I missed the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival held in the Rhododendron gardens in Olinda by ten days or so. In that time we had terrible winds, rain and even hail. So by the time I visited the gardens the cherry trees had lost their blossoms. I did find a few blossoms still in excellent condition- maybe late bloomers.
Walking through this enormous garden with its myriad flowering bushes, rare trees and flowerbeds, one becomes aware of two things at once- firstly,the indomitable energy of Spring, the forces at play bringing about new life and beauty and secondly, the brevity of life and beauty as the ground becomes covered with petals and the trees and flowering shrubs lose their colourful attire.
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goodwill (4224) 2013-09-29 7:23
This is a strong composition.
Control over the exposure: Excellent.
Sharp and tact focus..............straight to my favourites.
SWEETFREEDOM (22284) 2013-09-29 7:47
Ottima composizione. Bellissimi colori e luci.
emilbo (22404) 2013-09-29 9:59
Quelle beauté!... Une photo pleine de tendresse. Chez-vous c'est le printemps mais ici c'est le début de l'automne avec les couleurs automnales qui s'en viennent. Une merveilleuse photo bien captée et toute en douceur.
Bravo!... et bonne semaine,
dkmurphys (48088) 2013-09-29 12:45
Splendid detail, a fine attractive image of spring in that place. Here, we are preparing for the ugly days of cold rains of autumn.
Have a good week.
point-blank (156) 2013-09-29 20:50
Diagonal, composition is very effective. Love the color tones produced by back light :)
emka (76393) 2013-09-29 23:29
Hi Klaudio, How strange that when most of us prepare for autumn with nostalgy, you enjoy spring. Hpow wonderful are these delicate flowers and the brevity of life and beauty is so well perceived. It is so difficult to be in the right time for cherry blossoms. But sometimes one is lucky - I was in Washington in the best time.
Lovely photo and such a nice framing.
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2013-10-01 15:52
Klaudio, your picture brings back the same nostalgic feeling of the Kyoto and Arashiyama cherry blossoms...the light touching softly the petals is stunning and your composition is a great dedication to the splendor of nature!!
ktanska (24570) 2013-10-02 2:41
I haven't heard about cherry blossom festivals in australia, but naturally they happen different time from Japan!
Backlight is perfect here revealing structure of translucent flowers well. Excellent tight close-up. Blurry background looks good too.
mesutilgim (82284) 2013-10-05 2:44
Amazing closeup of this beautiful blossoming tree.
In those chilling cold days in İstanbul, a heart warming entry !
TFS and have a nice weekend
bayno (18342) 2013-10-07 1:18
delicate and white as a caress in the spring, beautiful light, colors, details and perfect blurred BG...
have a good day...
NorthernLight (2145) 2013-10-26 8:23
a beautiful spring detail that can only be called magnificent. A delight for the eye!
A perfectly composed image with a nice bokeh!
Best regards from Sweden
siudzi (33003) 2014-04-09 13:00
This is very beautiful study of nature taken with perfectly executed DOF and color management. Level of details is simply outstanding and made the view spectacular. Love it!