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High-resolution desktop wallpaper Smell of Holland by northrop
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Smell of Holland

May 6th, 2009

This photo was taken at the Tulip Festival in Holland, Michigan.

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blue » close‑up » flowers » holland michigan » michigan » nature » photography » plants » sky » tulips » yellow »

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: brizkit
about 5 years, 4 months ago
More tulips! Nice. I like the composition, especially the windmill. The blur might bug some folks but I think it works pretty well. Good submission. Keep 'em coming.
Posted By: Krystina
about 5 years, 4 months ago
Beautifully done.
Posted By: Shashank Agarwal
about 5 years, 4 months ago
That's beautiful. I installed Windows 7 yesterday, and was looking for wallpapers. This one comes in at the right time! Thanks.
Posted By: Dominic Kamp
about 5 years, 4 months ago
What a creamy bokeh! What lense/settings did you use for this shot?
Posted By: RED.BULL
about 5 years, 4 months ago
Tulips....Déjà vu!
BtW., i knew that Holland is famous by Tulips, but what I didn't know is that you have a festival for that... Awesome!
Posted By: RED.BULL
about 5 years, 4 months ago
.....Deja vu
LOL
Posted By: s1ipp3ry
about 5 years, 4 months ago
Normally I`m not drawn to the flower pics but in this case there's something magical about it and it looks great on the desk top so thanks for this happy submission.
Posted By: northrop
about 5 years, 4 months ago
@Macindows: the shot has been taken with D80 and Nikkor 24-70 at F/5.6, 1/640 exposure; thank you all for the comments.
Posted By: Esposizi
about 5 years, 4 months ago
Beautiful photo; almost looks too amazing to be real!

The only thing that I am still on the fence about is the exposure: I would have liked to see it with a slightly faster exposure, as the yellow tulips in the foreground are a tad too bright for me. This is more personal than technical, because it is still a fantastic image!
Posted By: lcg
about 5 years, 4 months ago
Just like Macindows' last submission, this one is just as beautiful. I love the colors, and I love tulips. Thank you!
Posted By: lerch84
about 5 years, 4 months ago
I would prefer it on focus, as I said in many comments on IFL :P..anyway I really like it..all those colors are amazing. It's a pity that the windmill is so blurry :P
Posted By: Tim H.
about 5 years, 4 months ago
Macindows: whoa, you're right. I just looked a little more closely and I finally noticed how smooth and soft the blur, or bokeh is. I've seen a few bokeh shots on here, but there's something special about this one. In some, the blur tends to make my eyes nearly water or something, but this one doesn't. This blurriness is attractive, especially in those red tulips.
Posted By: Gen
about 5 years, 4 months ago
Now that is an amazing photo!

Thanks for sharing northrop.
Posted By: Saurabhjainlk
about 5 years, 4 months ago
Never seen such a smooth blur. It actually gives depth to my desktop! the colours are brillient. gr8 work. keep going...
Posted By: stubulman
about 5 years, 4 months ago
Hi Northrop. Thanks for the second batch of tulips. You can't miss with one of nature's simplest and most beautiful creations. I must, however, agree with Lerch about blur. The tulips are very bright, striking and sit in the very near foreground. Consequently I look further back in the image for some moderating subject matter. My eye is drawn to the windmill and rests there. Unfortunately the windmill is far too out of focus to give comfort. Windmills as well as tulips are emblematic of the Netherlands and I think subliminally demand the eye's attention. Their being more in focus would reinforce the image in my humble opinion. Keep on shooting and I'll keep on blathering!
Posted By: Freezown
about 5 years, 4 months ago
This somehow is a bit disturbing for me, living in the Netherlands. Something about nationalism I guess.

Photo is pretty great though, looks almost surreal.
Posted By: Mac Man
about 5 years, 4 months ago
Very Pretty! I love how you got the windmill in the picture. Keep them coming!
Posted By: p00chie
about 5 years, 4 months ago
i just want to let you know that your picture is on my wall now :)

look pretty awesome. it's spring time !
Posted By: Eoin
about 5 years, 4 months ago
Fantastic picture! The colours are fantastic, nice job!
Posted By: J.Cornelisse
about 5 years, 4 months ago
There's a place in Michigan called Holland? I didn't know that, wich is rather ironic since I live in Holland (the actual one in Europe). I think this is a great shot, just like your other post, so keep it up. :)
Posted By: merej213
about 5 years, 4 months ago
Being a displaced Michigander, I have been searching the site every week hoping for pictures of flowers from home. Thanks for the little bit of spring nostalgia. A beautiful capture of our Dutch coast!

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