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Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring are appearing everywhere. From the lambs frolicking in the fields to
the flowers pushing their way through last year's foliage in the flowerbeds, Spring
is definitely in the air. Although I still have to scrap the ice of the car in the mornings
the days are bright and sunny with a hint of warm.
This was one of those shots I had somehow missed last year and have been biding
my time to take this year. I had hoped for dabbled sunlight but the sun disappeared
behind some billowing white and grey clouds as I was passing the old cottages in
Ballymascanlon Village at lunchtime.

Nikon D90
1/1250s f/4.8 at 48.0mm iso640 full exif

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LynnH08-Mar-2010 18:05
Still, the light was soft enough to enhance the greens! Beautiful spring scene! V
Carol Breton07-Mar-2010 06:00
So lovely. ~
Nora van Beek07-Mar-2010 03:29
Well done! Our snow drops appeared very early but then were buried by my last week's snow storm.
pkocinski07-Mar-2010 00:33
So pretty - can't wait 'til we get to see spring flowers!
Keith O'Brien06-Mar-2010 22:02
Lovely capture!
Rosemarie Kusserow06-Mar-2010 20:16
Very lovely image, I love these signs of spring, Rosemarie :o) V
Neal Nye06-Mar-2010 12:07
Beautiful image of the coming season. I am so ready for spring!
Stephanie06-Mar-2010 11:45
Gorgeous sundrops! A sure sign that spring is on the way! V
laine06-Mar-2010 08:16
very pretty spring the brown leaf litter too.
Betty Vlasiu06-Mar-2010 06:39
Good capture! V
Gretchen Caldwell06-Mar-2010 01:03
I think the indirect light works very well here! Leaves a lot of detail to be seen (instead of hidden in high contrast). Beautiful!
Colin Storey05-Mar-2010 21:46
Fantastic snowdrops image. v
Kevin Chester05-Mar-2010 20:48
Great shot, but don't be fooled.
Blandine Mangin05-Mar-2010 20:19
oui, elles annoncent enfin la douceur et la fin de l'hiver ! very lovely ! v
slhoornstra05-Mar-2010 20:14
Planted by the faeries? So beautiful and pristine, nice work!! V
Michal Leszczynski05-Mar-2010 20:05
I feel spring, lovely photo. V.
heather05-Mar-2010 20:01
They are certainly a very welcome sight.. lovely image Mairead! V
Johnny JAG05-Mar-2010 19:54
Love to see them
Alan K05-Mar-2010 19:34
Light disappearing on you; oh yeah, been there, done that. But I don't think that you lost as a result; the solid, deep green offset by the pure white of the flowers (surrounded by the rich earthy tones of the rocks and the leaves on the ground) is what defines this one. Dappled light might not have *spoilt* the effect, but it would have been a distinctly different image. Nice DOF here as well, obviously.
Máire Uí Mhaicín05-Mar-2010 19:30
Special harbingers of spring.
Pat Shawyer05-Mar-2010 19:27
Looks lovely to me !
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