Originally uploaded by stephenlamb
I planted a bowl of purple tulips last autumn. The bowl has been sitting on our patio all winter and the bulbs have just flowered. I brought the bowl indoors so that I could photograph the flowers more easily. I placed the bowl in front of a sheet of white card in the conservatory and tried to isolate one flower. I could not quite do that in camera and so this image is a crop from a larger photograph. I did not get the exposure quite right - forgot to check the histogram - but I am pleased with the result.
I have been surprised at how many of the Christmas photographs that I uploaded to Flickr last November and December have been looked at in the last few days. It is actually Easter but some people must be trying to get into a Christmassy mood!