Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Show time

It's that time of year we, and all nature, have been waiting for - those few moments, relatively speaking, when nature puts on a splendid show. We are most fortunate that we have a number of different (non-domesticated) trees and shrubs scattered around our property. This evening I walked in the glow of the late-day sun and made some shots. Here are (what I believe to be) wild cherry blossoms. Too bad cameras can't capture their fragrance also.

(10-22mm  f5.0  1/500 sec  ISO200)

(60mm  f5.6  1/125 sec  ISO200)

















(60mm  f5.6  1/200 sec  ISO200)

20 comments:

darlin said...

Rick these are such amazing shots I can even smell the blossoms! Enjoy your day.

ju-north said...

Great shots! Love it when the wind blows and it's like snow falling!

Laura~DancesWithTeddyBears said...

It sure is.
Wonderful spring images!

Marty said...

des belles photos avec une si jolie lumière ! les abeilles ont beaucoup de travail cette année ! chez nous
certains cerisiers sont couverts
de fruits déjà rouges !!! il fait
beau et chaud et il ne pleut pas !
une poignée de red bisous pour toi

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh wow,these are so pretty.I think I like the
the single little bunch the best.

becky said...

Yes, we need smell-o-vision! Great shots! Love the big bumble bee.

Farmchick said...

That second shot is just stunning!

Andrew Etchen said...

Rick, you've got some amazing shots! It's also nice encountering someone else from Ontario. Check out my newly created Blog and follow me so that we can exchange comments :-)

lisa said...

These are such beautiful photographs of some of my very favorites of spring. Stunning light in the last one!

Soraia B. said...

I love the last photo! :D

Saz said...

Wow, those are some awesome shots Rick. I love cherry blossoms! We had some outside my house that I used for photography. There were white and pink ones! I love the smell of them too. (:

Michelle said...

Wow...these are great! I especially like the composition of the second one (beautifully done!).

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Maybe someday technology will allow us to share fragrance. Of course, the photos are so lovely, I can practically smell them already. :)

Fábio Martins | Fotografia said...

I love the second and the last one. Great pictures

magda said...

Wonterful photos and smell until..Greece!:)
Greetings

teca said...

My God, they are wonderful!
I was blown away by these pictures and flowers so gorgeous!
Thank you!
Many beijos... many, many, many.

Saz said...

Wow Rick! These are some beautiful photo's! I love cherry blossoms. (:

Rick said...

Obrigado Fábio !

Thank you very much Magda - yes these flowers are beautiful and the scent is wonderful !

Teca - thank you so much for your visits and comments, and beijos (of course !). Very much appreciated and I send you scented ones in return !

Thanks Saz - the scent is marvelous - too bad they're short-lived.

To everyone else whose comments were gobbled by blogger - thank you - I did receive them in my email and I have read them several times ! If I haven't already, I hope to visit you very soon !

Minusca said...

What would the world be without flowers? Lovely.

Rick said...

Grazie Minu ! Ciao !!