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Plum Tree in Bloom

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 30 March 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Our backyard plum tree is starting to go crazy. This plum tree has very different blossoms than the ones we had in Sequim. (I originally had a close-up set to post, but looking at Olivier's (akarui's) recent work convinced me to do this shot.)

Love is an act of sedition, a revolt against reason, an uprising in the body politic, a private mutiny.

- Diane Ackerman,
A Natural History of Love

NIKON D700 1/250 second F/11.0 ISO 200 62 mm (35mm equiv.)

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

sublimes couleurs ! sublimes ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

30 Mar 2009 5:10am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is so lovely. Love the composition.

30 Mar 2009 5:12am

Yvonne S. from Tilburg, Netherlands

Spring has begun, beautiful!

30 Mar 2009 5:12am

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Fantastic detail. Beautiful work!

30 Mar 2009 5:25am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Oh how i envy your blossom and beginnings of Spring!!!
This is truely a lovely sharp and vibrant image!!!

30 Mar 2009 6:02am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Awesome blossoms!

30 Mar 2009 6:24am

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

This is really very good.The pink blossoms stand out well against the very blue sky.Cracking shot !!

30 Mar 2009 7:12am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful shot.. blue sky in the background makes it very interesting!

30 Mar 2009 7:28am

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

Colors are radiant ! I like these subjects which draw the spring, very good

30 Mar 2009 7:29am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Love the colours. Brilliant stuff.

30 Mar 2009 7:33am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

beautiful beautiful I love it its such an alive image

30 Mar 2009 7:43am

Anouk from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Very nice!

30 Mar 2009 7:58am

rem_la from Villiers, France

elle est magnifique cette branche !

30 Mar 2009 8:05am

marie from perth, Australia

Hello Jack, glad you chose this photo, I love the colours and the little buds add so much. The pink blossom is so soft and looks great against the sky background. Thank you for sharing Jack.

30 Mar 2009 8:32am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

This blossom stands out beautifully against the blue sky

30 Mar 2009 8:45am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

colours of spring ! I like the shape of this branch, a delicate haïku in image !

30 Mar 2009 9:01am

@Anna.C: Haiku - what a wonderful compliment!

NarB from Belgium

Délicat et lumineux, j'aime beaucoup.

30 Mar 2009 9:19am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Oh wow ... breathtaking! Great composition and the lighting is superb, excellent John!

30 Mar 2009 9:28am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Lovely flowers and colors!

30 Mar 2009 9:42am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Une très belle composition florale! Merveilleuses couleurs! Merci Jack pour cette belle image du printemps!

30 Mar 2009 10:10am

Manel from Girona, Spain

Awesome macro whith artistic composition and perfect light

30 Mar 2009 11:01am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Beautiful. I love the mottled sky background.

30 Mar 2009 11:32am

Mirza Ahmad from Thames Ditton, United Kingdom

Very crisp.

30 Mar 2009 11:53am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

I'm not sure what you were originally going to post, However, this is a good desicion. I like the positioning of the sky behind this branch. Great shot.

30 Mar 2009 12:34pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Now you really made me jealous! ;-)

30 Mar 2009 12:41pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Colous are just fabulous and what luminosity !!! love that !!
Ps : on my blog today a little video extract...

30 Mar 2009 1:23pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Beautiful! You have inspired me to go look for blossoms....I LOVE this one :)

30 Mar 2009 1:26pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wow Jack! This is glorious! For me this is the quintessential shot and feel of spring!

30 Mar 2009 1:34pm

@bluechameleon: Thank you, Sharon.

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


30 Mar 2009 1:42pm

Arianne`s FotoPassie from Rijnsburg, Netherlands

Beautiful, love the light and the colors

30 Mar 2009 2:05pm

jim from sebastopol, United States

wow, this is a really great shot. i like how the blue really makes the pink pop out. jim

30 Mar 2009 2:22pm

Cricket from Alabama, United States

I love this branch just hanging in the wind.

Very nice.

30 Mar 2009 2:23pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

What a perfect image of spring. We don't ever get those kinds of things up here but I love seeing images like this. I'm glad you did choose to show us the branch, complete with its buds, flowers in full bloom, and the twists and turns of the branch itself -- lots of character and interest esp. against the blue sky

30 Mar 2009 2:25pm

@Diane Schuller: Following Olivier's lead was a good decision I think; I certainly like it better.

Ajay from Pune, India

What a beautiful tree it must be. I wish I could see the whole tree. Must be loaded with so many beautiful flowers.

30 Mar 2009 2:32pm

Marie LC from France

Merci de nous envoyer le printemps Jack ! c'est magnifique !

30 Mar 2009 2:35pm

Sarah from Vaud, Switzerland

Great shot - perfect colours. Beautiful!

30 Mar 2009 3:08pm

zOOm from Paris, France

Really the symbol of springtime for me !

30 Mar 2009 3:31pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

Wunderfull colours

30 Mar 2009 3:42pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

It glistens with spring's colours. Beautifully composed shot, Jack.

30 Mar 2009 3:43pm

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful colors

30 Mar 2009 3:58pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a beautiful "bouquet" of spring!
friendships jack!

30 Mar 2009 4:07pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Outstanding color, clarity and composition, Jack. Stunning to see these bountiful blossoms. With our drought and wind the last of the orange blooms are hanging on my grapefruit and orange tree.

30 Mar 2009 4:32pm

Christian from Mantes La Jolie, France

Awesome John!

30 Mar 2009 4:45pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

What gorgeous blossoms, lovely colors and light superb spring shot

30 Mar 2009 5:13pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States


30 Mar 2009 5:18pm

Isabelle from Liège, Belgium

Really wonderful, the contrast with the sky is really great!

30 Mar 2009 5:46pm

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Wonderful image

30 Mar 2009 5:59pm

Donna from anywhere, United States

lovely spring post!

30 Mar 2009 6:19pm

Mary from PA, United States

Wow!! such a beautiful shot!!

30 Mar 2009 7:10pm

chrissy from uk, United Kingdom

absolutely beautiful, wonderful colours

30 Mar 2009 8:03pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Fabulous bokeh; the pink blossoms are so fine!

30 Mar 2009 8:05pm

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

Lovely shot against the sky, I always love to look up at blossoms against a blue sky, its always an uplifting sight.

30 Mar 2009 8:14pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

One word ... E X Q U I S I T E !!!

30 Mar 2009 8:20pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5stars

30 Mar 2009 8:31pm

k@ from Paris, France

Goooooooorgeous light and colors, I feel like a bee drunk with these beautiful flowers !!!!

30 Mar 2009 8:50pm

KBR from GENEVA, Switzerland

I love the colors

30 Mar 2009 9:41pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

gorgeous shot jack.....the comp is perfect, who needs macros when you have a shot like this!!??!! the pinks of the flowers on that beautiful blue sky background is just striking!!! Nice work!!

30 Mar 2009 10:53pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Beautiful blossoms. Hopefully some day spring will make it to the northeast.

30 Mar 2009 10:59pm

@dogilicious: A spring slow in coming is hard to take.

Darin from Seattle, United States

Wonderful. Love the lighting.

30 Mar 2009 11:36pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

A fantastic example of blossoms, the details and colors in the image are excellent.

30 Mar 2009 11:39pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful spring shot. The pink flowers and the blue sky works very well. Thank's for your comment :) You can also have a look on last year cherry blossoms pictures. You have a wonderful camera, the D700.

30 Mar 2009 11:49pm

@akarui: Learning from each other is one of the real gifts of aminus3; I'm in your debt.

Denise from Perry, United States

Magnificant pink against this blue sky, thank you for sharing this beauty! We are still waiting for blossoms, soon, I hope in the next 2 weeks if it warms up.

31 Mar 2009 12:30am

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

very beautiful J4J

31 Mar 2009 1:48am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Plum delicious! best...jerry

31 Mar 2009 2:03am

Rémi Côté from Saguenay, Canada

Great composition and colorful result.

What a great camera you have, you make me jealous lol...

31 Mar 2009 2:36am

@Rémi Côté: Lordy, it is an incredible camera; but the D200 is no slouch, especially when you put that Nikon 105mm macro lens on it.

Silverado Photography from Clearlake, United States

Very Zen

31 Mar 2009 5:20am

@Silverado Photography: Wow, Jeri; the ultimate compliment!

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

fantastic composition, and magnificent sky as background.... perfect light.
D 700 ??? I'm jealous too !!

31 Mar 2009 1:53pm

Ninni from Brazil

Another wonderful photo! A sence of spring while the rains keeps falling...

31 Mar 2009 1:59pm

Mithun from palakkad, kerela/Bangalore, India

Stunning , great shot

31 Mar 2009 3:36pm

marcel lemieux/star_cosmos_bleu from Bedford.Quebec, Canada

Absolutely beautiful...a great shot...lovely colors and light...

31 Mar 2009 3:36pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

cette branche signe le ciel de rose tendre, c'est la signature du printemps..merci John, c'est de la poésie pure ..

31 Mar 2009 8:53pm

@Alivia: Thanks, Dane. Taking that shot was a special moment.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Gorgeous! Can't wait to see that here in Vancouver. Spring this year is late!!! :(
The colours are splendid! Love it

1 Apr 2009 6:39am

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway

love the colors and the clarity

1 Apr 2009 2:38pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Graceful cruving line across the blue sky. Lovely!!

1 Apr 2009 7:14pm

Mooraha from Kharkiv, Ukraine

Amazing. Nature is amazing.

2 Apr 2009 12:13am

Kyle from Manhattan KS, United States

Exquisite. Quite possibly one of my absolute favorites of yours. The colors are amazing, the composition strong, and it's sharp as a tack. Five stars! :)

2 Apr 2009 11:37am

Martine from Brest, France

Superbe ! Il faut en profiter en ce moment.

5 Apr 2009 7:27pm

@Martine: Absolutely; it is all too brief. The two loveliest seasons of the year, spring and fall, are the shortest.

Heather from Napanee ON, Canada

Fantastic photo!

13 Apr 2009 11:23pm