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With my upload of 19 May shot, I said I thought the tree was just about at its peak, so next day I went out and got this shot, which, I think, shows it at just about its zenith, as V2, taken on 29 May shows the first signs of deterioration, in fact, since then it has been shedding so fast, you'd almost think it had snowed, so bad, I've had to start parking the car much further forward as it was getting covered! I've also added a shot of the tree for Moira (moiral) and one to show Tilly's clawwork, which I had mentioned earlier, these were both taken on 19th.

Many thanks for your wonderful response and comments on 'Russia's Kruzenthtern' very much appreciated and forgive me for singling out Neil for his UA, must be on a roll getting one of these two nights in a row!

Brand:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Olympus E-500
Lens:14.0-45.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:25 May 2012 - 11:59 AM
Focal Length:45mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:-1.7
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Did not fire
Title:Bloomin' Lilac, 25 May.
Username:JimV JimV
Uploaded:6 Jun 2012 - 4:29 AM
Tags:Blossom, Fading glory, Flowers & plants, Home, Lilac tree, Photo journalism
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 5:27 AM

A beautiful tree, Jim, but sad to see it shedding its wonderful blooms, though the scent must be heavenly. Well captured. Carol

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 - 5:47 AM

Lovely set, V1 has a beautiful use of light. V4 is a great capture for tree lichen. Well seen IB

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 7:11 AM

wonderful set jim brilliant colour and light v1 for me today a belter nice one Wink
andy

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 7:17 AM

That's a good sized lilac bush Jim. I can almost smell them. Lovely, especially v1.

Anne

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 8:50 AM

Certainly looks a very impressive bloom Jim.

Best Matt

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 9:11 AM

A fine display of lilac in the garden, Jim, well documented in these shots.
Ronnie.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 9:56 AM

Well composed and lit in v1, Jim. Excellent looking specimen, and the 4 make a good documentary set.

Dave

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 12:00 PM

The beauty of lilac time is historic...I can almost smell them.

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lostnspace2011
6 Jun 2012 - 12:02 PM

Very nice set Jim. The light in V1 is wonderful Smile

Mark

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 1:07 PM

That is a massive lilac bush--- , I think my preference toady is for v2--- love the white lilacs!

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
6 Jun 2012 - 1:16 PM

What a wonderful big tree, but can definitely see what a mess it must make. My favourite shot is V1 - beautiful, especially with those patches of blue in the bg. Naughty, naughty Tilly though. I would make her clear the deck every day till Mary comes home TongueGrinGrinGrin. Lovely set of shots Jim. Moira

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 2:41 PM

Four beautiful images, with V1 a cracker!
Johanna

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 4:21 PM

That shot in V1 is really something, Jim. And it must be so amazing beholding that huge bush (more like a small tree!) in V3 in real life!

Andrew Smile

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 6:50 PM

A lovely set of images of this beautiful lilac blossom, it looks like yours befell the same fate as mine ruined by strong winds and heavy rain

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 6:53 PM

'Superb & beautiful Set of color Images' ~ Peter Wink

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2012 - 8:18 AM

Great shots Jim. I just love the smell of Lilac, there's nothing quite like it….
Jocelia…..

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 7:03 PM

My goodness Jim What a Tree . Haven't seen a Lilac grow as large as that . A wonderful set of photos xx

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