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Early Spring Wild Flowers - 1 of 4

Posted by
Bill Brown (California, United States) on 1 March 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

While many areas are still deep in snow, it looks like spring has come early around here. I spotted these wild flowers along a section of one the numerous nature trails in Folsom, only about a 10 minute walk from my house. This section was completed only a few months ago so this is the first bloom of wildflowers. Photo taken on Feb. 24, 2011.

Canon EOS 5D 1/30 second F/8.0 ISO 400 100 mm

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sunstone_maria from California, United States

beautifully fresh!!! great!!!

1 Mar 2011 5:47am

@sunstone_maria: Thank you Maria!

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

Beautiful colors, I can't wait for spring.

1 Mar 2011 9:20am

@Kenny: Thanks for your comments Kenny!

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful warm colors, a nice spring shot.

1 Mar 2011 12:35pm

@Marie LC: Thank you Marie!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful and heartwarming colours Bill! A sight for sore eyes as we are still in the bitter grip of winter. Temperatures this morning at -45C (-49F).....explitive deleted!!! Thank you for sharing! ;-)

1 Mar 2011 12:57pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks for your comments Eric! If its any consolation, I can drive 45 minutes east and be knee deep in snow. Another foot or so of new snow is expected in the nearby mountains over the next couple of days.

Barbara Lee from Oakland, United States

Welcome spring! Your selective focus on the few poppies in the foreground works well here.

1 Mar 2011 2:41pm

@Barbara Lee: Thanks Barbara1 I appreciate your comments.

Juliango from Caen, France

An explosion of wonderful colours !!!!

1 Mar 2011 3:06pm

@Juliango: Thanks!

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Finally--spring has arrived! Such a beautiful and cheerful image--and I love the white border, it seems to brighten it even more.

1 Mar 2011 3:31pm

@Amanda: Thanks for your comments Amanda!

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

These are gorgeous, Bill! I agree with Barbara but I also just like the entire focus treatment you employed! The first bloom is always best, seems like year after year, the colors aren't quite as vibrant...we had a similar deal way back when at Sierra College (I'm talking '66 and early spring of '67... just before "Army time")....they had done some excavating and replanting one year and the following spring, the poppies exploded and it was like paradise...Barbara and I still remember that...the following year they weren't quite as plentiful. Years later we visited and they were almost gone! So, enjoy those early spring flowers...you deserve it!

1 Mar 2011 4:43pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks for your comments Denny! These early spring blooms were definitely a welcome sight.

Franz from Baden, Austria

what an orgy of most attractive colors and shapes, and a welcome sign of life again! very nice dof and bokeh!

1 Mar 2011 4:53pm

@Franz: Thanks for your comments Franz!

myky from London, Canada

What a fantastic show of colour in these wildflowers...great capture!

1 Mar 2011 5:09pm

@myky: Thank you Myky!

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absulutely beautiful! The colors are gorgeous! I am SO looking forward to spring!!

1 Mar 2011 7:17pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thanks for your comments Elaine!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is gorgeous. It looks like Spring has come indeed.

2 Mar 2011 3:54am

@Steve Rice: Thank you Steve!

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

beautiful! it is wonderful to think that our spring flowers are just around the corner! well shot :)

2 Mar 2011 3:55am

@Tim: Thanks for your comments Tim!

MONICA from Paradise Valley, United States

gorgeous Bill, so nice to indulge in some color absorbtion....the winter has been so bleak in the wild west!

2 Mar 2011 4:19am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Wow, incredible! Somewhere nearby is wildflowers! Ten minutes from your house! great shot and thanks for sharing the spring dream.

2 Mar 2011 4:49am

@LauraS: Thanks for your comments Laura. What's nice is that they are near a pedestrian overpass and after driving by a few times I could see they were to pretty to pass up.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Sums up the simple joy of just 'being', doesn't it ? Wonderful.

2 Mar 2011 9:47am

@Ronnie 2¢: I beautiful sight indeed!

elmer from Tours, France

Quel bonheur, ces couleurs printanières : j'en redemande.

3 Mar 2011 2:27pm

Canon EOS 5D
1/30 second
F/8.0
ISO 400
100 mm

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