New Growth by if1

New Growth

360 - Some days the shot that you intend to take is not what gets posted here. I went for a walk to the Homestead Park to take shots of some of the early spring flowers beginning to bloom, but shortly after leaving home I spotted these nicely highlighted new leaves, which I couldn't resist taking.

It's amazing what a difference two days of sunshine have made - the trees and bushes have leaf buds beginning to burst open, and things are starting to look spring like.

My apologies to those of you still suffering winter - but spring must be on it's way soon for you too!
Beautiful - this has lovely light and the bokeh background really highlights the leaves nicely.
February 28th, 2013  
I love the fresh colours of spring leaves. You have captured that :)
February 28th, 2013  
Nice shot... Spring must be on the way! Have driven past some blossom... Must go back when have time to stop!!
February 28th, 2013  
What a beautiful reminder that a season change is coming!
February 28th, 2013  
Exquisite! What a shot!
February 28th, 2013  
Ah, a shot embodying life and optimism. The light cast on the leaves perfectly emphasises this.
February 28th, 2013  
Nice spring shot. beautiful capture of the lights
February 28th, 2013  
Good shot.
February 28th, 2013  
YAY for new life!! Beautiful!!
February 28th, 2013  
Beautiful 'new life' shot
February 28th, 2013  
Nice out of focus background.
February 28th, 2013  
love the lighting in this one
February 28th, 2013  
The tight focus with the blurred background is very well done.
February 28th, 2013  
A perfect capture of these new leaves. The colour and lighting are beautiful.
February 28th, 2013  
Lighting, colour and DOF are all spot on Ian. I fav it.
February 28th, 2013  
The fresh spring green of the leaves contrasts well with the winter browns of the background.
February 28th, 2013  
Lovely, vibrant green!
March 1st, 2013  
Spring nearly upon us!
March 1st, 2013  
Like the fresh green and the bokeh. Yay Spring!
March 1st, 2013  
Thank you all for your comments and encouragement, it it very much valued. An especial thank you to Tony for the fav.

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March 1st, 2013  
Thank you Ian for saying so. usually by the middle of March you can get daffodils - my favorite Birthday flower for March 21st. - yes the birds let us know that Spring is coming...they get quite frisky. no opening buds here yet..there is still frost in the ground and snow on top. so I enjoy looking at thev nice new green leaves in this picture.
March 2nd, 2013  
beautiful use of light!
March 3rd, 2013  
@bruni

Thank you Bruni - it is lovely to anticipate the coming of spring. I hope yours starts very soon!
March 3rd, 2013  
@nicoleterheide

Thank you Nicole, glad you like it.
March 3rd, 2013  
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