The beautiful common spring Forsythia

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One of our very most taken-for-granted spring blooms. They are everywhere and thus often not really noticed. Put in front of a long macro lens, however, and they take on a slightly more romantic character.

#1 A lovely branch.
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#2 A lovely blossom within a branch
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#3 An even closer view, marred by a gentle spring breeze that wouldn't quit.
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All taken with the D300 and an old Sigma 70-300mm APO Super Macro lense (circa 1996) at 300mm 1/20s f/13 and 200iso. In the first shot lens was in its normal range (down to 1:4). Shots two and three had the macro switch thrown to adjust between 1:4 and 1:2.

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As always, comments and critique are welcome.
 
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Nice shots Harry, I like the increasing "yellow-ness" in each successive shot. Probably like #2 best, but really like the series together.

Ted - I'm glad you appreciate the series. I have this "weakness" of making three pictures do the job of one. :smile:

Nice harry I like #1

Tony - the isolation with some green background really makes it work, doesn't it? Thanks.
 
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Nice Harry! Although the subjects are sharp, there is a "softness" to these images that I like.
 
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