Tulips Emerging

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These photos were taken today, March 9, 2012. Clicking on them once will enlarge them. Clicking twice will magnify even more.

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To see watercolors of tulips painted by Mother (Marion Gunderson), click here.

The photos above were taken with a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens.

The settings for the two photos are:
Top photo: Shutter 1/30; aperture f/22.0; ISO 3200
Bottom photo: Shutter 1/80; aperture f/16.0; ISO 2500

Click here to go to Louise Gunderson Shimon’s blog’s home page.

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3 Responses to “Tulips Emerging”

  1. Marti Gunderson Carlson Says:

    Beautiful! Great shots. Where are these growing?

  2. Clara Hoover Says:

    Do you remember the Chiffon commercials, “Don’t fool with Mother Nature”? Well, this year, I think Mother Nature has fooled Mother Nature. The mild weather has lots of plants budding or pushing through the ground early. I’ve noticed nubs on our forsythia bushes. And as I walk, I can see hints of plants emerging in flower beds.

  3. Louise Gunderson Shimon Says:

    Marti, the tulips are in Bill’s and my flower planter. I’m glad you enjoy the photos.

    Clara, I wonder if this is going to be an odd year where Mother Nature doesn’t revert to winter before true spring. This has been such an odd year. I like the mild weather, but psychologically, I think my brain is going to need some adjustment since we didn’t really have (so far) four seasons this year. I can only imagine what the insect population is going to be like.

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