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Old Mar 20, 2010, 11:04 PM   #1
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With the first day of Spring comes a weather forecast for Arkansas of an unusual late snow. Thus, I scampered out to the local botanical garden for the annual Tulip Festival, afraid that the two-weekend event might bet wiped out by the cold. About 80% of the tens of thousands of bulbs planted annually were in bloom.



Some of the varieties were spectabular





The botanical garden is a popular, and beautiful setting for weddings (going on in the pavilion)



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All shots were taken with the K20, most of them with the Pentax 540 flash and the O-Ring ring flash diffuser. All but the first taken with the Tamron 28-75mm Di LD Macro at f/14.0. The first was taken with the Pentax DA 10-17mm FE.

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Wow, nice photos. Such beautiful colours!
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Paul, what a variety of blooms to photograph and well done I may add. The colors are great!

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Beautiful flowers, can't wait for them to start blooming here, still very early though.
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Nicely done, Paul-

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Very Nice Paul!,
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Fantastic, Paul. Nice job. We've had a taste of spring here this weekend, but I'm afraid we are going back to cold. Have been afraid to watch the news today.

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Wow. Just wow. Beyond that, I'm speechless.
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My wife loves tulips - to the extent that when we were living in Santa Barbara, I would have to dig up the bulbs so that she could put them in the refrigerator until next year. We even took them up to Seattle, but they did not make the trip to Phoenix (fortunately)....

Great shots, wonderful colors....
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Some amazing diversity of color and form, and beautifully photographed too. Thanks for sharing!
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