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Cherry-Blossom Season Winding Down in Kyoto
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Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/2500 sec, f/2, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
Pink Carpet Stroll

I went out for a bit today with the Big Lens. Nothing too exciting, but a few pleasant shots...


Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/2500 sec, f/2, ISO 280 — map & image datanearby photos
Shrine Colors
in the sunlit background make an unusual backdrop for shaded blossoms

Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/2500 sec, f/2, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
Photo Op
there were many

Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/2500 sec, f/2, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
On The Way To Point B.

Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/2500 sec, f/2, ISO 1400 — map & image datanearby photos
Pensive

This post's last shot reminds me strongly of the last shot on “Cherry-Blossom Joie de Vivre in Kyoto” from four years ago.


Comments so far....

Here in Toronto, Canada we have a bunch of trees in High Park, and they’re currently peaking at as well:

http://www.blogto.com/city/2012/04/high_park_cherry_blossoms_2012/

This usually occurs in early May, but we’ve had a ridiculously warm winter, so they’re blooming about three weeks earlier than usual.

— comment by David Magda on April 15th, 2012 at 3:36am JST (2 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

On the Way to Point B is my favourite. He may have somewhere important to go, but he still taking time to appreciate the beauty on the way. Isn’t that what life is?

Mike.

— comment by Mike Nelson Pedde on April 15th, 2012 at 4:58am JST (2 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

It’s the same here in Ohio, David. The past winter was the mildest in my memory, and all the blossoms on the trees are lovely. However, I don’t trust the weather entirely and am afraid that we could still get a hard frost that would damage fruiting buds. But have been noticing that everybody so far has been loving this “global warming.”

— comment by Grandma Friedl, Ohio, USA on April 15th, 2012 at 9:11am JST (2 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink
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