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A little Pulsatilla vulgaris (Prarie Crocus-Small pasque flower) longing for the morning sun.



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A little Pulsatilla vulgaris (Prarie Crocus-Small pasque flower) longing for the morning sun.



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23 Comments | Report
CanadianOutlaw
 
CanadianOutlaw April 13, 2015
Amazing image !
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HenrikSpranz October 07, 2015
Thanks so much!
inesgardea Ultimate
 
inesgardea May 11, 2015
Love the foto & love the Title, good capture!
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HenrikSpranz October 07, 2015
Thanks a lot Ines!
Jazz
 
Jazz May 20, 2015
beautiful creativity
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HenrikSpranz October 07, 2015
Thank you Jazz!
janetregaskis
 
janetregaskis June 15, 2015
I love tha
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HenrikSpranz October 07, 2015
Thanks Janet :)!
susiegrayfowler
 
susiegrayfowler July 20, 2015
Beautiful!
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HenrikSpranz October 07, 2015
Thank you Susie!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana July 30, 2015
Nice idea!
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HenrikSpranz October 07, 2015
Thanks so much again Tatiana! :)
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana July 30, 2015
Voted ...Celebrating Nature...!
ahmedfouadibraheem
 
ahmedfouadibraheem October 05, 2015
This is camera painting, excellent shot.
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HenrikSpranz October 07, 2015
Thank you very much Ahmed!
merleannwrightingle
 
merleannwrightingle October 05, 2015
Stunningly Beautiful !!
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HenrikSpranz October 07, 2015
Thanks so much! :)
photosue50 Premium
 
photosue50 October 05, 2015
Very beautiful!!
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HenrikSpranz October 07, 2015
Thanks a lot Sue!
mmorabito
 
mmorabito October 05, 2015
This is outstanding. The focus on the flower is amazing!
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HenrikSpranz October 07, 2015
Thank you very much!
Monina
 
Monina October 06, 2015
Beautiful
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HenrikSpranz October 07, 2015
Thanks a lot Monina!
gpower
 
gpower October 06, 2015
Amazing photo, I adore the simplicty...
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HenrikSpranz October 07, 2015
Thank you very much gpower!
tom-turbo
 
tom-turbo October 13, 2015
Absolutely outstanding! Thumbs up for this moody shot! I adore your style! Thanks for sharing.
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HenrikSpranz October 15, 2015
Thanks a lot for your words!
sharlenescarboroughdodds PRO+
 
sharlenescarboroughdodds October 23, 2015
Exceptional
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HenrikSpranz October 23, 2015
Thanks a lot! :)
AMBphotog
 
AMBphotog March 24, 2016
Stunning!!
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HenrikSpranz April 01, 2016
Thanks so much!
chrisherzan
 
chrisherzan November 23, 2016
This is amazing!
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HenrikSpranz March 13, 2017
Thank you Chris! :)
geriedwards
 
geriedwards March 21, 2017
Superb!
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HenrikSpranz April 13, 2017
Thank you :)!
simonparry
 
simonparry May 29, 2017
What a wonderful capture..
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HenrikSpranz March 12, 2018
Late - but thank you, Simon! :)
susieboard
 
susieboard October 19, 2017
Gorgeous!
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HenrikSpranz March 12, 2018
Thank you Susie!
Carolle PRO+
 
Carolle March 10, 2018
May I ask which lense you used. The Bokeh is just fantastic!
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HenrikSpranz March 12, 2018
Thank you Carolle! Glad you've found the info you wanted :).
Carolle PRO+
 
Carolle March 10, 2018
Write a commentoups! Never mind. I just saw the info in behind the scene section.
RickL PRO+
 
RickL Jun 02
Amazing artistic expression

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo on a very mysterious morning on a meadow near Vienna...the sun in this image is actually rising above the skyline of Vienna.
Time
I got up an hour before sunrise to drive half an hour to this spot near my home in Vienna. The photo was shot like 10 or 15 minutes after sunrise and I had the luck that some mist made it glow like this.
Lighting
Being a lucky guy the light was very soft with the sun being covered by some mist - so a good and balanced exposure was no problem.
Equipment
I've used my Canon 5d Mk II, the incredibly fast Canon 135/2 L and Berlebach mini tripod. With my tripod I can put my camera almost on ground leven withouth losing stability.
Inspiration
I always love to get the rising sun in my bokeh when shooting nature or macro photos. On this day I could wait for the sun rising higher without getting overexposed parts in my pictures because the light was so soft. This way I've managed to get this triangular composition with the small pasque flower seeming to look at the rising sun and the title of this photo was born.
Editing
There wasn't much post-processing needed here because the shot was well exposed - so I only increased some details on the (nik color efex - detail extractor) and worked on contrasts and tones a little.
In my camera bag
Canon 5d Mk III Canon 16-35/4 L IS Canon 50/1.4 Canon 135/2 L Canon 70-200/4 L IS Canon 85/1.8 Tamron 150-600 Tripod ND Filters, gradient filters, polarization filter
Feedback
Use the given opportunities and if possible prepare a shot. I had been knowing the perfect sun rise place of this flower from recent visits and always though I could do a shot like this with it...I just had to wait for the perfect conditions and hoped for the flower being still in good shape.

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