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Season of plum-blossom #5

Posted by
Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 8 March 2010 in Plant & Nature.

Almost thousand years ago, there were two leading Samurai families. One was "Minamoto", the other is "Taira". The two families confronted each other over power. Taira families prospered and Minamoto declined at one stage. Minamoto families picked up stream and Taira were banished from the capital at another stage.
White is the symbol color of Minamoto families and red is that of Taira families. Here, two families are blooming happily together. This is called 源平咲き Minamoto-Taira blooming.
February 28, 2010 @二条城

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Please leave your comments.

Glenn from New Orleans, United States

Sheer beauty.

8 Mar 2010 6:35am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Well done! The colors are rich and very pleasing.

8 Mar 2010 7:39am

Abhishek from Hyderabad, India

Loved it! And your little story enhanced it. Fabulous!

8 Mar 2010 8:57am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

wow just beautiful

8 Mar 2010 11:56am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful flowers. I dislike this black frame . Does not match these gentle colors of flowers !

8 Mar 2010 2:26pm

@MARIANA: I wanted to make it like a positive film print. I changed the frame. What do you think ?
black framed one

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

A wonderful spring series! Truly sublime and delicate!!

8 Mar 2010 6:46pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Lovely. Interesting colors.

8 Mar 2010 9:13pm

Monique from Netherlands

So lovely and delicate! And I love the symbolic story!

8 Mar 2010 9:47pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

So beautiful:)

8 Mar 2010 10:07pm

J.B from madrid, Spain

excellent macro.
the colours are great! and the depth of field makes the flowers stand out ever so much!

8 Mar 2010 11:43pm

Olivier from Hainaut, Belgium

very fine..

9 Mar 2010 3:15pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

It looks much better now ;)

9 Mar 2010 5:26pm

@MARIANA: Thanks !

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful pictures and interesting story.

10 Mar 2010 12:00am

Anne from Singapore, Singapore

Lovely!! *I'm enjoying all of your pretty flowers shots :) cheers!

10 Mar 2010 4:37am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Beautiful captures..nice display...great colors

10 Mar 2010 4:31pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

I have never seen the different colored blooms grow on the same tree. This is really amazing.

11 Mar 2010 3:12am