Early Spring!



Blossom seen before the end of February in Provence, south of France

Blossom seen before the end of February in Provence, south of France
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PhilC January 31, 2018
Many thanks - very much appreciated!
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JayneBug April 30, 2019
Delicate beauty. Congratulations on your People's Choice award.
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PhilC April 30, 2019
Thanks very much for the comment. - I only learnt about the People's Choice through reading it and so it was a very nice surprise!
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PhilC April 30, 2019
Many thanks!
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PhilC May 06, 2019
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Many thanks!

Behind The Lens

Location
In the vicinity of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, in the south of France.
Time
During the middle of the afternoon.
Lighting
It was a bright, sunny day, which meant that there was a variation between direct bright sunlight and shadowy areas from other small branches. In my view, this provided a better image than if the blossoms were just completely in bright sunlight.
Equipment
Canon EOS 70D with standard 18-55mm lens.
Inspiration
Both the beauty of the blossoms and the fact that it was still so early in the year, before the end of February.
Editing
Just a bit of cropping to fully centralise the blossoms.
In my camera bag
This same Canon EOS 70D with 18-55mm and 75-300mm lenses, + a screw-on macro lens and a 2x converter lens.
Feedback
I have found that when trying to get good close-ups of blossoms or flowers, there are surprisingly few that look really good and in near-perfect shape. So it is always worth looking carefully for the best presentations of whatever flower or blossom you are trying to take photos of.

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