- May 4, 2005
Thank you, Gordon! Yes, these yellow tulips just called out to me at the grocery store and I couldn't resist.....they are such a beautiful, clear, pure yellow, a real taste of Spring to come!
I love #5.Well, Week 9 seemed to be all about Tulips! I bought a lovely bunch of tulips at the grocery store and had fun with them all week shooting them in different ways:
First up was a solo shot of a tulip, a good way of trying out the new Voigtlander APO-Lanthar 110mm lens I just bought, too:
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Another day I experimented with shooting a duo, with a Midnight Blue Replica Surfaces photo board as the background:
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One day I got tired of the tulips and instead experimented with the blue vase and a leaf instead:
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Time for a different kind of solo shot and a different background:
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The blue vase and a couple of tulips make another appearance:
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A great set, Connie!!Week 12 is here! Spring is here, too, so we celebrate with a few floral images and a couple of bird images..... It is so nice to be able to get out and walk around the neighborhood again, camera in hand!
The miniature daffodils were the first to bloom, and the weather cooperated so that I was able to get a shot of them:
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Along with daffodils, my favorite spring flowers are the delicate, exquisite tulip magnolias, and they're just coming into bloom now:
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Another spring favorite is the Cherry Blossoms (I think that this is what these are -- feel free to correct me!) -- no need to go downtown to DC to the Tidal Basin; we have several trees right here in the neighborhood.
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One afternoon I looked out just in time to spot Alfred coming in for a landing on the roof of a townhouse across the lake, and quickly grabbed the camera while he made himself comfortable:
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Pausing while shooting Alfred, I glanced down and I was startled to see a female Hooded Merganser in the water pretty close to the deck and was able to grab a shot of her as she hurriedly swam away:
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