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Almond tree’s blossoms

By GeorgePlatis
These are almond tree’s blossoms which are very common during this specific time of season in Greece and Mediterranean region.
The almond (Prunus amygdalus), is a species of tree native to the Middle East and South Asia. "Almond" is also the name of the edible and widely cultivated seed of this tree.
It is a medium sized deciduous tree (as 20 meters height). Its leaves are thin, green open. It's not age old like Olive and fig tree. Because it is the first fruitful tree that blooms, is considered the symbol of the resurrection. The blossoms, come late winter, before the appearance of the leaves. Because it can flourish even in late January to early February, is too often likely to see blooming while it snows.

Tags: Flowers and plants

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11 Feb 2013 9:41PM
A very pretty flower..Lin

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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
12 Feb 2013 6:15AM
A beautiful capture, George, and isn't it good to see the blooms appearing again Smile Carol
12 Feb 2013 12:03PM
I like the gentle dreamy feel of this image. Good focus on the stamens Smile

oll1e 9 57 2 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 12:39PM
wow ,really like the focusing on this and a very interesting write up .Smile
Billyray 8 70 3 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 7:14PM
Quote! I like the gentle dreamy feel of this image. Good focus on the stamens


Exactly my thoughts George, thanks for the great description.
Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 8:37AM
Beautiful focus and feel to this flower - superb
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
13 Feb 2013 8:00PM
Lovely dreamlike focus on this super flower. Well done George.GrinGrin
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
14 Feb 2013 3:19PM
This is lovely - beautiful focus on the pollen bearing anthers and a dreamlike blur around the edges.

I'm not keen on the background you've chosen to set your image off - I think plain black or a very deep grey would make it stand out better.

21 Feb 2013 3:28PM

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