I planted these tulips from bulbs. Probably one of the first 'plant in the Fall bulb' experiments I ever did. They only lived for a couple of years because I planted them in far too shady of a spot, but you live and you learn! This is a fairly early flower image and was taken with my D100. I always did like the bulb that's reaching up to the left of the frame and a hint of the other kind I'd planted (the red and yellow) peeking out underneath.
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Melissa Niederkorn is a photographer based in Forest Lake, Minnesota.