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Reaching for the Sky

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 23 May 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The tulips were spotted blooming on Mother's Day when the temperature was finally making it above the average for this time of year.

Photo captured on May 8, 2011.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/640 second F/5.6 ISO 100 67 mm (35mm equiv.)

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MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Excellent pov to capture the rare sunlight! Those few warm days after Mothers Day put an end to my tulips - too hot too fast!

23 May 2011 5:20am

Kala from United States

Excellent perspective and the light is absolutely gorgeous.

23 May 2011 5:32am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

gorgeous shot with a special light.
very well done!

23 May 2011 5:54am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Glorious PoV . . adds so much.

23 May 2011 9:16am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

bottom - up! great angle, and very appealing this light shimmering through the flower!

23 May 2011 9:44am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Glorious colors and transparency

23 May 2011 10:59am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Beautiful huge contrast in the two colours - superb.

23 May 2011 12:06pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is gorgeous. The angle from which you took the picture and the transparency of the petals is beautiful!

23 May 2011 12:29pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent perspective - love that light shining through the petals from above. Beautiful shot!

23 May 2011 12:38pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Beautiful photo with a cool perspective!

23 May 2011 12:47pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Excellent use of the power, beauty, and drama of backlighting! I am particularly intrigued by the "shadows within shadows" feel that this one has...The symmetry of the shadows seem to imply the existence of a totally different flower but no - this is all from one. So magnificent, Steven. Just a magnificent job here ;-)

23 May 2011 1:44pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Excellent lighting and composition.

23 May 2011 2:17pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Glorious light and colour from this angle!

23 May 2011 2:19pm

yvan from Slovenia

Great shot & a a wonderful collection in your blog!

23 May 2011 7:12pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Excellent lighting and color treatment! Splendid shot!

23 May 2011 9:33pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice backlighting

23 May 2011 10:31pm

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada


24 May 2011 2:38am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wondrous photo. I love it.

24 May 2011 3:44am

Dutch from Neverwhere, United States

This is just glorious!

24 May 2011 4:43pm

r from Los Angeles, United States

Great angle and clarity.

30 May 2011 9:28pm