A tulip in detail

Shot at home on a bright red tulip. Converted to black-and-white for clarity. Can you spot a teeny-tiny aphid in the picture? You may wish to see this picture in a larger size on Flickr by clicking on the photo.


Camera Settings: ISO100, f/10, 1/125
Lens: 105mm f/2.8 Sigma macro lens

Flaming Tulip

As most everyone else my visit to Keukenhof Tulip gardens 3 years ago resulted in the purchase of tulip bulbs. Many of these lasted one season only but the one below has been a repeat flowerer. The is the Estella Rijnveld Parrot Tulip with bright red and creamy wavy petals. They are indeed spectacular, are they not?
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Glowing tulip

Tulip glowing in the spring sunshine. Click on the photo for a larger version on Flickr.


I took this picture at a friend’s house in Newport, Wales. This year I missed the tulip blooms in my garden as I was out-of-town over the 2 weeks these bloomed. I have removed all distracting greens from this photo to enhance the glow from the tulip. Shot using a 50mm f1.8 Nikon lens and processed in Lightroom.

Strawberries and Cream

I believe the picture explains the title of this blog entry…


Photographed using a Nikon D7000 with a Sigma f/2.8 105mm macro lens (f/5.0, 1/800). Selectively converted dull green background to black in Adobe Lightroom 4.4


Last of the Tulips…

The tulips came and went really quickly this year.. At least I managed to capture a few with my camera.

Selectively coloured to remove dull brown background. ISO 200, f6.3, 1/60 200mm
ISO200, f/6.0 1/60 145mm

Photographed using a Nikon D7000 and post-processed in Adobe Lightroom 4.4