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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24410 W: 523 N: 40832] (175692)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-22
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canonn 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/20 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My favorite pictures, My best of 2008 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-01 9:53
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I find our nature and what the farmers us give is wonderful, I can enjoy for with my bike middle of the fields to ride a bicycle.
I know the name not from this wonderful tulips, also the dry earth, this is young sea clay, when this is dry so hard as concrete, you can see the tracks of the tractor. This is the natural colour of the clay.

History from Wikepidea.
Between 1634 and 1637, the early enthusiasm for the new flowers triggered a speculative frenzy now known as the tulip mania and tulip bulbs were then considered a form of currency. The Netherlands are still associated with tulips. The term 'Dutch tulips' is often used for the cultivated forms. Tulip Festivals are held in the Netherlands, Spalding (England) and in North America every May. Tulips are now also popular in Australia, and several festivals are held during September and October in the Southern Hemisphere's spring. The world's largest permanent display of tulips, although open to the public only seasonally, is in Keukenhof, in the Netherlands.

I hope you like it.

Canon EOS 5D
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22/04/2008 15:14:25
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à perte de vue...c'est superbe...que j'aimerai voir ça ;ça ne sera pas pour cette année mais ça reste dans un coin...
j'aime beaucoup le cadrage , les proportions, les couleurs!!!
merci pour ce printemps

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  • japiey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1745 W: 292 N: 2671] (10163)
  • [2008-05-01 10:02]

Hi John,

Dreams ..
Fascinating place, colourfull and composed well.
All the best, dear friend.


olá, very beatiful landscape!! sometimes men can make beautiful things like this one!!! just by looking i can imagine how relaxing should be to ride a bike in a place like this one!! cheers

Hi John,
Superbe colours with this soft pink, nice perspective with these lines, these tulips fields are un very good subject for photos. Well done.

Hi John
Wow, I`m jealousy about such field of flowers. Lovely tulips, beautiful colours and good perspective.

Hello John,
I like the views of tulip fields, this is one of the bests,
Best regards,

Bonsoir John,
Très jolie photo et superbes couleurs...J'aime bien cette composition...!
Bon cadrage et bonne perspective également...!
Amicalement de Bruxelles

Ik gloof dat de tulp niet Nederlands is John,
maar je hebt hier een goede foto neergezet. goede balans mooie waarden, maar eerlijkheid gebied me toch te zeggen dat ik hen toch wat flets vind, waarschinlijk licht dat aan het harde licht en iet aan Uw talent, goed fotowerk.
prettige avond.
groet Jaap

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  • Jeppo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1804 W: 10 N: 1772] (17645)
  • [2008-05-01 11:25]

Hi John,

well, everybody links tulips with the Netherlands.
When Ruud Gullitt played with AC Milan, fans used to call him "the black tulip".
anyhow your pic is particularly pleasant thanks to a nice contrast between flower and sky. moreover the rows of planted flowers provided with a good depth and geometric pattern

well done

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  • cbrman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3098 W: 263 N: 4835] (21675)
  • [2008-05-01 11:33]

Hello John,

Une perspective remplie de couleur ! Cet alignement de fleur est tout simplement impressionant.
Les fleuristes de toute l'europe se frotte les mains en voyants ces superbes tulipes.
Une nouvelle perspcetive très réussie. Bien vu !



Hi John ;

renkler süper grafikler süper çiçekler süper elinize sağlık

Önder Kahraman

Hi John, you are very lucky to live in such country full of flower fields. Some of us with some allergies might have some little problems, but... I guess this is just nature! About the shot: Very effective POV with the DOF we need to admire the entire field. I have some thoughts about the very bright clay parts, but I guess it's just the feeling of a bright day that covers all objections.

this is a very wide view, the field seems endless, great colours and brightness, fascinating

Hello John.
I see a great perspective in this typical dutch landscape, thanks to the tulips slash lines.
Interesting note too.
Best regards.

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  • mikeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1327 W: 90 N: 1756] (12129)
  • [2008-05-01 12:11]

Hello John,

I have already seen very similar photo of tulips today but being honest I think you are the winner:) Colour of the flowers is amazing. Additionally the sky is perfect! Clouds - excellent! Typical Dutch, beautiful place, shown from a great POV. Perfect job!


Hi John
The graphism in this field is so nice ! Sharpness and colors are very beautifull.
You get also the perfect cropping
Well done

Dag, John. Een foto die nog bewijst dat u een meester van perspectief bent. De tulpen vormen hier een zeer kleurrijk tapijt dat goed uitkomt op de hemel. Het licht was zeker moeilijk, maar u bent er toch in geslaagd er iets zeer degelijks van te maken.

salut john
des tulipes a perte de vue d'une couleur rose flashy, grosse profondeur dans ce cadrage, beau boulot

Hello John, I find it amazing, all the different PoV of the tulip fields from TE members.
Yours is another special view.I love the perspective of this one,and the composition of just fields and sky, works really well for me.
The colours are so bright!It is a beautiful picture.
I guess that you never get tired of seeing the tulip fields each year[?]
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hi dear John,
Amazing pov and very nice compo with those beautiful tulip fields.
Good graphical effect and perfect notes.
TFS and best regards

Hi John,
WoW! great composition and presentation of this spring flowers ''à perte de vue'', superbe capture et jolies couleurs , c'est fantastique et quelle belle prise de vue and wanderful landscape..Excellent done,

Wow! what a beautiful field of tulips. Your composition is great using the rows to create diagonals through the shot giving the photo nice direction. The lighting and colors are great as is the sharpness and DOF.
This is a great study in color!

Bonjour John, tu avais un super ciel ce jour là il déchire avec ces nuages au forme particulière, dont la belle texture en fait à elle seul déjà toute la beauté de l‘image, mais alors pour le reste quelle belle précision du détail et quelle débauche de couleurs et de lumières dans ce premier plan, l’on voit beaucoup de fleur en ce moment sur TE c'est l'annonce des beaux jours qui reviennent et cela fait bien plaisir, une belle perspective et un cadrage qui met le bien l'ensemble en valeur, bien amicalement

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2008-05-02 2:30]

Hello John,
a sea of flowers!
Wonderful colorful image with great perspective and amazing colors combination of the flowers and the beautiful sky,very well done!

hi john
A delightful view, the strong pink carpet looks wonderful andcontrasts very well with the soft blue sky, great depth , light , nicely framed,


Hi John,

Another sign of the spring season, the tulips growing in the field. The point of view leads are eyes toward the end of the field which is almost at infinity. The light brings out the best of the colors. The sky as a special effect on the scenery. Have a nice day.


Hi John,
Great perspective and wonderful colours. The cloudy sky gives excellent contrast.


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  • zmey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 95 N: 1748] (7335)
  • [2008-05-02 5:16]

hello john

dutch tulip pictures in the spring is a very popular theme, but this is an outstanding shot of this subject among all i've seen here. tulip power all to the horizon... beautiful, my friend! and a very informative note to accompany the shot.

warm regards,

Fantastic place, nice colours and wonderful perspective.
Have a nice weekend

Dag John,
it does not seem to have an end. Great depth and brightness, the tulips are everywhere. The play of colours in the red and green is marvellous.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf

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  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • [2008-05-02 6:20]

Hi John,
Wow what a wonderful POV that brings such dramatic diagonal lines accros the lovely field of tulips to the incredibly vibrant blue sky rendering such fantastic depth. The colros and details are fantastic.
Regards, Tom

Dag John,
Eindelijk terug wat tijd om op TE rond te vliegen!!!
Die tukpen van U zijn gewoon weg prachtih.
Je vindt altijd de mogelijheid om ons oog te forceren langs mooie lijnen. Hier is het je nogmaals gelukt.
Prettig weekend

Hallo John,
Wist niet dat ze in Zeeland ook stonden, maar hier is dus het bewijs. Alhoewel de diepte enorm is, en de kleurenpracht van het scherm knalt vind ik toch je standpunt niet echt verfrissend. Lager en meteen op de tulpen vind ik persoonlijk mooier, net als een zwaardere vette blauwe lucht, maar dat is geheel op persoonlijke titel. Desalniettemin een foto die niet mag ontbreken in je collectie...
Groet, Henk

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10134 W: 144 N: 25354] (123461)
  • [2008-05-02 7:43]

Hi John,

This photo is incredible, such a field of tulips with no end. It must be fantastic just to ride a bicycle nearby. I suppose it is for bulbs. I like the composition and colours of cours. I must go somewhen to Netherlands during tulip time. Amazing picture.

Warm regards


Yes, John, April is THE time in the Netherlands, due to these beautiful tulip fields; you've caught a great one here, in excellent compo (I esp. like the busy sky and the line providing the depth, on the left side) Cheers ;) Daniel

And oh Yes I like it so much...
A stunning pov with extremely rare contrasting colours.
A fabulous compo....
TFS this masterpiece.

Hi John!

I saw most of your works. Every picture tells some story.. You are very professional. Interesting and valid notice. Thanks a lot!
Keep smiling!

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14267 W: 1034 N: 28581] (135888)
  • [2008-05-02 8:26]

Hi John

Wow! An incredible panorama of pink tulips with excellent sharpness & graphic patterns, created by the furrows. Tfs!

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  • MarcT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2055 W: 428 N: 4747] (20964)
  • [2008-05-02 9:10]

Salut John,
L'effet géométrique et les lignes de fuite sont très beaux. Le rose est partout et cela a fait la réputation des voisins hollandais comme nous les imaginons.

Hello John,
World's largest producer of tulips?
Seems like endless to me, must be millions of them...
A well balanced composition with attractive lines, great colours of spring!
Pablo -

Hi John,
These fields of tulips that you have in Holland have a perfect linear geometry, and a really beautiful color. You have could catch all that in a very effective, very attractive at sight composition and with many elegance and chromatic strength.
Excellent work, my friend.
Best regards,

Hoi John,
Zo lekker herkenbaar Nederlands voor deze tijd van het jaar :)
De kleurcombinatie van de droge klei, roze tulpen en de hoge horizon met daarboven een mooie hollandse lucht doet het fantastisch hier. Tel daar de diagonale pov bij op en je hebt een super mooie plaat, gefeliciteerd!

Bonsoir John
Superbe ce bleu et ce rose tulipe,l'assemblage de ces couleurs est très agréable à l'oeil,la proportion du cadrage est parfaite.
Du très beau job.
Bonne soirée et bon weekend

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2008-05-02 13:26]

Hola John.
Amazing colorful landscape with long lines of beautiful pink tulips that disappears in the horizon producing a nice contrast with the blue sky and white clouds, wonderful composition, very well captured. great POV and sharpness.
Wish you a nice weekend.
Best regards.

Hi John.
What a fantastic capture ... a real beauty. The converging lines here is so well defined and visually appealing. Well composed ... excellent work with top image quality. tfs

Hallo John,

Prachtig Holland plaatje met deze uit Turkije geimporteerde bloem. Ik zag gisteren in het Frans Hals museum nog een boekje liggen over de windhandel met tulpenbollen en ook nog een paar mooie stillevens met tulpen.

groet Rob

P.S. We overleggen nog over een paar geschikte data en doen binnenkort een paar voorstellen.

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-02 14:55]

Bonjour John,
tu vois, aujourd'hui, je suis allé à Keukenhof (Lisse) voir les centaines de milliers de tulipes, un spectacle magnifique.
Très belles couleurs et un ciel magnifique.
Je suis un peu intrigué par la ligne qui sépare le ciel de la terre.
Best regards.

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  • kpav Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 708 W: 53 N: 405] (5031)
  • [2008-05-02 15:26]

Hello John, very impressive shot with beautiful vivid colors and excellent perspective. Your POV is great and so is the composition with the many lines shaped in the frame and the strong contrasts. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards,

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2008-05-02 22:28]

Hi John,
i love ths one. what a wonderful colors and pesrpective. great clouds and atmosphere. have a nice weekend.

Hello John,
A sea of pink tulips all in a row, beautiful colour & contrasting well with blue sky. With the clay soil it looks as though nothing could grow there. A lovely image.
In Victoria we have the Tesselar Tulip Festival, operated by a Dutch family.

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2008-05-02 22:56]

Hello John,
Absolutely fantastic shot.Great point of view and superb colors.Well done!

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 203 N: 2719] (12516)
  • [2008-05-02 23:46]

Hi John. Tulips are synonomous with Holland so it is excellent to see such a composition as this. The colours and the explanation of them growing here is very good. The rows diminish into infinity, a huge field. TFS. Murray.

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2217 W: 153 N: 3554] (15929)
  • [2008-05-03 2:15]

Hi John
A carpet of flowers! Great perspective with the interchange od colors and green lines combined with a wonderful sky. Your 2/3 frame has added alot to the impression given

Hi John!

I really don't know where to start from! The outstanding diagonal persective? The flawless composition? The brilliant blinding colours? Evetything is perfect, my dear friend! Congratulations!


Hi John,
wonderful shot, spectacular colours, the depth is incredible ...

Thanks for sharing, have a nice weekend

Hello Dear John,

This is an extraordinary image of the endless farm of tulips in Keukenhof. Thanks for pointing out the tracks of the tractor tires. The pink, rather than red tulips, are unusual for me, but how beautiful they are in combination with the green. Your history lesson is much appreciated also, John.

Have a good weekend,


Hi John,
Beautiful colours and light in your picture,excellent compo and sharpness.

Hello John,
ik kan niet zeggen dat ik een superfan van flower-shots ben, desalniettemin... eerlijk is eerlijk : die van jou behoren tot een andere categorie. En dat maakt een heleboel verschil!
Het contrast tussen lucht en tulpen is voortreffelijk en absoluut schilderachtig te noemen. En wat te zeggen van perspectief en licht... schitterend!
Topwerk, vriend!
Ik wens je nog een hele fijne weekend, see you soon.

Hi John,

I love the tulips. Never saw such a big field of them. Beautiful capture.

Great colours and nice perspective,
Have a nice weekend,

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  • Hellas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 177 N: 1334] (7063)
  • [2008-05-03 11:34]

Hi John,
one more terrific photo! Magical colours on land and sky! The exposure is excellent with a great light management.
Warm regards,

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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3654] (14641)
  • [2008-05-03 11:56]

Hi John,

Absolutely fantastic spring shot. Very simplistic with endless rows of tulips and a beutiful sky as a background. A marvelous view. TFS and have a nice Sunday!



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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9146 W: 57 N: 15351] (56890)
  • [2008-05-03 12:33]

Goedenavond John,
Dit is een fantastisch gezicht, roze tulpen zo ver het oog reikt, de kleur in de voorgrond nog afgewisseld met groen en grijs. Het licht is ook prachtig evenals de wolkenlucht. Een heerlijke lentefoto, bedankt!

Hello John!
Fantastic picture with amazing colors making an incredible contrast to each other.
The depth is great and you chose an excelent point of view.
Great!!! Thanks for sharing,

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2008-05-03 23:15]

Hi John,
great view and place for photography. I like the perspective and colours. Excellent quality. Well done picture.
Gr., Aleksander

Great perspective here !
The red / blue contrast is very pleasant, and your technical parameters are very good.

Helo John
Amaizing Tulip field and realy good clear view of this beautiful red flowers

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9596 W: 157 N: 15500] (124107)
  • [2008-05-04 6:13]

Hej John!
Fantastic tulips! Very good composition and frame. I like the colors and perspective. Well done.

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2008-05-04 6:20]

Hi John,

what a pleasant seen! The graphical apealing is really good. An eye catcher...just wonderful!

Hello John. Why are all beautiful images of tulips captured in Netherlands? I will never get the chance to capture this :(
Excellent perspective with brilliant pink John. So wonderful to see and thanks for sharing. Best regards and all the best to you. Jusni

Hi my friend,
Very beautiful colorful lines with pink tulips.this is excellent composition. I like your point of wiev. also superb diagonal perspective and nice sharpness.great scene.well done.TFS.
Best regards.


Hi John,

not easy to choose an image while opening your great portfoli. I finally chose this one for its extraordinari colors and perspective.



un tres beau cadrage de ces champs de tulipes qui s'étendent , celà donne l'impression que ces tulipes vont rencontrer au loin ces gros nuages blancs...
belles couleurs et perspective de ces allées

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15448 W: 159 N: 26998] (141792)
  • [2008-05-05 1:48]

Bonjour John,
Quel beauté ce champs de Tulipe qui n'en fini plus,
le POV bien pensé a ras du sol pour donner une belle profondeur et pour couronner le tout un beau ciel et une lumiére au top qui embelli la couleur rouge des tulipes, compliment
Have a nice day

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  • Paolo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 144 N: 8842] (41250)
  • [2008-05-05 4:16]

Hi John, wonderful one, colorful, fantastic persepctives over the tulips and a wonderufl contrast with the sky.

Bonjour, mon bon ami John,
Des milliers, des millions de tulipes, je ne sais plus, tant les plants recouvrent avec beauté la terre. Des tulipes jusqu'à l'horizon. De quoi de voir la vie en rose !
Une très belle perspective et originalement présentée.

Hi John. My TE friend (Senk) has sent me pictures of the tulip fields in Canada, but we associate them with Holland more. The colour and pattern here are amazing. it reads almost like an abstract painting. It makes a wonderful shock of brilliant red against the blue sky. And it all look so carefully composed. regards kevin

Beautiful colourful artful picture of tulips. Really stunning colours and the POV is impressive. Well done.
Best wishes,

Hi John,
it is great, the angle you used here to capture it and the POV make it fascinated, the depth is majestic.
Have a nice evening.

Bonjour John,
une très belle image avec une composition sans faille. Par contre, je trouve les couleurs un peu trop saturées a mon goût et il y a quelque chose de bizarre le long de l'horizon ? Non ?

En tout cas bravo !

Olá John

Esta foto é simplismente fantástica. As cores e contrastes são incríveis, e as tulipas, estas eu amo por toda esta beleza que você nos mostra aqui. Parabéns!!!

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4829 W: 629 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2008-05-05 20:38]

Hi John,
This one has stunning sharpness, wonderfully realistic colors and a wicked side perspective created by the tulip lines and POV.
Clean job!

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  • alainh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3770 W: 143 N: 6587] (33209)
  • [2008-05-06 0:19]

hello John
pink as far as the eye can see. the coloured platitdude of the Netherlands is superbly illustrated on your image. a very pretty sky

in a friendly way

Wonderful contrast between colours, dear John !
I like your POV and diagonal. Excellent depth and sharpness
TFS and greetings

HI john,
What can I say to a photographer like you?
Marvellous photo with a vivid smell of spring,
a dynamic tone of Nature,happy image with
perfect colours.
Thanks for your photo

Jolie couleurs, superbe ciel magnifique ces lignes directrices¨

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2008-05-07 0:51]

Bonjour John,

Le mariage des couleurs est fantastique ici, j'aime beaucoup. Ces parterres de tulipes sont de véritables champs d'action pour le photographe. Le cadrage est superbe donne une bonne impression d'immensité. Un très beau coup d'oeil et malheureusement nous n'avons pas les odeurs... Merci John.

Avec toutes mes amitiés et une très bonne journée,


Hi John,
really dreamy shot
great perspective,depth and colours
simply perfect

Hi John, this is a sight that I dont' get to experience. I have never seen so many tulips in one place. The colour is excellent and I like the colour contrasts seen between the tulips and that great sky. You have good sharp detail, in an excellent composition.

Thanks, John

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2008-05-07 4:27]

Dit is werkelijk een prachtige, kleurige foto. Ik vind die persoonlijk beter overkomen dan de vorige. Goeie diepte en horizontale balans.

Thanks for your feedback some days ago. Beautiful image of this area full of tulips. Wonderful.
Best regards

Great shot. Nice colours and details. Seems like a post card.
Andrea Gatt

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  • Stepan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 89 N: 3989] (27210)
  • [2008-05-07 10:15]

Simply lovely !! I wish I could see that kind of field for real. Must be heady !!

Hi John,
impressive this view, and grat colors and sharpen in your image. Great work my friend.
Congratulatios and hug!

Bestee John,
Wondermooi plaatje, hele goed compositie. Wat ik erg bewonder is dat bijna elk tulp individueel is te zien.
Groet Henk

hello john,
What a marvelous shot!. Gives the impression that sky is "low" just above the lovely flowers standing on the ground to the infinite, in all directions!.
Best regards

Ola John ,
Magnifica foto em tons de rosa , são lindos estes campos de tulipas , incrível o numero de tulipas plantadas nestes campos a perder de visão , bom contraste de cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Hi John,
The tulips look absolutely superb. The cloudy sky in the background, the sharpness and details and the colors are wonderful.
Best Regards. Salvator.

Hi John:

Such landscapes are still fascinated. With its colorful in depth, given some tremendous desire to run amid the flowers, with liberty and glory.

I love the composition, from a good perspective, shades and lighting have been very appropriate. Congratulations.


Hi John,
Well composed with these wonderful lines of red flowers, I like the perspective and the very good framing.

Hello John,
Incredible perspective !
An infinity of flowers.
Just fantastic.

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1912 W: 31 N: 2944] (20202)
  • [2008-05-13 3:00]

Good morning John!
Great composition with fantastic view at the red carpet of the tulips.The flowers are contrasting very nicely with blue sky.My compliments

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  • pcp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 340 W: 115 N: 569] (3396)
  • [2008-05-14 8:55]
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WOOOOOOOOW, Best and best of all shots, No words to explains..Feeling me in heaven.

Seeing you after long time :)

Well done.



I like the composition in this shot, those lovely tulips in perspective is like a painting in the field, your pov works well giving us a sense of depth. Excellent shot.


What a beauty!
Well composed shot with Lovely colors.
Good work!

Hi John, I see I've missed some really nice work from you since I've been away.
This is a great photo oozing colour & excellent prospective, the overall composition works perfectly & for such a bright seen, you took great care with the light, the sky is a superb finish, kind regards Wilson.

I guess this is the perfect Netherlands cliché: Everything is flat and full of tulips. Fantastic shot, with excellent perspective and graphism.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 499 W: 13 N: 115] (1920)
  • [2008-06-10 3:53]

amazing shot! great colors, perspectives! i'm always surprised and fascinated about those tulip fields! great. tfs

Hi John, superb landscape and cool view! It is great pleasure to watch this photo! Thank you John!


Hi John,
splendid shot for sharpness, colours and geometry lines.
Excellent and original POV.

Wow...what a beautiful carpet of tulips.
Maybe just suggest to add more higher sky and less a bit the fg. Nevertheless this picture is outstanding, i like it...thanks John :-)


Hi John
This is just fantastic beautiful field of tulips. How many of them here? Wonderful picture, beautiful sky ...

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  • Amaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2921 W: 346 N: 2836] (11475)
  • [2009-04-29 1:04]

Hi John,
wondweful contrast, amazing colours!
Soperb compo!

Well done!!!


Hello John
great attmosphere
i like diagonal lines and rhytym of the flowers
great colors and composition
best regards

Juste un mot : superbe!

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10507 W: 174 N: 17849] (79273)
  • [2009-05-27 8:02]


very nice image,the simplicity of the place, showing only the flowers and the beautiful sky, is very nice to see. perfect light, pov and framing.amazing view



Amazing Tulips field, stretchs as far as the eyes can see, John.
Fabulous red, good in contrast, bright daylight contributed to a marvelous photo.

Dobar dan, gospodine.
Lep pogled na lale ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst o mestu, kompozicija i trenutak sa oblacima.
Lepo pokazano.
Lepo polje lala.
Dobar tekst sa podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.

Good day, sir.
Nice view of the tulips ...
Good image sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good article on the place, time and composition of clouds.
Nice shown.
Nice tulip field.
Good article with information on the used technique and image elements.
Have a nice day, all the best in the new week that started.
Good luck.

Splendid capture John, deep field of vision, high quality of image and excellent perspective
A successful image

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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2013-09-28 1:16]

Hi John !!
you are right.... we are having the Tulip Time Festival in the Southern Highlands where we live ( it is aprox. 130 Km south west from Sydney ). people come in coaches & cars to see the beautiful flowers. Spring started here on the 1 st. of September.
Of course in the Public Park we have less then 1% of the number of flowers that we can see in your photo.
We are no competition to the Netherlands
Have a nice week end.

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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 664 W: 0 N: 1616] (9637)
  • [2013-09-28 1:17]

dear jhm great picture with this fantastic tulips red and great and very impressive sky
great schot dear friend

Hello John,
And the Dutch got their tulips from the Turks. In fact, when tulips were the stuff of imperial entertainment, it was illegal to export them and the Dutch smuggled them out of the country.
Beautiful field, lovely photo, TFS!

Hello John,
this is a brilliant picture, treating the iconic theme of the colourful tulip field in such an attractive way. There's a fascinating sense of movement, created by the multiple dynamic perspectives and the motion in the sky. You pushed the contrasts to a remarkable effect, the colours are amazing and you retained great clarity through the vast area. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,

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