Bursting Cherry Plum Blossom

Novato, California

Spring seems to be upon us here in Marin County despite the forecast for a nasty storm coming this week! I took the opportunity to capture the plum blossoms out in the back yard before they blanket the ground and are gone for another year.

I decided this was a prime opportunity to use my old 35-70mm f/3.5 AiS manual focus lens as the minimum focus distance is extreemly short, 0.35 meters to be exact! The result is a nice sharp foreground and a background that is just bursting with color and that nice out-of-focus bokeh.

Nikon D300 w/Nikkor 35-70mm f/3.5 AiS:
70mm, f/3.5, 1/8000sec, ISO 320

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