A single tulip, isolated from the first small patch of blooms at my local botanical garden in early February. I switched to a zoom lens because I didn’t want to step on the very soft soil and disturb the new growth in this patch. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 202mm, f/6.3, 1/200 sec., ISO 100, late morning sun, handheld) Textures courtesy of Shadowhouse Creations.

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...almost 3 years ago

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...almost 3 years ago

    I so like tulips and, in Toronto, they seem only in abundance for a few short weeks in late spring…then they are gone… what vibrant and eye-catching color on this one…!

  • Thanks, Katherine. Ours this year lasted maybe two weeks in February before they were wiped out by a long spell of heavy rain. I had no idea that my first chance was also my last for this year!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • EbyArts
    EbyArtsalmost 3 years ago

    Love the light and colors and the transparency of the petals. Beautiful work, Celeste. Love the fine texture here.
    Looks so good as a greeting card and as a framed picture, too.
    Have a wonderful evening.

  • Thanks, Eby! Tulip petals are actually quite complex, but you never see that until the light shines through.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 3 years ago

    Stunning color, clarity and textures!

  • Thanks very much, Angie!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Poplealmost 3 years ago

    The beautiful colour and the translucence of the petals with the light shining through them create a stunning tulip portrait.

  • Thank you, Teresa! The light coming through the petals was what attracted me.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Brian Tisdall
    Brian Tisdallalmost 3 years ago

    Thanks for sharing; truly beautiful.

  • Thanks, Brian, glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Johanna26
    Johanna26almost 3 years ago

    oooh this is great Celeste … I come from tulip country ..and love tulips …

  • Tulips are wonderful flowers! Thank you, Johanna.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely image!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • laruecherie
    laruecheriealmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much, Cherie!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesalmost 3 years ago

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