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This photograph was taken from an Apricot tree in my garden .
Thank you all for your votes and comments in my last upload which are all appreciated a lot.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:105.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:24 Mar 2013 - 2:10 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.2
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:125
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Apricot tree blossom
Username:GeorgePlatis GeorgePlatis
Uploaded:29 Mar 2013 - 7:03 PM
Tags:Apricot tree, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants
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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 7:06 PM

A beauty.

Ali Smile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 7:08 PM

Thought you'd been in my garden and grabbed a couple of shots, George Wink. Such beautiful blossom, and very well captured and presented. Carol

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 7:20 PM

A great macro shot, well capturedGrin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41055 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 7:23 PM

Wonderful to see fruit blossom.... still very dormant here.

Dave

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 7:43 PM

Beautiful blosson and superb macro. Love the colours of this delicate flower.

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 7:46 PM

Wonderful Image! Well captured!!

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 7:48 PM

Super detail in both shots George , well done....John

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 8:03 PM

Good lighting

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mauriceegan
29 Mar 2013 - 8:10 PM

Two great images George, really like them
Maurice

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pablophotographer

Hello George.

Am I right to suspect that version 1 is a crop of version 2? When I saw version 1 from the thumbnail picture I thought that the flowers stem out from that little stem on their left which points at the flowers. Closer look and I realised I was mistaken. I understand little of tree keeping so I don't lnow why this stem that looks lifeless now, is kept on the tree, but keep watering the tree as the flowers proving its living. I am not sure if a digital "treekeeping" would do some good to picture number 1, it shouldn't work on version 2. But you can try it!

Another point I would like to mention refers to colour. The white flower stems on the white petals background don't make the impact the white stems make on the pink(?) petals exactly behind the white flower you have photographed. Between the two I would have chosen to photograph teh flower at teh back, but being your garden you know better if that it would be nice to be photographed. The most important is that the fruits grow nicely without any protein food inside them.

have a lovely sprimg

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pablophotographer

Blush spring I wanted to type Wink

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 8:57 PM

Very pretty imagesGrin
Diane

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 9:03 PM

Hello Pablo,

Thank you for your comments. Concerning your first question I have indeed cropped V2 to V1. Furthermore I would like to explain to you the difference between the white flowers and the pink : Apricot tree's blossom at first steps is coming pink and as the petals getting grow and opening the color is changing and transforming to white. In this step the Apricot flower get its best presentation, so I thought that would be the best step of its growth to be photographed. Anyway I always believe that there is always more than one idea for treating a photograph and I assure you that I will give it a try following your recommendations .Smile

I would like to wish you also all the best for the Spring ! Smile

George

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jovanovic
jovanovic e2 Member 3jovanovic vcard France
29 Mar 2013 - 9:19 PM

Great macro Smile

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2013 - 3:43 AM

A real beauty.
Ty

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
30 Mar 2013 - 6:17 AM

When the apricots starts blooming you can know for sure Spring is around the corner Smile Great images George !!

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2013 - 8:26 AM

Great images George
Jim

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
30 Mar 2013 - 9:28 AM

Two splendid delightful captures George!!!
Effrossini

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2013 - 7:42 PM

This is very beautiful. I think I prefer v2, I like the background and DOF that you have achieved here.

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2013 - 8:54 AM

An excellent macro shot of this beautiful blossom, George!

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ChristineD
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1 Apr 2013 - 3:27 PM

A great macro shot

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