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Another Early Sign of Spring

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 17 March 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Snowdrops, as we already have seen on am3, announce the coming of Spring. I have two variations of this; they all have Glamor Glow applied.

NIKON D300 1/500 second F/4.5 ISO 400 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

Bill Laing from Pacific Northwest, United States

They seem to shimmer with an inner light. superb.

17 Mar 2011 5:38am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

I love the glow and the rounded shapes....I am counting the days !! :-)

17 Mar 2011 6:56am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Sure, there have been quite a few snowdrop shots, but this one takes the prize in my book!

17 Mar 2011 7:18am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Lovely composition.

17 Mar 2011 7:37am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Oh, they are so beautiful Jack!

17 Mar 2011 8:03am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen these flowers before. It's so soft and delicate looking.

17 Mar 2011 8:34am

anne fleurent from Bois-le-Roi, France

it was plenty of them in my garden , and I never even think take a picture of it !!!
...and you have made a really great shot !!!

17 Mar 2011 8:40am

PeggyMPhotos from somewhere in, France

beautiful ! 5 stars for you... Kisses

17 Mar 2011 8:50am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Beautiful, delicate and hopeful... need spring and sun and heat and flowers & green vegetation, now !!

17 Mar 2011 8:55am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Gorgeous flowers.

17 Mar 2011 9:04am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

A beautiful image.

17 Mar 2011 9:21am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful snowdrops.. lovely framing and presentation.

17 Mar 2011 10:18am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Delicate and delicious "bluffing" that nature has given us. I've never seen these wonderful flowers. Thank you for teaching my friend! A delightful work of art! Muchos besos amigo Jack! Adela

17 Mar 2011 10:40am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

beautiful close up with a great DOF.
nice effect by the vignette.

yes! spring is comming!

17 Mar 2011 10:43am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nicely done Jack! Happy St Patrick's Day! ;-)

17 Mar 2011 12:13pm

tataray from france, France

Beau traitement. )

17 Mar 2011 1:33pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A beautiful close up of these pretty flowers. I like the processing addition.

17 Mar 2011 2:15pm

Harry from United States

This one has a nice dreamy feeling. As you can see by my blog today, I succumbed to the lure of spring blossoms. I like the edges you have been using lately - what plug-in have you been using!

17 Mar 2011 2:24pm

@Harry: I have been using the frames in Silver Efex 2. For color shots, I use the Luminosity blend mode.

Mhelene from Paris, France

A great composition ! Beautiful !

17 Mar 2011 3:23pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wow ! wonderful shot ,jack ,i like the depth of field here ,and the wonderful sharpness on the flowers !
five stars !
friendships !

17 Mar 2011 4:06pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

very pretty closeup and impressive editing!

17 Mar 2011 4:32pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland


Grandisoe iamge et compo uelle finese, quel captage, superbe compo et iamge, douce et tendre.

Bravo et amitié


17 Mar 2011 5:06pm

Johaina GS. from Toronto, Canada

Oh my, they seem like the bulbs spreading light to everyone. Fantastic shot.

17 Mar 2011 5:07pm

@Johaina GS.: Thank you. I can't see any place on your website to leave comments.

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Wonderful this composition!!

17 Mar 2011 5:25pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


17 Mar 2011 5:25pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is beautiful Jack - they look like wax flowers with lights...excellent....I just have been using the good old D300 for the flower shots (?) Very nice....

17 Mar 2011 5:55pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Beautiful soft focus.

17 Mar 2011 5:58pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Excellent shot! Wonderful composition and light...

17 Mar 2011 6:05pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Magnificent these snowdrops, very beautiful presentation and superb DOF. Good day.

17 Mar 2011 6:06pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A fabulous shot against that dark background Jack.

17 Mar 2011 6:26pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful, dreamy flowers. Nice!

17 Mar 2011 6:59pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful composition! I like it!

17 Mar 2011 7:06pm

klauSZ from Kufstein, Austria

thanks for this first "greetings" from spring!
beautiful framing!

17 Mar 2011 7:07pm

Judy aka [email protected] from Brooksville, Florida, United States

A beautiful, little flower, with or w/o 'glamor glow'.

17 Mar 2011 7:13pm

xavshot from Lucenay, France

c'est réussi et très beau. Bravo.

17 Mar 2011 8:04pm

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Magnifique photo ... beaucoup d'harmonie et de douceur ... compliments

17 Mar 2011 10:50pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States


17 Mar 2011 10:51pm

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Great eye-level perspective. Excellent shot!

17 Mar 2011 11:25pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Sweet shot. You have me thinking of spring.

18 Mar 2011 2:50am

Becky from los angeles, United States

wow - this makes me melt - It's just gorgeous.

18 Mar 2011 3:18am

SOUL AFLAME from United Kingdom

Terrific frame, Jack.

18 Mar 2011 4:35am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

I've never seen these either - definitely worth a close-up! I believe I like the colors here over the b&w version, but both are beautiful.

18 Mar 2011 5:26am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Very lovely in color and perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

18 Mar 2011 3:18pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

They are so gorgeous, definitely a beautiful little sign of spring.

20 Mar 2011 7:10pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Snowdrops are so pretty....and delicate..a fine shot you got here...

21 Mar 2011 9:09am