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Soft Focus Fisheye Images — Early Cherry Blossom

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This Cherry opens its flowers much early than most of the others (Somei-yoshino variety),

so that, I think this is the Yama-zakura (Mountain Cherry) which is the same variety, 

I posted the photos before as [ Early Cherry Blossom ],  last year.

Soft-Fisheye Cerry-Blossome-(2)A09A2453-001

I wanted to photograph this flowers like fire-fly floating in the air.  Hence, use of  soft focus lens,

and a flash-light under the dim evening sky.   So, I put soft filter onto my Fish-eye lens though,

the effect was not enough. = I may need to try again with different tactics.  🙂

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  1. drawandshoot said, on April 3, 2013 at 03:59

    These are dreamy and beautiful, Yoshizen.
    how nice to see more cherry blossoms, we are freezing over here! : )

    • yoshizen said, on April 3, 2013 at 07:42

      Thank you very much Karen.
      Over here, only past two days were warm and bright.
      Before, it has been exceptionally cold. Thanks goodness spring has come at last. 🙂

  2. elenacaravela said, on April 3, 2013 at 20:15

    Otherworldly and lovely.

    • yoshizen said, on April 3, 2013 at 20:42

      I like you said this Elena.
      I think this image has somewhat common psyche with
      your B/W photo of an entangled bush over the pond.

  3. Lemony (Gr)Egghead said, on April 6, 2013 at 14:58

    Very nice. I think you’re getting closer to what you’re aiming for. The effect is very nice here.

    • yoshizen said, on April 6, 2013 at 17:05

      Thank you Lemony.
      I’m waiting this tree has more flowers though, as it is Yamazakura,
      the leaves are growing as well. 🙂


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