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Pussy Willows II

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 22 June 2014 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

It is truly one of our most enduring spring rites, performed before spring even arrives. Snow still covers the earth, but warmer weather brings you out of winter captivity on a February day for a walk in the woods. You round a bend in a swampy area and, lo and behold! pussy willows greet your spring-starved eyes. You prune off a few branches studded with the furry catkins, to be brought home and honored as spring's earliest harbinger.

PENTAX K-5 1/160 second F/4.0 ISO 3200 135 mm (35mm equiv.)

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PATRICK from miramas, France

autre splendide compo

22 Jun 2014 5:13am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

C'est très bien composé. Une riche image, Eric.

22 Jun 2014 7:10am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome! I love it dear fiend! Best, Adela

22 Jun 2014 9:14am

Devi from Chennai, India

Splendid capture...a treat for the eyes!!!

22 Jun 2014 11:36am

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful ! lovely softness image, nice shot !

22 Jun 2014 3:31pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful details. Beautifully captured, Eric! :)

22 Jun 2014 5:43pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A beautiful close up - I love how you captured the fuzziness.

22 Jun 2014 5:48pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

Tout en douceur, c'est très beau

22 Jun 2014 8:09pm

Langevine from Angers, France


23 Jun 2014 7:03am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


24 Jun 2014 4:54am

franz from Baden, Austria

i love and appreciate your play with focus here !

25 Jun 2014 7:02pm

1/160 second
ISO 3200
135 mm (35mm equiv.)