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Spring Time - A Celebration Of Life

Updated on October 20, 2016
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Cedric earned a bachelor's degree in communications studies in 1999. His interests include history, traveling, mythology, and video gaming.

The colours of spring time

We are nearly through spring! Well, at least for half of us. Let's take a final look at this splendid season of renewal using its traditional symbol. That of blooming flowers under the gentle spring time sun.

This is mainly a pictorial post.

Theme: The classical motif of flowers in blossom.
Why flowers: It's a heavily used theme. But hey, who doesn't appreciate nature's colourful reminders of the return of life?
Location: The first third of these photographs were taken a few years ago during spring time at Keukenhof Gardens of the Netherlands. There are followed by Sakura or Cherry Blossom pictures shot at Shukkeien Garden in Hiroshima, Japan. The last four are perennial displays from Singapore's Gardens by the Bay. Naturally, I encourage all to visits these fabulous gardens.

Keukenhof Gardens, Netherlands

Tulips awakening to spring at Keukenhof Gardens.
Tulips awakening to spring at Keukenhof Gardens. | Source
Lovely spread of vibrant colours.
Lovely spread of vibrant colours. | Source
A dash of white to emphasise the red.
A dash of white to emphasise the red. | Source
Glorious sunshine personified.
Glorious sunshine personified. | Source
The fiery heart of spring time.
The fiery heart of spring time. | Source
Dainty, serene, classically elegant.
Dainty, serene, classically elegant. | Source

More pics from Keukenhof in slideshow format.

Shukkeien Garden, Hiroshima

Sakura blossoms have long represented the arrival of spring time in Japan.
Sakura blossoms have long represented the arrival of spring time in Japan. | Source
The short-lived blooms of the Sakura is also a Japanese allegory for the ephemerality of life.
The short-lived blooms of the Sakura is also a Japanese allegory for the ephemerality of life. | Source

Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome, Singapore

Be your best. Face the world looking your best.
Be your best. Face the world looking your best. | Source
Classic white. The colour of purity.
Classic white. The colour of purity. | Source
As life is renewed by spring, let's reaffirm our conviction to live boldly.
As life is renewed by spring, let's reaffirm our conviction to live boldly. | Source
RIsing proudly to embrace tomorrow.
RIsing proudly to embrace tomorrow. | Source

Where they are:

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A markerStationsweg 166A, 2161 AM Lisse, Netherlands -
Stationsweg 166A, 2161 AM Lisse, Netherlands
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B markerShukkeien Hiroshima -
Shukkeien, 2-11 Kaminoborich┼Ź, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014, Japan
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C markerGardens by the Bay, Flower Dome -
18 Marina Gardens Dr, Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome, Singapore 018953
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      Cedric Yong 14 months ago from Singapore

      Hey Greensleeves. Thank you so much for your kind comments. You truly flatter me.

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      Greensleeves Hubs 14 months ago from Essex, UK

      Excellent pics Cedric. I hope anyone who looks at these with a view to doing a bit of flower photography, will note the different techniques used. For example, selecting a narrow depth of field to throw the background out of focus, the use of close ups to show flower detail, and also close-up wide angle shots like one of the tulip pictures. There's more than one way to take a photo of a flower, as you have demonstrated here! Alun

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      Cedric Yong 14 months ago from Singapore

      Thanks for your kind comments, Garnet. :)

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      Gloria Siess 14 months ago from Wrightwood, California

      Gorgeous photography and a well crafted piece. I would be honored to have you view my photo gallery hubs. Excellent macros., Good work!