Top Ten in the “Manipulated Art – 1st of April” challenge in 2-a-week April 10, 2010.
Top Ten in the “Illusion” challenge in REDemption March 25, 2010.
Second Place in the “Spring has Sprung” challenge in Challenge Cafe March 18, 2010.
Featured in Spring Blooms March 13, 2010.
Featured in ! Inspired Art ! March 10, 2010.
Featured in Light of Love March 4, 2010.
Featured in Image Writing March 4, 2010.
Featured in Let There Be Light March 3, 2010.
Featured in DSLR Users Only March 2, 2010.

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This image is also available at Lois Bryan at fine art america in an exciting variety of framing and matting options.

The daffodil / jonquil / narcissus (whichever one it is!!) has always been my favorite flower … probably because it blooms right around my birthday. Combine the fragrance of a jonquil with Easter Bunny chocolate and there you have my childhood!!! And, in fact, these flowers grew from bulbs given to me by my mom!! How cool is that??

I’d like to give a big thanks to Irene K. (Maxal) for the inspiration on this one … I urge anyone who hasn’t seen her work to run .. do not walk .. your little fingers over to view her Tulips as well as the rest of her extraordinary gallery!!

This image was taken with the Nikon D40x and the 60mm macro / micro lens on March 22, 2009. Shutter speed was 1/640, aperture f/10, exp -0.33, iso 200. I took this in brightest sunlight, then added texture layers and light beam brushes.

My thanks to Skeletal Mess at Flickr for the textures and to Obsidian Dawn for the sun beam brushes!!!

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daffodils, jonquils, sunbeams, flowers, floral, textures, sunlight, lois bryan, spring

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  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 4 years ago

    WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Springtime!!!!!
    Warmth!!!! sunshine!!!!!!
    How wonderful this is!!!!!!
    Thank you soooo much Lois!
    We really need this!!!!!
    Gorgeous image, beautifully presented.
    WOW!!!!!!!!!

  • Hey sweetheart!!!!!!! Thank you sooooooooo much!!!!! Yes, i agree … we do need this!!! and to think I took this shot out on my brilliantly sunlit back deck only 22 days from today, last year!!!! We’re STILL in snow here!!!! Patches of grass here and there … but … WAHHHHH!!! ENOUGH already!!! Let’s Do Spring, lolol!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 4 years ago

    well Lois, pretty darn good!………;))SS

  • WHEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! Dennis likes it, Dennis likes it!!!!! YAY!!!!! Thank you, dearie!!!!!!! smiling up at you adoringly

    – Lois Bryan

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68over 4 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! As always :D
    “We” call them “Easter lilies” over here ;) :D

  • Eva, you sweetie!!!!! Thank you!!!! You call these Easter Lilies?? Really!!!! How cool!!! i’ll have to snap a shot of what we call Easter Lilies for you and post it … they’re very different here!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • LjMaxx
    LjMaxxover 4 years ago

    Very pretty. Looks fab in that frame~

  • Lj!!!! Hello gorgeous girl!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 4 years ago

    And your website is glorious!

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 4 years ago

    And your website is glorious!!!

  • Thank you!!!!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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

    excellent

  • Thank you, Scott!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 4 years ago

    Whoa. How’d that happen?

  • Awwww .. because you like it A LOT!!! LOL!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 4 years ago

    This is better than… almost anything i can think of right about now, Lois. Lovely, warming, light-filled- And soothing.. Gorgeous work.

  • Maureeeeeeeeen!!!! Awwww … thank you!!!! I spent the weekend up at the cabin … the snow was so deep we could barely get the cars in and out!!! And my Dear Hubby drove The Bloomin’ HUMMER!!!!!! ARUGH!!!! Enough snow … let the Spring Begin!!!! LOL!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Bruce  Dickson
    Bruce Dicksonover 4 years ago

    Very nicely done Lois!

  • Hello, hello Bruce!!!!! Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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