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May 15, 2008 / Bo Mackison

Tulip Portrait

Tulip Portrait

Tulip dancing in the wind, laughing in the sun, shaking at the ecstasy of it all – the thrill of a Spring day in May.


  1. Anna Surface / May 15 2008 6:58 am

    Very nice lines and shape as well as the vivid colors in light and shadow with this tulip portrait. A plucked tulip taken against a black background, perhaps? Lovely. 🙂

  2. Bo / May 15 2008 8:16 am

    No, Anna, no studio work for me or my tulips. A tulip planted firmly in the earth at a nearby botanical gardens, near sunset with shallow DOF. (I think how that’s how it happened. Background was dark, grassy.) 🙂

  3. Gandalf / May 15 2008 10:12 am

    Once again you have interesting and eye catching use of shadows. Very nicely done. I also enjoyed your one line poem on the tulip’s choreographic gyrations.

    I’m glad the tulip is still grounded. They seem to have a short enough shelf life while attached to the ground and a shorter shelf life when in a vase.

  4. jeanabaena / May 15 2008 10:48 am

    beautiful. i love how the flower is so striking against the black background. 😀

  5. aullori / May 15 2008 11:26 am

    I first caught sight of this shot on your flickr page and I’ll just say the first thought that popped into my head. WOW!

  6. bookbabie / May 15 2008 4:59 pm

    Pretty, like the dark background:)

  7. jpt / May 15 2008 9:28 pm

    good use of negative space. it reminded me of man ray, though his stuff isn’t really similar. bold shapes maybe?

  8. amuirin / May 16 2008 11:30 am

    You went and made pure art again.

  9. amelia / May 16 2008 6:12 pm

    Brilliant colors.

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