Parrot Tulip Swirl
Photograph - Photography
Tulips are one of the loveliest flowers on Earth and can be found in all kind of colors. Pink and yellow flowers epitomize love, luxury, strength, and beauty. These types of flowers provide wealth together with love. This one is a close up of a parrot tulip.
I always love when I find a Floral Photography object that I can beautifully isolate against an attractive background. My last picture of this kind I found in my Brookline neighborhood while driving home from grocery shopping. It not like the tulip fest in Amsterdam and Brookline is more famous for being part of the finishing miles of the Boston marathon, birthplace of J.F. Kennedy, 60 minutes reporter Mike Wallace or late night host Conan O'Brien, but I like living here because of its close distance to Boston and natural habitats and beautiful gardens. I captured this glorious Tulip right of the sidewalk as one can see in above picture. The contrasting bright red of these spring flowers in front of the pink really stood out and immediately drew me in. The tulip floral that I actually made the main subject showed some real character and was brightly lit by the sunlight. I set up my tripod and camera and started composing around the red flower with my Canon EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS USM lens and Canon EOS D7 camera. The wind was a little bit of a problem but my persistence kept me shooting until I captured my vision. The camera aperture was set to f/5.6 that resulted in an exposure time of 1/640 second and provided the limited Depth of Field to blur out the other flowers and shrubs in the background nicely. I compensated by - 2 steps that helped to saturate the colors and make the red tulip spring flower pop. During the post processing I minimally adjusted lighting, contrast and color saturation before sharpening this final floral photography image of "Red on Pink".
The tulip is a perennial, bulbous plant with showy flowers in the genus Tulipa, of which up to 109 species have been described and which belongs to the family Liliaceae. The genus's native range extends from as far west as Southern Europe, Israel, North Africa, Anatolia, and Iran to the Northwest of China. The tulip's centre of diversity is in the Pamir, Hindu Kush, and Tien Shan mountains. A number of species and many hybrid cultivars are grown in gardens, as potted plants, or to display as fresh-cut flowers. Most cultivars of tulip are derived from Tulipa gesneriana.
March 19th, 2013
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