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Spring Blossom

I know it's spring when the cherry tree in my garden flowers.

My arm must be improving as 10 out of 63 shots I took of it this afternoon were sharp.

Not sure which one I prefer?

All taken with the E-30 and 70-300mm in late afternoon light.





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Re: Spring Blossom

Hi OlyPaul,

All are great, but I like the first one the best.

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Re: Spring Blossom

All nicely caught. I think my fave is the third - I like the blue in the background as complement to the pink of the blossom, and although I prefer the composition of the flowers in the second the background is more balanced in the third.

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Re: Spring Blossom

I LURVE THREE ! For the 3/4 on, angled shot which presents the blooms as "spotty", almost!

I LURVE TWO ! for the contrast betwixt blooms and background, but most of all for the pearl effect on the petals at bottom left and right

I LURVE ONE because it comprises of three blooms all "hands up to the light".

LURVE this blossom and have two miniature trees in my garden

I think they would look fab printed on linen/effect, with wrap around and stretched on a box frame each, hanging side by side as a set
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Re: Spring Blossom

Nicely done Paul

Number one for me on composition and treatment

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Re: Spring Blossom

I like the blue in the background of 2 and 3, but there is something about No. 1 that makes it stand out to me - great shots.
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Re: Spring Blossom

Now you are talking Paul! Posting my favourite subject - flowers.
I was starting to get withdrawal symptoms as the roses wind down their season and no blossoms about in autumn here!
I am almost gulled out!
You set a hard task picking one from this set, they each exhibit something special, but I go for no1.
It is a little different, great DOF and composition.
They brightened up a wet, windy grey old day for me.
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Re: Spring Blossom

Compared to the others I find the background in No 3 just a little distracting. The other two are both fantastic and I wouldn't want to chose!

Glad to see you are gradually doing a bit more, but that 70-300mm is quite a challenge to hand hold, especially for close-ups and with a bad arm!
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Re: Spring Blossom

I like no 1 best but would have liked a bit of that blue background from the others in it as well.
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Re: Spring Blossom

Not sure what it is Paul, and please take this as a compliment - but I can usually identify your shots before I have even looked at the username on the page. They are always pin sharp, they jump out at you because of their fantastic processing, and the composition is just superb.

You make even regular flower images shine. Top class.
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Re: Spring Blossom

Shots of spring flowers certainly raise the spirits so always good to see them.

No.1 for me. Impressive handheld with a gammy arm.

I'm seriously thinking of upgrading from my E520 to E30 so also pleased to see examples of what that camera can do.

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Re: Spring Blossom

Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments.

As to the comments about more blue sky, there was indeed blue sky but it meant not being able to do a true close-up as they were further away and at a different angle. But for all the blue sky lovers here you are but I had to crop into the frame.



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Not sure what it is Paul, and please take this as a compliment - but I can usually identify your shots before I have even looked at the username on the page. They are always pin sharp, they jump out at you because of their fantastic processing, and the composition is just superb.

You make even regular flower images shine. Top class.
John I certainly do take it as a compliment and you have made this old man's day.
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Re: Spring Blossom

No1 is my fav, I prefer the soft lighting and makes a very nice photo indeed
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Re: Spring Blossom

Perfect shots of the beautiful blossom they are all my favourites thanks for posting Paul. regards John.
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Re: Spring Blossom

Another vote for #1.
I think all 3 are fine shots, but #1 is my favourite, I find it more inviting.
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