This gorgeous red tulip stands refreshed by a spring rain. Taken April 2, 2010 in my yard, Penn Valley, California.

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It’s all about capturing a moment in time. About discovering scenes that, when shared, generate interest and appeal.
I am absorbed in the passion for photography and derive great pleasure in being a part of this superb artistic community.

John Butler is a resident of Northern California. A builder, by trade – but spiritually, a naturalist and photographer.

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  • gypsykatz
    gypsykatzover 6 years ago

    Lovely color,and the water droplets …nice shot!!!!
    does that mean spring is on it’s way HERE????

  • Where are you, Gypsy? Spring is bursting out, all over, here in Northern California.

    – John Butler

  • Curtiss Simpson
    Curtiss Simpsonover 6 years ago

    Beautiful, your so luckly to have spring flowers already to photograph no tulips here yet LOL.

  • Well, Curtiss – I’ll be looking forward to YOUR photos of a new springtime, when mine is winding down.

    – John Butler

  • gypsykatz
    gypsykatzover 6 years ago

    I live in Ontario, Canada, about 4 hours away from Sault Ste Marie … 2 days ago we had snow again They said we are supposed to have at least another 5 – 6 weeks of winter….. I will be sooooo happy when spring get here!!!!!

  • Have faith, Gypsy – Spring is right around the corner – and I’ll bet that Springtime in Ontario is stunning.

    – John Butler

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 6 years ago

    Most of our Tulips are over here, but this is a beauty of a shot.

  • Thanks, Nature – Where are you? Lots of floral surprises ahead.

    – John Butler

  • shapiro
    shapiroover 6 years ago

    John! the colour, the vibrancy….the start of a new season…fresh, clear and absolutely delightful! Well done!S

  • Thanks, Sophie – Every time I look at this photo it “lights me up”.

    – John Butler

  • JLDunn
    JLDunnover 6 years ago

    Beautiful, the water makes such nice jewels.

  • Thanks, JL – They certainly do. Gives this photo a whole, new perspective.

    – John Butler

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainover 6 years ago

    Such stunning beauty, what a marvelous closeup with the rain drops

  • Thank you, Pinky – Love your comments. John B

    – John Butler

  • Rainy
    Rainyover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Your artwork has been featured in the
    Nature’s Wonders group.!!

  • Thanks Rainy and all of the members of this great group. Looking forward to the next challenge and all of the amazing entries. John B

    – John Butler

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, amazing work and well earned.

  • Thank You, Andrea – It’s an honor and a pleasure to be part of this group.

    John B

    – John Butler

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Wonderful colorful capture…2 per day

  • Thanks, Larry. It’s hard to remember which groups I have submitted to – so, sometimes I over-submit. Just kick me out, for the day and I will re-submit later. I don’t want to cause you any extra labor. John B

    – John Butler

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