A few weeks ago I wrote about how long this winter is being in Ireland… Lots of storms, many cloudy and windy days and cold and humid weather… In other words, I didn’t have many opportunities to go out and take photos…
But this is changing. Days are getting longer and longer and, when the sun shows up, it’s even a bit warm. One of the things I love most about these days is how some plants and trees are blooming and color is starting to return to the city.
A few days ago we had one of those early spring days in Dublin. It was sunny but very cold. I went to Herbert Park, close to where I live, because it’s full of almond and cherry trees and I wanted to see the first flowers of the year. And here they are, the first signs of spring in Dublin. I hope you like them!

Daffodils. Canon 1200D 50mm f/1.8 1/1000sec. ISO 100
Almond tree 1. Canon 1200D 50mm f/1.8 1/320sec. ISO 100
Almond tree 2. Canon 1200D 50mm f/2.2 1/320sec. ISO 100
Almond tree 3. Canon 1200D 50mm f/2.2 1/320sec. ISO 100
Lonely flower. Canon 1200D 50mm f/1.8 1/320sec. ISO 100
Canon 1200D 50mm f/1.8 1/1000sec. ISO 100
Snowdrops. Canon 1200D 250mm f/5.6 1/320sec. ISO 100
Tiny pinki flowers. Canon 1200D. 50mm f/1.8 1/1600sec. ISO 100

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  1. Beautiful. Glad you got a chance to go out and shoot.

  2. Great shots – I hope that warm weather makes it’s way to Canada next!

    • Thanks!! It’s still cold here in ireland, but these first signs of spring cheer me up!! 😊
      I’m sure in Canada you have great springs…. They come late but they are even more gorgeous than in the south, like when I was living in Sweden! 😊

  3. Fabulous pictures of spring! I had no idea that a 50mm lens on a 1200D could produce such stunning results! Very well done! Did you use the macro setting on your camera? I’m tempted to try something similar myself! 🙂

    • Hi!!! Thanks for your sweet words!!
      I used the canon 50mm f/1.8 with the 1200d and I can’t be happier! I usually shot in manual mode only, as I did in this occasion. 😊

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