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YAY, At Last!

By LynneJoyce  
Though we were back to a frosty morning this morning and now have icy rain, I did manage to get out in some half decent light on Saturday and capture some of the first signs of Spring in the immediate locality. For 'March winds' read 'howling gales' (well we do live in Windhill) so shutter speed priority to the rescue yet again.

My usual post of 15 images (see I do take note of the diktat that everything has to be in odd numbers) with a few shadows in there to prove that there was light at last, and as a contribution to Saturday Shadows because all the shots were taken on Saturday.

No doubt we will plunge in and out of Winter several more times before Spring is finally firmly established, but here we have 15 pieces of evidence that my very favourite season, Spring, has finally arrived. There is even the very first, intrepid bug in there.

As ever V1 was chosen because it makes the best thumbnail, not because it is my favourite. Many of you will identify your favourites and give your reasons for choosing them, and that is wonderful because it is so refreshing to see things through the eyes of others, and we are all different. Just for fun, let's see if anyone can identify which ones are me favourites.

Tags: Photo journalism Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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PhilT2 Plus
11 533 31 England
9 Mar 2015 12:37PM
Lovely signs of won't be long now GrinGrin
9 Mar 2015 12:52PM
A wonderful set of captures Lynne, I really like V13,3 and 9Smile

NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 12:55PM
A stunning set of high quality well observed and captured Springtime captures. Each one is stuffed with gorgeous colour, detail and light. A delight to view with image number 6 being my particular favourite Lynne.

Regards as always Nathan
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
9 Mar 2015 12:58PM
V1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9,and V14 are my favourites, Lynne. I want to think that they are yours as well. Why? V2 and V8 are favoured because of their shape, compo and colours they appeal more to my taste. V9 because of shadow and light. V6 for the bee and clarity. V7 for the back lit and seamless appearance. V14 for the deep colours and striking look.
Excellent set!
ade123 8 285 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 1:20PM
A stunning set of images Lynne.Perfection as always and a lovely reminder of what we have to come in the spring

Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
9 Mar 2015 1:43PM
A superb set. All beautiful.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
9 Mar 2015 2:34PM
A very lovely and colourful collection, Lynne - so hard to pick a fave when they are all so beautiful...but V6 bee one of them! Smile
Trev Smile
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
9 Mar 2015 2:58PM
You certainly made hay while the sun shone, Lynne, capturing the essence of spring with this extensive collection.
V 1 was well chosen for intros, but my favourite is perhaps V 7 b/o the effect of the back lighting, but it's a hard choice.
I'd be happy with any of them.
Irishkate Plus
10 44 118 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 3:13PM
It's interesting to read which are everybody's favourites and why.
I like the unopened daffodils in V2 & V8 - simple and elegant.
V4 & V7 lovely clumps of crocuses.
V13 & V14 for good contrast.
V9 - great shadow.
Do let us know which were your own favourites.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
PranavMishra 8 52 18 India
9 Mar 2015 3:22PM
wow.. quite a load of floral beauty..
Fefe Plus
9 54 34 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 3:22PM
V2 is my outright fave Lynne....So simple and I love the bg.
I like all the daffodil shots but my fave out of the crocus shots is V13 followed by the one with the beeGrinGrinGrin
jdenman 12 19 5 Spain
9 Mar 2015 3:35PM
Beautiful collection of the colours of spring.
9 Mar 2015 3:58PM
Fantastic floral set.
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.6k 158 England
9 Mar 2015 4:45PM
Exquisite presentations, Lynne. A floral bounty.

11 10 10 England
9 Mar 2015 4:55PM
Spoiling us again with these gorgeous Spring images Lynne - everyone is a favourite.Grin
xwang 11 56 8
9 Mar 2015 5:00PM
They are all beautifully done, I like V11 most. Which one is yours?Smile
BTW, thank you for the MODs, Lynne. Keep well and Keep up...
Niknut Plus
10 2.8k 82 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 5:03PM
Beautiful !!!!.....V1 for me !!.Smile
GarrathE 12 4 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 5:13PM
A great set. My favourite is v7 'cos of the backlighting.
9 Mar 2015 5:34PM
A wonderful array of new beginnings Lynne.

johnke Plus
8 223 16 England
9 Mar 2015 5:41PM
A wonderful set of fine well captured Image Lynne, if I had to pick I would go for 3, 4 & 9, superb....John
pamelajean Plus
14 1.5k 2189 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 6:15PM
V14 closely followed by V1 for me, Lynne.
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 6:33PM
Yours 9&10?.
Mine 1to and including 15.......
Yup love all 15
Alison_S 15 339 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 7:28PM
Lovely set of images, beautiful colours......especially like V7.
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
9 Mar 2015 7:58PM
I like V10 Lynne for the Chinese little duck.
A cute little white duck here with slanty eyes !!
rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 9:13PM
A stupendous collection Lynne and I reckon they are all your favourites because they are all certainly mine.

9 Mar 2015 10:29PM
An outstanding set of images. Top class..Fred
annettep38 9 220 42 Luxembourg
9 Mar 2015 11:23PM
oooooh yes. This feels so good.
No I can't pick a favourite, no 1 is a start but there are soo many good ones, even a bee!
The tiny violet is gorgeous and a crocus feast full of glory.
Now that spring has arrived in Yorkshire, what about France? Our turn now please?
gajewski 16 10 9 United States
9 Mar 2015 11:25PM
What great vibrant colors. I especially like v10.
Most of these should have a vote but having only one I choose V1 with great composition. Well done Lynne.
prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
10 Mar 2015 4:17PM
V 1,3,4,6,7,11,13 & 15 are my favorites, Oh no and all the rest.
prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
10 Mar 2015 4:17PM
Do Crocus yield Saffron ?
ColleenA Plus
8 470 7 Australia
12 Mar 2015 5:26AM
A great set, love them nice to see the daffodils and those pretty red flowers
My favourites are V3,4,6,9, and 11
V9 has great light and shadow. Well done Lynne.
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2015 8:06AM
beautiful set again Lynne, added
with those great frames.. brilliant all rounder's
milky Plus
17 5 Wales
12 Mar 2015 5:02PM
Excellent set very beautiful indeed Lynne great work---------Milky Gary
Ayoob 9 Australia
12 Mar 2015 8:57PM
Wonderful set of images ,Lynne - colours , light and presentation is amazing.very well done.
V4 has good composition and prescentation. Well done Lynne.
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2015 10:32AM
a blast of colour
tonyng 10 11 3 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2015 7:37PM
Indeed Lynne. Does my arthritis a world of good. Lovely set.
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
15 Mar 2015 11:24AM
A stunning selection of bright and beautiful images that herald the arrival of spring! Hurrah!Grin There are far too many excellent images here for me to possibly pick a favourite.
Jat_Riski 12 89 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2015 2:38PM
Awesome!! set Lynne.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2015 12:24AM
Amazing view into your fascinating and magical flower world Lynne! GrinGrinGrin
11 Apr 2015 11:39PM
What a wonderful series, Lynne!! Love them all, v's 1 and 6 especially, but they are all gorgeous!

All the best,

Dave Wink

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