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Our Flowering Plum Tree
Posted By: GLThorne, 03-14-2007, 09:57 AM

Bought my wife a new flowering plum tree last weekend for her birthday and it took off!! Here are just a few last minute shots from yesterday evening. These are my "macro set up" of the kit 18-55 lens and the Hoya +4 filter. The second shot didn't turn out as clear as I would have liked, but I thought it was a pleasing pic.

Hope you enjoy....

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03-14-2007, 10:29 AM   #2
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I love the second picture (both are good though!) I think the background color makes it more pleasing to look at and I really like the composition
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Thank you!

We just bought a weeping cherry tree that's bursting with bloomes but I didn't get to it last night. I'll try to get some of them as well.

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03-14-2007, 10:33 AM   #4
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I have to agree with Carol, I like the second one better too. The background makes that shot stand out. But both are really nice.

NaCl(isn't it weird when the shot you think is the worst is the one everybody likes?)H2O

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Very true! Usually what I deem to be my not so good shots are the ones that everybody seems to like the best. Go figure!!
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These are really nice! I never knew these blooms are from a plum tree.
Funny, I agree with the others so far - I like the second one better.

I can't wait to see your cherry tree!
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Really like the details and definition of the first shot and the compo of the second shot.

I assume hand held?
Wonder if the second shot, or one like it, would be crisper if using a tripod?

Have such a time with flower shots as the wind comes out of the west almost all day so nothing holds still enough to get such detail.
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wow, it looks just like ours. we must be in the same temperate zone

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Pretty close there Roy!

Clarence - both were handheld and the wind wasn't blowing for the first few shots. Then it started as a slight breeze and never stopped. Tri-pod might have helped some, but who knows....

Thanks for all of the positive comments. I'll try to get that weeping cherry shot in the next day or so.

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