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Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget
著作権: Silke Force (Silke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
ジャンル: 場所
メディア: カラー
撮影した年: 2007-05-02
カテゴリー: 自然EventMood
カメラ: Nikon D-70s, Sigma 18-200 mm (F3.5-6.3), Sigma UV 62 mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: UK, French & Swiss Shooting Spree
Theme(s): Remembrance Day, Flowers I have Known and Loved, 60-69 points Part 8, Greeting Cards [view contributor(s)]
アップロードした日: 2007-11-11 2:42
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The poppy of wartime remembrance is the red corn poppy, Papaver rhoeas. This poppy is a common weed in Europe and is found in many locations, including Flanders Fields. It grows well on disturbed soil.

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
~John McCrae, May 3, 1915

The verse above comes from a poem that is probably the most memorable war poem ever written. It was penned by a Canadian physician and Lieutenant Colonel attached to the 1st Field Artillery Brigade on the day he buried his friend and former student, Lieut. Alexis Helmer, the culmination of seventeen horrific days of treating injured and dying men in the terrible battle of Ypres.

It wasn't until last night that I realized that I had taken this picture on the exact anniversary of the death of that soldier and fellow citizen, in the land where he had died.

Tech: This flower, found growing beside a railway track was shot on a very windy day; cropped, reduced for TL, framed and signed

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To kingdome: Thank youSilke 1 11-12 11:21
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To Kilted-Arab: war poemsSilke 1 11-11 07:09

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-11-11 2:56]

merhaba myfriend SİLKE...
ne gzel bir yakın軻kim, super renk ve detaylar, netlik harika, 輟k gzel olmuş eline sağlık...selam ve saygılar...

Hi Silke - well composed, lovely sharpness where is matters and the colours are excellent. Try as i might I can't make any sugggestions for improvement :-)

It's an interesting topic, "most famous war poem". Into the ring I'd throw...


By: Laurence Binyon

Hi Silke, I have indeed seen the BBC presenters wear a red poppy on that day and it was only later that I knew why.
Beautiful to use that wild flower to remember.........

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-11-11 4:00]

Hi Silke
Beautiful capture from your hand. Great focus, superb light, good composed and very well presented. My compliments and BRAVO.

Hi Silke!

"...Coincidence is when Gods decides to remain anonymous...", perhaps he never wants us to forget the brave soldiers who laid their lives for us to breathe in freedom today; anyways we ourselves must remember them...this shot is not a coincidence its surely a timely tribute to all of them before the end of the day and forever!
Congrats and thanks for sharing!

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  • soda Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 173 W: 65 N: 149] (2634)
  • [2007-11-11 6:01]

Hi Silke,
This is a great shot for remembrance day. Lovely colorful composition.
Very well done

Hello Silke,

I really like this pOV alot well composed and captured photo excllent details well balanced photo with great PP, excllent OV well done

TFS Kyle

Hi Silke
Very beautiful and fitting image for this day.
Thank you for sharing.


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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2007-11-11 7:24]

I'm feeling quite teary. This is very beautiful Silke! Excellent posting today. Thank you. Karen

Here they are more commun in a red plastic veterent sold at the corner of the street. But yes i remember the signification even if i never live a war. And i don't want to!
Well catch in a good precision! The light of the sun give him even happy reflection of a good day even the sad of the message :)

I did not know that poppies were war flowers! Interesting! A beautiful shot here Silke! Superb colors!

Hi Silke:
The silk in the petals of this poppy is finely captured...
and the dof is so beautifully created to give an outline:)

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2007-11-11 8:31]

Perfect dedication Silke
the flower is extremely symbolic. Your photo shows perfect details and colors..... every year I replace the veterans paper poppy in my car... to support our local Veterans... forget me not in the spring and the red poppy in the fall....


  • Janone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 3409 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-11 8:59]

Hello Silke.
Fantastic picture of this poppy. Very nice poem too.
Great work you did here.
Best regards from Jan

hallo silke, ich glaube, ich kann hier nichts mehr hinzufgen, eine tolle aufnahme einer wunderschnen mohnblume (sogar mit ein
paar kleinen saugern auf der noch geschlossenen) und eine passende komposition zum andenken der gefallenen. well done & viele gr゚e, thor.

Hello Silke,

What a strange co-incidence!
You have posted a beautiful token for Remembrance Sunday! I am wearing my poppy in my jacket as I type this message.
I love the deeply sentimental poem that you have included with your notes!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Many thanks for your warm comments on Red for Remembrance!

Hi Silke, lovely poppy with wonderful colors, elegant composition, splendid light, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-11-11 12:50]

Hola Silke,
delicados colores y textura,
hermosa iluminacin y pov,

Quel grace cette image , photo de reine . Cadrage professionnel . Beau travail . La couleur de la rose est superbe. サBravo toute une belle photo R饌l.

hi silke, nice tribute, i love the silkyness to this flower, amazing colors, good dof, well done, thanks scott

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2007-11-11 16:11]

Hi Silke

Strong message, soft image. Good work! TFS


Now this time of year I tend to forget my 2 years of active duty and remember my AWOL...I did it with my mother's Quaker roots in mind. But I felt badly for my friends who were injured and one old music student who died over there...fortunately I still have one good old friend from back the. He was a Navy Seal in Nam...and came back to protest war..

Hi Silk
Very good composition and perspective. Clear, and sharp

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-11-11 17:43]

Hi Silke,
Lest we forget, this symbole is essential. Thanks for this tribute!
Your photo is a true beauty. Very luminous and alive! Superb presentation! Bravo! Annie

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9631] (55122)
  • [2007-11-11 22:01]

Hi Silke

An appropriate upload for Rememberance Day. I remember these red poppies from primary school. Only they were red paper back then. Good sharpness & dof. Tfs!

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2007-11-12 1:08]

A most appropriate and beautiful image. Lovely colour and detail and a sense of sadness from the little bud. Beautiful. TFS

Nice close shot, and beautiful captured.

Hi Silke
Very nicely captured, much sadness on that day, I just hope that in years to come people will remember.

Hello Silke,

Beautiful composition and tribute.
I like the colors here very much. TFS


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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-11-12 6:50]

Hi Silke
Beautiful macro in a wonderful colour.
Gr Jos

Hallo Silke...

Wawww! Verry nice POV and..Picture!

My dear friend

This is absolutely beautiful The light shining on the poppy is perfect and the colours are vivid and bright. The choice and style of frame for this lovely poppey enhances the image perfectly.

TFS regards Helen

Hi Silke
I"m impressed that you managed to get such a good shot of a poppy. We were in France during poppy season this year and found the things almost impossible to capture. Being so small and fragile, they moved out of focus in the slightest breath of air. So well done! The note you've written is interesting - I hadn't understood the link between poppies and remembrance before.

Hi Silke,

Great focus, superb light, good composed,
the presentation is of high quality and of an incredible beauty!
Lovely colorful composition.
Very well done


Lovely combination Silke.
Good bluring of the BG so it really " pops up "

Here we know why puppies are red ...

See you,


Beautiful picture and thanks a bunch for sharing it with the viewers of TL..Keep up your good work..

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