Two days ago it felt like Spring. These crocuses were wide open to the sun and the warmth. Today winter has returned with 10 cm of snow and -10°C temperatures.
The intrepid flowers huddle together for warmth and have closed themselves tight. Brave plants to pop from the ground in February.
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Toonboy (2539) 2004-02-28 14:08
I love the silk like look of the petals in the sunlight
yweinreich (165) 2004-02-28 14:55
Luscious image, the purple of the petals and the richness of the skin really come through.
quegardens (1469) 2004-02-28 15:21
Beautiful spring ladies displaying their silky garments.It is amazing how these crucuses can spring to life so fast and without the slightest fear of the lingering winter.Well done.
cxxl (2684) 2004-02-28 15:52
A beautifyl sign of spring on its way. Nearly there... maybe the leap year confused them ;)
JudyH (700) 2004-02-28 17:07
Excellent composition Peter! I like the use of DOF here, and the fact that in this instance, NeatImage hasn't take away too much of the detail. Looks like this could belong on the cover of a book! Nice one.
avigur_11 (22107) 2004-02-29 3:36
Wow, what an amazing color. I like the way they burst out ofthe snow. The snow is well captured. I'd like some more brightness on the flowers, but well done.
cecile (4193) 2004-02-29 6:12
bravo, c'est très réussi très joli photo belle netteté
zto (268) 2004-03-01 4:20
First spring :). The major reason for why i love these flowers are that they are the first once to blossom. They just can't wait to show off there sparkling colours. The way the light falls on them makes them look like they are made of silk. Great capture Peter.
CristianoFontes (297) 2004-12-12 10:22
Wow ! beautiful... loved the color contrast among Purple and white... gorgeous... the DOF is also great...
migsy (351) 2005-07-01 12:32
My father always planted crocuses - this is an excellent shot - and they do "feel" frozen as well.
TBasco (143) 2005-07-16 5:07
what a story--both text and image :) notable also how the rich color contrasts with the ice.
cam (9043) 2006-02-26 20:09
Why go back and choose last year photo.
Because I went to Andorra in 1982 and I kept a wonderful souvenir,
These flower illustrated well the perennity of the people,very receiving.
I like this composition almost in a line and getting blurred as you go away.