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Season of plum-blossom #1

Posted by
Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 3 March 2010 in Plant & Nature.

Today, March 03, is Girls' Day in Japan. People celebrate girls' future happiness. What is indispensable for this celebration is peach blossom, not plum blossom. But it is a season of plum blossom in late February to early March. Maybe it is because of the difference between modern calender and traditional one.
February 28, 2010 @北野天満宮

Canon EOS 40D 1/90 second F/8.0 ISO 400 70 mm

Please leave your comments.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Japan and blossom belongs together in my opinion, wonderful photo!

3 Mar 2010 11:43am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

nice compostion

3 Mar 2010 12:06pm

Hoda Rashedi from Tehran, Iran

So nice...Beautifull and Delicate shot

3 Mar 2010 12:53pm

DLee from Fanling, Hong Kong

Beautiful & classic shot!

3 Mar 2010 1:32pm

Henrik Herskind from Copenhagen, Denmark

I couldn't tell the difference between peach and plum blossoms. But the picture tells me in a very romantic way that spring is happening i Japan.
Am I guessing right, that you shot the picture from relatively short distance from the blossoms - say 50 cm?

3 Mar 2010 1:51pm

@Henrik Herskind: Not so close. I'm not sure but maybe 3m or something. The lens is 70mm (112mm : 35mm equiv.). Peach will bloom a month later. Thank you for your comment.

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Oh spring is in the air :))) Great capture !

3 Mar 2010 2:15pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

BEautiful compo . Very dear and lovely image .

3 Mar 2010 2:20pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Lovely. Our plum blossoms are pink.

3 Mar 2010 3:13pm

yas from tehran, Iran

veri intresting!
near to spring!:)

3 Mar 2010 5:16pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful composition!

3 Mar 2010 8:21pm

faisal from new York City, American Samoa

lovely! the cherry blossoms are blooming... Must be awesome.

3 Mar 2010 8:43pm

@faisal: Not cherry, this is plum. Maybe I will post cherry in April.

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Interesting explanation and beautiful image of a blossoming.

3 Mar 2010 11:25pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

You got to 北野天満宮! Isn't it lovely!

4 Mar 2010 12:02am

@GJC: Yeah ! I got to 北野天満宮 ! Thanks ! I went to 二条城 after 北野天満宮. I will post some shot at 二条城 as well.

Chris.B from Olburgen, Netherlands

So nice...Beautifull and Delicate shot

4 Mar 2010 9:54am

cristina from Barcelona (Catalunya), Spain

woowww es época de los cerezos en flor! salut!

6 Mar 2010 5:52pm

@cristina: Esta ciruelas, no cerezos. Gracias.