Spring arrived in Germany this week and in today's blog I've got 3 photos of the signs of Spring in nature at three different times of day which I hope you'll enjoy. The sun is shining everyday. Morning it is what we call "crisp" - quite cold, still below freezing, and the weather warms up in the afternoon to about 15 degrees Celsius.
After about an hour of taking macro photos of the crocus, I determined it is not a very interesting flower for close-ups. At least not in this early stage when the buds haven't opened yet. I took dozens of macros of the crocus, perhaps you'll see them on a different day.
Photo #3 has a soft bokeh from natural light without lights or waterdrops and I'm quite pleased with the progress I've made to apply this new technique. I particularly want to thank everyone who helped me on bokeh with their tips and comments!
Those who read my bokeh blogs, especially the bokeh flower one will understand the inside joke of photo #4 . As Camellia says "the things we do for a photograph"...yesterday it was Lee lying on her stomach on a yoga mat (and keeping her clothes clean this time!) in a public park before going to work while it was still freezing cold out and while the gardener was tilling part of it directly behind her. (For privacy reasons I didn't include him in the photo).