I took these two photos the other day when we went down to the Tidal Basin. It amused me to see these people crouching and lying in the mud to get shots of a relatively small patch of tulips.
I admit to having some lens envy – there were some really nice cameras on display. A general observation during our walk was that Canon was the prominent brand followed by Nikon. I also noted that these "big" cameras were out early and as it got later more "point and shoots" arrived.
Later, I was bemoaning to the manservant that I wished I had taken some photos of the actual tulips - so there was a feeling of synchronicity when a couple, we had invited for dinner, arrived with a lovely bunch of tulips for me. As I was entertaining myself with them and a camera the manservant offered to go and get me some dirt to kneel on to make it seem more authentic. I am happy with the results I got whilst standing on carpet!!