Tim's One Photograph a Day

Spring Crocus Blooms.

Purple Crocus.

Spring Crocus.

Colouring away the dullness of winter.

There is something special about the start of spring. The first vestiges of colour begin to break through the brown earth. One of the early colourful blooms is the humble crocus.

Today’s photograph is a simple image, taking advantage of the glorious sunlight picking out these little fellas in the grass. A longish lens has shortened the depth of field to create a nice blur in the background, making the crocuses in the foreground the focal point in the image.

These delicate little blooms pack a real punch of colour. With the sun picking them out and reflecting off them, there is something really attractive about them. The purple leaves contrast well with the deep yellow stigma.

There are many other colours of crocus – some were evident elsewhere when I took this shot. However, these were in the best location to photograph – easy to get the low angle, in the sunlight, and with a decent area of grass to form the backdrop.

Photograph Details

  • Taken: 17 Feb 2017
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM
  • Focal Length 70mm
  • F/6.3
  • 1/100 Sec
  • ISO 100

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