Monday, February 21, 2011

Back to the future

As I was combing through the archives I came upon a series of shots I made in spring last year (although I only needed one shot per day for the 365 project last year, I quite often found myself carried away and I'd make 50 or 100 shots in a day - no, not all were keepers). If all goes as planned (which is largely out of our hands), I hope to see scenes like this soon after we make our way back north.

(60mm  f2.8  1/500 sec  ISO200)



27 comments:

Cinthia said...

I like the colours and the composition.....simple & very good! Good morning , Rick! Cy

Katherine said...

Sensational colour Rick ... I love the purple against the green background!

Avery said...

Love it!

Marty said...

quel joli bleu Rick ! cette fleur annonce le
printemps prochain, mais je crois qu'il faut
encore patienter un peu ! il y a peut etre encore de la neige chez toi ! oups ! belle journée à toi
avec des bisous bleus

ju-north said...

Love this image especially the colour!

magda said...

Amazing colored photo, beautiful spring !!!
Greetings

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

Ooh la la! Delicious colors and composition!

Soraia B. said...

I love purple :D
Great photo!

Gabriela Pana said...

beautiful colours...very nice photo

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful.I am waiting for similar scenes to unfold in the coming months.I NEED some beauty in my life,and flowers certainly bring that.

becky said...

What are these? They remind me of lupine, though I'm sure they're not. Ready for spring are ya?

darlin said...

Rick this is an awesome macro, when I first looked at it I thought lilac buds but now I'm wondering if this is a blue bell flower? I hear ya about capturing sometimes up to 100 photos in a day, not all are good by no means on this end neither but I find that if I take tons of photos one of them has to be "the one".

Have a great day!

Bitch said...

Little by little we are posting the spring
photos. Which means we all have by now the
changing of season in mind.
Love it!

imac said...

Hi Rick, love this shot.

Carolyn Ford said...

I really like the DoF on this! It'such a pretty composition and soft color, too!

Leovi said...

That desire that we all come spring flowers to photograph, this has pretty purple color. Saludos.

eden said...

Beautiful shot! Love the colour.

Dawn said...

Well I SURE HOPE you're seeing things like this when you return. I can let you know if any are appearing. If the answer is no...I suggest staying in warm weather. This cold and snow is getting ridiculous;)

That is a beautiful shot. I love that color- one of my absolute favorites!

Farmchick said...

Beautiful color and I like the processing on this photo.

Rick said...

Buona sera, Cinthia; thank you !

Thank you, Katherine ! One of my favourite colours.

Thanks for dropping by, Avery !

Merci Marty; je pense que nous won't get any neige here in Florida mais we will back in Canada ! This flower announced le printemps last year. More warm bisous for you to hasten your spring ;-)

Rick said...

Thank you Julia !

Thanks Magda - spring 2010 !

Thank you Karin - one of my favourite colours (but I don't know what it's called - purple, mauve ??)

Thanks Soraia (me too ;-)

Rick said...

Va multumesc foarte mult, Gabriela (I hope that translated ok).

Thank you, Ruth - glad this provided a little beauty, and hopefully soon those early spring flowers will make an appearance in Manitoba !

Hi Becky - I only knew these by their Dutch name (blauwe druifjes) but then found the English name - grape hyacinths. They're an early spring bulb and I planted some in my lawn several years ago - by the time they're finished blooming the grass is ready to be mowed, along with these. And yes, ready for spring - up north ;-)

Rick said...

Thank you, Darlene (these are grape hyacinths). Fortunately I've been able to find keepers in my archives - I usually toss the ones I don't like right after I load them on my PC. Hope your week is going well.

Ha ha, you're right, Monika - spring fever, I think !

Thank you, Stewart - nice to see you back; I'll need to come over for a visit.

Thanks Carolyn; my macro lens - wide open - I love what it can do.

Thank you Leovi; I expect many more will start showing us spring beauty. Appreciate your visits.

Rick said...

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment, Eden !

Ha ha, Dawn - you can be my early warning system to make sure I don't go back too soon ! ;-) Thank you !

Thanks Farmchick. Btw - this one was SOOC - my macro lens wide open does wonders !

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Really I long for a macro lens too so I can take shots like this beauty.
Hmmmmm. Dag

Franja said...

sencilla y a la vez espectacular. magnifico macro

Rick said...

How long till Christmas, Dag ? ;-)

Gracias por su visita y la clase redacta, Franja.