The yellow tulips are my favourites. I would be unhappy if they would be left out from my series. I hope, you like this.
The tulip has come to be a loved symbol of the Netherlands. Many tourists visit the country just to see the bright coloured flower and the astonishing view over the bulb fields. The season begins in March with crocuses, followed by the daffodil and the yellow narcissi. In April the hyacinths and tulips blosssom to some time in mid May, depending on the weather. Later, in August it is time for the gladioli. Even when spring is over, the Netherlands is still a garden, visitors can enjoy flowers in the Netherlands all year round.
From April to September fantastic flower parades are held throughout the country. The Bollenstreek Flower Parade is the biggest parade and is held at the end of April every year. The origin of the parade dates 50 years back in time when initiators of various small parades in the villages of the Bollenstreek decided to go together and organize one big parade.
Keukenhof, the world’s largest flower garden (32 hectares) is located between the two towns of Hillegom and Lisse south of Haarlem. The park attracts 800.000 people during the open hours of eight weeks each year and it is one of the most photographed sights in the world. For the season of 2003, 7 million bulbs have been planted making the flower season someting very special to look forward to.
In history, the Dutch will be remembered for their passion for tulips. First introduced to Holland in 1593, the tulip has become a symbol for the country. Ask anyone, anywhere to name things that are "definitely Dutch" and the answer is going to include tulips, windmills and wooden shoes, usually in that order.
Since the 1600s, tulip growing has been a major crop for this flat low country situated just off the North Sea in Northern Europe. Today nearly half of Holland's 47,150 acres of flower bulb farms are planted with tulip bulbs (23,412 acres). Other bulbs ranking highest in acreage (but far below the tulip) are lilies, gladioli, narcissi and hyacinth (in that order).
Every year about three billion tulip bulbs are produced in Holland Of these, approximately two billion are exported and one billion remain in the Netherlands. The vast majority of them are used for "forcing" of cut flowers and potted plants.
The United States is the top importer of tulip bulbs, followed closely by Japan and Germany. Nearly one billion bulbs go to the USA — most to home gardeners — and once again, tulips take up the greatest share. (Source: bulb.com & Holland.nl)
With my kind friend's help - Mesut Ilgim (mesutilgim) - You may find out further informations about the tulips,
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chiaretta (2414) 2009-02-25 2:32
your title is perfect and right!
Good close up... so full of freshness!
Amphitrite (1720) 2009-02-25 2:44
This is a lovely shot and interpretation.
Nice texture of the green and yellow tulips. We need them to brighten up the winter days.
Thanks for sharing, PINAR
snunney (100000) 2009-02-25 2:45
What a nice spring tonic! A lovely capture of these beautiful tulips. I very much like the soft natural tones. Very good sharpness to enable us to appreciate the detail in the blooms. Thanks for sharing.
swiatopelk777 (0) 2009-02-25 2:50
Wonderful capture. Good natural colors. Perfect contrast and sharp. Nice effect, very funny.
Greetings from Poland!
serp2000 (44333) 2009-02-25 3:22
Why did you like a yellow tulips? Fine shot. Good POV, nice yellow-green composition. TFS!
aadilj (18102) 2009-02-25 3:33
Hi George, I love the clarity and the crisp hues of this magnificent shot. You have captured and composed it with elan.
ChrisJ (114585) 2009-02-25 4:44
Good repetition of the yellow & green, with no part of the frame wasted. Excellent sharpness, colour, dof, & saturation. Tfs!
goodwill (4226) 2009-02-25 5:41
A shot of artistic beauty. I love your grand composition with green and yellow. The focus is right on the target and the more I see, the more I enjoy.
Must downlaod as my wallpaper on laptop.
rey316 (24) 2009-02-25 6:50
Beautiful composition of yellow tulips. The beautiful colors you have shown us this winter. I am tired of winter and this picture gives joy
Buin (42466) 2009-02-25 7:35
Yes - an optimistic and beautiful sight, and photo as well! Spring is in the air ...!! ;-)
Greetings from still cool Germany!
lousat (91950) 2009-02-25 11:10
Hi George,i like a lot this idea,beautiful marriage between the yellow and the green,impressives sharpness and colors,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano
xavshot (69835) 2009-02-25 11:23
un bon choix de cadrage sur ces bouquets et une bonne façon de vaincre la grisaille. Joli résultat.
hay_kes (31435) 2009-02-25 11:36
Very beautiful image vith excellent colours, sharpness and details.TFS.
Have a nice day,
francio64 (39888) 2009-02-25 13:27
La composizione è magnifica e il contrasto tra il fiore giallo e le foglie verdi è stupefacente.
Ottimo lo sharp!
jurek1951 (42196) 2009-02-25 21:23
Nice flowers with good focus and clarity. Excellent framing with fine sharp details. Well done and best regards,
jjcordier (79297) 2009-02-25 22:12
Tu as fait toutes les couleurs des bouquets de tulipes? Encore une superbe image techniquement irréprochable.
danyy (0) 2009-02-25 23:32
Hello again George,
les tulipes seront bientôt de retour, je suis allé à Lisse les admirer l'année dernière, le fameux Keukenhof, fameux et merveilleux, encore un symbôle des Pays-Bas que cette tulipe.
Un plan rapproché aux teintes fraiches et séduisantes.
Bien à toi.
Graal (102928) 2009-02-25 23:45
Jó napot George,
tulips from Holland - very good theme. Amazing pattern, fine yellow species. Good informations and well done photo.
KLB (23723) 2009-02-26 2:22
Yellow ones now ! Even more attractive than your first publication about these elegant flowers.
The yellow petals are so luminous. You're right, it's like a ray of sun ;o)
Excellent close-up, and a perfect quality.
A smart composition.
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-02-26 3:20
Wonderfvul contrast between the yellow and green in this very good composition. Lovely yellow tulips here. Very good note
Well frames and done
ahmetgedikli (25605) 2009-02-26 3:26
Wonderful capture and good natural colours... The sharpness, contrast and details very goog...Well done.
Have a nice day.
paura (47186) 2009-02-26 3:36
Excellent photo here, friend. Colors are very nice and details very vivid. Well done.
TGULUMSER (13252) 2009-02-26 5:14
The combination of yellow and green are wonderful. This shot is a real gift in grey winter, you are right,
azaf1 (15929) 2009-02-26 9:03
Certainly the best in winter. Colors nice mood and an antidote to greynish and frost.
bobocortis (16026) 2009-02-26 9:54
What some beautiful paints. I mainly like the delicate tone passages, thanks perhaps to a cloudy sky.
danos (98427) 2009-02-27 0:04
Good morning George,
what a nice and tight frame is this with the bouquet of the yellow tulips to look exciting.I like the good management of the light and the clarity of the scene.Well done.
Have a nice day,Danos
Scharan (14144) 2009-02-27 14:16
Lindas flores...lindas cores!
Uma foto muito bonita; eu também amo as tulipas, são maravilhosas. Lindo contraste de cores.
BWJ (3094) 2009-03-01 10:21
Wonderful vibrant color and an excellent sharp photo of the yellow tulips. Your title of this photo is correct. Tulip blossoms are medicine against winter grayness. I enjoy purchasing fresh cut tulips shipped to the United States from Holland. Your picture is well done and the excellent note is very informative.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-03-04
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon Digital EOS350D
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-02-25 2:30