Saffron in the snow

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
on May 14, 2004 6:51 am
Image ID: 53103


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JonBradford - May 24, 2004 11:24 pm - Hasn't voted

I second the praise.


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



Velebit - May 25, 2004 9:44 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I second the praise.

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.


Aspen - May 11, 2006 4:06 am - Hasn't voted

Beautiful to the eyes

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



Velebit - May 11, 2006 11:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful to the eyes

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



nartreb - Jun 6, 2006 3:47 pm - Voted 10/10

fantastic color

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.


Velebit - Oct 26, 2006 5:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: This picture is incredible!

Thank you jfox!


Holsti97 - Oct 27, 2006 3:19 pm - Voted 10/10

A Beauty...

of a picture Velebit!


Velebit - Oct 27, 2006 10:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: A Beauty...

Thank you Holsti!


Velebit - Nov 14, 2006 11:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: What kind of camera...

Olympus C8080. It has great macro, I can almost focus on objects that are touching the lens! But this wasn't that close.


tuntun - Nov 30, 2006 2:26 am - Voted 10/10


Thanks again for sharing such a nature of miracle..


Velebit - Nov 30, 2006 2:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: OH..

I'm glad to share it with such nature lovers! Thanks Tun! Cheers!

Jeroen Vels

Jeroen Vels - Jan 12, 2007 7:51 am - Voted 10/10

I love...

your pictures, Velebit. You have some stunning images.



Velebit - Feb 21, 2007 2:15 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I love...

Thank you very much Jeroen! :-) Cheers!


RomaK - Feb 21, 2007 1:23 am - Voted 10/10


This is one of the most beautiful macro shots I've ever seen. I am impressed by your wonderful collection of photography.


Velebit - Feb 21, 2007 2:15 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Incredible!

Thanks very much RomaK! Cheers!


Bor - Aug 13, 2007 7:47 am - Voted 10/10


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?



Velebit - Aug 22, 2007 7:09 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing!

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 :-)


Bor - Aug 22, 2007 7:22 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Amazing!

I am looking forward for nice photos. :)


mck4824 - Mar 30, 2010 4:06 pm - Voted 10/10

Super shot

Wow, what a great shot, thanks for posting, ray

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