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Botanical Garden, Cologne (Flora)

Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 16 May 2008 in Sport & Recreation.

The main building of Cologne's botanical garden, the Flora. Layed out from 1862 - 1864, it has a beautiful stand of many wonderful trees and various plants from all climatic zones of the world.

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Hong Kong

A great and colorful composition. this is beautiful.

16 May 2008 5:18am

@Michael Skorulski: Thanks! My wife complained that the grass would look much too emerald green on that photo :-)

Observing from Chester, United Kingdom

A great photo of a beautiful place. Even the weather looks good.

16 May 2008 7:12am

@Observing: Maybe I exaggerated a little bit when I took away the haze :)

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Beautiful colors!!!!

16 May 2008 12:02pm

@Jen: Thank you, Jen! It was partly rainy, partly sunny that day; for this capture the light was just right :-)

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful place and beautiful sky. Very good.

16 May 2008 1:25pm

@akarui: Thank you so much! I'm living just 30 kilometres away and this was my first visit there! Shame on me ;)

malahat from Iran

goog composition with nice colors ... sky , trees ... so nice ... tanx

16 May 2008 1:30pm

@malahat: Thank you, malahat, much appreciated!

Michael from Wuppertal, Germany

Klasse Farben, schöner Bildaufbau und tolle Schärfe!
Darf ich meiner Frau nicht zeigen, sonst will sie da auch hin ;-)

16 May 2008 6:23pm

@Michael: Lohnt sich! Wir waren aber auch tatsächlich vor zwei Wochen das erste mal da. So ein toller Garten - unglaublich! Und schon war nach ein paar Dutzend Fotos die Karte voll! Muß ich wohl noch ein paarmal hin :-)

Michael from Wuppertal, Germany

PS: Danke für die Tipps zum Farn!

16 May 2008 6:24pm

@Michael: Nix für ungut. Für "harte" Farne ist übrigens hier eine gute Website.

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Nice landscape shot!

16 May 2008 7:01pm

@Ina: Thank you, Ina! This is one of the greatest gardens Cologne has to offer, they even have a huge variety on plants of South Africa. After our visit we had to order some more succulents! :-)

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Absolutely fantastic.

16 May 2008 7:25pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you so much, Ana Lúcia! Been there for my first time; this lovely layout was our very first impression.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Nice colorful contrasts among the various plants and sky. A perfect day for the gardens.

16 May 2008 7:47pm

@Steven: Almost: after ten minutes of sunny weather we experienced some heavy rain, then again sun, rain, sun... But it was definitely a very nice visit, our feet started to hurt after three hours :-D

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A wonderful weather for discovering this beautiful place and making colorful shot. I like this type of cloudy sky, it makes always strong picture.

16 May 2008 9:39pm

@Evelyne Dubos: N'est-ce pas? It was our first visit there, we stayed about three hours and my CF card was full too soon! Seems that we have to revisit this place some times more! :)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

You chose a great angle and the shot is beautified by what happens in the sky!Wonderful contrasts, too!

20 May 2008 1:20pm

@Japanalia: I did some post-processing here and my wife complained that the colours would be too strong (the grass wasn't emerald green but moss green, flowers are too colourful, building too much orange etc.) But I thought that some postcard feeling here would be just right, and I'm delighted that you support that idea :-)

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Looking at your posts I realize how far behind I am. Great sky.

24 May 2008 9:54pm

@Twelvebit: No sweat. Relax and enjoy :-)