Usually the only flowers I photograph are at weddings and with most of my photography involving people its only product shots for businesses that involve lots of still life setups. Add to that my abject lack of gardening skills which boils down to cutting the grass and a couple of times a year having the shrubs and bushes given a severe haircut then photographing some tulips yesterday was unusual to say the least. One of the things I noticed was that all the purple flowers opened long before the other colours. Any one out there know if thats because of the colour or is it because those were older? I am sure someone out there will have a sensible answer but knowing a lot of my friends I am not expecting to much in the sensible category !!!