Hi All Again!! I planted two flowering maples this year. Red and yellow. Yellow bloomed first. This plant is loaded with buds and should really explode with color over the next few months. It's currently in a medium container with good drainage. The shadows are strong in this image (intentional) because I wanted to focus on the yellow bloom. They only last two days or so. I plan to follow the development of the next bloom. Image captured with the 70-180 micro and processed with Lightroom.