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Bleeding hearts, another harbinger of Spring happily blooming away near Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.

Canon 40D, Canon 100-400mm lens, shutter 1/400, f/7.1, focal length 330mm, ISO 400, tripod.


flower, green, pink

It is my sincere wish that visitors to my portfolio experience the beauty and wonder of nature. Moreover my hope is that my photographs will inspire viewers to be proactive toward the protection of wildlife and its habitat, those efforts ultimately making a far better world for all beings.

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  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 5 years ago

    beautiful work.

  • Jenny, you’re so nice to say that!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • KatsEye
    KatsEyeover 5 years ago

    Oh-la-la Very beautiful capture. I have these in my garden as well. Can not wait to capture their beauty when they come into bloom. Great title. Love it.

  • Aren’t bleeding hearts delicate? I was out in a local state park a week ago. Little Dutchman’s breeches, similar to bleeding hearts although pure white, were peeking out all over the forest floor, bringing with them the promise of Spring. Have fun with your flowers, KatsEye. Looking forward to seeing your results.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 5 years ago

    Sweet shot……and title !!! Well done….so romantic of you! LOL.

  • Thank you, Wendi. They were most cooperative little flowers. A year later, their progeny should be blooming just about now.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • ooyayootay
    ooyayootayover 5 years ago


  • Thank you, ooyayootay (I just LOVE writing your name but can’t quite figure out how to pronounce it!).

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Ingz
    Ingzover 5 years ago

    so delicate and soooo beautiful xxx

  • And so SPRING! Thank you ever so much, Ingz.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 5 years ago

    great capture

  • Thank you, Antanas!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballover 5 years ago


  • Thank you, John. You have many wonderful abstracts from nature in your profile. LOVE ’em!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Steve Chapple
    Steve Chappleover 5 years ago

    Beautiful. Love the shapes, the colour and of course the DOF.

  • Thank you, Steve. I sincerely appreciate your comments!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous! Such sweet little flowers! Beautifully composed! Marilyn :o)

  • Thank you, Marilyn or should I say “finder of dogs in tree bark!” Love that image you posted.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergover 5 years ago

    Love it.


  • Thank you, DebraLee! Glad you enjoyed this image.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

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