Purple Crocus

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedApril 29, 2013
TakenApril 28, 2013
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/100 sec at f/13
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length200 mm
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And very early in the morning they came at the rising of the sun...St. Mark 16: 2

I was delighted to see the first Crocuses bloom this morning and it is really beginning to look more like spring here...However, we heard on the weather forecast that we are predicted to have more snow flurries on Wednesday....

I set up a double sided metallic background (black on one side and silver on the other side) with a stand holding it, but the wind kept blowing it over right on top of the Crocuses...Then I tried to anchor the stand down with bricks and the wind still blew it over...Most of the tiny crocuses that were blooming are lying flat on the ground now and looking crest fallen but at least got a few pictures before disaster struck them:) I shot this one while I was lying flat on the ground before the stand tipped over..It is not a good idea to shoot pictures of fragile flowers while the wind is blowing....but I wanted to capture them before they are frozen over
with snow on Wednesday and lose the opportunity altogether.

16 responses

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (28 Apr 2013):

    Turned out great and you had me thinking this was a night shot. Good idea with the dark background!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (29 Apr 2013):

    We recently had our first crocuses, too. This is a gorgeous shot, especially in that beautiful light! I love the subtle purple framing, too!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (29 Apr 2013):


  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (29 Apr 2013):

    Fantastic shot

  • Maggie Posh

    Maggie Posh (Deleted) said (29 Apr 2013):

    Beautiful little Flower...& this is a lovely picture!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (29 Apr 2013):

    bold and beautiful in every way!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (30 Apr 2013):

    Your efforts really paid off.. what a gorgeous shot, the lighting and detail are marvelous!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (30 Apr 2013):

    This beauty stands alone just for you Andrea. Nice!

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (30 Apr 2013):

    Well done, beautiful spring photo.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (1 May 2013):

    The Crocus is really beautiful, love that vivid purple and the dark background. Your efforts paid off very well to get this excellent shot!!!

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (1 May 2013):

    Breathtaking vision!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (2 May 2013):



    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (2 May 2013):

    Beautiful purple!

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz (Deleted) gave props (2 May 2013):

    Color,light,has it all!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (3 May 2013):

    Gorgeous! Perfect lighting.

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s gave props (10 May 2013):

    A beauty!

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