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photoblog image It's Spring!

It's Spring!


I call them Daffodils; Astrid calls them Narcissen.


It's Spring!


I call them Daffodils; Astrid calls them Narcissen.


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This one is sublime, Ginnie... the lines and colors are perfect.
Ginnie Hart: It had spring written all over it, Larry. Thank you.
  • spark
  • Australia
  • 21 Mar 2010, 03:01
beautifully done Ginnie, nice use of shadow
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Spark, for stopping by and commenting.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 21 Mar 2010, 06:17
Simply superb Ginnie and a nice surprise to see you posting on a weekend
Ginnie Hart: If I didn't post it today, it was never, Tony, so I broke down and just did it. Astrid had purchased these as bulbs just starting out and they just went to town inside our apartment. I just HAD to get my camera out. Thanks.
  • Toni
  • United States
  • 21 Mar 2010, 06:22
And you would both be correct. smile Beautiful light and shadows, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I love it when Astrid and I are both correct, Toni. grin Thanks for stopping by again...and again.
awesomely beautiful ginny!
you are both right.
safeway had bunches of daffodils for $1.99 a few weeks ago. the flowers weren't blooming yet, that's why they were so cheap. but the buds were already opening up the next day.
they were like turning a light on when they bloomed.
Ginnie Hart: When Astrid bought these a week ago, Seraphine, they were just starting to grow, like yours...and then grew to almost 2 feet tall. I kept telling her I couldn't beleive the stalks were strong enough to stand tall without any props. We must have bought thr same plants! smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Mar 2010, 07:21
tonguetongue Yep, you are right and they are a delight, I bought these for you, in a pot with bulbs and we saw them grow overtime to these beautiful flowers. (they started at 3 1/2 inches and now they are at least 18 inches taller.
Spring to me is a wonderful time.
You did a great job capturing the Daffodils/Narcissen smile
Ginnie Hart: You have such a green thumb, Liefste, and I love the plants you have in our apartment. The bulbs you bring home from time to time are like magic for both of us. Thank you.
  • Esther
  • Malaysia
  • 21 Mar 2010, 08:26
You captured this beautifully, Ginnie. Love the light, shadows, colours and of course, the story that goes with it. Have a good weekend, Ginnie & Astrid smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Esther. We were able to take a jaunt in the car yesterday just before the heavy rains came. Spring is definitely here.
  • kiji
  • France
  • 21 Mar 2010, 08:35
Thanks a lot!
Spring has come!!!!!

YESSSSS!!!!!
Ginnie Hart: YES, YES, YES. Merci, Kiji.
awesone texture Ginnie, i truly love this soft shadows immersed in this cool yellow!!! great, nice sunday hallo
Ginnie Hart: A surprise Sunday Hallo from me, Fabrizio. smile Grazie.
  • Theys
  • Belgium
  • 21 Mar 2010, 09:13
This is a beautiful shot!
Superbe.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Roland. Happy spring.
There is a difference between them Ginnie..but who cares...Its spring!
Ginnie Hart: I have no clue, Ron, what the difference is but I trust you. smile It is finally spring, yes!
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 21 Mar 2010, 09:37
this is so beautiful, and you have a signature toooooo, but thanks for saying nice things about me guys, tell astrid i'm doing fine, all things considered smile
Ginnie Hart: I love it when we can see an image and can immediately say whose it is. Thanks, Elaine. Astrid is sitting across from me right now and I have passed on your message. Thanks from both of us.
Wonderful. I love the contre-jour shot of this photo.
Ginnie Hart: It was the backlight that charmed me most about this shot, Valerie, when I took it. Thanks. Merci.
All daffs are Narcissi but not all Narcissi are daffs grin
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHA! I'll believe just about anything you say, Bill. grin
Which ever ones they are, you have made them look simply beautiful. The lighting is perfect with the shadow on the petals. Lovely Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: This is fun, Linda. I don't take many pictures of flowers because everyone else seems to do them better. But I couldn't resist this when when I saw the sun backlighting them. Thank you.
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 21 Mar 2010, 11:03
Like a work of Art so beautifully done, as for the naming I know nothing about flowers, as I understand it they are pretty much the same, except the Narcissus are smaller in size than the Daffodils but i could be wrong,
Ginnie Hart: Maybe that's the difference, JJ, because these are like mini-daffodils to me. Thanks.
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 21 Mar 2010, 11:08
colors are shades of wonderful. I like
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Oscar.
Love the way the light sines through the petals..make you how delicate they are..beautiful picture!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bernard, for stopping by and commenting.
Lovely shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Brian.
The lighting here gives a feeling and ambiance, as though the little blighters are out on a moonlight raid, pinching soil from the neighbours pots!

Beautifully presented, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I do liike your imagination, Paul! grin Thank you kindly.
Well, whatever you may call them, I just call them "lovely."
Funny, as soon as I saw this on the member page, I knew it had to be yours even before I looked for a name. You've developed such a distinctive style. Backlighting works so well here. Happy Spring, Astrid & Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Alan. Thank you kindly.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 21 Mar 2010, 12:10
I call them "Påskliljor" Have a nice Sunday!
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. I'd love to see the name in every language, Frida. Thanks for sharing. smile
We get both names here. I love them and the photo.
Ginnie Hart: It was news to me, Mary, to have the names connected. I love learning stuff like this. Thank you.
I just love the tonal softness of this image, Ginnie. Daffodils/Narcissus never looked so exquisite.
Ginnie Hart: They were more special to me this year because Astrid grew them inside the apartment, Beverly. Thank you.
Lovely shot Ginnie - and great to see you using transmitted light; it gives a very different feel.

A rose by any name! (ouch!)
Ginnie Hart: When I saw the sun hit these from behind on the windowsill, George, it was a bit of heaven. Oh yes, a rose by any name. smile I like that. Thanks.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 21 Mar 2010, 13:38
my mother calls them daffolis grin

happy spring.
Ginnie Hart: HAHA! Where does she put the accent on that word, Maria? Which syllable? grin Happy spring, indeed.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 21 Mar 2010, 15:23
What a stunning welcome to this season!! Gorgeous subtle color and soft light.
Ginnie Hart: The first whiffs of spring are always so seductive, Marcie. Maybe this year more than usual! Thank you.
As Shakespeare said
"What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet"
I guess the same goes for daffodils.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Michael. That Shakespeare was a man ahead of his time, for sure! smile
  • phrenzel
  • United States
  • 21 Mar 2010, 16:29
captivating shot, some amazingly good light! Sharp as a tack
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, John!
Narcissus is the botanic name for the genus - Daffodil is the English name for the yellow variety, but we call the white variety Narcissus. Daffodil is believed to be a corruption of 'asphodel', which was the old, non-botanic name. Confusing, eh? Whatever the word, the image is lovely, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: And I also found out they're called Jonquils, Tom. Man, a rose by any other name!! I feel like I've really gotten my education on this one. smile Thanks.
one of the best floral shots i have ever seen,
Ginnie Hart: You humble me, Derek. Thank you most kindly.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Mar 2010, 18:33
Oh the lighting is wonderful smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, CP. It was delightful to see when I first saw it.
This is just superb Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, kind sir.
who cares what they call em Ginnie when they look so DAMN fine as this,superbsmile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Tim. Thank you.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Mar 2010, 21:25
lovely shot, the light goes right thru them
Ginnie Hart: That's what attracted me to this, Petra...the backlighting. Thank you kindly.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 21 Mar 2010, 21:33
Superb photo and your flowers are very beautiful. Have a lovely night Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Antoine. You're a sweetheart.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Mar 2010, 21:54
Beautiful colours. Ginnie and forms. Your editing makes them even more special.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Alan. That means a lot.
  • cisco
  • France
  • 21 Mar 2010, 22:04
For me, it is also daffodils. The light is simply splendid
Ginnie Hart: I never knew Daffodils had so many other names, Cisco, did you? Thanks.
"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet"
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Albert. smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 22 Mar 2010, 01:44
...and technically they're Jonquilssmile

Your image is gorgeous.
Ginnie Hart: I never knew Daffodils had so many names, Sherri! grin Thanks.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 22 Mar 2010, 03:39
i call them beautiful.. ;D
Ginnie Hart: Awww, thanks, Rian. smile
Excellent photograph! Amazing light and colors!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Andrei!
  • jess
  • USA
  • 22 Mar 2010, 22:12
Such a wonderful sepia hue ¬Ė¬†you caught these good! ;D

I just learned that daffodils are also known as Narcissus this Spring... too funny!
Ginnie Hart: I'm almost 65 (in June), Jess. It took me that long! I guess we're never too old to learn such bits of lovely trivia. smile Thanks again for stopping by.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Mar 2010, 03:36
Superb image, Ginnie...the backlighting is inspired!
Ginnie Hart: Astrid's flowers, Nature's light, my camera. It all was a treat. smile Thanks, Ray.
  • hoi
  • United States
  • 23 Mar 2010, 15:49
These are beautiful! Nicely shot. I love the colors and details.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Hoi.
Very good!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Carlos, for back-tracking!
soooo beautiful! great shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Wendo, for stopping by and commenting.
astrid treats you like royalty.
Ginnie Hart: You can definitely say that again, Seraphine. Truer words were never spoken!

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