Cherry Starting To Bud in Kyoto
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cherry-blossom buds in Kyoto, Japan, Spring 2012
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/800 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
And So It Begins
first buds 2012
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Dark buds have been slowly making the cherry-tree branches bumpy, but today they suddenly erupted with color. No blossoms as of yet, but the color is clearly there where yesterday there was none.


Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 340mm — 1/400 sec, f/6.3, ISO 450 — map & image datanearby photos

Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500mm — 1/400 sec, f/6.3, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
cherry-blossom buds in Kyoto, Japan, Spring 2012
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/4, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
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cherry-blossom buds in Kyoto, Japan, Spring 2012
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/4, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
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The blossoms are quite late this year. Comparing to the my cherry-blossom timelapse from 2007, this year seems to be about five days late.

While I was down taking shots of the buds, an obvious grandpa/grandson pair strolled by, and they just looked so pleasant that I had to snap a shot...


Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/1250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Out With Grandpa

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