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Saffron in the snow
How can something so soft and fragile penetrate through rough snow? It is miracle of nature certainly. Saffron’s are one of first signs that winter is at the door, leaving. It might return again, but only for a short while. Saffron's grow in enormous quantities on Velebit and on all altitudes, from end of April till end of May, depending of the altitude and snow. Sometimes their carpet is so dense they are unfortunately unavoidable casualty of our shoes.

Photo: Aleksandar Gospic

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JonBradfordI second the praise.

JonBradford

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Alecksandar,

Your written English is better then many (i.e. most) native speakers. Where were you educated? Beautiful prose.

Jon
Posted May 24, 2004 11:24 pm

VelebitRe: I second the praise.

Velebit

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Thanks Jon!! Well, it's a mix of many factors. Early in primary school (from first year now, in my time from 4th) we begin learning English. I also went to private classes to improve it even more. Also my dad is seaman so many times as a kid and teenager I went on ship and had opportunity to use it and practice with crew of various nationalities. Another factor is English speaking movies and TV channels. When watching I understand like it is Croatian. Final result is that I can think on English, which I often do :-) But my vocabulary is not as rich as would love to, but we are learning all life.
Posted May 25, 2004 9:44 am

AspenBeautiful to the eyes

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Mmmmmmm what an amazing macro shot! I'd miss this if I were hiking in the snow :)

Knight
Posted May 11, 2006 4:06 am

VelebitRe: Beautiful to the eyes

Velebit

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Thanks very much Knight! These were impossible to miss :-)

Cheers,
Aleksandar
Posted May 11, 2006 11:41 pm

nartrebfantastic color

nartreb

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Plants of this genus are called 'crocus' in English.
Saffron is the spice consisting of these flowers' stigma. Actually, only one variety is used for spice - its flowers (which appeear in the fall) are sterile so it can only be grown by manually replanting the corms (bulbs) which divide each year, but it has extra-long stigmas.
Posted Jun 6, 2006 3:47 pm

VelebitRe: This picture is incredible!

Velebit

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Thank you jfox!
Posted Oct 26, 2006 5:23 pm

Holsti97A Beauty...

Holsti97

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of a picture Velebit!
Posted Oct 27, 2006 3:19 pm

VelebitRe: A Beauty...

Velebit

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Thank you Holsti!
Posted Oct 27, 2006 10:42 pm

VelebitRe: What kind of camera...

Velebit

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Olympus C8080. It has great macro, I can almost focus on objects that are touching the lens! But this wasn't that close.
Posted Nov 14, 2006 11:44 pm

tuntunOH..

tuntun

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Thanks again for sharing such a nature of miracle..
Tun
Posted Nov 30, 2006 2:26 am

VelebitRe: OH..

Velebit

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I'm glad to share it with such nature lovers! Thanks Tun! Cheers!
Posted Nov 30, 2006 2:36 pm

Jeroen VelsI love...

Jeroen Vels

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your pictures, Velebit. You have some stunning images.

Thanks,
Jeroen
Posted Jan 12, 2007 7:51 am

VelebitRe: I love...

Velebit

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Thank you very much Jeroen! :-) Cheers!
Posted Feb 21, 2007 2:15 am

RomaKIncredible!

RomaK

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This is one of the most beautiful macro shots I've ever seen. I am impressed by your wonderful collection of photography.
Posted Feb 21, 2007 1:23 am

VelebitRe: Incredible!

Velebit

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Thanks very much RomaK! Cheers!
Posted Feb 21, 2007 2:15 am

BorAmazing!

Bor

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Very nice photo Sasha!

Where are you? Long time no posting on SP page :) I have started posting now after had some long pause. Have you hiked or climbed somewhere?

Cheers!
Posted Aug 13, 2007 7:47 am

VelebitRe: Amazing!

Velebit

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Thanks very much Bor!!! Nice to see you back in action! Huh, lately I don't have much time for SP because I'm always somewhere in action. I have tons of new material and I guess when summer passes and rainy days arrive I'll have time to post some pictures :-)
Cheers!
Posted Aug 22, 2007 7:09 am

BorRe: Amazing!

Bor

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I am looking forward for nice photos. :)
Posted Aug 22, 2007 7:22 am

mck4824Super shot

mck4824

Voted 10/10

Wow, what a great shot, thanks for posting, ray
Posted Mar 30, 2010 4:06 pm

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on May 14, 2004 6:51 am

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