Friday, October 19, 2007

Going Dutch

There's Even Symmetry In The Garden

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


I was framing these tulips in my viewfinder when it struck me that most people photograph the graceful long-stemmed Dutch flowers from side-on. So of course I had to do something different - and I was amazed at the symmetry of the view from above. The weather is warming up now, we've just had the famous Tulip Festival up in the Dandenongs and we're only a week away from switching to daylight saving.

19 comments:

The Egel Nest said...

These pictures are gorgeous...

Great perspective in the first shot!


Bradley
The Egel nest

Diesel said...

As a man of Dutch descent, I approve. Carry on.

Nap Warden said...

Two great shots, I think I like the second one better!

Bradley's Mom said...

Every time I come to your blog I think I will not see anything more gorgeous than before.

WRONG!!! These tulip photos are out of this world!

You are a master at capturing the beauty of nature!

Love the colors.....and the symmetry!

Lina

Bradley's Mom said...

I was JUST talking with Bradley about typos.......LOL......now I spelled my own name wrong!!!

How funny!!!!

Let's see if I can get it right this time....

LINDA (whew)

mrsnesbitt said...

Last Saturday I planted 85 tulip bulbs...........

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooh!
What anticipation for Spring!

Kimberly said...

If it ain't Dutch it ain't much! Gorgeous!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Beautiful pictures David,
I have always found the mathamatics in nature wonderful..
have a read of this it is a real eye opener. http://www.world-mysteries.com/sci_17.htm

There's some beautiful pictures there as well. I hope you enjoy it.

imac said...

Thankyou David for visiting and your comments on my blog.
Just had a look at your great blog, and as my eye caught the tulips and the unusual shot looking inside, reminded me as iI tried that shot last april in St Ives, Cornwall, but not having a macro lens then, it came out blured, waiting for spring again.Hope you dont mind if iI link to you.

Lin said...

Now THAT made me wistful for my previous northern Spring gardens! Those are BEAUTIFUL photos!

Amrita said...

I love tulips but have not been successful in growing them here because of the climate. Our frind in Gurgaon (Delhi)had tulips she got from Europe, her garden used to win DLF competition prizes, when she was alive.

childlife said...

Beautiful photography and I love the fresh perspective!

Melissa said...

Tulips are my favorite flower. These photos are gorgeous, especially the one looking down into the tulip.

Ornery's Wife said...

Completely Lovely! I wish it was going to be spring HERE! I love the flowers of that season. Thanks for sharing them with us!
TM

Mansi Desai said...

wow, this is so beautiful David!! absolutely briliant colors, and a great pic! funny how nature is so flawless at times:)

karoline said...

luv the colors david..i've only six months to wait..

k:)

~**Dawn**~ said...

I am so ridiculously far behind on visiting blogs. Where did the last two weeks go??

I love tulips, David. They are one of my favorite flowers. Your photos have a real knack for constantly making me smile. Thank you for sharing them with us.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Beautiful. You need to set up a FlichR widget here so we can surf your pictures.

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