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17/52: Tulip studies [20110221|20:51]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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17/52: Tulip study

The tulips the bloke gave me that are entirely unrelated to Valentine's Day have reached my absolute favourite stage in their evolution. Their petals have acquired a delicate, crepey texture and the appearance of watered silk. I had to get out the macro lens to try and do them justice. I didn't manage to capture them to my satisfaction, but as I have to keep reminding myself, perfection isn't the point of this project. Completing it is.


[User Picture]From: lesyeuxouverts
2011-02-21 22:34 (UTC)
Love love love the first picture. The light on the petals is amazing, and the shades are stunning. ♥
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-02-22 20:54 (UTC)
Thank you! I thought it was best too, which is why it went on Flickr while the other two are in LJ galleries.
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2011-02-22 02:33 (UTC)
I love flowers when they're in that semi-dead stage!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-02-22 20:53 (UTC)
I have difficulty bringing myself to throw them out until all the petals fall off.
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[User Picture]From: painted_dreams
2011-02-28 08:29 (UTC)
They are absolutely beautiful.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-03-01 13:28 (UTC)
Thank you. I have new flowers now - just waiting for them to wilt. ;)
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[User Picture]From: seismic
2011-03-18 05:51 (UTC)
This is also the stage at which I find tulips the most lovely. This and riiiight after. Lovely shots.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-03-22 13:29 (UTC)
Thank you. I have a new batch of photos to go through - I did the riiiiight after shots with a new bunch of white tulips.
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