Friday, February 12, 2010

domestic decay or dead tulips can look good too





21 comments:

kristina - no penny for them said...

oh absolutely. tulips are such drama queens... :)

Jodi Anderson said...

Oooh. I am finding tulips more interesting dead than alive! Especially with some yummy bokeh or blur in the background!

Miss Footloose said...

Beautiful! Things, events, people, all become so much more interesting when we look beyond the standard and expected impessions we're conditioned to look for.

Thanks for showing me with your photos; I'm trying to get better at looking outside the box.

Hornbill said...

Very sharp images....I am impressed!

What camera and lens do you use to take such photos ?

I am from Borneo and my blog is

http://hornbill-hornbill.blogspot.com

julochka said...

thanks guys. it made me glad i hadn't gotten around to throwing these away when i saw the sun shining on them this afternoon. :-)

hornbill, i'm a nikon girl all the way. D300 + 60mm AF-S 1:2.8 nikkor macro lens.

Char said...

i was just thinking of putting mine in the garbage...maybe i'll keep them a bit more.

beautiful details

Elisabelle said...

Beautiful shots!!!

Bill Stankus said...

Could be the lead in to a Swedish movie ... of course it would have to be in black and white.

stephanie said...

Great shots! I love that the petals are curling in such neat ways. The light is perfect.

Thanks, also, for your encouraging words! I am feeling much better and my "funk" is going away. Thank goodness for long weekends and some time to get my head together. I'm really thinking I need to buy some journals to be creative in each day. I really liked that idea a lot. (Spending hiatus may have to go on hiatus today!) Thanks, again!

Kristina said...

Oh, poor tulips, but great pictures and such gorgeous bright colours!

Marilynne said...

I thought you were buried in snow. How wonderful that you found some tulips to brighten your days.

jane said...

love these! now i want to take pictures of dead flowers ;) have a great weekend!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Just lovely! The life of a tulip is so short; great that you captured some forever. also love that selection of blue below; the one with tiny items laid on blue is particularly striking.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

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Just lovely! The life of a tulip is so short; great that you captured some forever. also love that selection of blue below; the one with tiny items laid on blue is particularly striking. so much inspiration here; continuing to love the little birds.

The Redhead Riter said...

FANTASTIC pictures!

Jess said...

I LOVE macro shots :) These are especially pretty for dead flowers ;)

Thanks for the update on the clarity birds - I'm really looking forward to getting them! Have a nice weekend!

beth said...

how funny....
I just took photos of my dead tulips, too and I like them better than when they were alive.....

Meri said...

I think I prefer the lively, vivacious kind of tulips rather than the near-death-experience kind. Funny, my "verification word" was dedni. How apropos. . .

dutchbaby said...

Your photos are beautiful. They remind me of a beautiful book by Irving Penn. He photographed fresh tulips as well as old desiccated tulips. I wish I bought the book when I saw it because now it's out of print.

paris parfait said...

These fab photos are proof that decay can be quite arresting. Well done!

Barb said...

Proof positive that aging is "beautiful" Barb xo