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Plum blossom 2011 #4

Posted by
Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 11 March 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

March 6, 2011 @城南宮

Canon EOS 40D 1/180 second F/6.7 ISO 400 97 mm

Please leave your comments.

sunstone_maria from California, United States

beautiful!! so great!!

11 Mar 2011 5:38am

Andy Wong from Hong Kong, China

so beautiful

11 Mar 2011 9:03am

k@ from Paris, France

Lovely 2 plans story & light.
How things are going on in Japan with that terrible tsunami ? Take care, Hiro.

11 Mar 2011 10:26am

@k@: I was not aware of the earthquake at that moment. No problem in Kyoto. But Tohoku (north east) area is terrible...

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Great image ! Super focus and tones.

11 Mar 2011 10:53am

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Great picture , composition and color well done!!

11 Mar 2011 11:38am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Super light and composition Hiro! Your DOF control is perfect! ;-)

PS...hope you have fared ok with the tsunami....

11 Mar 2011 12:52pm

@Eric Cousineau: Kyoto is far from the epicenter, so I'm OK. Thanks !

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb composition with delightful depth of field. I hope your family and friends are safe after the earthquake and tsunami - terrible news we are hearing.

11 Mar 2011 1:12pm

@Stephen: I'm OK in Kyoto. Thank you for your concern.

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Gorgeous shot with that background..beautifully captured...

11 Mar 2011 1:44pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

I'm glad you living far away from the epicenter and the tsunami Hiro, the images on tv are unbelievable frightening.
As for the photo, I love the combination of the blossoms along with the Japanese characters on the sign.

11 Mar 2011 2:05pm

@Monique: Thank you fro your concern. Now I'm worrying about the nuclear power plant which has stopped by the trouble.

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

force of nature has focused in your country which I am very sorry and I hope that within the misfortune you take it Mejos possible, a big hug and my most csincero condolences for the dead and wounded in your country ...

11 Mar 2011 2:53pm

@Isidro: More than 1000 people dead or lost ! What a disaster ! Me and my family are safe so far. Thanks.

Andrew Graeme Gould from Santiago, Chile

What a beautiful image with that out of focus background and the lovely tones and detail. I know from your comment on Gabriela's latest post that you're alright there in Kyoto after the earthquake. All the best...

11 Mar 2011 3:51pm

@Andrew Graeme Gould: We can hardly predict the earthquake so far. I think your country also has frequent earthquakes. We both have to be careful everyday.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Super shot Hiro, glad to hear Kyoto is OK, the news today has been shocking, I am extremely sad for the people of Japan.

11 Mar 2011 4:53pm

@Curly: I recognized more than 1000 people are dead or lost this morning. Really sad... Thank you for your concern.

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

These two wonderful shots, great compo. Good day. I hope you will bein s and the earthquake spared your area. Terrible disaster, my friends the Japanese people.

11 Mar 2011 6:25pm

@Tede: Thank you for your concern. I keep on watching TV to know the latest news...

sunstone_maria from California, United States

I am glad you are OK! all the best to you and your family and all people in Japan!

11 Mar 2011 9:18pm

@sunstone_maria: Thank you for your concern.

Philippe from Nivelles, Belgium

Very nice colours for these blossoms which stand well out against the background. I like the board with Japanese characters, too.
Hope all the best for the Japanese people,

11 Mar 2011 9:22pm

@Philippe: Thank you for your concern.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine selective focus. i love that shade of pink

11 Mar 2011 10:16pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I read your comments above that you are OK. Stay safe. You and all the people in Japan are in my prayers. Take care.

12 Mar 2011 4:29am

Kat from Lorraine, France

Sous cette bien jolie photo, une pensée pour tous les japonais touchés par les déchainements de la nature
en toute amitié

13 Mar 2011 7:17pm

cristina from Barcelona (Catalunya), Spain

preciosa Hiro, tierna imagen
pd- mi familia, como muchos, esta en Kioto ;) durante un tiempo...

20 Mar 2011 11:15am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This is so very Japanese in style and I simply love it....

22 Mar 2011 2:08pm