Friday, 1 March 2013

Crocus Returns

The Crocus plant I found the other day on a woodland path is still to my surprise, intact and in flower.

So I took a couple of shots with the sun behind the subject.

Lumix GH3. 12-35mm 2.8 lens. 1/400 at f4.5. 35mm. ISO200.

Lumix GH3. 12-35mm l2.8 lens. 1/400 at f5. 35mm. ISO200

I also took a couple of 'Soft Focus' shots, which I think provides a nice alternative to in focus images providing the light is right.



28 comments:

  1. A lovely flower, enhanced by the lovely shots! A sure sign that spring is around the corner!
    J
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  2. Lovely set Roy, especially the last one.

    These always brighten a day. I saw a couple of this type a few days ago.

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  3. So you found the sun, it was hiding behind these Crocuses all the time?...I wondered where it was!!!

    A beautiful set of colourful images Roy. I like the soft focus treatment you've applied to the last two...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, yes, but its gone again now.{:(

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  4. Spring is in the air!!!! Happy!

    Regards,
    Marianne

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  5. We made it through February! Maybe in six weeks we will have them too!

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  6. Luminous and beautiful Roy, brightened up my grey day! (-:

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  7. Beautiful how they look in the sunlight! I'm ready for flowers!

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    1. Thanks Mary. Yes hopefully more flowers soon.

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  8. Crocus are one of my all time favorite spring flowers. Beautiful shots of them Roy, and your header photo is super.

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  9. Hey Roy...Oh that last one is lovely a real eye catcher!!
    Grace

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  10. They are lovely Roy, so cheerful! I'm really good at soft focus.....well, more unintentionally out of focus really ;-)

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  11. Lovely photos Roy, it certainly feels and looks more like spring when the sun is shining :-) I also enjoyed your last post with the Sepia images :-)

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    1. Thanks David, yes it certainly helps to have that bit of sun now.

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  12. A super set of photos to cheer us all up. The first in soft focus is very striking, the shadows and the angle make it seem very 'other-worldly'. They almost look like exotic fungi:)

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  13. How lovely! Mine are a little deeper purple. Good to see spring is coming on the big island!

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    1. Thanks Evie, yes it is just peering through the clouds, I think.

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  14. This lovely crocuses. I am equal to the spring thinking. Here come the crocuses just above the ground, but the weekend is unfortunately snow predicted.

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    1. Thanks Helma, yes we have rain today.

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