A tulip by any other name….

could almost be called a rose. This tulip at first glance looks so much  like a rosebud.

A tulip. Keukenhof Gardens, Lisse, Holland
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Two of a kind.

Two of a kind.

A beautiful pair of Tulips. Keukenhof, Lisse, Holland. May 2012.

Nikon D80, 1/3000 f/7.1 with SB-600 flash at 1/16. 105mm f/2.8 Macro Lens. I used a high shutter speed with flash to keep the background underexposed and give a studio effect to the object in the foreground. No post-processing or increase in blacks.