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I have been having great fun photographing the bunch of tulips I bought in a supermarket
last week. It's just as well that I want to put them under my macro lens as they would
be very disappointing if I just wanted them to look pretty in a vase. For they have
drooped since I placed them in the vase. Perhaps it's because I forgot my mother-in-laws
advice about cutting the stems on the diagonal before putting them in water. Or
perhaps they were just a sad bunch from the start. But they have provided me with
a colourful subject when I just have time to grab a quick shot during my lunch break.
I did read somewhere that flowers should be shot with defused light but I quite light
the effects created by the cold winter sunlight streaming through the sitting room window.

Nikon D90
1/2000s f/5.0 at 50.0mm iso320 full exif

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Kevin Chester26-Jan-2010 18:03
You squeezing every last photo out of them thats for certain. Great shot again, I like the light on this too. I wonder how they get diffused light in the middle of summer for the flower shots, maybe they use a filter.
bill friedlander26-Jan-2010 18:02
Lovely light and a strong dynamic angle. A very nice shot. V
Ursula Armstrong26-Jan-2010 16:13
I love tulips, and you caught the tulipness very nicely in this shot. Uschi (V)
Neal Nye26-Jan-2010 12:31
Isn't it funny that some still insist that pictures should be done this way or that way? These are pretty in any light, at any stage of their lives.
Nora van Beek26-Jan-2010 10:53
Lovely! Cut tulips just don't last very long, not matter what you do.~V~

Ann...26-Jan-2010 09:17
I quite like the "droopiness" that I'm sure it's impossible to avoid with tulips. This is a lovely macro shot.
Blandine Mangin26-Jan-2010 08:39
very beautiful macro ! v
Betty Vlasiu26-Jan-2010 08:06
Beautiful detail, lovely capture v
heather26-Jan-2010 07:58
Lovely close up. V
Valene26-Jan-2010 04:54
Beautiful macro. They have held up pretty well it seems. V
Mary Terry26-Jan-2010 01:03
I love cut tulips also. Unfortunately, so does Miles, which means they eventually become a pile of petals on the floor. :(
Lovely macro shot! V
Ulla Inkeri Huhta25-Jan-2010 23:05
I got a bouquet of tulips for my birthday last yrar and had a blast photogaphing them until they withered.
slhoornstra25-Jan-2010 22:26
A pretty angle on this tulip. Cut all flower stems under water, and let them rest there for five minutes or so. V
Stephanie25-Jan-2010 21:58
Oh no, not the mother-in-laws advice........ Yikes!
These are the most beautiful supermarket tulips in the world! Or, maybe it's your photography! BV
Michal Leszczynski25-Jan-2010 21:55
Beautiful close-up photo. V.
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