Magnolia buds mean spring is on its way

Magnolia bud opening

Here in the Southern Hemisphere the days are getting noticeably longer and after several weeks of dreary overcast rainy weather, the sun shone bright and bold in the weekend.  I took my camera out to have adventures and I stopped in the Botanic Gardens where there are a group of very old and quite large magnolia trees that look stunning when in full bloom.

Only a couple of the big trees were in flower, and also this pink stellata magnolia, just beginning to open some of its fat furry buds into the lovely delicate magnolia blooms.
Backlit through the trees, taken on my 7D with my trusty 70-200 F4 IS lens.  Focal length was 200mm, shot at F4 with ISO 100.  Handheld while standing in the middle of the garden to get the light at just the right angle.

Hopefully no hyacinths were harmed in the making of this photo, as they are planted under the magnolia trees!

I will go back this weekend if the weather is good and get more shots.

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4 Responses to Magnolia buds mean spring is on its way

  1. mississhippi says:

    Beautiful shot – really crisp.

  2. Wonderful way to herald in spring … love the shot.

    • lensaddiction says:

      Thankyou, magnolias are such a great spring flower, going from bare winter branches to glorious blooms almost overnight!

  3. naz says:

    what a strong subject- crisp,clean,sharp- and the color contrast works well too- well done

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