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Tulip field I
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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: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-04-20
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 7 D, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 LII USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 82 010 UV - Haze 1x MRC
Exposure: f/16, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My best of 2015 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2015-04-21 23:36
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I know a number of people waiting for the tulips from the Netherlands.
As Mesut and Malgo from Poland, but not all tulips are already in full bloom.
I want to thank all visitors that visited the picture with the child and dog, even after removing my photo by TE.
Maybe a bit of my own mistake, this type of pictures might not be for TE but for TL

The last days of the springtime are beautiful, real a pleasure for a bike trip to the tulip fields.
These tulip fields can you find, to Aardenburg on the border between Netherland and Belgium, on 10 km of my home, an agriculture area, the ground is almost all clay, young sea clay.
I have tried for to make a very good picture, I wait on you comment.
I hope that you enjoy of these tulips fields

When planting bulbs?

'Bulb' is the collective name for plants in the ground have a sphere, stem tuber, tuber or rhizome. Bulbs that will bloom in the spring, are planted in the autumn.

Preferably in a period between the end of September and as late as December. The earlier the bulbs are planted, they will develop roots and shoots. Sooner the ground is at the beginning of autumn still a little warm. Therefore they are also more resistant to frost in the ground. In very severe frost, the ground up to thirty centimeters deep freeze.
Do not plant bulbs when the frost is already in the ground or when it is wet. The most important thing for a good rooting and flowering of bulbs is undoubtedly an airy and not long lasting wet ground. By wet soil stifle the bulbs and they rot away completely. Bulbs grow best in a slightly peaty soil.
Heavy clay-like soils can be stale with a fair amount of sand. Mix in a ratio of three parts sand to one part of clay. Spit the mixture well using a fork with flat teeth or use a garden claw or cultivator. Loosen the soil loose, i.e. crush any large lumps until a crumbly soil. Addition of a ready available leaf mold is also excellent. Especially for those bulbs that remain permanently fixed - so that cannot be removed from the ground after flowering - above require tillage.

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Hello dear John,
I'd waited patiently for them !
Unlike in your case, I think in Holland those fields ae mainly thought for cut flowers to be sold in flowershops whereus in our case the municipiality of İstanbul plants the bulbs in September/October in the parks.
Your capture has the colors and taste of a nice oriental silk carpet.
TFS and best regards

Hi John
One year ago, I was in Keukenhof in the Netherlands & saw similar fields, tulips as far as the eye could see. Lovely shot here.

Thanks for sharing.
the ED

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10381 W: 146 N: 25990] (125699)
  • [2015-04-21 23:59]

Hi John, Thanks, I was waiting for your tulips photo :). These fields have no end. always amazing view. I was in Holland in tulip time, but there were no such fields on my way.
I think that here they are grown for bulbs? i bought bulbs in Amsterdam but they do not grow well in Poland.
Magnificent view.

WArm regrads Malgo

Bonjour John
Une belle image de saison superbement réalisée tant par les couleurs que par la profondeur de l'image
Amitiés et bonne journée.

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5783 W: 95 N: 9355] (52989)
  • [2015-04-22 0:04]

Dag John,.
Prachtig tulpenveld met all die oranje-gele tulpen tot aan de verre einder Mooi dat die rechte zandgroef net buiten het midden van de foto staat. De grootte van de velden is echt indrukwekkend.

Hello John,

Yes, this is what we hope to see from the Netherlands, row upon row of colourful tulips.
Your viewpoint shows the vastness and the beauty of the tulip fields. With converging lines of colours, the tulips go from the f/g to the horizon.
A lovely scene!

Have a great day,
Bev :-)

Hello John! A lot of tulips. Amazing fields. Wonderful line of horizon. Marvelous weatherm lightness and colours. Ideal cut and frame. Well done!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11930 W: 126 N: 21574] (110493)
  • [2015-04-22 1:09]

Salut John,une image classique absolument magique,je voudrais regarder moi aussi un jour ce spectacle!Qualite' impressionante de la profondeur et couleurs fantastiques.Belle journee' et merci,Luciano

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14090 W: 0 N: 16150] (171852)
  • [2015-04-22 1:49]


quelle immensité ce champs de tulipes sueprbe compo et vue et la couleur ce rouge et ces lignées vers l'infini sueprbe compo et vue.
Bravo et amitié

Hello John,
Tulip season has started and this will not be the last photo ;-). The effect of the mainly red and orange flowers growing on neat lines into the far distance is overwhelming. I really think they look better like this than a dozen in a vase, but business is business.
I briefly saw the photo that was removed but didn't have time to make a comment. I respect your quiet acceptance of the removal, instead of getting angry and starting a quarrel with the moderators.
Kind regards,

Hello John,
Superb control over depth field with this amazing carpet of flowers stretching out before us to infinity. Well composed with a judicious division between landscape and sky. Excellent technical quality. A truly wonderful sight.

Büyük Usta,
Gene verdiğin 'fotoğraf dersleri'den biri.
Netlik,persfektif renk çok güzel.
Bodrum'dan Selamlar

Hi John!!

Again you delight us with a magnificent image. Everything about her is meticulously prepared, composition, light ... A perfect colors designing this field, and a wonderful note, which makes us learn something today ... at least to me !! Thanks ....

Best regards


Hello John,

Well, here they are in all their splendor and I like all these straight linesleading the eye to the horizon. But I have to wait here for them as we have a very cool month of April and nithing so far is growing.

Best regards


fascinating view from tulips with nice perspective you captured.

Hi John,

The rows of tulips is giving depth and perspective to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the tulips. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Lovely. Excellent POV and compo.

Hi John
I cant resist looking at the deep brill colour that jump out of my screen, blue sky definitely collaborates creating such a strong contrast. It's bold and stunning adding so much liveliness to this tulip fields. Superb work as always, Congrats and tfs
Warm wishes

Bonjour John,

Toi et Ghislaine avez de très belles photos de tulipes ces derniers jours.On voit que le paysage est très différent entre le sud de la France et la Hollande. Une belle impression d'horizon infini. Quelles belles couleurs.



Magnificent strait lines of flowers furrows, stretch till far in the horizon, with an abundance of colors, John.
It's the time of the year to see and take pictures of the beautiful fields sceneries.
Cheers and good afternoon,

Bonjour, cher John,
Ces parterres de tulipes sont majestueuses et ne semblent plus se termine aussi loin que le regard peut se poser.
Très jolie composition printanière.

Dobar dan, popodne, gospodine.
Lep pogled, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano polje zasadjeno lalama.
Lepo polje lala.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka, vrlo poucno.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3449 W: 0 N: 7971] (57329)
  • [2015-04-22 9:21]

Wow, we can not imagine the Netherlands without tulips, and this here is a classic sample, absolutely great!
regards Ryszard

Hello John,
the colour of these tulips is magnificent, even one of them would be enough to brighten the spirit of a viewer but in this immense perspective they look overwhelming. I like very much their soft textures and the vibrance of the thousands of repeating patterns. It's great to have a meaningful background in this view, the smooth sky presents such an attractive contrast. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2015-04-22 10:00]

Bonjour mon ami
Intéressante perspective sur cette piste d'atterrissage pour abeilles :)
J'apprécie cette profondeur d'image
Sincères amitiés

Hi John,
beautiful parade of tulips under a lovely light.
Excellent the depth and the graphism obtained.

Well seen.

Hi John, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting view of this beautiful tulips field with a magnificent depth, very well captured in this image, with good sharpness, nice light, color and quality. Excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.

Good night and happy rest of the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.

Hi John,
beautiful composition with the field of tulips. I like the red-yellow color, and they seem to stretch to the infinity! Good use of the field to make attractive geometry here.
Excellent work!

Hello John

Attractive colours. A wonderful picture of this Dutch tulip field that seems to be endless. A well composed shot with superb colours. Beautiful! Thanks.

Greetins, Erling

Salam dear friend John,

A pity that your prevoius post removed, indeed this image from Tulip field is very eye-catching,

Holland is famous to the Flowers country and this pic. proved and shown this fact,

This image has an excellent perpective, depth, Pov, clarity and high quality like others of yours,

Interesting note and lay out and many Thanks!

Thousands Regards and Best Wishes , ***


Er is weinig nodig om een mooie foto te maken.
Maar dan moet de fotograaf wel goed kijken en dat deed je.

C'est la pleine saison, tu peux t'en donner à cœur joie! Très belle photo de ce champ de tulipes mordorées.

Hallo John,
sehr gute Präsentation dieses Tulpenfeldes, unendliche Weite, gut gemacht!

Viele Grüße und einen schönen Tag

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1841 W: 417 N: 6659] (26932)
  • [2015-04-23 4:02]

Hello John,

You have given us an interesting note and also a stunningly beautiful photograph of these colourful tulip fields.

I love the strong perspective as the rows of carefully planted and grown tulips seem to lead off to infinity beneath a clear blue sky. Glorious light and fine vibrant colours, perfect exposure and stunning details and clarity.


Kind Regards,


Ciao John, great perspective on a lot of tulips, beautiful composition, wonderful natural colors,, exxcellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2655 W: 0 N: 3115] (21008)
  • [2015-04-23 6:30]

Goedenavond John
You chose the best point of view to show an intense funnel-shaped perspective on this orange-coloured field.
After WWII, the Dutch princess Juliana gave 100,000 tulip bulbs to Canada in recognition of the Canadian soldiers efforts to liberate your country from demented attacks.
Met vriendelijke groeten.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2015-04-23 10:29]

Hello John,
attractive theme from Holland. Beautiful field of tulips. I like the perspective, composition and colors. Very good presentation.
Have a nice evening.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14501 W: 1047 N: 29331] (138586)
  • [2015-04-23 12:17]

Hello John,

Fantastic use of repetitive rows providing superb lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective with the added bonus of the colourful orange and red tulip flowers. Their warm colours contrast perfectly against the blue sky. The row of trees on the horizon line adds interest. Tfs.

Hello John,
Splendid field of tulip with a great perspective, splendid colors and nice light. In my aera the tulip flowering rather early April. Beautiful photo, I like.
Best regards.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2015-04-23 17:41]


at least these flowers weren't removed like mine was.
nice view of the diagonals. it is ever an impressive view, mixing the natural beauty and the human hand. TFS.



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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2015-04-23 20:59]

Hello John,
Magnificent and very impressive these long rows of tulips. Superb colors and composition. TFS.

Dear John Sir,

A master art both from god and Mr. John who shared with us.

The flowers field is very well managed. I would prefer another colour tulip between these one.

Excellent one.


Dear John
Another wonderful snapshot of the tulips from the Netherlands.
It's a pity to you delete a photo of a boy with a dog.
Beautiful field with rows of tulips and beautiful colors and depth of field.
An interesting article about growing these beautiful flowers.
Excellent composition and presentation.
Best regards

een paar weken langer duurde het dit jaar voor ze omhoogkwamen, maar ze staan er weer mooi op john, fraaie compositie mooie lijnen en kleuren en balans, fraai John.
gr., jaap

p.s. ik sta weer op explorer

Hi John
I guess it's that time of year. :)
Lovely minimalistic shot with fantastic colors and light.
Great detail; the shaddows of the tulips !!!
Cheers Frank

Hi John
oh yeah! haha...this one is going to be a winner for sure. long lines, lots of depth, lots of perspective and lots of color. what's not to like right!
sweet shot, love these.

Hi John, Bonjour,
Wow! Beautiful field of Tulips and lovely perpective!!
Nice tone of colors and light.
very well taken and done...

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9882 W: 157 N: 16101] (126619)
  • [2015-04-24 12:04]

Witaj John!
Beautiful tulips field!
Excellent framing and perspective.
I like colors.
Well done.
Nice weekend

Hi John
Classic shot of these iconic flowers. I like the composition with the lines leading to the horizon.
I will be in Texel in less than a week and hope to still sea them!
Have a nice weekend

Hi John,
Thanks for all these tulips, great effect with these lines, interesting depth result, colors and light are well managed.

Hello dear John and have a nice time
Is this the Paradise?may be
your photo with thousand of tulips
create a wonderful natural picture
dedicated to those who love the flowers
spring is the season I love and as you
write the last days of the springtime
are beautiful a real pleasure for
a bike trip to the tulip fields

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2015-04-25 4:02]

Hallo John!
Living in your region you nearly have a monopoly of taking pictures like this. One nearly forgets that this is an agricultural planting. These rows of tulips provide an incredible depth in the scenery and the impression of wideness is fascinating here. What a symphony of colours ...! A photo to look at a bit longer, a photo to enjoy.
Greetings from today rainy Westphalia - but we need the rain urgently! Have a nice weekend!

Irresistible snap John, Zeeland tulips are worldwide famous, excellent perspective, not only orange but two reds and pink color flowers are cultivated, congratulations

Dear John,

Another endless sea of tulips and as beautiful as ever. Close friends from the United States are now taking a river cruise out of Amsterdam, and they have been looking forward to seeing such sights.

Warm regards,


Hi John,
wonderful colors and d.o.f.

O ponto de fuga está perfeitamente definido.
Gosto muito do contraste das cores das tulipas com o azul do céu.



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  • bona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1288 W: 106 N: 2869] (13831)
  • [2015-04-27 8:36]
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Hello John,

is one of my dream visit a tulip and a sunflowers field. Is it easy in Netherland arrive to a place like that?

Great point of view. I can pass minutes looking to your lovely photo.

Thanks for share.

Hi Bonjour dear John

Great panorama image full of tulips! I cannot see the end of this fantatsic field. Nice usage of widefocus makes so sharp and clear as usual as your daily posting, Greatest work!

All the best, Takero from hot Tokyo

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2015-04-27 22:35]

Dear John
A beautiful season superbly performed by both the image colors by the depth of the image. take care my friend

You must feel like your were in flowers heaven when you took this picture. Awesome capture of those tulips with good colors. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.

My cousin lives in the Netherland and she has been posting several pictures from those flower farms.


Who knows where it will all depart on, some maybe here, in Serbia!

Nice perspective, good color!


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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9310 W: 57 N: 15768] (58408)
  • [2015-04-29 14:58]

Goedenavond John,
Wat een prachtig gezicht op de tulpenvelden. Ik heb er zelf van de week ook een aantal bezocht, maar dan helemaal in het noorden van het land. De rood-gele tulpen in de voorgrond vormen een heel mooie patroon.

Hello John,

very fine and interesting picture showing us all this millions of wonderful colorful tulips. Excellent composition, fine sharpness and clarity. I like your fotojob here very much.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


Hi John.
Awesome great perspective of these beautiful tulip fields, both flower beds, and the grooves between them, create a fantastic image.
Very nice colorful, which gives a lot of appeal to the image.
Magnificent management brightness, sharpness is also perfect to enjoy with the details.
Very well seen and well taken.
Have a nice day.
Best wishes.

Hello John,
What a beautiful feeling you convey to us, being among so many tulips. I assume these are harvested and sold to florists.

Strak !
Kleurrijk !
Geweldig perspectief !

Ciao John
la stagione dei tulipani ha contagiato anche TE, peccato non poterli vedere da vicino e doversi accontentare delle belle foto.
Queste linee colorate sono uno spettacolo che ogni anno si rinnova e tu sei sempre pronto a scattare foto.

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2015-05-05 4:38]

Hello John,
I love the wonderful red and yellow of the tulips in the picture. It contrasts well with the blue and green colors around it. A very beautiful and very nicely composed image with a great perspective. My compliments also for the notes!
Warm regards

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2015-05-06 2:43]

Dag John
A wonderful perspective so very characteristic of your pictures, withe the fields of tulips converging in the horizon. The horizon is well placed in the frame and the contrasts with the cyan sky is also nice.
Best Regards

Hallo John,
Prachtige eindeloze rijen tulpenvelden.
Bijzonder mooi is dat al deze rode tulpen binnenin geel lijken te zijn. Misschien is dat zo'n soort. Mogelijk komt het door de lichtinval.
Technisch perfecte foto!
Vele groeten, Paul

Wonderful depth and glorious colour in this fine composition John. Probably most peoples idea of a typical Dutch landscape. Superb.....

Hello, John,

Oh, yes, my photo of Markers was deleted too. And I was surprised with this fact. If somebody shows us a fruits shelf in a market, it's OK. But view designer's shop is prohibited. And I can't see a difference.

Anyway I want to say a couple of the words about this photo. Excellent DoF! Just impressive perspective and superb colors. How long this field?

Best wishes,

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4195 W: 2 N: 7169] (35082)
  • [2015-05-18 17:23]

Hello John,
Amazing tulip field. This is a dream place, well taken scene.Great contrast, good composition, super depth.
Very well done.

planting bulbs

Olá John,
esses campos de Tulipa que eventualmente nos mostra aqui são sempre muito belos e impressionantes. Belo trabalho, amigo.
Parabéns e Abraço,

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  • Selmik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 346 W: 4 N: 668] (3631)
  • [2015-07-27 11:18]

Hi John.
A fantastic picture, reflecting the beauty of colourful tulips, their difference in colours, best possible POV to reveal this field full of wonderful flowers.
Nice work!

Hello, John!

Beautiful field of tulips, with these lines giving very good depth to the image! Colors and sharpness are perfect! Wonderful composition of a wonderful landscape! Perfectly done!

Hello John,
All I can say is "WOOOOW!"
That plant is an example of a place which is really hard to show it bad :)
I love the superb colors and endless perspective.
I am wondering if there is someone who tried to count all the tulips :)

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