Look For Tulips To Flower Before May

Going through some old photographs — yah, what else to do on a rainy day? — found only a couple of tulip photos that I really liked.

Creamy White Yellow and Red Tulip
Creamy White Yellow and Red Tulip

(Sunny Yellow Tulip photo taken 29 April 2015.)

Gotta love the BRIGHT colors that tulips lend to the landscape in the end of April. My favorite month!

Study their centers and you’ll see a lot going on. Pollen strewn about with a variety of colors you may not notice at first.

Red Tulip with Yellow and Purple Center
Red Tulip with Yellow and Purple Center

(Red Tulip photo taken 8 May 2014.)

Seems that I didn’t take much control over the exposure in most of the tulip pictures I located from the last two years. That’s something to remember for this Spring.

Sunlight seems to bounce around the inside of these bowl-shaped flowers. Tulips aren’t really as open as a bowl, more like a glass, shotglass?, shape. Smaller than my hand and cupped fairly tightly until they’re older and many insects have explored the inside seeking pollen.

If you want to photograph some tulips, look for them to bloom before the beginning of May and a little earlier into April, especially if you’re south of Pennsylvania or have a cityscape to contend with.

I did find two photos of tulips that I liked well enough to post to my artist site on FineArtAmerica – here are links you can follow to see the larger images:

Art Prints

Art Prints

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