Tesselaar’s Tulip Farm attracts thousands of visitors to its festival in Spring each year. The tulips in turn attract thousands of photographers. Here, we focus on one of the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras, Madeleine Puli who shows us what she found amongst the petals and people. Take a stroll, and take in the images and lift her spirits as well by making a POST Of PRAISE and give you the chance of WINNING a BUNDLE Of Tesselaar TULIP BULBS. See below for details.


TTULIPF14- MP6.Come walk with me, and smell the flowers. A beautiful image that shows a story in it’s own right of the young miss on a mission. This is the making of a great photo journalist. For the viewer, what goes through your mind as you study the image? Perhaps, a thought for a POST Of PRAISE


TTULIPF14- MP8. The tulip in earlier centuries was considered a valuable item. So much so, that it was used as currency, and so sought after sold for hundreds and perhaps thousands. This one standing tall helps us realize its beauty and appeal.Will this entice a POST Of PRAISE from you.


TTULIPF14- MP2. The power of Yellow, and not just mellow. A dramatic close up looking deep into the heart and soul of the flower. The color, soft and subtle draws upon our imagination and surely inspires you make a POST Of PRAISE.

TTULIPF14-MP3TTULIPF14- MP3. Pointing the camera down the line of purple tulips creates the effect of an army on the move. The camera could have come a little lower, reducing the background, but then it shows how far they have “marched”. A photo creating a story, is worth a thousand words. And worthy of a POST Of PRAISE?


TTULIPF14- MP1. Framed to take your eye, this image of the field of flowers holds our attention with the well sought out frame. It is interesting, that until in most cases the KWC knew nothing of the concept, and now use it to extreme advantage. This one makes the most of the concept and the subject. Go on, you know you want to make a POST Of PRAISE.


TTULIPF14- MP7. Looking like a tulip cupcake, hi bevy of beauties is a fine example of good composition. Light plays an important, bringing out highlights as it should. The shadows adding another component to make a lovely concept.


TTULIPF14- MP4. More stunning impact as you become entranced by the almost transparent red chalice that often describes the tulip and blue sky that blows your mind away. Make the choice to give it a POST Of PRAISE

Make a POST Of PRAISE – and there’s a CHANCE TO WIN a BUNDLE Of Tesselaar’s BULBS!

Each week throughout  November we’d love to see 2 POST’s Of PRAISE for your favourite SUPER SHOT contenders. In early December, all the entries will go into a draw to win a fabulous BUNDLE OF BULBS from the renowned Tesselaar Tulip farm, giving your garden the chance to look fabulous next Spring.


HOW TO POST Of PRAISE; Choose the SUPER SHOT submissions you like most. Go to the bottom where it says “Leave A Comment”* and write your CHOICE nominating the Kids With Cameras name, and the image number in the post. Then add a few words of praise to encourage them. When that is completed, at the base below the box you will see; “Enter your email address” and on the right hand corner; “POST” and click… it’s that easy. * If you have a problem, take the easy way out, and email your PoP to;


 HARVEY NORMAN (QV) Melbourne, and many other photo centers including;Taylor’s Lakes and Fountain Gate have been supportive of the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras in their quests.   You will find them just as helpful with all your camera and photographic needs.





About focusfor

The FOCUS FORCE photographic workshop program for Kids With Cameras is based in Melbourne, Australia. The projects have gone beyond the Victorian borders, into New South Wales, and Tasmania.Through others including a backpacker it has been provided to children in Thailand, and a teacher in Portugal has inspired children there as well. Apart, from the fun of learning about the camera and developing the skill of taking better photos; the best of which are raised to the status of SUPER SHOTS,the works have been mounted as collections under the banner of the FOCUS FORCE FRIENDSHIP EXHIBITIONS, and sent as gifts of friendship and goodwill to the United States, Italy, Japan, China - others are still being worked on. The program enrciches the children's knowledge, and as a side benefit makes them more aware of their own surroundings,and all that is to value where they live. Then comes the delight of being achievers, and having their self esteem boosted by their successes.The term "kids with cameras" was first used by the program's forerunner; CLICKER - the "club for kids with cameras", and dates back to the mid 1980's. The name change came about as wanting to be more appropriate to the older student group that the program now works with.

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  1. Well done Madeleine Puli on some more fantastic shots from the Tulip festival! My favourites are TTULIPF14 as I love the strong focus in the foreground but also how you captured the mountains in the far distance (great depth)

    I also loved the first picture of the little girl walking amongts the flowers as I like again how your ey is drawn to the central focal point TTULIPF14.

    Keep up the great work!

  2. Madeleine – yet again your talent shines through. I like the photo TTULIPF14 as you have focused on one flower in what looks like a million just to show how special that one flower is, how delicate it is and how it has grown into something beautiful. The flower is just like you. Love Dad

  3. TTULIPF14- MP1 is my favourite shot Madeleine. Feels almost like you’re “spying” on the tulips – clever shot! Well done as always xx

  4. Oh Madeleine these phots are great. The Ones I like are TTULIP14-MP4 and TTULIPF14-MP8. I’m So proud of you. Love your little sister.👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍😉😉😉😉😉😉

  5. Dear Madeleine you still amaze me – you make us see things what we miss.
    We all look at flowers, but we really don’t see them.
    Your shot MP8. You make us see the colours, and the beauty of the tulip.
    My other chose is MP2. – the heart of the tulip, so many shades of yellow. I have never really looked so closely, and saw the heart of a tulip before like that.
    MP 1 – I also loved the framed tulips. Keep doing what you love MADELEINE, Nan.😍

  6. It’s been a few weeks since I have seen these photos Madeleine and the colours are even more vivd than I remember. I especially like MP6 where you have captured the little girl making her way through the row of tulips. Another moment in time. I also really like the way you have photographed the beautiful pink and white tulips in MP7 – they look delicate and sweet. Another great effort – well done! Love Mum.

  7. Wow Madeleine, the yellow in photo TTULIPF14- MP2 is just so intense. A true inside look at the makings of a flower. You have captured the intricate features so clearly without any blurring…..signs of a true photographer! Keep up the good work. Aunty Doris

  8. Madeleine photo TTULIPF14- MP6 reminded me of a hit song some years back, many would remember…..Tiptoe through the tulips……the path is quite wide enough not to have to tiptoe, but I still think the song would come to mind walking amongst those beautiful red and yellow tulips. I love it! Well done! Aunty Doris

  9. Hi Madeleine, you busy little bee..I love TTULIPF14- MP6: That adventurous little girl there just walking by herself admiring those beautiful tulips. What a composition! It is like you with your camera..just wondering and capturing the highlights of those brilliant colours of nature as also shown in your MP4. Congratulations and well done!

  10. Great photos as always and very hard to choose but my favourites are MP7 and MP6 with the girl in he flowers. She reminds me of you when you were little. Well done. Grandma.

  11. Hello Madeleine, You always surprised me with your beautiful photos. I love the way you did in your photo TTULIPF14-MP1. That’s clever and lots of imagination. The close up yellow tulip MP2 is lovely. Keep up the good work and looking forward to see more of your photos.

  12. TTULIPF14-MP4 and TTULIPF14-MP8 are my two favourite photos. The colours in both are so bright. You’ve done another great job with your photos Madeleine. Well done! Love Grandpa

  13. What stunning and beautiful photos Madeleine Puli has produced. Such focus and eye. Cannot chose between them all, but I will say TTULIPF14 – MP3 and TTULIPF14 – MP4 are simply devine. Well done Madeleine. Well done. Kerry Mifsud

  14. Hi Madeleine, I loved all the photos! Thank you for giving me an insight to the tulip festival and all it’s wonderfully colorful rows of tulips. I have never been but your photos have captured what I missed and has made me long to go next year! My favourite photo is TTULIPF14- MP6. Thanks again and I look forward to seeing your next adventure! Lucy Floro

  15. Well done Madeleine, what a beautiful selection of photos! My favourites would have to be TTULIPF14-MP4, featuring the vibrant tulips against the beautiful blue sky in the background. I also love TTULIPF14-MP6 with the little girl walking through the rows of tulips. Keep up the great work!

  16. TTULIPF14-MP4 and TTULIPF14- MP1 are my favourite photos because they show great detail on how they are taken and how beautiful the pictures are!!!!!
    Great job Madeleine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. TTULIPF14- MP8. i like that cause its really pretty and also TTULIPF14- MP1. cause there the same flower but cute colours good job maddy good good loving these beautiful pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

  18. Madeleine….you never cease to amaze me with the quality of the photoes you have taken…I particularly like TTulip14.MP1 and TTulipf14.MP2……you seem to realy think about the subject you are photographing and produce some amazing shots.
    I am Sooooo proud of you and what you have achieved
    Allan Puli ( PA)

  19. Madeleine, all these photos are beautiful and it was a very hard choice to pick a favourite. However, I couldn’t take my eyes off photo: TTULIPF14- MP1, it really captured my imagination. The way you have added a natural frame to the photo gives an element of mystery and intrigue. It makes me feel as though I have been given a very unique and private viewing of a beautiful secret garden. Keep up the amazing work. Beverley xxx

  20. Madeleine, I really like TTULIPF14- MP1 and TTULIPF14- MP4 as you have captured lots of colour and the flowers are so bright and happy in the sunshine. Bailey 🙂

  21. Madeleine, I really like TTULIPF14- MP6. It makes me want to run through the beautiful garden like this little girl. Of course I need to learn how to walk first. Love Damon xxx

  22. Madeleine, great photos. My favourite is TTULIPF14- MP4 as I love the colour and shadows that appear on the petals of the main tulip. I also like the depth of field and how all the tulips in the background were also captured in the photo. Keep up the good work. Carlo 😀

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