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Before blooming

Ok folks, the annual cherry blossoms festival is here. I went out this week to capture this beatiful things before they bloom.

Before blooming

Ok folks, the annual cherry blossoms festival is here. I went out this week to capture this beatiful things before they bloom.

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Great detail and DOF! That's what I should have seen in Japan, but didn't because I was there too early.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 29 Mar 2007, 00:31
Eeeck I hope this is not the onset of the flower season, Subys brain goes brain dead when veiwing flower shots, anyway for what it's worth, lovely image :d

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 29 Mar 2007, 01:45
You are a lucky stiff, Dotun, because the cherry blossums in D.C. can't be beat anywhere. But I've never seen one THIS up close and personal!
Yes they ae so beautiful. My son was there last weekend and said they were just starting to bloom.

Lovely shot.
What a great picture, Dotun! Such detail!!
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Kay!
Nice Dotun. I like the "tighted" frame
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Roland.
Wonderful spot Dotun !
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Florence.
  • dafredo
  • the bar
  • 29 Mar 2007, 07:24
great shot Dotun
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Frederic
All I can say is WOW !!!
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Shakara
Now that's a great shot!
Nice softness and lighting
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Magnus, I am glad you like.
  • Kehinday
  • Roight here!
  • 29 Mar 2007, 14:51
BEE YOO TEE FOOL!! Excellent picture cousin (lol)I LURVE the Cherry blossoms! They sooo pwweety! I particularly like the fact that they represent a 1912 gift from Japan to the USA.Can't wait till the Cherry blossoms festival! yipeee
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Kehinday. They have a lot of activities going on, we should attend one or two together.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 29 Mar 2007, 15:19
What I like most about this shot is the white background. Was that processed, or natural (if I may ask)?

And why doesn't Suby like flower photos?? smile
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Ruth. Actually, the background was not processed, I only cropped and increased the saturation a bit.
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 29 Mar 2007, 18:48
Very nicely photographed (and cropped) Dotun. Bugger Suby tongue put up a whole tree full of blossoms!!LOL Well done. Kind regards, Neil.
on dirait du velours. magnifique
  • genevieve
  • vancouver island
  • 29 Mar 2007, 20:07
simply beautiful dotun!
Very pretty. I like the way the focus softens at the bottom. Well shot.
A little song for spring smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Apr 2007, 22:25
Excellent macro
  • Ngozi
  • 20 Apr 2007, 15:35
I didn't get around to seeing the blossoms this year (are they still up?) sad Sad

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