Closeup Photos of Frozen Flowers on Fruit Trees

The Netherlands has a wonderful season called spring. There are so many flowers to photograph every year. Although you may be familiar with me from my years of photographing tulips in the Netherlands, there are many other beautiful flowers that can also be seen here.

Sometimes, spring brings cold nights with temperatures falling to zero. Fruit growers spray their fruit trees with water in the morning and night when this happens. This protects the flowers, which is perhaps not what you’d expect. The fruit growers are not able to sleep well at night, but they can enjoy beautiful frozen flowers every morning.

The water freezes around flowers and buds, creating a protective layer that protects against the’real’ destructive frost. The water is released from the sun in the morning and the flowers are able to arouse unaffected. It creates a magical effect when the water freezes around flowers.

This photo series features frozen flowers in the Betuwe region of the Netherlands. It is known for its fruit trees.

Plum blossoms awaken two hours after sunrise by the first sunlight under a blue sky.
Water spray constantly spraying the little flower buds of pear blossoms, making the water freeze around them and also causing beautiful ice pinnacles below them.
The little red flower buds are apple blossoms.
Sometimes the ice creates spectacular structures around the flowers. In this case, it looks like a tie!
Getting very close to the little apple blossom buds where you can see how they are ‘in peace’ in their little shell of frozen water.
A wider view of the trees getting sprayed by the water with the first light of the day.
I really liked the contrast between the red buds and the crystal clear ice created by the water. The red really makes it pop through the ice.
Here you can see how the water bulbs are still thick as this was photographed before the sun rose with temperatures still way below zero. The ice is crystal clear as you can see the little flower bud right through it.
Taken more than 2 hours after sunset when this water bulb melted halfway, exposing the flower the sun unharmed.
A slightly wider view of the apple blossoms.
Frozen blossoms, that actually look like just one flower on itself with the frozen structure.
Two flowers that awaken from their melted ice.
Super close up of an apple blossom bud in its very early stage.

I am grateful to the Betuwe photographers who capture this stunning sight each year, and in particular Ronald Verwijs for encouraging me to visit it (and take photos).

All the photos above were shot with the Sony a7R IV, Sony 90mm Macro, and Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 GM Mark II.

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