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Spring, Dogwood and Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite

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Gary Hart (California, United States) on 6 May 2014 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

The lighting is magnificent

6 May 2014 6:51am

omid from mashhad, Iran

wooooooow!
very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, focus, colors, lighting & bokeh!
L O V E L Y !!!!

6 May 2014 6:56pm

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Very nice. Superb.

6 May 2014 9:02pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is beautiful! I really like the single flower. Have never seen a dogwood that color before. Most of the ones around here or bright white or pink. Beautiful with the falls in the background.

6 May 2014 9:33pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thanks, Elaine. The just-opened dogwood are greenish (at least they are in Yosemite). This little guy was probably just a day or two old and in fact was the only one on "his" tree to have opened.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is truly a dream, Gary. Your exposure and composition is so amazing! This is wonderful. As my pal Elaine says, the Dogwoods back here are white or Pink and, for some reason, they were looking really sickly or puny until just a few days ago, some seem to be looking healthier now....my quest for this week is to try and get some decent Dogwood images..Your photos i general have always been such an inspiration to me...Your dogwood images guide me to even higher hopes. Thank You so much :-)

7 May 2014 1:19am

@Denny Jump Photo: Thank you, Denny. My trick for photographing dogwood when they're less than perfect is to find just one that's decent, then limit my DOF so you can't see how ratty the surrounding dogwood are. Another trick is to compose around a tree with flowers get far enough back and/or wide enough that you can't see how ratty the blooms are.

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

love the soft, smooth bokeh that enhances the delicate beauty of the flower! the fall in the background is a great element to complete the photo!

7 May 2014 2:59am

L'angevine from Angers, France

oh magnifique

7 May 2014 7:25am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Thanks for the great tips, Gary :-) Much appreciated. The "Dogs" are looking better around here now but still haven't gotten the chance to spend any time with them....but with any luck, I should - they usually hang on for at least 2-3 weeks back this way unless there is a lot of heat. Happy Mother's Day to Mrs. Hart :-)

10 May 2014 11:57pm