Spring has most certainly sprung here in Ireland. Along with the new growth we have had some beautiful days of hazy blue skys and bright sunshine, still on the chilly side though. While I really enjoyed our wintertime this year with plenty of frost and snow I am ready to move on to a new season.
Crocuses, like Tullips really mark the beginning for Spring for me. Not entirely sure why as they are a perennial flowering plant but somehow they seem most prominent during early spring, maybe because they are one of the few plants flowering so early.
I continue to experiment with the use of flash in my nature photography. In this image I placed a strobe just to the right and slightly behind the flowers. I set the flash at just 1/128th power so it just kissed the flowers with a touch of extra light to separate them from the background.
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length: 200mm
ISO Speed: 200