Spring Tulips Budding

Budding from a higher angle

When I first started taking some flower photos, I had it in my mind I needed to wait for them to be fully open to capture a worthwhile image.  That view has definitely change!  Though you tend to get more splendor in colors with a full flower, I find I really like the budding flower for its feeling of growth and rebirth.

Canon 40D, 24-105L, 1/500 at f/4 and 250 ISO
see it larger on flickr