On Our Way 2

by Chossid June. 07, 2011 7112 views

Learning map-reading skills

Poppy fields

Below: Paeonia tenuifolia
Common name: Fernleaf Peony.

A very different, relatively low-growing herbaceous peony. Stems of upright habit; height: 1 (to 2) feet. It has a rhizomatous rootstock and established plants can become quite large in area.

Native to SE Europe: relatively widespread through Yugoslavia/ Bulgaria/ Romania/ SW Russia/ Crimea/ Caucasus and a few nearby localized areas.

Its natural habitat is in dry grassland and dry stony hillsides, sometimes in scrub, sometimes on limestone.

Flowers are about 2 to 3 inches in diameter, single, with 5 to 10 petals of satiny blood red to deep crimson, with a showy cluster of yellow anthers in the centre. Semi-cupped and upwards-facing, one per stem. Superb. It is one of the earliest to bloom.

This and flowers and many others are best viewed enlarged!

Heading down to the grotto. Because I'd injured my heel recently, and I was wearing open-backed sneakers, I chose to forego this, and….

….. take pictures from above….

….. looking down at the kids in the grotto.

I'm really embarrassed about this panorama – the colors are mismatched and I couldn't even cut off all that excess white. Maybe someone can tell me how to do it properly (and easily) – but I wanted to give you a very small idea of how awesome the scenery is…

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Olga Helys 8 years, 11 months ago

Great landscapes
Nice scenes
Nice job

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Eiram Marie 8 years, 11 months ago

beautiful views!

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Jarvo J 8 years, 11 months ago

Beautiful poppy pics.

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Andrea 8 years, 11 months ago

Great set!

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Natalie 8 years, 12 months ago

love peonies , they are so humble ....
very nice landscape shots Leah

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Graham 8 years, 12 months ago

great set like them all

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Unreal 8 years, 12 months ago

Great set!

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Felecia Eby 9 years ago

Beautiful Leah!

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Jay 9 years ago

Where is this, Leah? Ukraine? The first one, with the wonderful hands holding the compass: I "favorited" that one. Wow.

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Andrealolita 9 years ago

good report... nice place!

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Christa 9 years ago

These are all amazing landscapes! Where is this Leah? It's beautiful. Shot 4 is like an oil painting.

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Jacki 9 years ago

What a gorgeous place and #6 is really a beautiful photo. Who is the group??

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Camille 9 years ago

what a beautiful landscape !!

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Renato Martins 9 years ago

Great, (time, place and shots) :)

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Gregg Maretka 9 years ago

really amazing post

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Unreal 9 years ago

Great place

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Milton Jacob 9 years ago

love this post so many refreshing scenes and images. Hope you will soon learn how to do the pano shots. to cut the excess white, i think, any photo editing tool (like microsoft picture manager) will give you the option of cropping the picture.

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Art Bee 9 years ago

Absolutely amazing scenery! Beautiful place this is!

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Gerd Korts 9 years ago

The pano as such is fine. that what you does not like happens if you shoot in one of the automatic modi. Aperture and exposure time should be the same for all photos which works at easiest in manual mode. But then you cannot use the pano assistant in your cam and you will need a special software which came already with your cam Canon Photo Stitch

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Finbarr 9 years ago

Stunning shots and great scenery !!

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Vterezia 9 years ago

wonderful landscape!!!!

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Tripp 9 years ago

Very beautiful and interesting set. Spectacular scenery! And I like those fields of poppie very much. The shots looking down into the grotto are really nice.

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Mallusatish Reddy 9 years ago

wonderful place. beautiful post once again. take care of your heel.

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Moira 9 years ago

Orienteering I remember doing a course in my teens at high school , there was a competition and the older girl with me thought she knew best and wouldn't listen to me SO we GOT LOST LOL!!!!
Great set and love your attempt at a pano .

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Marzena Jozefczyk 9 years ago

Aren't you by accident a student of geography? I ask because this set sooo reminds my our field trips :) And I love all the poppies from these photos!

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