A single tulip: Regular Random

Five minutes with a mature tulip in J’s garden. This post is for the Regular Random tag (see below for more details).

Six divisions in the brown area – one for each leaf.  Three pointy bits on the stamen. A perfect mandala in the centre of this vibrantly coloured flower.


One leaf that droops. The shape reminds me of wings. The yellow and tinges of red are fabulously offset by the green background.


This angle gives me a sense of the pillar-like stamen. I see strong shadows and triangular shapes too.


Sweet curves and a shadow shape on the foremost petal. Two winged petals on either side – it feels like it might take off and fly at any moment.


Spring joys!

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More about RegularRandom

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  • choose a subject or a scene
  • spend five minutes photographing it – no more!
  • try to not interfere with the subject, instead see it from many angles, look through something at it, change the light that’s hitting it
  • have fun!
  • tag your post #regularrandom and ping back to this post

8 thoughts on “A single tulip: Regular Random

      • Prior... says:

        Ahhhh – so it is later when the details really unfold –
        I recently had some (maroon and red) tulips and two of them curled back so far when they were shriveling up – they had personality and
        I did grab a photo – but not enough for the five minute challenge
        – and just curious – how many photos did you take to narrow down the ones for this post?

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      • Debs Stott 🌳 Everyday Delights says:

        Sometimes I can take up to 15 or more when I’m photographing an unknown subject. Then afterwards I look at the details and cull the repeats or ones that don’t speak to me.
        But I have been shooting flowers for many years and I have gotten more adept at knowing which angles to use and whether to get in close or zoom out.
        So for this post, I took maybe 7 shots.
        But it hasn’t always been like that! I practice a lot, everyday really. That’s my way of getting to know what works and what doesn’t with whatever camera I have to hand.

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