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Reluctant Sakura

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 13 July 2015 in Plant & Nature.

In spite of the unusually cool weather, some of the blossoms were popping out.

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Beautiful, great atmosphere and composition.

13 Jul 2015 5:13am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle branche fleurie et vue quel effet ce rose superbe.

13 Jul 2015 5:47am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli rendu

13 Jul 2015 5:48am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I like the title, too !

13 Jul 2015 6:12am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like the poetry of these images

13 Jul 2015 6:50am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Wonderful framing, DOF, light and colors !

13 Jul 2015 7:50am

jean pierre from paris, France

superbe couleurs pastelles!! amitiés

13 Jul 2015 7:58am

martine Libouton from bousval, Belgium

Très belle composition et belles les couleurs

13 Jul 2015 8:19am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful image !

13 Jul 2015 8:33am

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

Very pretty, delicate blossoms and beautiful lighting.

13 Jul 2015 8:42am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful prsentaion of sakura !

13 Jul 2015 9:41am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

The fresh blossoms are rivaled only by the glorious bokeh.

13 Jul 2015 10:21am

Don - Slackwater from Spokane, United States

A fine job of focusing. I like the amount of blur in the background too. Very well done.

13 Jul 2015 1:33pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful shot of beautiful cherry blossoms. The excellent DOF is making a fantastic mood.

13 Jul 2015 1:58pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Well done !

13 Jul 2015 2:35pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Lovely picture, I like the soft look to it.

13 Jul 2015 2:47pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Lovely - the background is superb too

13 Jul 2015 4:24pm

Diana from Olympia, United States


13 Jul 2015 4:37pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, focus, colors & lighting!
Lovely bokeh!

13 Jul 2015 5:03pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

I love how they bisect the frame here!! Excellent bokeh effect as well, which really stands out.

13 Jul 2015 6:40pm

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Gorgeoous details of these delicate flowers ---- superb composition, Steve ---- Kind regards MN

13 Jul 2015 7:28pm

Anne from France

Beautiful and delicate

13 Jul 2015 7:56pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Bel ensemble très léger et aérien !

13 Jul 2015 9:56pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

What a beautiful image...

13 Jul 2015 10:51pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Not an issue back home. :) Nice photo of the flowers.

14 Jul 2015 12:01am

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

encantador . el Sakura es encantador siempre . yo tengo uno encasa . me lo ha regalado mi vecino que es Japones y como las familias se quieren nos ha regalado un Sakura . lo tengo en una maceta y en este momento , a pesar del frío ya que estamos en invierno, esta preparando sus pimpollos para abrir , lo cuido como si fuera oro . ya que lo quiero mucho . un beso grande . Alejandra

14 Jul 2015 2:04am

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

Great use of depth of field! Love the soft colours!

14 Jul 2015 3:49am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful delicate blooms.

14 Jul 2015 3:58am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


14 Jul 2015 6:30am

Devi from Chennai, India


14 Jul 2015 10:00am

k@ from Paris, France

Brings fresh air (we're through heatwaves in Paris so... ;) and i love the poetic feel of the focus & dof !

14 Jul 2015 7:45pm