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White Tulips -Workers
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24614 W: 523 N: 41315] (177552)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-22
Categories: Nature
Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon 16-35 mm f 2.8 L 11 USM, 1 GB Sandisk Ext II, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My best of 2011 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-11-01 0:07
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This picture has been taken more that 3 year ago, I found these picture in my archive.
These ladies work specially, searched to diseases, a very difficult job, everyone must good look at, this is very important for the owner and the quality of his product.
After a talk with the ladies get I to hear that against the noon nobody see the disease plants.
The Tulip breaking virus, also known as the "Tulip break virus", "Tulip breaking potyvirus", "Lily streak virus", "Tulip mosaic virus", "Lily mottle virus", "Lily mosaic virus", or simply "TBV" is a plant virus that is most famous for its infection of tulips (family Liliaceae). It is widely known as a former source of influence among the price of tulip bulbs and flowers during the period of so-called "Tulip mania" in the 17th century Netherlands. The virus causes a distinctive 'breaking' in color of the flower petals, resulting in pale (white or yellow) and/or dark streaks flaring up the base color. White and yellow flowered cultivars do not display this streaking, although they still can be infected. Other symptoms include leaf mottling (sometimes) and a reduction in vigour. The virus is transmitted by aphids.
In modern times, most tulips sold with "broken" petals are the result of breeding, not the virus.

I hope you like it.

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Bonjour John
Une bonne prise de ce champ de tulipes. L'image profonde est bien réalisée et vivante avec la présence des gens qui prennent soin de ces délicates fleurs.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.

Hi John,
great d.o.f. and interesting daily life scene, great colors and p.o.v.

Dag best John,

A superb Dutceh landsacpe with the alignments of white tulip which give a very pleasnta prospect effect. Interesting scene of life too with the attitudes of the workers very well collected.
Have a nice day,

Awesome work sir!,very well managed light,nicely composed with elegant framing.softness of color and simplicity really sometimes do preety well,Very informative note also.
This image is one of my favourite.have a nice day,greetings from india.

Une belle composition, une gestion originale de la lumière et des couleurs....voilà qui donne une bien belle photo.

Hi John
i like the depth of this field of tulips and the care that the women have for their job. the shading white of the sky is in harmony with the color of the flowers. fantastic fg. fantastic shot :-)
best regards

Hi John
very nice picture with this tulips field. Flowers make a great white carpet. The depth of field is very good giving a big perspective. Women give an authentic touch. Congratulations.

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  • bayno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1344 W: 297 N: 2538] (18348)
  • [2011-11-01 1:18]

Hi John, very nice perspective and good framing, nice colors and deph, excellent overall quality, as usual, I love this shot, have a nice day, Valter

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2011-11-01 1:25]

Hi John,

An interesting daily life scene captured at this beautiful tulips field! Excellent quality as always! Very eye-catching work. TFS.

Best regards,

Hi John,
Superb field work. So charming and beautiful. Well catch, have a great day.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14063 W: 0 N: 16135] (171592)
  • [2011-11-01 2:36]


Fantastique compo e tiamge ces personnages avec les tulipes, quelle vue quelle perspective et ce blanc de fleurs, grandisoe compo.

Bravo et amitié


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11903 W: 126 N: 21532] (110323)
  • [2011-11-01 3:01]

Salut John,une spectaculaire choix de la prise de vue!! Quelle photo mon ami,impressionante perpsective sans fin et details magnifique,une parmi tes meilleures sans doute! Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

Hello John,
An interesting and attractive daily life image, well composed using the rows of tulips to give the image immense depth. The delicate white tones of the flowers are very beautifully rendered under a good light.

Hi John,
Excellent picture of symmetric rows of white tulip, the low POV acts good to show the point of meeting of the left side rows. The people positioning is also very good to the rightso that the left side is undisturbed. The sky was very favourable to you. Superb clarity.TFS


Hello John,
A superb perspective with almost endless lines of yellow tulips. The people in he foreground and a bit further away give life and additional colours to the composition and increase the feeling of depth.

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2011-11-01 4:28]

Hello John,
this is really incredible! You took this rural scene in a decisive moment from a very well working POV. The image almost looks like a painting. Great photo work with a fantastic atmosphere! Congratulation!
Warm regards

Hello John,
I never seen before such a beautiful tulips field. Only on the picture and one of them is yours. Goregous executed image with the people. I love it. A very spectacular for me. Perfectly well done, like always. Awesome job !!!.Thanks for sharing and note.
All the best,

Hi John!
A very nice-looking and pleasant photograph!
Those tulips are wonderful!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, squarish format, black & white borders and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,

Hi John,

The length of the rows of tulips is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the tulips. The late afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello, John,
Another masterpiece from you! I love your style and outstanding quality! Very nice colours and perfect sharpness.
Best regards,

Hi JOhn,

especially the sky in your image is very impressive, as are the long lines of tulips. Good POV, very interesting shot. Best regards, F.

Hello John, very good shot to capture this beautiful image in the everyday life of workers Tulipan, excellent photo well composed, with clarity and depth, and pretty good job well done, congratulations. Good afternoon and happy week. Tfs.

Warm regards.


Hi John,

Wonderful Sky and nice capture..the blue sky with yellow tulips are superb..thanks for the notes.

Well composed and good framing.


Bonjour John

Un très beau retour vers le printemps qui nous rappèle de très beaux souvenirs.Les travailleurs sont parfaitement intégrés dans l'image et lui donne une belle profondeur vers l'infini blanc.



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  • cebe Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 155 W: 13 N: 294] (1491)
  • [2011-11-01 6:59]

Hi John,

Really nice with the white tulips field and the vast blue sky. The photos of tulips fields that I have seen usually don't include people, but rather focus on the graphical aspect. So good with these two group of workers. I especially like the group at left, really looking like they're doing the activity you describe. By the way, I have been member of a more or less similar sanitation team for a couple of summers when I was student, controlling potatoes grown for reproduction! Tulips are likely nicer!

Have a nice day,

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14479 W: 1045 N: 29249] (138304)
  • [2011-11-01 8:08]

Bonjour John

It's rare to see shots including people tending the flowers so this is a pleasant surprise. They animate the scene and add an extra dimension. Good color & sharpness. Tfs!

Hello John.
Masterful composition. The point of framing and the perfect DOF let us to understand the dimensions of the plantation. Excellent sharpness and interesting note.

Good evening John,
Older picture are good as new, as you found in archive's...
Fabulous take with superb DOF all the way till far horizon, and the workers must enjoy their work on a fantastic Tulips field.
Nice one,

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  • lgir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 621 W: 71 N: 1652] (7363)
  • [2011-11-01 9:04]

Hello John,

beautiful staging in this field of white tulips in which the characters make beautiful touches of color under a beautiful light.

Hi John,
You have added a very interesting note to this picture. The note is quite important in the understanding of the photo, one can clearly see how seriously the people are working here. The feeling is well conveyed in the calm and beautiful view of the endless tulip fields.
Kind regards

Hi John
Away from home, this one looks good even on the poor screen I'm watching it
Best regards

Hallo John,

Opvallend bij deze foto is de belichting.
De zwarte t-shirts zijn ook daawerkelijk
zwart en de witte t-shirts is ook
daadwerkelijk wit en bevat de foto geen
harde schaduwen en geen overbelichte
gedeeltes. Oftewel de belichting is in
een prachtige balance.

Ook mooi is de gekozen standpunt en
verdeling in de foto. Rechts is de
bezigheid van de mensen en links de
rust en deze rust wordt versterkt door
de diepte in de foto die door de
diagonale lijnen worden gecreëerd.

Samengevat: een mooie, maar vooral
een verzorgde foto.

Vriendelijke groeten,

Dobro vece, gospodine.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa novim saznanjem o lalama, problemima oko cuvanja i negovanja ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i perspektiva, zene rade u polju koje nema kraj, lepa fotografija.
Dobar tekst sa podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima, vrlo poucno.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc.
Sve najbolje sa lepim secanjem na posetu rasadniku cveca.


Goedenavond, meneer.
Zeer interessant en goed artikel met de nieuwe kennis over tulpen, problemen met het behoud en verzorgende ...
Een goed moment opname en perspectieven, vrouwen die in het veld dat geen einde, mooie beelden heeft.
Een goed artikel met informatie over de gebruikte technologie en componenten, zeer leerzaam.
Gezellige avond en rustige nacht.
Al het beste met een mooie herinnering aan het bezoek aan de kwekerij bloemen.

Good evening, sir.
Very interesting and good article with new knowledge about tulips, problems with preservation and nurturing ...
A good time recording and perspectives, women working in the field that has no end, beautiful images.
A good article with information about the used technology and components, very instructive.
Pleasant evening and peaceful night.
All the best with a nice memory of the visit to the nursery flowers.

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  • leo61 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 4168 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2011-11-01 12:06]

HI John!
I LIke your low POV here and the depth of the image.
Good composition with the few people arround.

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2011-11-01 12:19]

Hello John,
Superb capture of that tulip field.The rows on the left give depth to the picture.The low angle-shot is a very good choice and the people add life to your picture.Very nice colors.Well done.

Hello John,
Wonderful daily life composition, beautiful scene with the workers in a field full of tulips, excellent low POV and DOF, lovely light and colors, very nice framework, TFS!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9852 W: 157 N: 16028] (126375)
  • [2011-11-01 14:40]

Witaj John!
Beautiful field of tulips.
Curious work.
I like composition and frame.
Excellent sharpness.
Best regards

Dag John,
Alhoewel deze foto over de enorm lange rijen tulpenvelden en de werknemers op het veld gaat, heeft de lucht een heel groot aandeel in het speciale van dit beeld. Je hebt er dan ook terecht veel ruimte aan besteed.
Zelfs met het laag standpunt en de grote aandacht voor de lucht, slaag je erin om de uitgestrektheid van het tulpenveld mooi weer te geven.
Vele groeten, Paul

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9354] (52987)
  • [2011-11-01 15:39]

Dag John,
wat een prachtplaat.
Dat licht en dat veld met witte tulpen.
Heel mooi.
groet, Gerrit

Dag John,
Wat een eindeloze gele vlakte ! Fantastisch mooi opname van dit bloementapijt en een heerlijke lentesfeer in deze foto. Deze zee van prachtige bloemen heb je fantastisch vastgelegd. De kleuren van de tulpen komen heel mooi uit tegen die strak blauwe lucht. Mooi contrast tussen de kaarsrechte rijen tulpen en de wolkenlijnen die zich willekeurig in alle richtingen verspreiden.
Heel mooie foto, John. Een plezier om naar te kijken.

Excellent work showing the sea of tulips and the workers contrasting with the blue sky. Very good, congratulations!

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  • edge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 757 W: 34 N: 2205] (7409)
  • [2011-11-01 19:54]

Hello John, This is a real eye catching picture that virtually jumps out at the viewer while surfing the forum. Great view of the workers in the tulip field and an awesome shot of the flowers. I always liked Holland at Tulip time. I was in the American Army stationed in Bremerhaven Germany and visited Holland a number of times. This picture reminds me of the beauty there. Regards, Roger

Hi John. What a great picture. It is a pleasure for the eye. Very nice colors, light and composition. High quality technical. Rgds, Wolfgang.

Hello dear John
Great amazing depht of field and marvelous use of wide lens and stunning POV and perspective. Bravo ihsan ( I think my points are over. I come back for your another picture) ihsan

Ciao John,
great atmosphere and fantastic colors, perfect POV, great details and contrast.
great job

Hello John,
I like this simple composition it is so clean and clear. Magnificent, this truly is wonderful shot.
best wishes,

mooie diepte in deze wide over het veld witte tulpen

Il server in manutenzione ..
In ritardo posso dare il mio contributo a questo campo di fiori ...un oceano di bellezza e di bravura ..contadina loro ...fotografica tu

Ola John ,
Linda esta tua foto com neste campo de tulipas , boa diagonal com esta linha , gostei muito do primeiro plano com estas pessoas a trabalhar , quando puder tenho de ir a Holanda fazer uma visita nesta altura do ano , boas cores , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Hi bounjour my dear John

Sorry for my late reply as so crazy-busy weekday.
But I still enjoy your garalley very much.
Your new shot is another impressive again.
Great pan focus appraoch this time.
Clear descrition is usual, however color and sharpness this time is outstanding indeed. Thanks for sharing with your finest work and have a good day, Best regrads.

Takero from cloudy Tokyo

Hi John!

Beautiful scene, love the vastness of the tulips as well as the blank clear sky. The inclusion of the people is a good decision so as to break the monotony of the scene. Wonderful capture! TFS

HAve a great day,

Hi friend.
Beautiful photos and good color.
Excellent depth and beautiful perspective.
Good image quality.

Hi John,
Good depth of field... nice POV....
excellent composition... sky is also very beautiful....
delicious colours....An interesting and attractive daily life image with white tulip....
looking great, Tfs!

Hello John,
Another nice capture from tulp fields.
Perfect pov and very good layout.
As allways, wonderfull notes.
I am continiously in learning mood !
TFS and have a nice day
Best regards

Hi John,

This scene is very well captured. I really like the box format here, it works very well with that huge sky filling the frame,great low POV and superb depth. Very high quality and very sharp. Thanks for sharing.


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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4788 W: 618 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2011-11-03 4:02]

Hi John
The slightly low POV gave an interesting perspective, well led in by the groups of tulip workers.
Excellent colours and sharpness

Hello John,
The characters are perfectly placed in this magnificent composition. The light, the colors, the neatness, the depth are exceptional. Congratulations.
Have a nice day

Hello John,

this is a great image, the combination of the white tulips and the cloudy sky creates a pleasant composition, you captured a good moment with the workers also, well seen,

Best regards,


Hello John,

A great presentation of the Dutch flower industry!
The low point of view adds a fine effect to the rows of plants, stretching like forever into the distance...
Pin sharp details, the human factor well taken care of!

Pablo -

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 928 W: 0 N: 1489] (13151)
  • [2011-11-03 7:23]

what a wonderfull pic.john hi my friend!very nice light in this,and the colors super.great putting those workers in! you have a great day! dr

Hi John
what a great pov this is. The tulip farm is greatly captured with nice lines managed greatly. The peoples there are wonderful inclusion for the presence of life. A great composition. Have a nice day,

Hello John,
The length of the rows of tulips is giving depth to the composition.The late afternoon light is enhancing the colors.

Hi John,
interesting perspective and depth for the photo, well with people at work, tfs, nice light nad sharpness.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25979] (125659)
  • [2011-11-03 16:54]

Hi John,

It must be a very hard job, selecting the infected plants. Impressive view of the tulip filed. i have never seen something like this. Stunning depth, interesting subject.

WArm regards


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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2011-11-04 0:48]

Amazing field of flowers! It's an spectacle! The picture is so clear and sharp! I like the human presence very much, a very good shot! thanks John!


Hello John,

A fantastic field of white tulips with these people working hard to maintain the beauty. The image has great depth, colors and sharpness.


Goeienaand John,
Ek was vir ses weke weg en meesal sonder internet konnektiwiteit en wat 'n plesier om by my terugkeer hierdie beeld oop te maak. Wonderlike atmosfeer en diepte, met die beligting net reg. Welgedaan, dit is 'n plesier om te aanskou. Beste groete.

Hello John,
very interesting your note about the disease transmitted by aphids to plants of tulip ..
I really like the perspective that begins with the people in the foreground on the right and continues with the rows of tulips. then ending up in the background.
A great POV with excellent image quality.
sincere congratulations
good Sunday

What a light in this field!
The tulip fields are the uppermost situation to create a infinite perspective and distance as this photo show so well!
One gets the feeling of immense space enhanced by that lovely sky and also by the presence of the workers. Your compositions are always very accurate but here it's the shining light which make this photo remarkable. So clear and so vivid!
Well done,

Hello John,

The vast and open space is incredible. A scene like this is very rare where I am at the moment. And it is not just an open space; the field is filled with white tulips. The low POV helps to create an enormous sky. What a sense of freedom. How pleasant it must be to be in such place. Now that we are heading towards the winter season, it is very refreshing to see this image. I like the photo very much.

Thank you John for this treat.
Have a great day,

P.S: Thank you again for asking about my father, thank you John.

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2011-11-04 13:21]

Hello John,

You're capturing well this scape by a good angle and excellent tone, so it's impressive and interesting to see vast tulip field and beautiful sky. It's interesting in all white tulips and flat field, too. This is a typical spectacle of Netherlands. And, tulip workers give additional effect in this image.


Hi John,

Superb composition with this ladies on the beautiful field with white tulips.The tulips are just gorgeous as is you image of them.Well done.
Best regards

Bonjour, mon cher ami John,
Ces champs de tulipes à perte de vue m'impressionnent toujours autant par leur beauté qu'ils représentent.
La présence de personnage en pleine activité bénéficie d'une dynamique toute particulière.
Une très bonne photo (mais, cela, ce n'est pas nouveau).

Hi John,
a beautiful landscape with spectacular composition and lovely details, the perspective of the photo is superb, splendid shot, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!

Salut John,

Great shot of the tulips and well composed for a nice symmetrical effect. I like composition and colors. Well done

Have a nice weekend,

Hi Dear Friend John
Wonderful composition with very appropriate perspective to get very sense of depth and perfect colors,sharphness and light management.
You presented very well.
Have a good weekend

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  • elkab Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 511 W: 58 N: 228] (3780)
  • [2011-11-05 4:48]

Hi John!
Excellent composition with the low POV very fine shows the point of meeting of the tulips rows. Superb light management and clarity of the shot. Moody colors and sharpness of details

Warm regards

heel mooi camera standpunt John,
Dit werk wordt nu door polen en andere oost europese arbeiders gedaan. De bedoeling van hen om hier te werken is goed maar we hebben hier genoeg mensen voor die dit ook kunnen uitvoeren. Erg goed fotowerk John ik groet U en hoop U spoedig weer te spreken.
groet jaap en teunie

Ciao dear John,
admire these beautiful tulips is always a great pleasure. Excellent choice of low POVthat emphasizes more the feeling of infinite depth. Superb photo quality, as always. BRAVO!
Ciao, have a nice Sunday!

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2011-11-05 11:26]

Bonjour mon cher John
Une intéressante perspective oblique et j'apprécie ta position qui donne une sacrée profondeur d'image par l'avant plan. Un cadrage très appréciable.
Bon dimanche
Sincères amitiés

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2011-11-06 0:36]

Hallo John!
The others already have said all. Here I like especially this wonderful impression of wideness which is so characteristic for your part of the world. These rows of flowwers even increase this feeling. You have chosen a favourable low point of view for this photo.
Thank you for the interesting note!
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Greetings from sunny Westphalia!

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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 0 N: 1619] (9669)
  • [2011-11-06 3:18]

very very beautiful picture with great suggestion with the fantastic tulips

Hello John

Great choice of low POV. The people makes the scene more interesting. Wonderful colours and great sense of depth. Very nice work:) Have a nice Sunday.

Best regards, Erling

Hi John
April photos in November ! :)
i wish it were that warm right now, but then again we wouldn't be getting the autumn photos either!
lovely lines, lovely colors, and with your trademark composition.
enjoy your day

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  • Nard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 384 W: 5 N: 971] (6972)
  • [2011-11-06 11:53]

Hi John
Excellent POV and splendid light on this field. I like the white area which seems infinite and the large place left to the sky.

Hello John,

Most about this picture I like this strange light. Looks like two suns. Good perspective and sharpness.

Best regards,


Looks like flower heaven with all those beautiful white tulips! I used to live in Portland, Oregon and they have flower farms such as tulips, dahlia, iris among others. I like this capture with good pov and dof. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

Hi John,
the view of the workers in the fields with the white tulips is a nice optical effect of the shot.The placement of the covered with tulips fields in the frame, is excellent due to the blue of the sky.


A wonderful scene and an interesting note John. You've chosen a low perspective which gives added depth to the image. The people add extra interest to an already lovely shot.

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  • TRB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1021 W: 15 N: 510] (14138)
  • [2011-11-07 8:04]

merhaba John,
Very beautiful composition of white tulips.
Perfect presentation, and exposure.
Congratulations, Greetings


namaste John,
what a scene. Nice composition with the beautiful white tulips and nice daily life also with those workers. Great shot. Tfs.
Best wishes.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13702 W: 295 N: 27475] (110381)
  • [2011-11-07 9:11]

Hello John,
nice the view of these white tulip fields with the workers to add life in the image.I like the beautiful snapshot, as the brilliant light and the way that enhancing the colours.The sharpness and the clarity are excellent.


Ciao John, great perspective on beautiful field, fantastic sky, lovely composition with nice people, excellent clarity and splendid natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Merhaba John,
I think every thing could be sad is all ready said about your great photo but other than its impressive dof, colors and composition what attracted me most is the color of the tulips.I know the picture named the tulips as white but I am seeing them as yellow which is one of my favorite color :).

Hello John!
Yes. The tight end can see the Dutch tulip fields. And associated work. Here, all day, even walking can be tiring. And in Amsterdam, the flower market, we have just seen the end result, and we rejoice in the beauty. A lot of work, I can not see.
Have a nice day.

Maestro John,
Mükemmel bir fotoğraf-tablo ile bizlere harika güzellikler sunmuşsun.
Resim tadında bir kompozisyon.Çalışanların duruşu mükemmel olmuş,tebrikler Büyük Usta.
Sağlıklı günler.

Olá John,

Spring, in summer is always good to see these photos.
The depth of these fields are a beauty to our eyes and his photograph are the mirror of this.Even today offered a bouquet of tulips by a person who made birthday. TFS


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  • boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 568 W: 2 N: 1442] (7899)
  • [2011-11-10 13:58]

Hi John,
this is what i like a lot with your personal style, the deep perspectives ! This is no exception, the rows of tulips looks almost endless. You have chosen a perfect Pov as usual, crisp and clear with good colors. Tfs !
Have a nice evening my friend.

Hi Big John! Great compo in perspective. Amazing colours/tones.


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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2652 W: 0 N: 3107] (20978)
  • [2011-11-13 9:09]

Hello John
When human beings appear "grounded" to the Earth, especially when it is decorated up to infinity of the subtle flowers appearance, it composes a magnificent pastoral scenery that soothes mind!

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2011-11-13 20:41]

Dag John
Very informative your note...I was not aware of the virus of the tulips! Fine perspective merging the tulip lanes in the horizon. The people in the FG create a strong focal point. Well done!
Best Regards

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2011-11-13 23:38]

Hi John. What more can one say??? The open spaces is what I like here where the flowers stretch to infinity. The light is wonderful and composition masterly. Best wishes. I hope you are mobile again and riding your bike. Best wishes. Klaudio.

Hi John,
a good idea on having searched in your file, because you have found a nice photo taken three years ago, which preserves all its freshness and its natural beauty.
A good low POV to increase the deep perspective of this field of white tulips, and a good contrast of the beautiful flowers with the people working there.
The information about the tulip breaking virus is very interesting.
A superb work, my friend.
Best regards,

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2011-11-16 5:53]


the flowers are ever beautiful to see but here your lower pov and the presence of the people added more beauty and life. important work and beautiful composition. TFS.



ciao John,
sterminata distesa di tulipani bianchi con un'ottima luce .
Immagine vivacizzata dalla presenza di tanta gente.
Colori naturali,

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2011-11-17 23:33]

Hi John,
This image makes me wish it is spring time aleady, and we are not even in the winter just yet. Beautiful wide open field of tulips. Very nice, the presence of the people adds liveliness.


Dear John,

I like this unusual shot, well composed with a low vantage point, and the presence of the workers. I see that it is from April when tulips must be in bloom. I had heard that the 16-17the centuries, tulips came to Holland from Turkey. Then I heard that they came to Turkey from Persian. Finally, I heard that they came to Persia from India, where so much originates.

Warm regards, John, have a wonderful weekend.


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  • Selmik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 346 W: 4 N: 668] (3631)
  • [2011-11-22 20:28]

Hi John,
lovely scene, beautiful colors, great depth and perspective, very nice live composition.

Hello John
This is perfect composition.
Clearity and quality are fantastic.
Nice motive.
So how does one against possibly serve and photographs from the archives.
Great job.
Best regards dear friend

Hello John, great depth here that you have made us appreciate with this beautiful field of white tulips, sharpness and colors are also good as the cloudy sky with stratified.
good evening

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2011-12-01 0:13]

Bonjour John,
un endroit que je connais bien, magnifiques étendues fleuries souvent multicolores. Ces tulipes demandent des soins particuliers et fanent très vite, je n'avais jamais vu les agriculteurs à l'oeuvre.
Mes amitiés.

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2011-12-02 17:36]

Hello John,

again the tulips in Netherlands! But your presentation is on the best way. Your position assure the rich composition and the division 1+2 is useful. Nice atmosphere and light for your Cannon. All compliments, friend!


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  • lpi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 335 W: 0 N: 42] (4857)
  • [2011-12-05 0:07]

Bonjour John!
Une très belle composition avec de jolies couleurs, les personnes donnent un plus sur ton cliché j'aime bien.
Elle est superbes cette perspectives de tulipes!

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  • sevy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2022 W: 320 N: 9] (58)
  • [2011-12-07 7:10]


Flower fields are really a great photo subject, I have no such fields around my home so that it is always a pleasure to look such pictures.
Good use of below point of view to increase the feeling of perspective.


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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 203 N: 2719] (12516)
  • [2011-12-12 13:03]

Hi John, You are a good promoter of your lovely country. Tulips are always a favourite to see and although it is common to think of red ones, this shows another side to the industry. The sky patterns are very effective. The workers in the field give an aura of loving their job...TFS. Murray

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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2011-12-21 2:42]

Hi John

Interesting and dramatic tulip field. The POV is fantastic and very attractive, but I think there is slight blueish tint. The yellow of the tulips is not exactly yellow, I can be wrong, but I think by adding a little bit of red and a bit less of yellow, it will look - in my eyes - more natural. Otherwise a great shot.

You are right, I cut a bit of the wings of my butterfly, however chasing a butterfly is not easy and I liked the shot. I think it is not always important to show it all, sometimes it works, when you show only a part of the main subject.


hello John, beautiful effect created by light which expands to the flowers and people. Beautiful POV and coloring. Excellent image, thanks for the post.
Greetings and best wishes for a good evening ... Marino

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  • ybx Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 53] (251)
  • [2012-01-23 10:15]

Hello John, I did not know about virus of tulips.
I think that this is a big problem for producers of these flowers, it is not easy to keep aphids away and to identify the infected flowers!
I really like the photo because it gives the feeling of the great outdoors and I really like the great outdoors.
The POV you've chosen and the focal length lens, giving the feeling of depth to the scene. Even the sky contributes to this.
The Light exposure is perfect and natural colors.



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  • MJR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 251 W: 69 N: 763] (3360)
  • [2012-02-01 12:56]
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Another fine image ! Not your usual style, quite modest really, nearly no ground detail, and mostly sky, but the effect is still there, never the less.

Tell me, are the bulb fields still the spectacle they used to be ? Hectares of colour ? and if so, when is their highlight ? May ? June ? We might be travelling across about then, it may be a route could be contrived to include them !


Bonjour cher ami
Il y a des experts en fleurs plante terrestre pour moi à l'intérieur de la belle et familier. Merci...

Et dans le respect

Hoi John,
Wat een treffende en sterke documentaireplaat! U heeft een prachtige en lage hoek gekozen waardoor het contrast tussen de tulpen en de lucht mooi tot zijn recht komt. En de plaats in het frame en de interactie tussen de 'ziekzoeksters' is ook zeer wel gekozen. Fraai werk !
Groeten uit een dusiter Rotterdam bij -8 graden. De Friezen hebben beloofd dat ze er tegenaan gaan. Dus als de temp laag blijft kunnen we wellicht in 't weekend de 11stedentocht toch verwachten :-)

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  • cavli Gold Star Critiquer [C: 204 W: 0 N: 246] (1876)
  • [2012-02-13 1:23]

Hello John,

very good pov and dof. excelent composition of a daily life. wonderfull tulips :) Tulips, due to the Turks came to Europe but Europe, giving more emphasis on tulips. :)

Hello John,
I like the simplicity of this shot, John. The workers are well positioned in the frame with green field and beautiful wide sky. Beautiful details and composed in balanced framing. Nice view and thanks for sharing.
Kind regards,

Hello John

looks like a modern version of Millet's Angelus. Great composition as always, spectacular sky (at least to me since I love those pastel shades).


What I find really interesting about this photo is that it is largely sky yet the tulip workers are still the main element of the photo. Very nicely composed.

Ένας κόσμος απλός, καθημερινή γεωργική ασχολία!

Θαύματα της γης υπό ανθρώπινη επίβλεψη και φροντίδα. Ας αρκούνταν οι άνθρωποι στα βασικά και ας έλειπαν οι στόχοι της παγκοσμιοποίησης που αλλοιώνουν έθνη και συνειδήσεις.

Το παραδοσιακό δεν χάνει ποτέ την αξία του, αντίθετα ως δοκιμασμένο έχει σταθερή αξία και αξιοπιστία!

Σου εύχομαι να έχεις μια προσοδοφόρα και όμορφη εβδομάδα!

Hello John,
an exquisite composition that you have created effectively and accurately like an architect. I love how the darting perspective and the triangle on the foreground offer superb balance and elegance that please eyes and mind. Sharpness, lighting and contrasts are excellent, the field and people look 3D and the colours are delightful. A great photo, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,

Hallo Jogn,
wahnsinn, diese Fläche von Tulpen, wirklich eine Pracht, sehr guter Kommentar!
Viele Grüße

Hello John,

Looks to be a very well organized shot of the Tulip field.Very attractive capture in great contrasts and colors.Well done.

Enjoy a good evening.
Best wishes

Hi John,
The tulip fields look as though they are endless. The people wondering around the flower beds (and picking tulips?) bring a certain down-to-earthness to the scene. They are very well positioned and the big open sky uplifts the soul.

Wonderful shot John with an excellent perspective
The tulips are more vanilla color
Clear shot with superb colors and a nice presentation
Kind regards

John, a very interesting and important profession, your note explains perfectly the importance and the significance of their work!! and your image is magnificent taken from a lower point to show of how beautiful tulips are and how well cultivated!!

Hello my dear friend
I visited your gallery today dear friend
and I liked this shot amazing composition
with beautiful white flowers
the depth of the field is unique
and the quality of the shot almost
have a nice time

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  • jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030)
  • [2014-09-27 10:03]

Hi John,

With Autumn now in season, I felt like taking a trip back to Spring time. :) I don't know why, but this picture caught my attention today. Perhaps it's the sensation of blooming tulips under a bright blue sky that makes this alive and refreshing, but not matter the reason...it's a beautiful image to view. And I really enjoy the presence of people in the fields, adding that element is key to making the connection of being "out and about" to enjoy what the day has to offer. And on that note, it's time for me to go outside. :) Have a wonderful weekend. Take care.

Friendly wishes,


Hello John! Amazing take. Wonderful scene and scenery. Fine people. Fine landscape. Superb tulips. Nice sky. Good cut. Regards!

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