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Vivid streaks of colour in paddocks surrounding rural Tapanui in Southland caught my attention, I had never seen 26ha of tulips blooming all at once. These glorious blooms will soon disappear when the flowers are removed to enhance bulb growth. A former Dutch tulip grower is expected to harvest 9 million tulips this season. Most of the bulbs grown on New Zealand soil will be exported to the Netherlands and America. The bulbs are planted in nets in the ground in leased paddocks, once the bulbs are ready to harvest, the nets are and bulbs are lifted by machine, leaving most of the soil behind.

New Zealand October 2010.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 30th Oct. 2010



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nature, wildlife, tulips, tulip plantations, rural tulips, tulip growers, tulip flowers, tulip bulbs

My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago

    amazing, great capture!

  • Thank you Charmiene for your kind words and wonderful comment, your support is appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Declan Carr
    Declan Carrover 3 years ago

    wonderful capture and full of info along with it:)I think I would like to live somewhere like that.

  • Thank you Declan for your kind words and wonderful comment, it must be amazing to wake to that view for a few weeks while they bloom.

    – AndreaEL

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Wonderful! What a sight!

  • Thank you Dot for your wonderful comment, your support is appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 3 years ago

    AMAZING!! XXSUEXX

  • Thank you Sue for your wonderful comment, your support is appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 3 years ago

    that would be something

  • Thank you Lynn for your kind words, your support is appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • joycee
    joyceeover 3 years ago

    Very beautiful image Andrea!

  • Thank you Joyce for your wonderful comment, your support is appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 3 years ago

    What a sight! Well captured!

  • Thank you Colin for your lovley comment, your support is appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

  • Thank you

    – AndreaEL

  • snapdecisions
    snapdecisionsover 3 years ago

    Another lovely capture of this subject Andrea !

  • Thank you Trev for your kind words and wonderful comment, your support is appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Helen Vercoe
    Helen Vercoeover 3 years ago

    I imagine it would be wonderful! They are beautiful flowers on their own but in bulk like this they are stunning! Thanks for sharing Andrea :)

  • Thank you Helen for your kind words and wonderful comment, your support is appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

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