Make Hay While the Sun Shines

and Make Spring Flower Images While It’s Still Spring

The second wave of spring flowering trees – dogwoods, redbuds and weeping cherries – are starting to bloom. The traditional Japanese Cherries and Flowering Plum have finished. You’ve got to get ’em while they’re hot – no do-overs for seasonal subjects until next year.
Yesterday I made the images in this slide show all within 100 yards of my front door –

  • Nine dogwoods, mostly non-traditional compositions – soft focus and isolating parts of the blossom
  • Six weeping cherry,
  • One redbud
  • One spring flower assortment that knocked me over when I saw it near the redbud

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Nikon D300, Nikkor 105mm 1:1 macro lens, circular polarizer, tripod

Post process – color and tonal contrast adjustments, otherwise what you see is what I shot

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0 thoughts on “Make Hay While the Sun Shines”

  1. Beautiful, Ed. I was out and got some Dogwoods and Weeping Cherry yesterday also. My Dogwood blossoms are still pretty green though.

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