After a long dull winter nothing is more welcoming than the sight of sun shaded Daffodils to herald the arrival of spring!


Taken on March 24/10 at 8:30am on south east Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada.
Camera; Canon 40D
Lens; Canon 100-400 IS USM L lens.
Tripod; Manfrotto, including 498RC2 ball head.
Taken at, 1/60’s at f/11, 375 mm, iso 400, man wht bal.
Subject distance 3.1 meters (10.2 ft). No cropping.
Histogram adjustment, sharpening, via lab mode, duplicate layer, lightness channel, unsharp mask ( amount 45, radius 2, threshold 3).


flowers, spring, yellow, daffodils, narcissus, color, garden, summer


  • Eivor Kuchta
    Eivor Kuchtaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful sign of spring!

  • Thank you Eivor! I’m patiently waiting for more sun and warmth which we are more accustomed to here on Vancouver Island by this time. It has been a very long and dark winter and our spring has also been rather dark and cold too. Hopefully we see more sun by summer time! lol : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • j Kirk Photography                      Kirk Friederich
    j Kirk Photogr...over 3 years ago

    Great shot Sandy hope spring hangs around..

  • I’m still waiting for the true spring weather that we are used to getting. I’m rather tired of the dark clouds and cold winds we are still getting. Yesterday, I got all excited to see the sun so I ran out with my camera to take some pics of birds in my yard. I no sooner got outside and some big black clouds covered the sky and a wind started up. I ran in a few times to warm up and it appears that I am repeating myself again today! lol Oh, the sun is out again,….better get out there before its gone again! lol Hope the sun is shining nice bright and warm in the Comox area and if so please send some my way! Many kind thanks for your kind words Kirk!: )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • peaceofthenorth
    peaceofthenorthover 3 years ago

    great photo Sandy …but you are just mean to us poor snow bound northern folk lol…cheers hun…..

  • Didn’t you know that you guys up north there have been sending us all the extra cold this spring? We should be out in shorts by now! lol Thank you so much for the kind words Steve! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture Sandy, so beautiful.

  • Thank you so much dear Andrea! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 3 years ago

    Simply beautiful Sandy

  • Thank you so very much Barry! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 3 years ago

    Lovely image Sandy, Mark.

  • Thank you so kindly Mark! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • John44
    John44over 3 years ago

    Dear Sandy
    Beautiful capture!!! wonderful composition!!
    Happy Eastern

  • So happy you like and thank you so much for your kind words dear John! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • Sally Haldane
    Sally Haldaneover 3 years ago

    Simply beautiful.

  • Awe,….thank you so much Sally! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 3 years ago

    beautiful capture Sandy

  • You are so kind and I thank you so much Peaky40! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • Wojciech Dabrowski
    Wojciech Dabro...over 3 years ago

    Stunning capture Sandy, so beautiful.

  • Thank you so much for your kind words Landscape Artist! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

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