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“Progression”

“Progression”

“The step that we are on is only a step to the next place, and no step regardless of how massive is ever a destination.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

It’s been cool here the past few days, and the daffodils are still blooming. A handful are still opening. So, I took that as an opportunity to create this image of the daffodil blossom in its various stages of opening.

I’m finding this an interesting exercise, noting that not just the blossom changes but also the angle of the blossom, which starts out low and then moves upward to face the sun.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1.0 sec, f/29.0 ISO 100

High Resolution image on 500px

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“Daffodil Face”

“Daffodil Face”

“Everyday gratitude sweetens what appears flavorless and brightens all that appears dim.”
― Amy Leigh Mercree

Well, it’s another dreary, dull day in my area and I keep going back to a series of daffodil photos I made last week. I believe the variety is called butter and eggs, and I can see why that name was chosen.

What really appeals to me about these blossoms is the semi-transparent rear petals. They are so delicate looking, yet withstand the wind and rain we’ve had for the past few days. This single blossom is part of the trio I shared a few days ago.

I’ve had some of you mention that these images brighten your days, and I’m happy to continue to provide some brightness, knowing the sun will be back out soon enough and we can all get on with our spring activities.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1.0 sec, f/32.0 ISO 100

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“Daffodil Trio”

“Daffodil Trio”

“Spring dances with joy in every flower and in every bud letting us know that changes are beautiful and an inevitable law of life.”
― Debasish Mridha

And the flowers keep blooming. Every day more colours, more varieties, right from the garden or in the woods. It’s so nice be able to have this variety available and to be able to create good photos of them. As I’ve said previously, we tend to fail to appreciate the fine details in things we see. I see the flowers as beautiful, on first view, but am finding them utterly stunning when I get up close really ‘look’ at them

Now, I’m waiting patiently for some lovely coral tulips, that were given to us by my mother-in-law, to open up. They did it yesterday, but closed back up before I had a chance to photograph them. Today, it seems it’s too cold. Perhaps tomorrow? Stay tuned.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1.0 sec, f/32.0 ISO 100

High Resolution Image on 500px

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“April Daffodil”

“April Daffodil”

“Daffodils are an optimistic flower, and foolproof. You know what Shakespeare said:
“Daffodils,
That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty.”
― Tasha Tudor

The spring flower collection would not be complete without daffodils. Though the ones in my garden are just emerging, there are plenty available in stores, ranging from the now popular minis to the full sized ‘traditional’ variety.

This is one of the ‘mini’s, isolated from the rest of the cluster.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
2.0 sec, f/40.0, ISO 100

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