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Spring: Japanese Cherry Branch by taeliac Spring: Japanese Cherry Branch by taeliac
I was so excited to see that this tree was blooming - we were worried over the past few winters that we'd wind up loosing this tree, because rabbits like to chew on it (we found out later that you give rabbits cherry branches to gnaw on).

These have these beautiful white blooms on it ~ not the stereotypical pink, but a really bright, beautiful white flowers.

I love this shot, so much. The blue of the sky in the background was a complete fluke - in order to take these, I had to angle up awkwardly (with all the little mosquitoes that just hatched all over the place XP) and I thought there was the house in the background ... apparently not! I was quite surprised!

It makes these look like they were Photoshop'd - more non-Photoshop'd-Photoshop pictures ;P I can promise that they were not alerted or cut our or anything like that :D

2009 Samantha Lemieux
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amod58 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
Belle image !! un vrai plaisir ...
Talei Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The colours, the way it ranges, top to bottom is great, the tones, the composition, and the fact thats my favorite flower. I love it. You're making progress! I love it so much. :D
taeliac Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :love:

This tree is my baby - I just love it to death! I took so many pictures of it, and only a few turned out, but it was so worth it.

I love the horizontal movement of the branch - at first, I debated if I even liked that look to it, but in the end, I was won over ;P I've never gotten much of a chance to experiment this way with photos, and I'm happy that it's showing improvement! :glomp:
Talei Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime! Just sorry it took so long to get to commenting. D: I've still got over 10,000 devs to go through. T__T

Oh gosh, yeah. I took loads of pictures of the blossoms, because I had to tippy-toe, only a couple came out well.

Experimenting is good! Its nice to see you exploring something new! :cuddle:
BAMillustration Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ohhh, so pretty!
DarkFireRaven Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful! :D I love the way the blossoms face.
DietCokeFiend Featured By Owner May 1, 2009   Artisan Crafter
where was this when I needed a good reference pic for that cherry blossom pouch I embroidered? :P

Very nice, lady!
taeliac Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe, sorry! They hadn't bloomed yet ~ but, if you're doing any more... ;P

Thank you! :glomp:
DietCokeFiend Featured By Owner May 1, 2009   Artisan Crafter
Man, it seems like every photo I saw while developing the pattern was either too bloomy (hard to see the nubs of the twigs and any buds) or too bare. I'm glad my imagination didn't crap out completely in the middle of sketching it out though hehe

And if I decided to torture myself again I may just borrow the basic elements of this shot!
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May 1, 2009
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1/250 second
Focal Length
200 mm
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Date Taken
May 1, 2009, 4:37:04 PM