Featured in Flowers in Macro March 28, 2010.
Top Ten in the “Warm Spring Sun” challenge in SPRING, GLORIOUS SPRING group February 19, 2010.
Featured in Spring Blooms February 7, 2010.

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The first crocus of the year, March 21, 2009, to pop up in our yard … BEFORE the deer ate them!!! Image taken with the Nikon D40x with the 60mm Nikon Macro/Micro lens. Shutter speed was 1/640, aperture was f/6.3, exposure -0.33, iso 200.

Post work included selective Orton in Photoshop.


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  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 4 years ago

    The deer eat this?? no Stinkin’ fair!!!! Ah well.. they need this, too.. GORGEOUS work, Lois. Loving this!

  • Oh, Maureen, you are such a darling. You saw the wrong image!!! HAH!!! Idiot me, I uploaded one of the early versions … but thank you so so much for your kind note anyhow!!!! Dear girl!!!!!! banging head on desk here

    – Lois Bryan

  • DaveHrusecky
    DaveHruseckyover 4 years ago

    Very beautiful image Lois.

  • Dave, thank you … I think you saw the wrong image … idiot me uploaded the wrong version …. AHHH!!! LOL!!! But thank you, thank you anyhow!!!! Very kind of you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • mikequigley
    mikequigleyover 4 years ago

    Stunning work – mq

  • Hello, hello Mike!!!!!! Thank you!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago

    great work!

  • Hi Scott … thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    beautiful image Lois.

  • Thank you, Tina!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    Ooooooh very nice Lois !! lovely soft lighting and colours,very pretty

  • Thank you, Trudi … so do I … I’ve been thinking I’ve been a bit heavy handed lately … so wanted to get into the pastel thingie a bit and see how i liked it.

    – Lois Bryan

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture really beautiful pastel tones and point of focus. Stunning. Don.

  • Don, thank you very much … There really is good detail and focus in there … somewhere … glad you spotted it!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Nanagahma
    Nanagahmaover 4 years ago

    Lovely work, Lois. We used to have purple crocuses in our front yard. But the bunnies kept eating the blossoms as soon as they appeared so my husband gave up on replacing them! But I love the flowers….but the bunnies more!

  • Sandy, you may be right … I’m blaming the deer for eating them, year after year, but it could just as easily be bunnies. Whoever is eating them, they at least don’t pull them up out of the ground … just sort of sheer them off at the tops, lol. I got out there last year and did belly shots to get these. They were on a slight rise and I was fussing about a back ache for weeks after!!! Oh the sacrifices we make, right???

    – Lois Bryan

  • Basia McAuley
    Basia McAuleyover 4 years ago

    very beautiful, love the light, colour and processing.

  • Thank you for your lovely note, Basia!!!! I appreciate it!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 4 years ago

    Oh my…. head banging Lois? no no lol This is beaautiful… anyway .. now stop or you’ll give yourself a headache ;-)

  • Oh, honey, fear not … a little head banging ‘ll never hurt this old block-head!!!! But I’ve stopped … just for you!!!!!! Hugzzz!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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