It doesn't matter that I have ten zillion pictures of flowering trees, taking these shots each year is irresistible and my own talisman of spring's arrival. Im sharing a few shots that feature unique techniques to differentiate them from the typical flower pics. Most of these were shot with my favorite Canon macro L-series lens: the 100 mm f/2.8 L IS macro.
Shooting directly into the setting sun without losing detail is a tricky feat:
I love black/white and I love color. Who says you can't have the best of both worlds?
Shooting white on white isn't easy but gives an interesting result with varying tones:
Controlling depth of field with multiple subjects--while keeping bokeh in the background--is walking a fine line:
Shooting as the sun is rising gives pictures a calm, ethereal effect with a touch of morning dew: