Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, Canon 50mm 1.8 II, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/800 sec.
  Tuesday at lunchtime I grabbed the camera and the 50mm lens and spent about 45 minutes shooting pics of a Cherry Tree that sits right outside of the front entrance of the building.  The pink and white petals on the tree are absolutely beautiful.  Wish I could've been out there around 9:00am when the early morning sun strikes this tree the red tint on the petals is an incredible sight.  Maybe later in the week I'll be able to accomplish taking those shots.
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, Canon 50mm 1.8 II, ISO 100, f/2.5, 1/1250 sec.
  With all of the branches hanging down where I could reach them and get at several different angles.  The 50mm lens allowed me to shoot a real shallow depth of field.  The wind did provide a challenge though. It was blowing the branches around a bunch so I had to be very patient.  Looked like it was snowing with the wind blowing petals off of the Cherry and Bradford Pear Trees. It was very cool.
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, Canon 50mm 1.8 II, ISO 100, f/2.5, 1/2000 sec.
  The highlight of the Cherry Tree photo shoot was capturing a couple of bees that landed on one of the outcropping of blossoms.  The bee on the left side is very small and I overlooked it when I first examined the shot. Followed several bees around the tree but they were aware of me and stayed away whenever I got close.  Got lucky with these two.


  1. These are marvelous Jerry! Ours are just starting to open up and bloom too... Love your shots my friend, you've really captured the beauty of the blooms!

  2. Loving these shots. Really makes me feel like spring is in the air, even if it is already starting to feel a little like summer here.