Flowering Trees

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I think it’s much, much better photographically to get up close when making an image of flowering trees, such as this wild cherry variety. It sits across the street from our home, and every year at this time I watch it change from just a tangled winter season mess of crooked limbs, to beautiful pink flowers which quickly lose their petals during spring thunderstorms, and then finally to basic green leaves for the summer months. What I like the most about this photo is the blurred green background (which is actually the surrounding grass) which makes the flowers and buds stand out. That was made possible by using a telephoto lens and getting up close.

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