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Everything is Budding Out

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 13 February 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This was taken in our front yard on February 5. It was that incredibly Springlike day.

NIKON D300 1/250 second F/11.0 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Superb close-up..great light and colors...exquisite.

13 Feb 2010 6:09am

Susan from Sausalito, United States

Already in Oregon. Certainly here we are seeing blossoms and wild mustard and acacia..nice.

13 Feb 2010 6:14am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Incredible beauty!!!! They are practically.....blushing!!!

13 Feb 2010 6:48am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

A perfect close up! The lighting is fantastic! Great detail and composition. I simply love the DOF and bokeh! Are you already getting blossoms? Isn't it a bit early? Sorry for the 'silly' question, but our blossoms are normally blooming in September :)

13 Feb 2010 7:09am

@✿ Anina ✿: No blossoms yet on this bush. Crocuses and daffodils are blooming. Super mild winter.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Wow, a gorgeous shot, beautifully complemented by the colors and glow of the background !

13 Feb 2010 7:41am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great macro, my friend, and beautiful colors.

13 Feb 2010 7:57am

Yvon from Orleans, France

great macro capture

13 Feb 2010 7:58am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice subject for a springlike day. I like soft and beautiful bokeh.

13 Feb 2010 8:38am

Florence from Paris, France

They're impatient ! Stunning colors Jack, and excellent focus.

13 Feb 2010 9:19am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

It is so perfect and beautiful thrilling friend Jack! The buds still tightly closed, and tell us how beautiful the flowers when they will hatch! Warm colors and lights! A composition of great skill! Thanks Jack for your good morning today! Many kisses and happy saturday! Adela

13 Feb 2010 9:53am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

The first signs of spring are so refreshing..what a great close up!

13 Feb 2010 10:19am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

very good presentation Jack, the lighting n DOF bring it out of my screen

13 Feb 2010 10:21am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Really beautiful buds and colors.
I have started an other blog Akaruiphoto more on the theme of people. Any suggestions are wellcome!

13 Feb 2010 10:50am

@akarui: I look forward to spending time on your new blog.

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Fabulous and warm light... I think it's Chaenomeles japonica... A pic here, on my other website

13 Feb 2010 11:44am

@Francesc B.: That's it. No blossoms yet.

larans from Lund, Sweden

Excellent closeup with a wonderful DOF. Makes you really long for springtime.

13 Feb 2010 12:04pm

Morris Taub (momo) from Montpellier, France

great soft color in the buds and the background...

13 Feb 2010 1:02pm

Evening Song Imagery from Springfield, WV, United States

Wonderful details and colour. I love these little glimpses of spring.

13 Feb 2010 1:45pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a wonderful death of field ! jack perfect clarity in this macro shot !
friendships !

13 Feb 2010 3:38pm

Foto-aksent from Binkom, Belgium

Nice! But in our country is is still winter. No sign at all of the spring :(

13 Feb 2010 3:41pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

wonderful warm colors for this macro

13 Feb 2010 4:02pm

J.B from madrid, Spain

cant wait till they burst out! love the tone, composition and the depth of field! an extremely complete and beautiful photo!

13 Feb 2010 4:29pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Magnifiques ces boutons de fleurs! la lumière est superbe! Bravo!

13 Feb 2010 4:37pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

We still have to wait. Nice picture.

13 Feb 2010 4:49pm

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

I really like the brown tone in your shots! You really master a warm background!

13 Feb 2010 4:50pm

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

Beautiful...brings hope of better days to come.

13 Feb 2010 4:52pm

Don from spokane, United States

A beautiful close up with all the detail I always like. The intense color gives the shot lots of umph too. Well done.

13 Feb 2010 4:54pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

Excellent, !

13 Feb 2010 4:59pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow excellent just 5 stars!!!!

13 Feb 2010 5:07pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

The gorgeous colours make my heart ache for spring.

13 Feb 2010 5:37pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Beautiful light and colors, very rich. Nice DOF. I think the worst of winter is behind us although my brother and sister in New Jersey would not agree.

13 Feb 2010 6:01pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

ho the spring is coming

13 Feb 2010 6:23pm

Zora Zoé - sichtbar fotogrativ from Berlin, Germany

Wow, so absolutely beautiful in this warmish and wonderful colours! For me it is full of hope towards the following spring, I like to view it again and again - exquisite :-))

13 Feb 2010 6:24pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Very nice photo! This makes desire for the spring!

13 Feb 2010 6:35pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

beautiful color!

13 Feb 2010 7:02pm

alex centrella from California, United States

nice colors...

13 Feb 2010 7:04pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Delectable lighting and detail Jack!

13 Feb 2010 7:05pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Jack, that's a lovely macro, wow

13 Feb 2010 7:54pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is simply gorgeous!

13 Feb 2010 8:28pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


13 Feb 2010 8:30pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

I dream to see that soon... wonderful light !!

13 Feb 2010 9:16pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Wow great closeup and great colours - looking forward to the photos of the blossoms as they appear.

13 Feb 2010 9:30pm

Lori Heizer from Rochester, United States

Beautiful shot and such a delightful sign of spring coming. it's nothing but snow here.

13 Feb 2010 9:49pm

Marianne from Toulouse, France

Jack, love your painting, and warm colors, what a spring in your post !!!

13 Feb 2010 10:56pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Gorgeous buds . Beautiful light and soft colors !

14 Feb 2010 12:03am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

My flowering quince has ice on it. best...jerry

14 Feb 2010 12:35am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Very beautiful. Love your composition, DOF, and of course the lighting and coloring.

14 Feb 2010 2:05am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely shot - perfect DOF.

14 Feb 2010 2:48am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Beautiful shot, Jack, but it's no fair! You're having our Florida weather and we're colder than we've ever been!

14 Feb 2010 4:10am

k@ from Paris, France

Hopes. And Heart at work. Beautiful !

14 Feb 2010 7:49am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Wonderful! I can´t wait for our spring, but I alwready feel muck better looking at your buds - compactly filled up with life ready to explode - amazing warm colours and a silky dof, top quality.

14 Feb 2010 10:19am

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Canada

Wow, this is art! What a shot!

14 Feb 2010 6:08pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

glorious light and excellent clarity

15 Feb 2010 6:58am

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States


16 Feb 2010 5:34am

Stéphane Thémèze from PlateFormeRonde, United States

Just beautiful indeed! Beautiful and such delicacy! Natural Jewel!


16 Feb 2010 5:21pm