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Thank you for your appreciations on my Taiwan flowering cherry tree and to let me know which version you liked best.

All along the roads and in villages on Taiwan, there are lots of trees which in January were in full bloom. The Chinese New Year is a time of renewal and the flowers and trees were certainly in full bloom.

“Prunus mume, commonly known as ume or Japanese apricot, or Chinese plum is a species of Asian plum in the family Rosaceae. The flower is beloved subject in the traditional painting of East Asia and Vietnam, is usually translated as plum blossom.

The tree flowers in late winter, typically late January or February in East Asia, before the leaves appear. Each flower has five petals and is 1–3 cm in diameter. The flowers have coloring ranging from white to rose to deep red. The leaves appear shortly after the petals fall.“ (Wikipedia)

Hoping you’ll enjoy the cherry blossoms and tell me which version you like best.

f16 1/100sec zoom at 220mm spot metering cropped in Photofiltre

Have a nice evening,


Tags: Close-up and macro Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

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23 Mar 2009 6:43PM
V1 for me- lovely delicate flowers.

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susanbarton 9 11 1 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2009 6:43PM
So beautiful with lighing from behind a wonderful capture (both) cant't choose between them!

CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
23 Mar 2009 6:43PM
What stunning blossoms, Jean-Noel, captured to perfection. Carol
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1714 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2009 7:11PM
V1 all the way for that contrasting dark background; the light catching the lower edges of branch and flowers creates wonderful lines against the darkness, giving a real structure to the image.
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2009 7:39PM
Great images, beautiful lighting
GazzaG2003 14 343 England
23 Mar 2009 10:09PM
like both versions but V1 for me, like the shadows and highlights
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
24 Mar 2009 1:02AM
V1---very, very lovely!
24 Mar 2009 8:34AM
Great pair of images,
Thank you very much.
V1 is the one. JNC
20 Apr 2009 7:27PM

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