After a hot few days the week before, the subjects for these photos taken on Monday 23 April were hard to find.
Generally the early Spring blooms were passed their best. Many were showing petals with dry brown edges.
Luckily after much hunting amongst the branches I managed to find specimens still exhibiting their splendour and inspiring enough to include in this article.
Careful and lengthy photo editing was then needed to get the composition, brightness and colour saturation of the images as near as possible to that experienced when viewing the real flowers.
Below are two Galleries of photos:
Winterbourne Gardens, Edgbaston
Botanical Gardens, Edgbaston
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