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Tulip Field IV

Tulip Field IV
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24633 W: 523 N: 41345] (177668)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-04-28
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/18.0, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My best of 2015 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2015-05-12 23:22
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Points: 146
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See also second picture

Second picture

I want two another photo with tulips.
The second picture, the white tulips are mechanically removed to give more growth bulbs

Most of the spring crops are harvested in summer. After the crop is sufficiently dead, the bulbs are ripe enough for harvest. Through a harvester bulbs are removed undamaged from the ground. The harvester removes the bulbs out of the ground and then separates the sand from the bulbs through a sieve. In this way, as much as possible on the ground land left and only come to the bulbs in the box for further processing.
After harvesting of the bulbs they are dried. The bulbs are harvested in boxes and can be placed using a forklift for the dry wall. The dry wall blows a mixture of warm air through the boxes. Returning to dry requires a specific approach and is supported by the knowledge of the breeder and the climate computer. Through sophisticated control techniques can be given proper treatment by species and crop. The climate computer monitors and controls the temperature, humidity, ventilation etc. Only with a modern equipment climate control remain guaranteed healthy bulbs. After drying, the last sand of the bulb mechanically separated by means of a sieve.

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Dobar dan.
lep pogled, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano polje sa lalama i oblaci koji se setaju nebom.
Doba rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa oblacima.
Lepo polje lala.
Moja supruga mnogo voli cvece.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.

Hi John,
Lovely colors with these red tulips and this blue sky, perfect FG with good sharpness, interesting effect for the sky with these small white clouds.

Hi John,
Superb tulip field. This is a dream place, well taken scene.
Have a lovely day.


Magnifique champ de tulipes. Quel contraste avec le beau ciel bleu!

Bonjour, cher ami John,
Que de bouquets de fleurs en perpective avec cette masse de tulipes.
Un véritablement ravissement pour l'oeil.
Très bonne journée.

Hello John! Nice tullips. Nice field. Fine horizon. Amazing skky and clouds. Ideal colourfull work. Perfect quality. Fine focus effect. Regards!

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5783 W: 95 N: 9355] (52989)
  • [2015-05-13 1:12]

Dag John,
wat een prachtig veld rode tulpen met een heerlijke blauwe lucht er boven. Fantastich mooi plaatje.
Groet, Gerrit

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11923 W: 126 N: 21559] (110447)
  • [2015-05-13 1:16]

Salut John,spectaculaire capture de ce tapis rouge en contrast parfaict avec le bleu du ciel,details et couleurs impressionants,ces champs sont toujours une tres belle opportunite',dommage qu'il n'y en a pas en Italie..ehhee..belle journee' et merci,Luciano

Ciao John
quelle nuvole in cielo danno un tocco molto bello a tutta la foto dominata dal rosso dei tulipani. Hai saputo dosare bene le quantità di colore e hai ottenuto una bella foto equilibrata e piacevole.
Buona giornata

Hello John,
An interesting and informative note to accompany this beautiful composition; you learn something every day on TE. The red tulips depicted in great detail make an excellent foil for the lovely blue sky with its puffy clouds. Excellent control over depth of field resulting in superb clarity throughout and wonderful depth. Perfect weather for such a picture with the tulips standing ramrod straight.

Hello John,
A tulip field once again, but this is from a different angle where the compactness of the bright red field has an almost shocking effect. It is, naturally, a very well balanced composition with one third red and two thirds blue sky with remarkably well shaped small clouds.
Kind regards,

Hello John,

A very natural red carpet ans your low point of view gives deepness. I like the far away line of trees and the little white house. The perfect sky gives great light.

Best regards


Hello John,

wow! what a wonderful nature view from Aardenburg showing this amazing colorful shot. Very good composition, fine colors and perfect light management. I lik ethe shot very much.TFS.

WIth regards from Luxembourg


Hi John,

The length of the field is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the tulips. The good luminosity is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.


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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14081 W: 0 N: 16143] (171764)
  • [2015-05-13 4:51]


Merveilleux champs de tulipes rouges qui part à l'infini quelle vue et ce ciel quelle immensité et cpatage la forme des petits nuages blanc avec le rouge au sol et cette maison sueprbe captage et vue.
Bravo et amitié

Hello dear John,
The tulip season in İstanbul has ended up now.
This one from Aardenburg is also ver nice taken with perfect pov. Very nice and photogenic cloudy sky creates a perfect background for this beautiful scenery.
TFS and best regards

Magnificent view of the field filled with red flowers, John, well collected sight, as you do every year on spring.
Photojob immaculately done, super depth and contrast of colors.
Good afternoon,

Bonjour John,

Ce magnifique paysage fait rêver. Un tapis de tulipes qui donne envie d'y plonger de se coucher sur le dos et regarder vers le ciel. J'aime le cadrage qui laisse tout cet espace au ciel.



Between you and my cousin (who live in the Netherlands) I'm enjoying viewing those beautiful tulips! Love the low pov and it has good details with wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

Hello John,
the red tulip field looks so vibrant and gorgeous! Each tulip is distinct and we can feel even the spaces between them. I like the depth of your picture and how the fiery field is succeeded by the calm scenery in the background. The sky is amzing too, the contrasts and the crowd of 3D clouds make the scene even more delightful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27475] (110383)
  • [2015-05-13 10:43]

Hello John,
nice the view of the red tulips on the foreground that contrast perfectly with the blue of the sky making the image very attractive.The white clouds 'decorate' excellent the scene making it even more effective.


Hello John, excellent photography of this pretty and interesting composition with the beautiful tulips, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Excellent and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.

Good evening and happy rest of the week.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.

hello John
un magnifique champ de tulipes,comme premier plan, c'est très bien composé.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9874 W: 157 N: 16079] (126553)
  • [2015-05-13 12:44]

Witaj John!
Wonderful tulip field!
Excellent composition.
Beautiful sky add flavor of composition.
Very well done.
Good night

Good morning dear friend and
have a nice time
what a beautiful and fresh photo with tulips
is thise a scenery from the Paradise or not?
this is a dreamy and lovely place
showing the real live in colors
I like the whole presentation

Dear John Sir,

A master photography.

A very colourful photo taken by you. Full of life.

Be it tulip colour or fields green colour and sky's blue colour. Very nice. Light management is very good.


Hello, John!

Wonderful strong colors of this tulip field! The depth is also perfect in the image! Excellent quality! Very good job!

Hi John,
Beautiful springtime shot of tulip fields. Your angle is close enough to show flower details. Also those little clouds look very nice against saturated blue sky.

Dag John,
Beide foto's zijn prachtig maar de hoofdfoto toont natuurlijk het mooiste kleurencontrast mogelijk: rood met blauw.
Hier geen enorm lange rijen maar vanuit je gekozen standpunt een groot veld vol rode tulpen onder een prachtige blauwe lucht met enkele wolkjes. De foto doet heel zomers aan alhoewel dat natuurlijk niet kan met de tulpen.
Het beeld geeft een gevoel van oneindigheid en vrijheid.
Echt heel mooi!
Vele groeten, Paul

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3449 W: 0 N: 7971] (57329)
  • [2015-05-14 9:15]

Great photo, tulips are one of symbols of the Netherlands, great color combination of red and blue, splendid shot

Hello John,
What a beautiful sight, bright red flower carpeted earth against the deep blue sky. I like the low POV.

Salam dear John,

What a shot!

A gorgeous tuilps land in beautiful red colours, and best POV, clarity and like always high qiality of shot,

it is pity that i have to see it from thumbnails and only see a part of your shot because of my internet,

and it is good enough like always to admire this wonderful photo work from the Land of Flowers, Holland,

You are so Lucky to take it, well done and Thanks!

My best Regards and congratulations from Iran,***


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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2015-05-14 22:52]

Dear John,
those clouds in the sky give a very nice touch to the whole picture dominated by red tulips. beautiful atmosphere

Hello John

In many ways, the archetypal Dutch scene: big skies, flat land and tulips by the score. For me the saturation may be a tad too enthusiastic; apart from that the simple thirdsy composition is very pleasing.



A beautiful composition where all the elements come together for this lovely postcard of the Tulip Field. The thing I like about this photograph is the natural colors. Excellent lighting and perspective with clarity and presentation as to the visual pleasure. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2015-05-15 11:37]

Bonjour John
J'apprécie ce contraste de belles couleurs
Bon cadrage de l'horizon au 1/3 de la hauteur
J'apprécie beaucoup
Sincères amitiés

Ciao John, fascinating composition with a lot of fantastic tulips, superb sky, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi John
this is one of those photos where you could have even left OUT the sky and the scene would still have been beautiful.

but hey, those tiny puffy clouds are the BEST!
love this photo! one of your best!

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2015-05-15 17:48]


contrast between the reddish flowers and the blue sky produced an amazing beauty. perfect use of the colors and elements here. TFS.



Hi Bonjour dear John, how are you?

Ya again I have to make much sigh-- Fantatsic at all, I cannot find another words in front of this masteful image. Great panfocus and wide angle shot, that make all in one. So fresh, clear and comfortable color and light you are getting, marvelous to see. I like this so vivid color touch so much. Great red and blue wolrd!

All the best and have a good weekend! Takero

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2015-05-16 0:54]

Hallo John!
This picture doesn't need much words. It simply is gorgeous. The symphony of colours here is perfect and a real treat and the fluffy clouds make the scenery perfect.
See you!

Hello John,
a classic composition with just one third full of very striking red tulips and the rest of the picture the most interesting Spring sky.
The exposure settings work very well in a high quality photograph.
Regards Les.

Hello John

A fine combination of red, white and blue in this wonderful shot of the tulip field. Quite suitable for me since it`s Norway`s National Day tommorow. Good depth and excellent colours. Great work! Thanks.

Have a nice weekend.

Greetings, Erling

Hello John,

Beautiful colors and contrast of the red tulips and blue sky.

In Brazil we know the Netherlands as "country of tulips" and here it is very well shown.

My greetings from Brazil.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4190 W: 2 N: 7159] (35044)
  • [2015-05-16 8:57]

Hello John,
Amazing tulip field, nice picture.Great contrast, good composition, super depth.
Very well done.

Hallo John,
very well photographed and informed, good job!

many greetings

Hi John
I think you're really the world champion in this genre of photography. It's such a pleasure to see- Today's shot is extraordinarily well created according to my taste.
cheers John and have a good Sunday.
:) Frank

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14493 W: 1047 N: 29302] (138504)
  • [2015-05-17 8:37]

Hi John

Good sharpness and dof, and I like the low shooting angle. Amazing repetition and colour of the tulips. Their red color contrasts perfectly against the blue sky to give a nice warm cold color contrast. Tfs.

Bonsoir John
Cette image est un symbole de votre pays.Ici ces tulipes rouges sont un délice pour nos yeux.Les nuages de ce ciel sont également très esthétiques et le cadrage est soigné.
Bonne soirée à vous

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2015-05-17 11:24]

Hello John,
very nice field of red tulips. It's like carpet. Image is good on wallpaper. Great sky. I like it.
Have a nice evening.

Hello John,

We expect to see photographs of tulips from the Netherlands, in spring, and, no matter how many we see, they are never disappointing.
Here, you have created a wonderful, textural, red carpet of petals, stretching as far as the eye can see. It is a fine composition, the farm strongly placed on the horizon, where the separation line of trees divides the flowers from the cloud-splattered sky.

Thank you for the notes. It is remarkable how much has to be known about the tulip bulbs to ensure their safe preparation for the following year.

Have a great week,
Bev :-)

Hello John,
Impressive red tulips today! Great looking over the wide landscape. Well seen.
best wishes,

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  • boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 568 W: 2 N: 1442] (7899)
  • [2015-05-19 3:42]

Hi John,
i like this scene with all colorful tulips on a field. I have never seen this in real life but i can imagine it must be a nice experience to be here. Harsh light but beautiful colors and a good composition, well done!

Have a nice day/

Hello my dear friend
Beautiful sky in the background, and red flowers in the foreground, angle to capture good quality images
Light and color
Best wishes to you and your wife

Howdy John,

Fine Aardenburg red tulip panorama, flowing into the distant horizon, and fluffy clouds.
Attractive Netherlands iconic tulip field.

Thanks for sharing,

Hello John,
Beautiful tulips field under a beautiful cloudy sky. A great depth, a pretty light and magnificent colors. I love!
Best regards.

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  • TRB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1021 W: 15 N: 510] (14138)
  • [2015-05-21 6:54]

Bakış açısı, renkler ve görüntü süper
tebrikler, selamlar


prachtig veld John.
Ik hoop dat U over de schrik heen bent, erg mooie compositie, een klassieker die er zeker mag zijn, goede compositie.
groet Jaap

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5755 W: 64 N: 11341] (46939)
  • [2015-05-21 16:44]

Hi John!
This is a really beautiful spring shot! I like the colourful field of tulips and the sky couldn't be better. Very good shot!

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25981] (125665)
  • [2015-05-23 23:45]

Hello John,

Fantastic view of this tulips factory. This time just the field full of red flowers, no converging lines as usual. Gorgeous composition, fantastic sharpness. Beautiful sky too. Must be great pleasure to walk around.
WArm regard s MAlgo

Dear John,

A field of tulips as far as the eye can see in perfect bloom, but as you mention you've removed some that are not quite ripe yet. This is in the Netherlands and not in Belgium. Can you ride there on your bike, or did you drive? There is a surreal aspect because it is so ideal.

Warmest regards,


Hi John,
beautiful field of poppies, with a nice color contrast, between flowers and sky.
The clouds, enrich the composition.

Well seen.

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2015-05-26 17:36]

Hi John. A dizzying carpet of brilliant colour. Nice low POV accentuates the perfection of these tulips. The little fluffy clouds seem ti imitate what they see bellow and create a harmonious whole. beautiful light. Best wishes. Klaudio.

Merhaba John,
an amazing shot with colours and cloudy sky are beautful.TFS.


Hi John,
lovely sky. I like very much how it is subtly decorated with little clouds. Great polarization effect with fantastic colors in the end. The tulips are so pretty! Amazing depth of the field with crispy sharp details on the horizon!
Excellent work!

Hi John.
Powerful and splendid composition, these intense red tulips in foreground, give great wealth to the image, which has a good perspective to the house at the end of the field, the wonderful sky is a great complement.
A magnificent color that gives the image of a wealth of color.
Very good handling of the lighting and sharpness.
Well done. I like.
I wish you a good day.
Best wishes.

Hi John
An opportunity not to missed, an appropriate for this time of year - what a sea of red! that must have been a delightful sight. Generally I find that bit of bg & fg green are superb addition to the frame and all in all depicting the sumptuous powerful colour so very thoughtfully captured. Congrats.
Best regards

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2653 W: 0 N: 3112] (20996)
  • [2015-06-17 13:59]

Goedemorgen John
I saw your picture #2 in the workshop an now understand that new tulips continue to grow on the same plant after the first crop; very interesting post indeed.
I also like this mix of red flowers juxtaposed to the Zeeland blue sky.
Met vriendelijke groeten.

Hi John,

Such deep red colors! And such rich blue sky! The depth of field is impressive, so we can see details in the nearest tulips and also in the trees on the horizon. The low point of view works well here, giving a well balanced composition.


Fantastic view and here with some clouds, all works well....

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  • Selmik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 346 W: 4 N: 668] (3631)
  • [2015-07-18 12:24]

Hi John.
What a lovely and "Juicy" in colours picture. Great idea to set vivid tulips in the front and compliment them with narrow strip of greens and beautiful blue sky in the back. Nice perspective too.
Great shot.

Hello John,
Excellent contrast with the red tulips ans the blue sky, very good sharpness and clarity too, a wonderful shot.

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  • kiks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1482 W: 160 N: 1682] (12805)
  • [2016-05-20 12:03]

Bright bright colors that I love. So fresh and so pretty.
Lovely composition with a fantastic light management.

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