This morning was the first day that Aston Norwood Gardens were open for their cherry blossom festival. Being the first day, there was not as much blossom as their might be in a few days to a week’s time, but I have a busy schedule coming up and today was the only day I had free. So it was off to Kaitoki with a camera to see what I could do with a subject that wasn’t a bird!
There were birds there, tui, kereru, grey warblers, kingfishers were all singing, flapping about or generally having a good time. Never did they come close enough for the lens I was using, so there are no bird images in this post. I don’t often use this lens (F2.8, 35-100) but found it perfect for the cherry blossoms because it gave me a lovely soft backgrounds which I think complemented the soft pink blossoms.
I especially liked the lichen that was growing on the cherry trees, with the sun lighting it from behind every little branch and detail was visible to the camera. Just as beautiful as the blossoms in my opinion.
Of course there were also other trees and shrubs in full bloom. Many camellias and rhododendrons to name a few.
These are just a few of the day’s images, I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I did making them.