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First Crocuses #2

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 11 February 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The first crocuses of the year are worth at least two shots.

NIKON D700 1/125 second F/5.0 ISO 200 85 mm (35mm equiv.)

Hilde Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States

...and more! beautiful!

11 Feb 2010 5:21am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

so so so beautiful

11 Feb 2010 5:26am

khadi from New Delhi, India

Stunning close up. The new angle and the tighter crop works very well. Beautiful photo.

11 Feb 2010 6:16am

shadi jalili from orumieh, Iran


11 Feb 2010 6:24am

Susan from Sausalito, United States


11 Feb 2010 6:34am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Lovely capture of one of the first signs of spring, Jack. Well done!

11 Feb 2010 7:15am

STEED from Gueret, France

Big Art here,these days !!!!!!!!!!!

11 Feb 2010 7:29am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

They zing out at me again..lovely colours!

11 Feb 2010 7:50am

Reflecteur from Gothenburg, Sweden

Perfect shot! Very beautiful colours and excellent close-up!

11 Feb 2010 7:54am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

These colors are neon should post a warning: "sunglasses required !" :-)

11 Feb 2010 7:59am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!! This one is gorgeous, if I had to choose between the two, I'll go for today's. Amazing detail and colours. The dof is superb. Bravo!

11 Feb 2010 8:22am

@✿ Anina ✿: Thanks, but you don't have to choose :))

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow excellent just 5 stars!!!!!

11 Feb 2010 8:41am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Lovely! I want to photograph them too!

11 Feb 2010 8:48am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

like it as much as yesterday's. lovely colors

11 Feb 2010 8:59am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

This morning at the breakfast table an exquisite bouquet of white flowers! A perfect macro. A splashing focus and blur the floral composition of green and orange dots! Thank you for this gift of good morning friend Jack! A bouquet of kisses for you color in the breakfast table and have a nice day! Your friend Adela from across the world so far and so close in space ... !

11 Feb 2010 9:05am

[email protected] from Paris, France

Springtime poem-like !

11 Feb 2010 9:28am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

they are bursting with colours.. they make me happy :).

11 Feb 2010 9:30am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Great colors, nice detail. Beautiful shot.

11 Feb 2010 9:49am

Anne from Singapore, Singapore

Amazing colours!! a very happy and lovely shot !

11 Feb 2010 9:52am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Lovely again!

11 Feb 2010 10:13am

Zora Zoé - sichtbar fotogrativ from Berlin, Germany

Really lovely, gives hope and gladness :-) Excellent!

11 Feb 2010 10:25am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Very beautiful !!

11 Feb 2010 10:57am

Florence from Paris, France

Colors are just fantastic Jack ! Did you juxtapose the two shots here or is it a single image ?

11 Feb 2010 11:15am

@Florence: Thanks. Two separate shots.

Foto-aksent from Binkom, Belgium

You are giving us hope!

11 Feb 2010 11:17am

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Great shot Jack. Bravo!

11 Feb 2010 12:33pm

Bonvilston from Cardiff, United Kingdom

More spring reminders. keep them coming - I for one need them !

11 Feb 2010 1:03pm

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

Oh c'est magnifique ! Un feu d'artifice floral ! quel bonheur ! Bises

11 Feb 2010 1:22pm

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Very nice color. Love it!

11 Feb 2010 1:22pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Ahhh nice to see the spring is near :) Nice and subtile colors, well worth some shots indeed !

11 Feb 2010 1:31pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

BEautiful closeup . Gorgeous freshness and lovely colors !

11 Feb 2010 2:15pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is completely superb!

11 Feb 2010 3:07pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

At least two; these colors are fantastic. When I lived in colder zones, I always looked forward to their emerging purples and golds (thought of them as the LSU flowers)... heh.

11 Feb 2010 3:26pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Haa more fresh and sweet an wonderful...bravo jack :)

11 Feb 2010 4:03pm

Don from spokane, United States

The brilliant, highly saturated color makes the image "pop." Love the detail and the thought of spring flowers. Very attractive image and idea.

11 Feb 2010 4:04pm

alex centrella from California, United States

sensational colors again!

11 Feb 2010 4:07pm

Evening Song Imagery from Springfield, WV, United States

Thanks for the beautiful glimps into Spring.

11 Feb 2010 4:16pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

They most certainly are, Jack. Utterly gorgeous to cheer me up on this cold and snowy day in the UK.

11 Feb 2010 4:26pm

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

Bright ! :o)

11 Feb 2010 4:35pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

Nice colourful close up,well done.

11 Feb 2010 4:52pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful close-up of the crocuses where the vivid color of the stamen and stigma come into full view.

11 Feb 2010 4:53pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

oh! spring is coming ! love the first crocus, gorgeous colors ! nice close up !

11 Feb 2010 5:02pm

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

Nice colours!

11 Feb 2010 5:12pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Fabulous shot Jack, love the vibrancy of the colors

11 Feb 2010 5:34pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Two, and maybe more. Keep those colors coming.

11 Feb 2010 5:57pm

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

So touching photo... Beautiful !!

11 Feb 2010 6:26pm

Mozhde from mashhad, Iran

ohhh i love the colors !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!what a beautiful

11 Feb 2010 6:47pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

~`exceptionally pretty~~!!

11 Feb 2010 6:55pm

laur from Clermont-ferrand, France

Jolies couleurs et lumière c'est magnifique !

11 Feb 2010 7:09pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Another beautiful crocus shot:) Hopefully early crocus means good Spring weather ahead.

11 Feb 2010 7:21pm

tataray from St Laurs, France

Et bien plus jolis ... Vive le printemps !!!...

11 Feb 2010 7:31pm

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Awesome colors and I like the deep shadows as the backdrop to the colorful flowers!

11 Feb 2010 8:01pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

spring, spring, spring...(went skiing today, and it was so cold...) so your image give me a bit warmness, thank you!

11 Feb 2010 9:04pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

I like your close up here Jack, it really shows the detail of the flowers.

11 Feb 2010 9:26pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

it looks like it will break the screen, beautiful clarity and depth of field!
friendships, jack

11 Feb 2010 10:09pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Seriously, you have crocuses? Obviously too warm in your area Jack!
Great colours nice overhead view.

11 Feb 2010 10:49pm

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

within each bulb, a light
and within each light a dancer
dressed in orange and music

12 Feb 2010 2:11am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wow, they are so pretty. Another lovely shot.

12 Feb 2010 3:27am

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Excellent macro!

12 Feb 2010 3:36am

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

Oh! This is amazing. Vivid colours in a shot with perfect focus and contrast. Five stars!

12 Feb 2010 2:26pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

It's soooo nice to see these flowering crocuses:-))
I'm jealous- over here only little green sprigs, so I have to be patient;-)
Great shots!

12 Feb 2010 3:41pm

hgmartins photography from Ontario, GTA, Canada

Great shot!! seems like they are popping out of my laptop sceen!

13 Feb 2010 12:26am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Oh! yeah..and they are lovely.......

13 Feb 2010 6:06am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I think they were just inviting you to give them a kiss! Irresistible little faces!

13 Feb 2010 6:50am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Cool blues!

13 Feb 2010 8:28pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Now I get jealous Jack. In the garden are at least 40 cm snow - frozen and harsh and the ground is about 70cm deep frozen *cry* :(

14 Feb 2010 10:21am

sil from Italy

Wonderful tones! Beautiful capture

16 Feb 2010 2:21pm

Stéphane Thémèze from PlateFormeRonde, United States

Thanks for posting these. With the heavy snow we got here around DC I'll be lucky to see one in my yard this year. Some of the most beautiful flowers of the season. Sweet harvest here.

16 Feb 2010 5:24pm