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First Blossoms of Last Spring

First Blossoms of Last Spring
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Copyright: Jim Pinkham (jpinkham) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 87 W: 3 N: 151] (685)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-05
Categories: Flowers, Trees
Camera: HP Photosmart 945
Exposure: f/3.0, 1/223 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(white) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-27 19:57
Viewed: 4802
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For snowbound, blizzard-beset Bob Shannon, who's thinking spring and looking longingly toward the first signs of it, like many of us. A counterpoint to my sledding posts on TE and TN today. We look forward to the days when we can shed our jackets and shelve our shovels.

These, I believe, are the blossoms of wild cherries, and probably the black cherry, Prunus serotina, at that. Though usually a small tree, they can grow up to 80 feet tall. The white-tailed deer that roam the local nature center where this shot was taken are fond of the mature berries.

For more information, see http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/StratfordLandingES/Ecology/mpages/black_cherry.htm.

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Hi Jim,
Lovely photo of these beautiful cherry blossoms. I really like the composition here, with the blossoms positioned towards the lower right-hand corner of the photo. The flowers stand out well from their natural background. Great colours, depth, textures and details. Well captured!

Hi Jim,
Very nice composition and POV. Good details on flowers. TFS.
- Nirmal

Hello Jim,
Very pleasing sight of this white flowers in vivid details of the stamens. The depth of field is very well managed eliminating all the busyness and the subjects stood out really clear.
Useful reminder in the notes and well worth the wait.


Are you not cute:-) I am stuck here at home...snows have stopped temporarily and the power is back on for now...but it is 2am...I was out trying to shovel..my rig is stuck good and the kids are all busy with their own problems....I love it..thanks so much my friend...Ahh...I can smell spring in the air already!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-28 14:39]

Hi Jim,great capture of this floers,not easy t made so perfect,the white and the sharpness are beautifull,thanks for share,Luciano

Hi JIm,
Quele bele macro toute de netteté et d finesse, superbe composition, j'aime beaucoup.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-29 9:59]

Hello Jim

A lovely capture of these Spring blossoms.The Spring is my favourite time of the year.
This shot make me yearn for the warmer weather,but there is still 8-10 weeks to go here.
Oh well I can enjoy your photo until then.
Very good close up ,well focused showing excellent detail in the florets.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-02-03 7:01]
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Hi Jim,
Well exposed, composed and focused capture of this beautiful flowers. TFS
Best wishes,

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