Forecast - Bright and Yellow

April 04, 2013  •  1 Comment

Daffodils 0026 Few things announce Spring as early and as brightly as Daffodils. Although we think of Spring in terms of the color green, the early color which often predominates is yellow. Beyond Daffodils, the forsythia usually bursts forth early in a profusion of yellow. Even the early tree foliage is yellow-green instead of the deep greens of summer. This year the Daffodils have persisted longer due to the cooler weather and in the past 3 days we have had lots of sunshine. Normally I would shoot flowers in the shade and with low contrast, but I think the bright mid-day sun shows Daffodils well. I shot these at a 200mm focal length (70-300mm Tamron, f6.3, 1/500 s, ISO200) from 30 feet away. This compressed the distance between the flowers and yielded the background foliage out of focus. Says Spring to me.


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Ann Littlefield Coleman(non-registered)
So pretty. Yes, you have spring coming. My former neighbor left bulbs in the ground for me to enjoy. They have about given up trying to bloom but today may be coaxed to open up as the day warms up. My mother always had a Flowering Almond bush next to the front bedroom window and to me it speaks spring more than any other flower. Where are they now???
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