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.

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

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

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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.

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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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