" on FG. Photo well done.
Have a nice WE.

Le temps des tulipes est revenu! Très bonne photo, bien composée, avec cette grande profondeur de champ (qui fait ta renommée sur TE!)et ces superbes couleurs.

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  • Zolive Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 579 W: 108 N: 635] (5935)
  • [2011-04-14 23:42]

Bonjour John
magnifique photo, les couleurs sont superbes et intenses,le jaune des tulipes contraste joliment avec le bleu du ciel. La perspective est grandiose et le cultivateur donne une touche d'authenticité. Félicitations.

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2011-04-15 0:07]

Bonjour John,
je serai le 23/04 à Lisse au domaine de Keukenhof, l'occasion pour moi de réaliser de magnifiques photos de ces champs de tulipes et autres bulbeuses. Les couleurs ici sont magnifiques, intenses, aiidées par des lumières fortes bien maitrisées. Un clin d'oeil à cet art de l'esthétique proche de la nature.

ciao John,
la figura dell'uomo con la sua dinamicità riempie la scena in cui i fiori colorati sono i protagonisti.
Ottimo il POV dalla grande profondità.

Good morning, John,
Impressiv composition, superb colours and perfect sharpness. I have never been on tulip plants. TFS!
Warm regards,

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6092 W: 277 N: 11813] (91054)
  • [2011-04-15 0:26]

Bonjour John ,
Un des ces magnifiques champs de tulipes hollnadais que tu nous présentes si bien , par une superbe journée printanière . J'aime beaucoup l'idée de la présence du cultivateur , bien placé dans la composition . J'aime moins sa position , mais capturer un sujet en mouvement est très difficile , surtout quand on n'a pas l'habitude de photographier des personnages (c'est aussi mon cas) .


Hi John

A good perspective underlines by the rows of yellow tulips, vivid colors (red tulips, blue sly, green meadow) and a person to give life to your shot. But the posture of the man leads us to leave quickly the image, it would have been better if he was going on the other way, as in my post....

Hello John

Wonderful colour and great composition.

Best wishes


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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2011-04-15 1:10]

Hi John,
This is very eye-catching post of this amazing yellow field of tulips. The flower lines perfectly create perspective of your composition. Well done.
Have a lovely day! Malgorzata

Dag best John,

Een andere zeer mooie beeld in Zeeland. Een beeld zeer rijk in kleuren met het geel, het rood op de linderkant en het blauw van de hemel. Mooi vooruitzich. De boer geeft een element van leven.

Goed dad voor Uw,

salut JHM
un sujet de saison,bien amené au cadrage parfait et très suggestif ,du beau et bon travail amitiés Heri

Ciao john!
E' iniziata la stagione dei fiori! Dei tulipani, di queste spettacolari, scenografiche coltivazioni che ci sono solo da quelle parti! E allora vai a fotografare!! Bellissimo!!
Saluti e buon weekend! Nino.

Hi John,

What a spectacular view of this tulips farm.Nice pattern with rows of these colorful tulips.Nice inclusion of the man picking the tulips.


Hi John
a fascinating and bold perspective. I love the clarity and the human element here. It captures the very essence of spring and the northern hemisphere's re-awakening. Vibrant and captivating, a superb image.


prachtig john mooi gemaakt leuk met die man erbij goede foto weer, prettige dag nog.
gr. jaap

John cordials greetings. A perspective full of tulip, a lines beautiful of yellow tulip, a composition very good, a photo very nice, technically very well. A good work, congratulation. Have a happy weekend, thanks for sharing, one hug.

Hi john,

The rows of tulips are giving depth and perspective to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the tulips and of the action of the farmer. The late afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Is Belgium a countyry to visit during the spring season ? Have a nice day.


Ola John ,
Fantásticas estas linhas de túlipas amarelas deram a foto uma profundidade fantástica , deve ser muito bonito ao vivo , gostei muito do agricultor em primeiro plano , bom contraste de cores, parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Bom fim de semana

Bonjour John.

C'est magnifique. Les champs de tulipes à perte de vue sont superbes et apportent une belle profondeur à l'image. Le personnage doit surement en écraser quelques unes mais il y en a tellement. Le ciel est parfait.



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  • dexy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 126 W: 0 N: 44] (341)
  • [2011-04-15 6:32]

Pozdrav John.
Lepo mesto sa zutim lalama i dobra perpektiva.
Lepa fotografija.

- Incredible this impressive graphic effect John, like to paint in oils by a modern master, wonderful light and colors accuracy, excellent PoV with perspective, congratulations!
All the best.

Hello John,
The Dutch tulip fields provide irresistible photo opportunities. The straight lines of various colours have been used very well. I do wonder what happened the second after this photo was taken. Where did the man put down his foot? Did he step right on one of the fragile flowers?
Best regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11930 W: 126 N: 21574] (110493)
  • [2011-04-15 8:30]

Salut John.Une maniere originale de capturer ces champs en fleurs typiques du Pays-bas,une perspective qui n'a une fin et avec une qualite' impressionante des details et couleurs,sans doute meilleure de tes papillons de TN..ehehe...merci et belle soiree',Luciano

Ciao John,
colori fantastici dei bellissimi tulipani Olandesi, grande fascino.
Molto bella tecnicamente la presenza umana a dare dinamicità e profondità alla foto, fantastica scena.
complimenti e buon fine settimana
ciao John,
couleurs fantastiques des belles tulipes hollandais, beaucoup de charme.
Très bonne présence technique de l'homme et de la profondeur à donner du dynamisme à la photo, la scène fantastique.
félicitations et bon week-end

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  • lilito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 511 W: 94 N: 394] (3534)
  • [2011-04-15 10:27]

Belle prise du printemps, avec des couleurs pétantes et une PDC excellente, bravo!

Hi John,
a different and interesting way to present us this beautiful tulips' field wuth this man working on it.
very good colors and d.o.f.

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2011-04-15 10:45]

Bonsoir John,

Quelle belle perspective, et quel boulot de s'occuper de tels champs !!! Surtout quand on est tout seul, avec un tout petit seau...(lol). Certainement un prélèvement pour savoir si la récolte va être bonne. Superbe photo avec une agréable lumière et de couleurs bien contrastées. Encore un bel hommage au pays des tulipes, merci John.

Avec toutes mes amitiés et un excellent WE,


Hi dear friend John,
a wonderful ambiance,very charming painting with perfect yellow color effect..depth and perspective are great..a classic,but forewer eye catcher scene from Netherland.tfs


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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2011-04-15 13:41]

Hello John!It is an image that combines color fields in the yellow lines and composition with great symmetry! and details! An overview perspective immense interesting! A framework and an idea perfectly! ;

Boa noite John

This filed of tulips seems a painting full of lights.Excellent the inclusion of the farmer. Superb picture.

Hi John
a welcoming scene, i can see its springtime in your part of the world!
not only is the depth a key feature, but the depth also creates a sense of height as it goes deeper into the scene.
lovely colors
enjoy your weekend

Hola John

Just incredible beautiful landscape of flowers, must be a real pleasure to watch it in person
What more can I comment, the colors, the perfect symmetry and the man to add a human touch at this very beautiful photo
Have a great weekend ( if possible in the Nederlands)

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2011-04-15 20:32]

Hello John,
Beautiful picture full of colors.I like these lines formed by the rows of tulips which seem to join in the middle of the background.That man in the foreground add life to your picture.Superb colors.Very well done.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10381 W: 146 N: 25990] (125699)
  • [2011-04-15 21:59]

Hi John,

I always plan to visit Holland in the time of tulips and finally I forget about it. This is also the case in this year, maybe the next year I will remember it. Amazing view of the tulips field. Fantastic colours and depth. Great joy for the eyes.

Warm regards


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  • samson Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 295 W: 17 N: 385] (2250)
  • [2011-04-15 23:12]

Hello John

A very lovely scene. The yellow stretches as far as the eye can see. Amazing that the ornamental flower business is so huge. Tulips do have some medicinal value, no?


Hi dear John,
Another nice and educative entry !
Perfect layout and very good and interesting notes. Some parts of your notes I'll past to our major, who claimed last week in a TV audience that they have problems with the drying bulbs in summer time !
If I'll get some payment from him, I promise, I'll share it with you :-))
TFS and have a nice weekend
Best regards

Hi John,
A perfect capture. Impressive lines and colors, a beautiful work.
Enjoy a fine day.

Yes it is true that the Netherlands is, however, tulip Empire. Beautiful clear picture tulip fields, and the yellow and the red. Flowers still young, but very beautiful. Excellent composition in rich colors and terrific quality.

Olá Jonh,

I apologize for the delay in my comment, I've been very busy.

These colors are an ode to spring. You chose very well pov with great depth. Man's presence adds momentum for their movement.
I love these fields:)


Dobar dan gospodine.
Zemlja lala ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i pogled na rasad zutih lala, lepa fotografija.
Covek sa kofom odlazi preko dugih redova lala, dobra perspektiva, lepe boje, moje cestitke na dobrom radu.
Prijatan dan sa lepim vremenom, sve najbolje za vikend.


Goede dag meneer.
Land lala ...
Een goed moment opname en kijken op de kwekerij gele tulp, mooie foto's.
De man met de emmer gaat door lange lijnen tulp, goede vooruitzichten, mooie kleuren, mijn felicitaties voor het goede werk.
Leuke dag met mooi weer, al het beste voor het weekend.

Good day sir.
Country lala ...
A good time recording and look at the nursery yellow tulip, beautiful photos.
The man with the bucket goes through long lines tulip, good perspective, nice colors, my congratulations on the good work.
Nice day with beautiful weather, all the best for the weekend.

Hello John,

Picture perfect from all points of view.....superb colors and a wonderful composition.

Have a nice day,

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14090 W: 0 N: 16150] (171852)
  • [2011-04-16 7:24]


grandisoe compo et image, superbe quelle perspective queille couleur et lignées, avec le jardinier, superbe.

Bravo et maitié


What a beautiful capture of this tulip farm. Love the colors of those flowers against the blue sky. Glad you included the person, it humanize the photo. Well done, tfs.

Hello John,
The presence of such farmer is an important dynamic in this field of flowers. The length of the field of tulips is impressive. The light and the colors are bright and pleasant. Bravo.
Have a nice evening

Hello John,
Wonderful composition, beautiful field full of tulips, lovely light and colors, excellent POV, very good clarity, contrast, sharpness and DOF.
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9882 W: 157 N: 16101] (126619)
  • [2011-04-16 13:06]

Witaj John!
Curious scene, curious moment...
Beautiful tulips.
Good frame and perspective.
Excellent colors.
Very impressive picture.
Nice sunday

Hello John.
Istanbul and the Netherlands competing in the tulips
worth a great photo.
clarity, composition, framing a perfect


Ciao caro John,
tanto di cappello di fronte ad una simile meraviglia.
Tutto nitido in questa prospettiva mozzafiato, i colori sono superlativi.
La presenza umana è infine l'elemento chiave di una composizione fantastica.
Un caro saluto e un buon WE.

Hi my dear John

Sorry for may late action as out of Tokyo for three days, I will catch up sooneset.

A wonderful Spring shot!
An excellent presentation by very well considered framework through panfocus angle, so vivid color coordination and sharp focsuing in the details as usual.
Thanks for your sharing finest work and have a good Sunday!

Best regards,
Takero from sunny but windy Tokyo

Hi John
Stunning image! captured in equally delightful light and colors, I love how you line the diagonals to meet at the thirds horizontal and vertical in such a great depth and perspective. A timely shot by the presence of the farmer for ref and scale reasons. Another top notch quality, Congrats.
Have a nice Sunday
Best regards

Hello John

A wonderful image with its great perspective, long lines and striking colours. Interesting to see the man in work on the tulip fields, and without any machines. Nice contrast against the pale blue sky. Very interesting note. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice Sunday!

Best regards, Erling

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2011-04-17 2:59]


a marvelous view of this field of tulips. The personage is well positioned and break the strong presence of the flowers, adding more beauty to the compo. nice light, framing and sharpness.



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  • emilbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2051 W: 498 N: 2162] (22616)
  • [2011-04-17 6:40]

Salut John,
Une promenade à bicyclette qui valait la peine et belle rencontre avec ce magnifique champ de tulipes. Avant d'ouvrir la photo, je croyais à un champ de colza. Excellente qualité d'image et perspective. Le cueilleur de tulipes est bien vue et ajoute de l'intérêt à la photo. Beau contraste de couleurs avec le ciel.
Toutes mes amitiés et bonne semaine,

Hi John,
Nice carpet of flowers, interesting depth with all these lines, the light is perfect to give pleasant colors, well taken with the farmer at work.

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 602 W: 0 N: 868] (6619)
  • [2011-04-17 12:20]

Veel bollentelers zijn vanuit de bollenstreek naar zeeland verhuisd in de loop der jaren ,zo te zien is de grond er goed en doen ze hun werk naar behoren!
Erg fraaie werkfoto John en de moeite vor de fietstocht zeker waard!.


Ciao John, great perspective on wonderful field full of fantastic flower, splendid natural colors, great composition, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2011-04-17 15:48]

Famous motif from Netherlands...but great with your signature, dear friend John. Stay with you.


Splendid lines of flower crops, leading our view towards the horizon. Good inclusion of farmer, and great line red on the left. Wonderful composition and colors. Congratulations!

namaste John,
it is another colourful photo in your gallery which you composed superbly with excellent depth and vibrant colours. Chosen POV is superb. Great shot. Tfs.
Best wishes.

Hello John
Like i see here was color explosion..........
Realy good, what else from you to exept?
Ps Like i see you got all Serbian members in your fav. list!!!!!!!!!

Hello John,
Wonderful colour and great composition.

Fantastic DOF and great colors of the Tulip field, John.
The busy farmer you caought in a very unique moment, and on a move...
Enhanced tone of flowers is an eye catcher.

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2011-04-18 8:35]

Hello John,
colorful fields,great perspective,amazing colors and the inclusion of the man,all these create a fantastic composition!
very well captured,framed and composed!

Hi Dear John,
Very well composition with wonderful yellow and red colors of best quality tulips and excellent mastery of the tulip cultivation and maintenance of farmer. Very beautiful presentation with good depth of field under clear blue sky.
Best Regards
Tebrikler ve selamlar...

Hello John,

Nice perspective offered by these lines of flight. I like composition, vivid colours and sharpness. Fine result. My hometown, Pitesti, is called "city of tulips". These days there has been tulip symphony.

Best regards!


Hi John. Really very nice to see these flowers. But in reality it is a photo from the world of work and marketing. However, the photo delighted the eyes and soul. Rgds, Wolfgang.

Hello John,

I've seen many colourful and well composed shots of tulip fields and, whereas, yours shows those two features, you have also got the added interest of a figure, strongly positioned. This shot has so much to enjoy! The perspective is wonderful.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

Bonjour John!

Comme toujours un festival de couleurs dans tes photos et toujours cette notion de profondeur! L'ensemble est vraiment réussi et l'inclusion du "farmer" est un plus dans ta composition!

Best regards!


Hello John.
Suoer picture wit amazing yellow flowers, fine long perspective, colours, sharpness and contrasts are great, congratulations.
Regards Robert.

Hello John,
Fabulous colours and composition. Pity the farmer is walking out of the photo but that does not disqualify it. A very pleasant view indeed. Best wishes.

Hi John,
What a great composition and presentation of a farmer field of tulips!!
Excellent perpective with a nice deep of field,
beautiful saturation of colors and details,
great shot my friend..

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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3654] (14641)
  • [2011-04-19 23:09]

Hi John,

You have chosen an excellent perspective here. Your inclusion of the man make the scene very vivid and the photo a bit different from your other tulip photos. Wonderful colours and lighting! TFS and have a nice day!



Hi John
Wonderful colors, lovely diagonals, excellent composition
I like the inclusion of farmer and how you framed it
Regards my friend

Hi John

One day I would love to see this site, amazing, such beautiful colour. Great composition with teh farmer included.


Hello John,

A beautiful image with the manworking and all those straight lines leading the eye to the horizon. Very good colors under a perfect sky.

Best regards


Dear john,

Wonderful photo, augmented by an informative note. The field of yellow tulips, highlighted by a ribbon of red specimens in the top left makes an eye catching composition, with the farmer adding the human element. Regarding the farming of tulips, I remember reading somewhere that, although tulips were a national flower by the early 16th century in the Ottoman Empire, it came earlier from Persia. And before Persia, it might have been in India. Who knows, but the country most closely identified with tulips now is definitely Holland.

Warm regards, John, it is always a pleasure to see your photos, and see your explanations. You teach us all. I am looking forward to your breaking the 100,000-point barrier.


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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27477] (110389)
  • [2011-04-20 12:02]

Hello John,
very nice the view of the colourful cultivated tulip in the fields,with the man to adds life in the image.I like the creative perspective as the contrast of the colours.


Hi John,
very beautiful and attractive the fields of tulips with the contrast of the colours to be superb.The lines between them add depth in the image.


Hello John.
A shot full of light, very deep and enhanced by the human figure.
Best regards.

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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 0 N: 1619] (9669)
  • [2011-04-20 12:22]

very beautiful picture with fantastic yellow

Hi John,
what yellow lines of flowers!
The human presence gives dinamism to the scene.
Good job.



Hello John, I have always associated the tulip with Holland, not far from Melbourne we have a tulip farm that is run by decendants of a Duch family, Tesselaar, here is a link if you are interested. http://www.tesselaar.net.au/aboutus/
Nice colourful image, the human element a good inclusion, not only does it add life but also interest. Well done

Bonjour John,
Tu as su jouer avec la perspective et les couleurs de façon magistrale. La présence du cultivateur apporte beaucoup à ce paysage très géométrique.

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 618 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2011-04-22 0:02]

Hi John
A spectacular, bright and colourful picture. I like how the yellow intensifies as we look deeper in the distance. The man adds movement and presence to the scene.

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1962 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2011-04-22 20:46]

Hello John,
This colorful scene also has a great perspective and very high quality to show the plantation of tulips in all their beauty. Excellent composition, wonderful colors and very interesting details of the scene!
Best regards,

beautiful tulips photo...
Happy easter!

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2011-04-23 1:21]

Bonjour mon cher John
Une intéressante perspective avec le cultivateur cadré en point fort.
Jolies couleurs.
Bon weekend.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 966 W: 0 N: 1364] (7101)
  • [2011-04-23 6:29]

Hello John,
such an exciting capture in full bright colours and splendid perspective of flowers.
Powerful presentation in fabulous mood!


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  • TRB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1021 W: 15 N: 510] (14138)
  • [2011-04-23 8:31]

A spectacular display of tulips. The gardener with the perfect view and colorful. Super exposure with depth and clarity.
Tebrikler, selamlar


Hallo John,
Schitterende kleuren!
De eindeloos lange en preciese rijen tulpenvelden vormen een prachtig decor voor deze man aan het werk.
Onder deze magnifieke blauwe lucht lijkt geel wel de mooiste kleur die er is.
Vele groeten, Paul

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2011-04-26 9:24]

Dag dear John
A fine converging perspective created by the fields of tulips. The red ow on the right draws our attention amidst the sea of yellow. The farmer adds a lot to this scene. Fine work!
Best Regards

Hi John.
After a few days away, again reopened in these pages.
A true spectacle of composition, the beauty of tulips is manifested in this great composition.
I liked the inclusion of the farmer who brings vitality and proximity to these huge fields. Superb DOF of composition due to the perspective of the beds of flowers.
Both good color and brightness as the optimum sharpness very careful as ever.
Have a nice afternoon.
Best regards.

Hi John,
Lalelerin Türkiye'den gittiğini herhalde biliyorsun.Bu günlerde Istanbul'u ziyaret edersen her tarafta görebilirsin.
Soldaki kırmızı, fotoğrafta dikkat çekiçi.Sarı laleler topraktan alınmalarını bekliyor,kimbilir nerelere gidecekler?
Gökyüzü maviliği ile nefis.
Usta işi çekim.
Çalışan insanın bulunması 'günlük hayattan bir kare' yapmış fotoğrafı.
Tebrikler,sağlıklı günler.

Impressive as allways these your images John.
Great POV and DOF
All the best...

Ciao dear John,
congratulations for the way with which you have composed this beautiful image. The perspective and the depth of these colored rays is amazing. The line of the red tulips pleasantly opposes and captures the eye. BRAVO!
Ciao, have a nice Thursday!

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2011-04-30 12:42]

Hallo John!
The others already have said all - but this one deserves another two points. A photo to marvel, a photo to enjoy. My congratulations to this one. The pesrspective just is gorgeous.
Greetings from warm and sunny Westphalia - and have a nice weekend!

Ah yes, I almost forgot it's that time of year in your part of the world John, I was reminded by seeing an aerial shot of the tulip fields yesterday, showing lines of red and yellow flowers, very beautiful, as is his fine shot. The lines running to infinity are very impressive, the colours are vivid and the man gives a fine sense of scale. I also love the splash of red top left and green top right, a lovely bit of contrast and another fine capture my friend. Superb photography.

Hello John. The fields of tulips are always so nice to see. The perspective is amazing and it provided a very strong sense of depth. The colors are great and that yellow is a great eye-catcher. Definition is great with sharp and clear details and I like the inclusion of the farmer. A fine job well done.
BEst regards.

Hi John,
the farmer gives a nice vitality and a good dynamism to this scene, but the field of yellow tulips, and the red ones in background, with the escape of lines of this excellent perspective, they give a great aesthetic result and a good graphism at the image.
The light and the vivid colors do the rest, in order to obtain a very attractive composition.
A great work, my friend.
Best regards,

Hello John,
these tulip fields are always impressive subjects, but you have composed it as its best. I like the great depth, vivid colors and good sharpness. Well done, I like it a lot.
Best wishes,

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2011-05-25 22:36]

Hi John. i wonder with all these flowers around him,if he is a gentle soul, or is it just a money making enterprise. Wonderful depth to the image, as most of your photos have.Great clarity and a vivid palette. Plus you had a perfect sky! Best wishes. Klaudio.

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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2011-05-30 9:26]

Hi John

Tulips, the yellow is so superb and royal, yes, yellow is a royal color in Malaysia and Thailand, for the king and his family. Excellent POV and DOF, a really superb photo job.

BTW Thai curry is made with a paste, water and a little bit of coconut milk, in contrast to the Indian curry which is made with roasted curry powder and water.

Warm regards

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2655 W: 0 N: 3115] (21008)
  • [2011-06-01 12:06]

Many thanks for your visit, John.
Then gardener "tiptoewing" with care through his crop and so located on a vertical line of interest creates a perfectly-balanced overall view.
And I presume that walking all day long in this infinite colourful perspective keeps his body in good shape!
Magnificent eye-catcher!
Best regards.

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  • faubry Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 340 N: 4524] (35447)
  • [2011-06-07 15:19]

wonderful photo like a picture! nice yellow color, i like this man at the right side, well done

Good morning John,
You show us lots of photos of tulip fields to our delight. They all have similarities of course, but also differences in colours and in composition.
Here, I like the field shaped in a triangle by the perspective and depth, and the red patch on the left.
The presence of the farmer adds life to the shot.
So, he is picking the tulips with the wrong colour ? And yet, he seems to have only yellow tulips in his bucket ?
Thanks for the note about the origin of tulips. On TE, I have seen photos of wild tulips in the Iranian mountains. Very beautiful too.
Best regards.
PS. By the way, the tulips seem to be past ready to be picked if they must arrive in the shops in good conditions. Will they be picked by hand or by machine ?

Hi John,
very attractive geometry of this composition. I like how the lines made by the fields meet on the horizon.
The presence of the farmer adds a nice element of life and some feeling of scale.
Have a great weekend,

Dear John
The Netherlands is known for its tulips, very nicely displayed on your every photo.
It seems that I am not mistaken when you wrote the dedication on his last picture, you zaistauživate riding a bike.
What can I say for this work, an excellent supporting text for a wonderful composition.
Pleasant presence of this man.
Excellent work and praise.
Best regards my friend

It's a great picture that you propose here ;)
The tones are great and the colors are stunning !!

The farmer is a real "plus" in this composition

Nice job !

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  • Juzo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 21 N: 411] (3686)
  • [2011-10-30 6:47]

Hi John,
A superb composition, the man gives real perspective to this. Perhaps the colours are a little too saturated, but I like the image alot.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14501 W: 1047 N: 29331] (138586)
  • [2011-11-05 2:17]

Bonjour John

Superb colour, sharpness, saturation & diminishing linear perspective here. Good contrast & nice to see a shot with a farmer included. Tfs!

excellent chosen point of view
I chose this shot bringing a
feeling of coming spring
amazing yellow color
fine composition with great lines
thanks for sharing it with us
your notes are neseccary and

Ola John

Very good picture, excellent depth and perspective.


Hello John,
the irresistible perspective and depth as well as the vibrant bright yellow colour have a very powerful impact over the viewer. The thousands of tulips are so vivid in the sunshine. You captured the farmer at a very decisive moment with his leg suspended forever over the delicate tulips, I wonder where he was going to step:) The blue of the sky and the bright red of the adjacent bed provide marvellous contrast. Your bold management of light and colours is marvellous. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great Sunday,

Hello John, lucky farmer to live in this beautiful area and cultivate beautiful tulips!
Amazing field of tulips,very panoramic with lovely colors!
warm regards,

Hello John,

Great colors in the fields.The tulips have blossomed superbly.A very peaceful scene and a well taken photograph - TFS.

Kind Regards,

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2013-12-11 7:48]

Hello John,

You're capturing well this place by a good angle, a good perspective and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see yellow tulip field with a good arrangement and a long line. This tulip field looks like to be separate well by color. And, it's also intersting in farmer's work.

Kind regards,

Hello John,
Do you have tulip farmer friends or can anyone go to one of these fields to take photos? Lovely, as usual, with brilliant colors and converging lines.

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