Before they get breeches, the Dutchmen must wear diapers! I took this photograph on Monday, and this evening, these flowers were almost completely unfurled. Spring is here. It feels great.Tom
Thats funny Tom, never heard them called that before! I must now go look for some Dutchman Diapers! LOL
I have been blogging most of the morning (it's such a time waster!!) and it has been delightful to see how spring is blooming everywhere. I don't think I've seen these sorts of flowers before, although we have something a similar shape that blooms a little later in the year called 'bleading hearts', thet come in white and pink, I wish I had a picture to show you!!!
Great photo and clever title.Troy
In answer to your question about my 200 mm macro. I actually use the Nikon 100mm macro lens with a Kenko tele-converter. Yes the quality is just as good as Nikon's tele-converter. I have done side by side resolution tests (prior to purchasing). I use it exclusively with my D100. Some reviews say it is slow focusing and won't focus lock. With me that is not a consideration since I manually focus for macro shots anyway. Other advantages are that you can have the focus point off the center of interest and shoot several focus points in a row quickly. That way you get exactly the focus you want.If you have any other questions, e-mail me off list.Troy
That is cool....and a very apt name! Really nice close-up!
Fantastic detail!!! My in-laws had a hillside of them and we looked forward to seeing them every spring. Love the "diapers." LOL
How punny Tom! :-) It was cool last night to see the full-blown breeches out. :-) My first walk in Kenney park of the season.
I love this time of year when new growth is exploding all around!There are a few projects I'd like to connect with you on; if you have a chance to stop by The Lives and Times... there's an email link in my profile.Let me know what you think about a link exchange, eh.
Wonderful diapers! I've been away for a while and I'm missing your terrific pictures! Nice sunset and evil squirrel. I can't wait to see this flower develop! You're a talented photographer!
I have never seen anything like this before. I'll have to keep an eye out for them. beautiful.
That's a nice picture--the shades of green are my favorite.
Interesting flower. Did you change the diaper? ;)
Hahah, that's a great moniker! I'm still waiting to find a Dutchman's Breeches in the wild.
Whoa. I've got these in my garden and they're in the woods near our house. I've never seen them when they look like this! What a fabulous photo! I'm going to have to pay close attention in the next week or so. I want to take a photo just like yours!
I only came across these flowers last week or your humour would have been lost on me.. these are stunning as is your shot of them.Tom
Tom- Yes, have you found any yet? That just came to me!Suburbia- Yes, you are right, these are certainly related to bleeding hearts. In Ohio, we have two native bleeding hearts, the dutchman's breeches and squirrel corn. Troy- Thank you, and thanks for the lens info!Thanks Mary. I really had to maneuver on the ground to get this shot.Linda- Have they popped up in your part of the the N.E. yet?Thanks Megan, it was a really nice walk, wasn't it?Thanks Anthony!Chris- Thank you very much and good to have you back!Toni- You might have squirrel corn, which are similar to these guys.Nina- Thank you!Beth Ellen- No, i didn't! I really wouldn't know what to do!Adam- I bet you have dicentra in Cali, but maybe not this species?
Good to see that you're enjoying the arrival of spring to your area.