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Yellow tulip close-up, Ottawa
The Tulip Festival kicked off this weekend. The Tulip Festival has its roots in the Netherlands' Queen Juliana's 1945 gift of 100,000 tulip bulbs to Canada "in appreciation of the safe haven which Holland's exiled royal family received during the Second World War and in recognition of the role which Canadian troops played in liberating the Netherlands" (from the Tulip Festival website, linked above).
Ottawa, Ontario [view large]

Lots o' tulips, Ottawa
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Blur of tulips, Ottawa
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Yellow tulip reprise, Ottawa
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Posted by anatole at May 8, 2005 02:17 AM

Hot! Warming filter on the second one? Or was it just sunset-ish? Very nice.

Posted by: Lana at May 8, 2005 08:04 AM

No warming filter -- yes sunset. :)

Posted by: Anatole at May 8, 2005 11:58 AM

i like how the frame isn't big enough to show the entire flower in the first image. nice glow to it.

Posted by: potty at May 8, 2005 10:38 PM

The two middle ones is great! I love the bands of increasingly blurry colour.

Posted by: madhava at May 9, 2005 02:07 PM