Good Morning Everyone,
Tulips are beautiful flowers, heralds of spring and they come in a whole variety of colours.
We have seen quite a few posts of them on TE recently, usually planted in huge, impressive swathes.
Here, in Arneside, in a small seaside garden, I saw a few lovely examples. It was only as I focussed in on the front flowers, that I noticed a danger lurking in the background. Very well camouflaged and waiting for a tasty nibble was Peter Rabbit of Beatrix Potter fame.
If the flowers are consumed, at least I will be able to give the owner a photograph of what the flowers used to look like!!
Have a lovely day, Bev :-)
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mesutilgim (85396) 2014-05-05 0:49
Hello Beverley, my neighbour today !
Beautiful "springy" capture from Ameside.
Good choice of portrait format which fits well to your compo.
Very good layout and nice pastell colors.
TFS and best regards
photographer_sg (4402) 2014-05-05 1:22
Beautiful picture of the flowers with a great pov. I liked your choice of the vertical format that fills up the foreground with lovely vibrant colours. When I first saw the title, I thought of some real and serious danger. .. thankfully it turned out to be different :-).
Thanks for sharing this lovely picture and have a great day.
snunney (84847) 2014-05-05 2:31
A perfect example of the art of using depth of field as a photographic tool. I like the tight framing and the lovely tonal contrasts. Superb colours and clarity. Have an enjoyable Bank Holiday.
holmertz (41725) 2014-05-05 2:58
Maybe this green rabbit isn't so harmful. If I was the owner of these tulips I would worry more about the cute "brave or foolish" one you showed recenty. But Peter Rabbit suits this garden well and provides a fine contrast to the red and yellow flowers. The central part of the composition is nicely surrounded by the grey stones and the grey building.
timecapturer (49280) 2014-05-05 3:08
lovely spring show this and a touch of humour to add to the appeal of this shot. Stunning mix of colour too! My tulips have been very short lived this year, although no rabbit problems the blessed squirrels seem to love digging up the bulbs and leaving the chewed remains on the lawn.
Have a good week - B.
Sergiom (61092) 2014-05-05 5:42
Je crois que les tulipes n'ont rien à craindre, quoique l'illusion soit très bonne.Du très beau travail de l'artiste du ciseau. Un beau cadrage vertical qui raconte une histoire.
Nicou (123190) 2014-05-05 6:39
très très belle compo et image sueprbe captage quelle vue et iamge ces belles fleurs colorées sueprbe iamge et cpatage.
Bravo et amitilé
gojo (1769) 2014-05-05 7:33
At first I did not read, just admired the simple yet powerful composition and contrasting colors. The grey parts in the FG and BG lift the tulips to new nights!
The rabbit contributes with an extra dimension.
Noel_Byrne (24850) 2014-05-05 8:00
This is a funny shot, you placed the bunny perfectly in the scene to make it lo like he is creeping up on the flowers, and the flowers seem almost like deer grazing innocently in the foreground. Fine vibrant colors too, and excellent depth of field.
All the best, thanks for the smile on this :)
cornejo (32148) 2014-05-05 8:18
Hi Bev, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition with beautiful tulips, beautifully captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
siudzi (33953) 2014-05-05 11:56
What a funny scene this! It made me smile:) Beautifully and creatively composed to make the scene so unique and attractive. Well done! TFS.
williewhistler (14607) 2014-05-05 12:18
such a clever composition, I do like the way that the rabbit appears to be nibbling it`s way through the brightly coloured tulips,the narrow DOF also works very well giving due emphasis to the foremost flowers.
Bright imaginative photography.
Kind regards Les.
Gigidusud (16299) 2014-05-05 13:50
Beautiful spring composition with a funny note. I took time to find the rabbit, but now I see it! :)
carlo62 (33779) 2014-05-05 15:37
non riuscivo a capire, il coniglio è talmente grande che non si nota....
Bella foto e simpatica nota, un ottimo mix che mette buon umore.
lousat (77802) 2014-05-05 15:52
Hi Bev,very nice pic and note too,i like your original point of view to create this nice prospect,perfect DOF on the tulips and beautiful and rich blurred background too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
saxo042 (37578) 2014-05-06 0:09
Maybe the "rabbit" will eat the tulips by night, but still the flowers add very fine colours to the picture. A good observation.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-05-06 0:32
Good humor, loved it.
The flowers do provide a nice contrast.
PS: I am here after almost a month away from TE (for unavoidable reasons), am glad to see your photos again.
worldcitizen (7057) 2014-05-06 10:42
I like spring topiaries, and this bunny is very cute. Here in Rockefeller Center they sometimes have chicks made out of shrubs. The tulips are beautiful, and you can be sure that when the tulips have bloomed, spring is really here. :-) Nice focus on the flowers, with a lovely blurred bunny in the background.
jcpix (13688) 2014-05-06 16:54
Ahaha, this brings a big smile! I hate that it's taken me this long to get to it...a really fun and happy shot. A composition worthy of admiration from all of our inner children....and that little bit of darker humor from the adult side perceiving that the rabbit is about to pounce. :) It's playful on many levels, and is a great way to showcase the Spring season with a new twist.
Bright, colorful and full of personality. I really like the soft backlight on the rabbit, accenting the entire visual. Very well put together...I wonder how long those flowers lasted after your departure?? :) Enjoy the new day. All the best.
mcmtanyel (14117) 2014-05-08 22:05
I hate to pass over all the other lovely photos you have but these tulips beckoned me and I jumped ahead. The villain is well camouflaged, so much so that I don't think it'll pose any danger to these beautiful flowers.
Let me tell you what's a real danger for tulips: deer. Yes, they will pass over daffodils but chomp on tulips.
eldancer1 (28513) 2014-05-10 9:43
Beautiful flowers but somehow it does look in the right place among those rocks, they make the garden look much better though. Good lighting and nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
COSTANTINO (56195) 2014-05-22 11:04
Hello my dear friend
I agree that tulips are beautiful flowers
I love them and this shot is impressivly
I like those flowers but the green rabbit
too fine vibrant colors
have a nice time
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (30181)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-05 0:47