April is the time for Zoo Blooms at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens. It is tulip mania with beautiful color-popping tulips as far as the eye can see. The weather was fantastic over the weekend and the crowds were there to prove it. It’s not easy timing your visit to get the flowers in perfect bloom – too early and they have not opened up or too late and the petals start drooping.
These photos were taken in full sun which usually is not the preferred lighting but with flowers the direct sun can work to your advantage. The sun adds real nice dramatic lighting as it shines through the translucent petals and nothing like taking a photo of a sun-drenched bed of flowers…you can just feel the sunlight.