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I can’t recall ever seen one of these before, but perhaps that’s due to the fact that I didn’t pay much attention before I started photographing.. I thought it was a kind of tall snowdrop, butΒ  after some research I found it’s called a Spring Snowflake. (Or maybe a Summer snowflake, I don’t know how to tell them apart.)


f/2.8 – 1/640 – ISO 100 – 60mm

51 responses

  1. Really like all the shades of green.

    April 29, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    • Me too, it’s my favourite colour πŸ™‚

      April 29, 2013 at 3:40 PM

      • Check your out-of-focus backgrounds. They could have orbs in them. I don’t think this picture does, but it does have suspicious possibles

        April 29, 2013 at 3:55 PM

        • I’m sorry Sensei, but I just don’t see them! I’m orb blind. :s

          April 29, 2013 at 3:58 PM

          • Orbs will have a slightly more defined round shape. They are a possibility. If I see any in your pics, I’ll let you know.

            April 29, 2013 at 4:10 PM

  2. Calee, this is such a delicate beauty – nice capture!

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    April 29, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    • Thanks so much, Wendy! πŸ™‚ Delicate beauty is a nice description.

      April 29, 2013 at 3:41 PM

  3. It’s a very pretty flower,and you captured it very well! I always like to find new things.

    April 29, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    • Thanks so much, Roy! I like that too, and it happens a lot since I started photographing and paying attention to small flowers, insects, etc πŸ™‚

      April 29, 2013 at 3:43 PM

      • It’s amazing what we can see when we just open our mind as well as our eyes. πŸ™‚

        April 29, 2013 at 3:46 PM

        • Yes!! I’m almost embarrassed when I realize how much I’ve missed in the past, and probably missing right now as well. But better late than never! As long as I live, I’ll continue to learn πŸ˜‰ One thing’s for sure: Photography helps me to see (and learn) things in a different way than I did before.

          April 29, 2013 at 3:50 PM

  4. justmusing

    Very delicate, special & beautiful!

    April 29, 2013 at 3:53 PM

  5. Pretty name for a pretty flower πŸ™‚

    April 29, 2013 at 4:04 PM

  6. Sent from Samsung Mobile

    April 29, 2013 at 4:21 PM

  7. Beautiful.

    April 29, 2013 at 4:35 PM

  8. It looks very elegant. I’m glad you noticed it. πŸ˜‰

    April 29, 2013 at 4:55 PM

  9. I have this plant or something akin. Lovely pic.

    April 29, 2013 at 4:58 PM

  10. Fantastic shot, love how the close-up revealed the most interesting touches of green on the petals. Don’t you feel like you’re discovering a secret world!

    April 29, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    • Thanks so much, Mary! Yes, I do feel like that πŸ™‚ It’s a nice feeling.

      April 29, 2013 at 7:23 PM

  11. These are so cute! I love the green dots, very pretty.

    April 29, 2013 at 6:32 PM

  12. Beautiful shot!

    April 29, 2013 at 8:41 PM

  13. jule

    Nice shot! I was desperately trying to find them this year to take photographs. They seem to have vanished more and more during the last years, even the Botanical Gardens only had two very small and not really pretty patches.

    April 29, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    • Thanks Jule! It’s so strange, I’ve never seen them before but yesterday I stumbled over a whole field of these flowers. πŸ™‚ I hope you find some too!

      April 29, 2013 at 9:28 PM

  14. Beautiful simplicity and light, Calee!

    April 29, 2013 at 11:25 PM

  15. A beautiful shot of one of my favorite flowers. They are simple and elegant. Wonderful job!

    April 30, 2013 at 1:43 AM

    • Thanks so much, Mike! I think so too, glad I found them πŸ™‚

      April 30, 2013 at 7:11 AM

  16. How pretty! Love the green on the white petalss!

    April 30, 2013 at 3:41 AM

  17. The light, shadows, contrast and bokeh all work together so well in this beautiful shot.

    April 30, 2013 at 4:44 AM

  18. solarbeez

    Any bees working them?

    April 30, 2013 at 4:52 AM

    • I’ve only seen two bees so far this year, and both were in cherry blossoms.

      April 30, 2013 at 7:14 AM

  19. So beautiful ! ❀

    April 30, 2013 at 4:49 PM

  20. This is lovely!

    May 2, 2013 at 5:19 PM

  21. Fabulous color and background. I don’t recognize the flower either.

    May 3, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    • Thanks Emily! It’s so nice to discover something that was probably always there but you didn’t notice earlier πŸ™‚ This happens a lot when you’re out with your camera, I’ve noticed!

      May 5, 2013 at 6:21 PM

  22. Oooh, I love this. So simply beautiful.

    May 16, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    • Thanks Patricia! This flower is really pretty, so small and delicate. πŸ™‚

      May 16, 2013 at 7:01 PM

  23. vivozhouphotography

    Stunning photo of the fragility of these flowers!

    May 17, 2013 at 4:34 AM

    • Thanks so much! πŸ™‚ They were very pretty, I’m glad I found them.

      May 17, 2013 at 3:26 PM

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