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We had bright sunshine with icy, gale force winds last week when I took this set and I realised that if I didn't get out and capture it in spite of the conditions, all the cherry blossom would be gone from this, my favourite cherry tree, for this year. So off I went, wrapped up in several windproof layers and got what I could of the blossom and the tree, both of which were dancing around like a Whirling Dervish! Shutter speed priority comes in very handy in conditions like this!

I was right to go out and capture this when I did because on the next day it was a very sorry sight and now is almost bereft of blossom. The pink cherry blossom is just coming out on the other, much less attractive trees so maybe I might capture something of them.

15 shots as usual and again as usual V1 is not my favourite but the one that makes the best thumbnail. I will leave you to guess which one is my favourite, and to choose your own if you have one. Thanks for looking and I hope that you enjoy at least some of them.

This will be my last post until next Wednesday when I will be posting something that is part of a very exciting project so watch this space. After that nothing for several weeks as we are off to Spain for a fortnight - whoopee!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:14 Apr 2014 - 10:25 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Gale Force Cherry
Username:LynneJoyce LynneJoyce
Uploaded:25 Apr 2014 - 12:04 PM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Photo journalism
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digital_boi
25 Apr 2014 - 12:08 PM

Very fine set

Graham

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franken
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25 Apr 2014 - 12:19 PM

A really lovely set here.

Ken

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banehawi
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25 Apr 2014 - 12:28 PM

Excellent close-ups.



Regards


Willie

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barbarahirst
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25 Apr 2014 - 12:42 PM

V4 RINGS MY BELLS TODAY

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ade123
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25 Apr 2014 - 12:48 PM

A fantastic set of images Lynne beautifully presented V6 for me but all are fantastic

Ade

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Brian65
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25 Apr 2014 - 1:48 PM

15 fantastic images Lynne, you work so hard, thank you for sharing them.
Brian

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graceland
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25 Apr 2014 - 2:10 PM

Great picture and thank you for the mod BRILL

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Fefe
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25 Apr 2014 - 2:24 PM

They are all beautiful Lynne.....cant choose a faveGrinGrinGrin
Diane

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CarolG
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25 Apr 2014 - 2:32 PM

What a most beautiful set of images, Lynne, can't pick a favourite, love 'em all Smile Carol

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TrevBatWCC
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25 Apr 2014 - 2:55 PM

A very beautiful collection, Lynne, all delightful, and hard to choose my fave...but do rather like V9 & V15.... Wink
Trev Smile

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colijohn
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25 Apr 2014 - 3:30 PM

Beautiful set of images, I just love blossom trees it's just pity they don't stay bloom longer.
I've taken the liberty of making a couple of mods. I hope you like them.

Colin

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Pollyjc
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25 Apr 2014 - 3:52 PM

Thank you for bringing in the sunshine on such a gloomy day here! Fabulous set, they're all my favourites!!

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mikbee
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25 Apr 2014 - 3:52 PM

Well lit and coloured this set Lynne.
I have bin looking at these for ages,
but still cannot decide which is your favourite though !!
Mick.

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rayme330
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25 Apr 2014 - 4:23 PM

Everyone a winner, Lynne although I kept coming back to V6 - my favourite.

Ray

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LynneJoyce
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25 Apr 2014 - 4:39 PM

Love the mods! Isn't it delightful to see things through the eyes of others?

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Niknut
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25 Apr 2014 - 4:53 PM

Beautiful !!....lovely crisp shot !!

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prabhusinha
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25 Apr 2014 - 5:01 PM

A lovely set

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gajewski
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25 Apr 2014 - 5:07 PM

I like them all. 5 and 9 might be my favs.
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capto
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25 Apr 2014 - 6:25 PM

An impressive set, everyone a gem.Smile

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lifesnapper
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25 Apr 2014 - 6:29 PM

A beautiful set Lynne, and very nicely presented. V1 being the perfect lead picture.

John Smile

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ColleenA
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25 Apr 2014 - 6:32 PM

Wow....a feast for the eyes...what an excellent set...Besides V1 the other favourites are 6 8 9...and
V11 for a nice composition and then the last two are also wonderful...all winners here

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cabbie
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25 Apr 2014 - 7:11 PM

As always a cracking set Lynne

Bob

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LynneJoyce
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25 Apr 2014 - 7:15 PM

YAY, my very first GEA! Thrilled to bits!

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GarrathE
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25 Apr 2014 - 7:28 PM

Torn between versions 6 and 9! Lovely set. Each year's set is a distinct treasured memory.

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EMJAYCEE
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25 Apr 2014 - 7:29 PM

V4, V6 and V9 are the ones for me Lynne but the whole set is very beautiful. Your GEA is well deserved - congratulations.
Joan.

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AlexAppleby
25 Apr 2014 - 7:36 PM

A wonderful set V11 for me.

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25 Apr 2014 - 8:04 PM

Quality and quantity united at the highest level, Lynne!
Stunning photography!

Richard

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pamelajean
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25 Apr 2014 - 8:10 PM

V5 for me.
You must be thrilled with the GEA, well done.

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25 Apr 2014 - 8:55 PM

What a set of images

Peter

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netta1234
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25 Apr 2014 - 9:34 PM

V11 For me,but I love them all,
A brilliant set,and well done on GEA from ColleenSmile
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Irishkate
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25 Apr 2014 - 10:00 PM

Congrats on the GEA - very hard to choose between this gorgeous images of Cherry Blossom -
It is great to see the full tree in V3 - often difficult to do that with a good composition.
Amazingly sharp despite the gale. V6 and V9 have some extra appeal possibly because of the borders?
Can't wait to see the 'project' before the Chilli Jam sessions!
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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25 Apr 2014 - 11:18 PM

there is justice in awards after all!!
well done! hava a glass on me Smile
1 and 8 are my favourites but then it is really hard to choose!

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fentiger
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26 Apr 2014 - 7:24 AM

A delightful Springtime Special.

Albert

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781969
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26 Apr 2014 - 7:37 AM

Fantastic,superb capture,superb creation.

vikram.

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mistere
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26 Apr 2014 - 7:47 AM

Superb work Lynne, very worthy of a GEA.

Dave.

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yestermusic
26 Apr 2014 - 7:57 AM

Lovely set Lynne. Your note about the blossom being under attack by the elements seems to happen each year, no sooner are the prettier blossoms out that they are set upon by wind and rain!

Best wishes

Geoff

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26 Apr 2014 - 8:41 AM

It's all been said - a wonderful set!

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CaroleS
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26 Apr 2014 - 12:57 PM

What a lovely set - Nick and I did something similar last weekend! V11 gets my vote.
Carole

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RonnieAG
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26 Apr 2014 - 2:47 PM

Despite the conditions, you braved the elements and captured the beauty of this spring blossom so well, Lynne: wonderful detail and for me V 1 and V 11 are the favourites but it's a hard choice. As you indicated, you cannot put off a day as wind can strip the blossom so quickly. I feel it is such a pity that all this beauty is so evanescent, but by recording it in this way one can continue to enjoy it at other seasons.
R.

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26 Apr 2014 - 4:03 PM

Stunning set Lynne well taken.
Rob

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26 Apr 2014 - 6:26 PM

Lovely set of photos

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pluckyfilly
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26 Apr 2014 - 7:42 PM

I wouldn't have missed this set for the world Lynne, absolutely magical as always

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xwang
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27 Apr 2014 - 10:58 AM

A beautiful set, Lynne. Wonderful colour, light and clarity, nice presentation, delightful! Your really get out the most of spring.. I'm amazed that you could get out that much from one tree. I saw a flower tree in the street yesterday, stared at it for a while, even with camera in hand... but didn't make a photo. Great work, very well done. Take care, getting well soon and have a nice holiday, Lynne.

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27 Apr 2014 - 8:39 PM

Pure white and beautiful! --- Jukka.

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28 Apr 2014 - 9:43 AM

First off, CONGRATS ON THE GEA!!! Very cool SmileSmile And very well deserved.

Second, yeah, I see what you mean about the eyecatchingness of V1 as a thumbnail!

I am so glad you struck while the iron was...er...in hot bloom, Lynne. It would've been a crying shame to have missed these while waiting for ideal conditions. You've done this tree proud and it's very hard to choose a favourite. I REALLY like the flower-frame combo in 9, 10 and 13, by the way.

My fave pics here are 1, 3, 6 and 10. Ooh...and 13. Is yours 13?

Andrew

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28 Apr 2014 - 11:20 AM

Stunning against that sky, lovely detail and a super comp.

Paul.

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28 Apr 2014 - 2:40 PM

My favourite is one that nobody else has chosen which just goes to prove that we are all different.

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28 Apr 2014 - 8:24 PM

15 stunning images!!!
Effrossini

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cheesey
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28 Apr 2014 - 8:41 PM

What a lovely set of images, all with lovely light and detail. Very nicely captured.
Cheesey.

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Jocelia
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29 Apr 2014 - 4:40 AM

What a beautiful set Lynne it would be hard to pick a favourite,
I do like the landscape V3 though…..WinkWinkWink

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30 Apr 2014 - 1:56 PM

Wonderful set Lynne, enjoy your break
Regards
Tony

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1 May 2014 - 10:56 AM

See we were both attracted to the blossom and blue sky Lynne.
Congrats on the GEA
R.

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2 May 2014 - 7:45 AM

Great set here Lynne. V1 and V5 for tops for me. A

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Chinga
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5 May 2014 - 12:03 PM

Excellent images... I love the subject, the sharpness quality and the colour contrasts!
IB

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tonyng
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6 May 2014 - 5:12 PM

A lovely set Lynne.

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Glostopcat
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7 May 2014 - 7:18 PM

What a beautiful set of blossom images Lynne, as always it is gone to soon. V1 and v6 are my favourites, the blossom stands out so well against that clear blue sky

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Drighlynne
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27 May 2014 - 8:45 AM

A beautiful set of shots, content, colour, contrast.
Lynne

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