Spring is here. Officially. And I don’t necessarily mean by the calendar. I start looking for trillium blossoms about the first of March but usually don’t see any until about the middle of the month. Dianne and I went for a nice 6 mile hike in Forest Park Friday and there were many trillium along the way and many more to open. I’d had about enough basketball and the rain had stopped so I grabbed the gear and headed for the park. These were all shot with the 70-200 and Canon 500D combination that I use for many of my “macro” shots. Two of these are stacked exposures to create depth of field across a defined plane while leaving the background out of focus. Yes, it is dark in the woods on a cloudy day. Yes, the blossoms really are bright. No, I did not spritz the blossoms. Yes, they are manipulated in Photoshop to get rid of a bit of haloing and to sharpen. Yes, I like the images.