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Dogwood Dreams

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 5 April 2016 in Plant & Nature.

Despite the very unseasonably cold weather we have been experiencing, the dogwoods are coming soon! Here is a teaser ;-)

NIKON D800 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 1100 170 mm (35mm equiv.)

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Lovely artistic take on the dogwoods Denny!

6 Apr 2016 2:30am

@Darkelf Photography: Thanks so much, Maciek! Your work is magnificent always...:-)

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh excellent

6 Apr 2016 1:22pm

@L'Angevine: Thank you L'Angevine :-0

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A stunning co position with incredible clarity and color!! The DoF works wonderfully here! 5*****

6 Apr 2016 5:00pm

@Steven: Thanks very much, Steven :-)

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful composition, focus, lights & bokeh!
Lovely colors!

6 Apr 2016 6:19pm

@omid: Thank you Omid :-0

franz from Baden, Austria

and what a 'teaser' it is, sir! this is about the most charming photo painting i've come across in a long time!
thanks again for going back ... ;-)

6 Apr 2016 8:24pm

@franz: Thank you so much, sir...I am charmed myself...That doesn't sound right does it?? Anyway, thank you very much - and it is an honor to view your work and to know you! All the Best, my friend!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is gorgeous! Love the bokeh.

6 Apr 2016 8:36pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much, Steve! :-0

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A lovely image! It looks like a painting. April has been colder than March. My tulips all froze. :(

7 Apr 2016 2:49am

@Elaine Hancock: Yah, we froze in Vermont, then drove home through a snowstorm and arrived home to frozen daffy's, etc...Good Grief!

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Bravo!! superbe cette photo!!!!5*

7 Apr 2016 7:42am

@Libouton Martine: Hi Libouton! Thank you so much!! :-)

Harmonia from Bondues, France

Gorgeous, I love it a lot...

7 Apr 2016 4:50pm

@Harmonia: Thank you so much,Harmonia;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely. Here they have come and gone.

8 Apr 2016 12:35am

@B. Thomas: Truth here- This is from last year. This years' are just now starting;-)

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moments by Franz

NIKON D800
1/250 second
F/5.6
ISO 1100
170 mm (35mm equiv.)

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