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Tulip field - Red tulips

Tulip field - Red tulips
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24522 W: 523 N: 41053] (176586)
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/32, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My best of 2014 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2014-04-03 22:51
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Dear friends,
This picture is two year old, taken in the province Zeeland, ten kilometers of my home, between Aardenburg and Sluis two village close against the Belgian border.
Every year see we less tulip fields, I think that the farmers not have insufficient merit, the last years.
I have already picture placed, on TE out of these area.

I hope that you enjoy of these picture.

Tulip Time
The weather in the Netherlands is due to the cool springs suitable for the cultivation of tulips. The soil in the polder is drained continuously. This creates ideal conditions for the bulbs, who love well-drained but moist soil. There are so many varieties of tulips that the Dutch Garden and Agriculture Organization has divided them. Into several groups Within these groups one can find different kinds of weather. From mid-March to late May, the tulips transform large parts of the Netherlands to a colorful patchwork. If you go to the Netherlands in April to see it bloom, the tulips so you can see everywhere you look fields full of beautiful colors.

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Dobar dan, gospodine.
Danas smo komsije sa fotografijama na TE.
Dobar tekst o mestu i trenutku, lep pogled ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto sa crvenim lalama i trenutak sa oblacima koji donose kisu, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepo polje lala.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.

Bonjour John
Un très belle image printanière, profonde et fleurie à souhait.
Amitiés et bonne journée.

Hi John!
That's a very beautiful and pleasant-looking picture!
Those flowers are wonderful!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,

Hi John,
great view with spectacular composition, the colours and lights are very nice, the POV is splendid,

Bonjour, cher ami John,
Un tapis de tulipes à perte de vue. L'image est impressionnante à tous points de vue.
Il n'y a pas de doute nous sommes bien au Pays des tulipes pour notre plus grand plaisir.

Ciao John
un terreno meravigliosamente fiorito e un cielo fantastico, cosa si può volere di più.
Composizione perfetta, con la fattoria a fare da confine tra cielo e terra.
Belli i colori, soprattutto il verde e rosso del terreno.
Buona giornata

Ciao John
più che una foto questo è un quadro.
Alla perfezione della composizione, impeccabile nella sua disposizione si unisce una cura della definizione e del colore che permette di cogliere ogni dettaglio e le più minute sfumature.
Una foto che denota grande padronanza dell'arte fotografica.
Ciao e buona giornata

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11875 W: 126 N: 21337] (109585)
  • [2014-04-04 3:53]

Salut John,les champs des tulipes sont toujours une opportunite' magnifique a capturer,et voila' un fantastique example,un magique tapis vert et rouge et une tres belle scene aussi en arrier plan dans le parfaict ciel pour completer au mieux la composition.Mes compliments et bon WE,Luciano

Hello John,
I really cannot imagine why the number of tulip fields is diminishing; the flowers seem as popular as ever. Exposure here is perfect with amazing depth of field. The white barn makes an excellent focal point and contrasts nicely with the red blooms. Top class technical presentation.

Hi John,

THe spring season is here when the tulips are growing in the field. The point of view is showing a sea of red tulips. The wideness of the field is giving depth to the composition. Have a nice day.


Hi John
a sea of tulips and an iconic Netherlands vista at springtime. I assume as the demand for more food grows so less tulips will be seen. They look amazing in this beautiful image.

Have a good weekend - B.

Bonjour John

Je me disais que les tulipes étaient en avance cette année avant de regarder la date de la prise de vue. Quel beau spectacle vous avez au printemps dans ton beau pays. Tout est beau dans cette photo.



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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14380 W: 1040 N: 28895] (137066)
  • [2014-04-04 6:41]

Hi John!

Amazing repetition of the red tulip flowers with good sharpness and saturation. I like how they progressively bleed into each other towards the back. Dof is excellent. The barn and the trees are well placed focal points on the horizon, which is well positioned on the 1/3 axis. Have a nice weekend!

Fantastic image John, these tulips crops are really attractive to the viewer's eyes, superb presentation, perfect sharpness, large and deep view, all the best, regards

Hello John,
This is a beautifully proportioned photograph with the sky and distant landscape taking up one third of the picture. The rest is a wonderful display of red tulips.
Excellent and enjoyable - TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann

Hi John,
These tulip fields are really a fantastic sight. A very attractive picture with the red foreground against the blue clouds in the sky!
Kind regards

Hello John,
This may be almost two years old but very soon these fields will once again be filled with tulips. The green tones among the red flowers create an impression of orange colour further away from the camera. The clouds look almost as nice as the flowers. You have balanced the composition well and exposed it perfectly.
Kind regards,

Spring brings a new "young generation" of Tulips, John, and I am sure you are not going to miss this view and take many new photos watching as they grow.
Fantastic red carpet, in great DOF over, with the farm house on far side of the field. Fine clear image, naked trees shown superbly almost with each branch separately.
Lovely and yet impressive.
Good evening,

Hello John,
a very lovely and pleasing picture of a tulip field in full blossom. There's superb depth and this really looks like a sea of tulips. I like very much the subtle and effective way in which you captured the light, the field and the background scenery are lit differently and this is a very enjoyable feature. Although it's a thin strip in the background, the scenery beyond the field is interesting and the sky enriches the view effectively too. Very fine colours and atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13929 W: 0 N: 16123] (170396)
  • [2014-04-04 9:32]


quelle vue e tiamge sueprbe quel tapis de tulipes fantastique vue et couleur vraiment impressionnant le nombre de tulipes.
Bravo et amitié

Hi John, very good picture of this beautiful field of red tulips, very well composed and captured in this interesting and beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.

Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.

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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3654] (14641)
  • [2014-04-04 11:34]

Hi John,

Superb light management and an absolutely perfect composition with the horizon line at 1/3 horizontally and the house positioned at 1/3 vertically. TFS and have a nice weekend!

Kind regards,


Hallo John,
De gekende tulpenvelden. Hier geen lange rijen maar een grote zee tulpen. Prachtig veld in die rood-groene combinatie.
Eveneens een prachtig wolkendek boven het dorp.
Heel goede beeldverdeling.
Vele groeten, Paul

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  • cargus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1419 W: 76 N: 1267] (11491)
  • [2014-04-04 12:12]

Superb landscape, beautiful red colors, well framed and rendered, image well done.!

Hello John,
Splendid capture of the tulip field with great depth and a nice cloudy sky. I like a lot!
Have a nice Week-end.

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2014-04-04 13:34]

Hi John,
What a beautiful red flower field shot! Like your elegant and classy presentation taken with a perfect quality. Very well done. TFS!

Have a nice weekend!

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2014-04-04 14:07]

Hello John,
wonderful image,like a sea of tulips,
very well captured and composed,
thanks for sharing,

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2014-04-04 17:17]

Hello John,
Very nice picture of that tulip field.Perfect composition to show us the numerous tulips in the field.Nice background with the farm and the trees separating the field from these dark clouds.Very well done.
Have a nice weekend.

Red flowers in the foreground, and a beautiful home. And cloud background, the most important factor in this beautiful image,. composition, and gives the viewer a good sense, very attractive and eye-catching
Best wishes to you

Hello John,
lovely composition with beautiful execution, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done.
All the best and have a great weekend, Barbara

Salam John ,

This is an splendid Tulip area from the Land of Flowers , Holland,

very dramatic landscape with all details specially the clouds in the sky ,

very nice shown and hunted with camera this beautiful view ,

we in Iran have varieties of wild tulips in deserts specially also cultivated ,

Thank you as always ,

Cheerio , Good News

Superbe champ de tulipes avec un superbe ciel le surmontant. La bonne période pour les photos va débuter chez vous!

Hi John
Indian movies love indulging in flowers (for the songs), I am sure the makers would now be heading here.
Very beautiful, the clouds, the couple of houses and the land in red.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10597 W: 174 N: 18024] (80093)
  • [2014-04-05 2:07]


the texture of the fields covered with tulips is amazing and I liked the inclusion of those rural houses ahead. beautiful image showing the beauty of the place. TFS.



namaste John.
excellent capture here. The frame is filled with a superb colourful flowers at the middle. You composed it nicely, maintaining rule of third. Superb depth and clarity. Excellent shot. Tfs.

All of your pictures are beautiful, but this is truly amazing. I could not imagine that tulips grow like this. Thanks for showing it.

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2014-04-05 4:59]

Hallo John!
I never have seen such a tulip field in reality - but it must be an overwhelming view. The patatern of fields in the landscape must be stunning. Your photo shows the dimensions of these fields impressively.
Some of them are just flowering in my garden ... ;-))
Greetings from an a bit cooler Westphalia - with some drizzle! Have a nice weekend!

hi john,
this is a lovely picture showing so much of the field and the beautifully coloured flowers. a real hint of spring.

Hi John
the soft blue sky is such a wonderful compliment to the vivid red of the flowers which are alone a beautiful sight. I really like this half and half composition too, it works perfectly on this scene
thanks as always

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9728 W: 157 N: 15698] (125209)
  • [2014-04-05 5:44]

Witaj John!
Beautiful field red tulips.
Nice view.
Very impressive picture.
Have a nice weekend.

Beautiful! You must feel like you are in flower heaven. My cousin lives in Amsterdam and she just posted on Facebook awesome pictures of those tulip farms. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 415 N: 6630] (26832)
  • [2014-04-05 8:45]

Hello John,

Of course, Holland is renowned for its beautiful tulips and tulip fields and this is a beautiful photograph of one of the latter.

But not only do we see the tulips themselves, but also the farm buildings, perfectly placed in the frame with their surrounding trees and all beneath a wonderfully interesting sky. In fact, to me that sky really is stunning and it really does, because of its relative darkness, "lift" the field of bright red poppies and make it stand out so well.

Gorgeous light and colours, perfect composition and exposure and exquisite details and clarity.


Kind Regards,


Hi John,
lovely carpet of red tulips, well framed, good depth effect, nice springtime view, tfs.

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  • mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1572 W: 0 N: 3418] (16313)
  • [2014-04-06 0:47]

Bonjour John,
Without reading your intro note, without seeing the photo title, I know this photo must be taken in Netherlands, the Tulips kingdom. Beautiful arrangement with the large fields with beautiful red tulips and the nice white house and trees in BG, what a pasture for eyes.
Very well done.
Wish you a nice Sunday.

Hello John,
this is exactly what we associate Netherlands with-beautiuful tulips.
Your presentation is truly outstanding.Colors,their saturation and contrast are superb and helps you to create th ewhole expressiveness of the scene.I must admit I like also the cloudy sky,which maybe contrasts not so nicely as blue sky,but add a lot of more character and mood to the scene.

Have a nice sunday

Dear Sir,

Superb pic !!! The composition and colours are of high standard. I like it.
Thanks for sharing.

Hello my dear friends both of you
you wrote that this picture is two
years old but it looks so fresh and
pretty magnificent tulip field
but as you said its a pity that
every year everybody can see
less tulip fields
why?its something that happens in
my county too the farmers prefer
the cities and forget the cultivationregards

Hello John,

Yes, the season of the tulips is coming. Great frame with
2/3 full of the beautiful flowers. Congratulations!

Best regards,


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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 664 W: 0 N: 1616] (9647)
  • [2014-04-06 5:04]

dear flander friend fantastic red fields with the red tulips
i love very much your pictures from flanders and holland
great colors and very suggestive colors

this is what spring is all about!! a carpet of tulips front of your house!! a magnificent spring composition!!
kind regards

ze zijn er weer hele mooie foto goed compositie ook John.
\goede foto.
groet jaap

Howdy John,

Like everyone else a fine panoramic scene of this vast Aardenburg tulip field, including the distant white farm house and dramatic cumulus clouds above.

Well done,

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2014-04-06 17:46]

Hello John,

You're capturing well this tulip field by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see a tulip field spreading on the cultivated land whole surface. It's pretty red tulips. It seems to soil suitable for cultivation of a tulip.

Kind regards,

Hi John
This is a stunning image of high vibrancy from every angle and perspective, such a great carpet of vivid blinding red tulips. You have chosen the composition, exposure and vastness so superbly, bright and sunny bring lots of joy reflecting the true spirit of springtime. Amazing!!tfs.

PS; Tkhs to the links, much appreciated. Have a great day.
Best regards

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  • jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030)
  • [2014-04-06 20:56]

Hi John,

Be it two years old, two decades back, or simply two days ago...there's a timeless aspect to this kind of picture. The association with the Spring season will always come to the forefront when seeing a bright and colorful field of flowers such as this. Aside from the immediate impact of the red tulips scattered throughout the bottom 2/3rd's of the frame, it's the cloud filled sky that sets the tone and atmosphere. A nice focal point along the horizon, the white barn makes its presence known without being a distraction. A very well arranged composition to compliment your usual detail and precision. Enjoy the new week ahead. All the best.

Friendly wishes,


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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3401 W: 0 N: 7835] (56745)
  • [2014-04-06 22:30]

A sea of tulips, great quality of the shot, an impressive view and dramatic sky, splendid photo

Hello John,

tulipo fields are always a very fine subject to photograph. Very colorful picture with a good compositionand showing in a fine way the wide tulip field.Very good contribution to TE.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


Hello John,

I'm not surprised that this shot has had such a massive impact; it is beautiful! The tulips make a stunning f/g and lead so perfectly to the strongly positioned white barn. Although not sunny, the sky, with its interesting cloud patterns, is an important part of the whole.

It is sad to read about the tulips becoming less important. I love these flowers. I have a big display on my dining room table and some just about to flower in the garden. To me, they are a perpetual part of spring.

Have a lovely week,
Bev :-)

Büyük Usta,
Bulutlara bayıldım.İnce ton ayrılıkları şaheser.
Evin konumu ve kadrajı 3/2 kaplayan lale tarlası ile gene usta işi bir fotoğraf.
Bodrum'dan Selamlar

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  • irek1 Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 62] (861)
  • [2014-04-07 9:37]

Hello John,
I like tulips very much, so I'm so happy when I see the field like that. That is one of the symbols of the Netherlands. The photo you present has a very good composition, red tones of tulips and blues of the clouds create nice contrast and build joyful atmosphere.

Very well done.

Friendly regards-


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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2014-04-07 9:57]

Bonjour mon ami
Bon cadrage de l'horizon au tiers avec une priorité au champ de tulipes
Le ciel nuageux est bien équilibré
Sincères amitiés

Ciao John, fascinating spring composition with a lot of beautiful tulips, excellent clarity, fantastic colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hallo John,
wunderschöne Tulpenwiese, sehr gut fotografiert!
Viele Grüße


Hi John.
Wow ..... how wonderful this field of tulips, is a delight to see the whole perspective on red background with sensational line of trees and the White House that puts a nice complement, dramatic sky is another great bonus to this splendid composition.
An image to enjoy, with its beautiful colorful, high brightness and perfect sharpness.
Very good job.
Good night and happy week.
Best wishes.

Hello John,
This is a brilliant photo. The green and red earth against the bluish grey sky with the row of trees and buildings in between has made the perfect painting of the Dutch countryside. Just outstanding!

Hello John,
Wow! the expansive tulip fields just look so beautiful. Love the dots of red among the sea of green. I sad to hear that the tulip fields are diminishing, we will miss such wonderful sights if none grows some day later. This is a beautiful composition with nice light, vibrant colours and excellent clarity. Thanks for sharing this spectacular photo.

Hello John,
Another masterpiece in your gallery !
Perfect pov and layout. Not only a photographic work but at the same time also the taste of an oil painting.
Many interesting notes and nice framing.
TFS and best regards

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2014-04-08 4:54]

Hello John,
it is a magical atmosphere that you have captured here and a great impression of the landscape including the tulip fields under the moody sky. The light is fantastic! My compliments also for the notes!
Warm regards

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  • mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 7 N: 391] (1466)
  • [2014-04-08 11:47]

Hello John

A classic composition this. The horizon is placed neatly on the upper third and the red tulips contrast so well with the darker sky. The farm is also placed nicely on a third showing us your attention to composition again.



Dag John,
Wat een bloemenweelde is dit en wat zou ik blij zijn als dit mijn achtertuin was ! Een echt Hollands plaatje en een prachtige kleurrijke voorjaarsopname met een mooie weidse blik over dit bloementapijt. De foto is vanuit een een heel mooi standpunt vastgelegd en geeft de uitgestrektheid van de tulpenveld goed weer. Ook die boerderij als oogtrekkker en de lange rij bomen vullen op het plaatje goed in. De wolkenpartij geeft een krachtig sfeertje en een extra dimensie aan de foto. Hele goede scherptediepte en belichting. Een heerlijk landschap om naar te kijken.
Vele groeten,

Hello John,
let also me add some comment to this lovely picture :-) The place is amazing and the field of bright red tulips is extremely eye catching. I like how much space you gave to them as they are truly lovely. The house with the row of the trees on the horizon creates some interest on the second plan and pretty sky finishes off the whole image.
Great colors and superb quality.
Thanks for sharing

Hello John,
A spectacular landscape shot with amazing colours and light.Great perspective over the beautiful tulip ocean:)
TFS and best regards.

Hi John, bonjour,
A beautiful spring presentation of this field of Tulips,
NIce details and point of view,
great shot and composition,
all is amazing, sharpness, colors and light,
very well done...Michel

Nederland op zijn mooist, prachtig weer gegeven in deze compositie.

Groet, Jan

Hi John
Another top quality image of yours, so characteristic at this period of tulip fields, accompanied by a beautiful cloudy sky
Nice natural colors and good luminosity in this scenery
best regards, have a nice We

Hi John,
a wonderful spring scenery in this photo.
In spite of the cloudy sky, you have caught a nice light on this tulips field, and have reached a good chromatic quality, because of the beautiful contrast between the red and green tones.
I like the framing structure under the thirds rule, this makes an elegant composition.
Friendly regards,

Erg ruimtelijk.........
Prachtige voorgrond met de bloemen.
Ook deze keer de wolken, meestal is het blauw bij U:-))
Mooie foto !

Although I like the rows and rows of tulips John, I much prefer this aspect of those beautiful flowers. Lovely soft colours and the barn is ideally placed in your fine composition......

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2014-09-04 7:07]

Dear John,
a beautifully flowered grounds and a fantastic sky. lovely composition with the Tulips farm. well framed picture.

Wow John!
This is really really nice. The panorama of 10 million tulips in bloom, the very pleasant sky and the characteristic broad farmhouse / barne. Then there's a church tower on the horizon behind the tree line. This must be a new favorite to me.
I wish you a nice Sunday evening.
:) Frank

Hello John! Wonderful minimalistic shot. Superb composition. Great perspective. Fantastic effect. Perfect capture and frame. Regards!

Olá, John!

Excelente foto! Este campo de tulipas é muito bonito, com inúmeros flores! As cores e a luz estão muito boas. A casa ao fundo é um detalhe relevante para a composição! Parabéns!

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