Focusing on a Bradford Pear
Here in Georgia, we've had some absolutely beautiful sunny days interspersed with cloudy, rainy ones. I have been so enjoying getting out and taking photos on the sunny days of what's blooming so far.
The jonquils have come and are going. Just today tiny little blooms have appeared on the redbud and itsy-bitsy little green leaves on the early maple. The other maple has yet to show any. (They turn gold in the fall in the same order, one a week or two before the other.)
The Bradford Pears have come and unfortunately have gone in a matter of days. My neighbor's pears were just beginning to bloom on the last sunny day. I wanted to photograph them again in two or three days at their peak, but the next few days that were cloudy and rainy. By today, which was bright and sunny and perfect for photography, they had already turned green.
I was able to get a few good shots as they were just beginning to bloom. One or two good clusters of little white flowers were in reach for close-ups, although most of the ones I got I had to hold the camera above my head and hope I aimed in the right direction.
I love the way the blooms turned out in this photo, although I have to admit I find the diagonal slant of the out-of-focus branches behind it somewhat disturbing. I do like the bright blue sky in the background.
What do you think?
(c) 2015 by Debbi Craton. May not be used without permission. All rights reserved.
Image Credit » Photo (c) 2015 Debbi Craton. May not be used without permission. All rights reserved.