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    because he can't help himself :-) Henry Morgan. HBW!!

    pink flowering japanese apricot, j c raulston arboretum, ncsu, raleigh, north carolina
    the blossom itself is somewhat overexposed due to the bright sun, but the bokeh is to die for :-)

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    1. **Aina** 89 months ago | reply

      beautiful flowers and super bokeh
      exellent

    2. iTail ~ 4 Million Views ~ Thanks to all. 89 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot !!


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    3. © BKD Photography  89 months ago | reply

      Delicate pink blooms.
      Lovely bokeh.

    4. Cherishlovespink 89 months ago | reply

      This is so gorgeous!

    5. Aspenbreeze 89 months ago | reply

      How beautiful and welcome is this gorgeous pink bud!
      Wonderful details.

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      I wish I'd taken it!!!


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    6. Nevena Uzurov 89 months ago | reply

      Beautiful image..So nice colos..


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    7. gwburke2001 89 months ago | reply

      Loving the bokeh here Ira.....beautiful shot!

    8. jeana58 89 months ago | reply

      Beautiful beautiful blue green bokeh!

    9. Martha M G Raymundo 89 months ago | reply

      Beautiful image !!

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    10. Martha M G Raymundo 89 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Richard's Flora and Fauna (admin invite only), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. buckchristensen 89 months ago | reply

      Wow. Gorgeous colors, and the bokeh is dizzying. Makes me lust for spring :)

    12. mommePearl 89 months ago | reply

      what a beautiful bokeh to accompany that wonderful bright pink flowering tree........lovely! i like your new icon btw...

    13. Martin-James 89 months ago | reply

      Very attractive! Is the blossom really coming on with you now?

    14. gilvillagracia 89 months ago | reply

      beautiful DOF..nice shot..

    15. seadawg_360 89 months ago | reply

      Cool shot and dof Ira, have a good day!

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    16. turtlemom4bacon 89 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Flora and Fauna of the World~ Winners, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Great title and flower, IRa!!
      Happy FRISKY Friday and enjoy your day!!

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    17. {{Sarah}} Very busy ¤ Mostly off 89 months ago | reply

      This is simply amazing Ira! What a bright & cheery capture:o)

      Have a great weekend!

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    18. ♥Newzy♥ 89 months ago | reply

      WINNER
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    19. @petra (away) 89 months ago | reply

      thank you!

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    20. bitzcelt 88 months ago | reply

      I am impressed with some of the bokeh you are getting out of this camera.

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