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Cherry Blossoms

Posted by
Monterey John (Hollister, CA, United States) on 19 March 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

It's that time of year again. Oh joy!

Again I had "the howitzer" (100mm macro) with me when I drove by this cherry tree on my way up the the mountain a couple days ago. That darm lens is huge, but I was glad I had it. It was windy and I had to handhold the lens. The blossoms kept moving in and out of focus due to the the shallow DoF. However, I got a frame or two to come out OK, this being one of them.

Canon EOS 40D 1/400 second F/7.1 ISO 200 100 mm

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DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A superb result with your hulking 'howlitzer.' Beautiful work...proving, too, that spring is finally upon us !!

19 Mar 2011 7:12am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

so beautiful :)

19 Mar 2011 8:14am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

So beautiful. I love this pink and your composition.

19 Mar 2011 9:52am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful image and color.

19 Mar 2011 12:26pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

gorgeous focus and colors. very lovely closeup

19 Mar 2011 12:56pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

lovely. gorgeous color. fine dof

19 Mar 2011 4:04pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

You already know how I love this one! ;D

19 Mar 2011 6:36pm

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

This came outniceand sharp! Wonderful colors!

19 Mar 2011 8:50pm

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France


19 Mar 2011 9:18pm

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Beautiful, the pink sings

20 Mar 2011 7:24am

Michelle from Pomona Park, United States

Love it! Nice and clean macro. Beautiful.

20 Mar 2011 10:59pm

Ioanaz from Bucharest, Romania

very beautiful shot! Congratulations!

21 Mar 2011 6:44am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Very nice result!

21 Mar 2011 10:11am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Beautiful, John and heartiest congratulations - a very well deserved spotlight pick.
I am proud to know ya!!! Cheers!!

21 Mar 2011 11:48am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Congratulations for the spotlight

21 Mar 2011 12:40pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States


21 Mar 2011 1:34pm

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

happy spring!!! congrats on your 'spotlight' highlight! :)

21 Mar 2011 1:35pm

ceanothe from France

Very nice shot, i like this picture !

21 Mar 2011 9:24pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Congratulation on Spotlight :)

21 Mar 2011 10:54pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Gorgeous symbol of spring and congrats on the 'spotlight' feature!

22 Mar 2011 12:20am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Congrats on the spotlight! We are moved in and I finally have internet now! Yippie! This is an absolutely glorious image, and just what I needed after today's storm!

25 Mar 2011 3:02am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on the spotlight.

27 Mar 2011 3:18am

Giorgio from Athens, Greece

Very good frame.

27 Mar 2011 10:54pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful shot. Love it. Congratulations on the spotlight. :)

28 Mar 2011 10:13am

Shadi Jalili from orumieh, Iran

ooo what a springy photo.

29 Mar 2011 3:08pm

Canon EOS 40D
1/400 second
ISO 200
100 mm