Yellow, Brown, Grey: The Colour Of Early Spring

Challenge #19 in the Colours & Shades: The World I Know series. Hosted by Stormcastle.
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This challenge is for those of you who have taken photos of your local nature environments immediately after the winter snow has melted and before the plants and trees start to turn green for the summer sunshine. Please refrain from submitting pictures of plants in bloom since that would be a greening effect.
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I shot what I believe are to be asters in early April. I like that something was "blooming" before the green up. It was amazing they made it through the winter considering they are about 2.5 feet tall.
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Submitted: Sunday, 17th April, 2011 15:47 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 9th April, 2011
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F5
ISO: 100
Notes: Macro lens and tripod using a 2 second timer to prevent any shake from depressing the shutter button.
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