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Hellebore Bud

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 15 February 2017 in Plant & Nature.

From my garden. The buds will probably open this coming week. It is so exciting to see flowers blooming so early in the season.
Textures by Joel Olives.

OLYMPUS E-M5MarkII 1/8 second F/5.0 ISO 200 60 mm


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Gérard from Allauch, France

Its raly a superb treatment and work: splendid !

15 Feb 2017 2:36pm

@Gérard: Thank you so much. I'm glad you like it!!!

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada


15 Feb 2017 3:13pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

you're right . is very early but ... This is what's. Take you good photos !!!

This is nice. Good treatment and good result !

15 Feb 2017 3:25pm

@Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia): Thank you!! Hellebores in my garden seem to bloom in January or February.

Devi from Chennai, India

we are waiting to see the blossoms :)

15 Feb 2017 3:40pm

@Devi: Me too.

franz from Baden, Austria

What a charming closeup of this beautiful flower! My hellebores are far behind. I wonder when I will be able to post a picture like this. But I do have an older post from 2013, if you're interested!

15 Feb 2017 8:53pm

@franz: Thanks for linking me to your older post. Hellebores here in southeaster Pennsylvania, USA, bloom early.

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

wonderful subtle color differences across the frame

16 Feb 2017 7:35am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh excellent

16 Feb 2017 9:20am

Rashid from Sanandaj, Iran

Thanks for yor .very goods

16 Feb 2017 10:28am

@Rashid: Thank you for commenting.

David from Bryn Mawr, PA, United States

The eye-popping saturation of the bud, tapering to the subtle shadings on the edges captivates, keeps one from just moving on.

17 Feb 2017 9:11am

Margaret Benefiel from United States

I love how the bud stands out and then how I'm drawn to the subtler shades in the background. Beautiful!

18 Feb 2017 12:39pm

1/8 second
ISO 200
60 mm