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Macro photo of pink primula flowers with water drops

December 6th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Macro photo of pink primula flowers with water drops
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera May 3rd 2007. Click image for larger view.

Time for a picture from the spring to remind ourselves of warmer times to come 🙂

The Primula got it’s name from the Latin word Primus that means “the first one”. It got it’s name because it is one of the first flowers to blossom in the spring.
The flowers are native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere, south into high altitude tropical mountains in Ethiopia, Indonesia and New Guinea, and are also found in temperate southern South America.
There are amazingly 400-500 species of Primula and some of species are called primrose, auricula, cowslip and oxlip. I have just seen a handful, but there are some really nice color combinations out there.

Up here in the north it is a very usual garden flower and it is spreading everywhere. Have you got Primula in your garden? Feel free to leave a comment 🙂

Check out a few other flower pictures I have photographed:

  • Taking pictures while laying in a buttercup meadow
  • Macro photo of kingcup flower
  • Macro photo of forget-me-not flowers

  • Information about the picture:
    Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
    Exposure: 0.01 sec (1/100)
    Aperture: f/4
    Focal Length: 35 mm
    ISO Speed: 400
    Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
    Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

    Tags: Countryside · Flora · Flower · Macro · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Primula · Spring

    4 responses so far ↓

    • 1 vaggelis vlahos // Dec 7, 2007 at 10:29 am

      fantastic capture and colors

    • 2 Akeminyx // Dec 7, 2007 at 2:09 pm

      Wow, I love the bright colors in this one. Very nice!

      Found you on wuzzle, btw.


    • 3 Julieanne van Zyl // Dec 9, 2007 at 4:48 am

      Beautiful flowers, my Grandma used to love primulas, and then again, she loved most flowers. I am really enjoying your photography, thank you for sharing it!

    • 4 GAWO // Dec 9, 2007 at 7:36 pm

      En nydelig blomst. Men det ser ut som om den gråter. Trist fordi våren er så langt borte???