Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Cherry Blossoms & Wildlife - Spring in Pleasanton (February 2016)

Back in February 12th and February 16th, I went out and took some springtime photos around Pleasanton, CA. I took photos spring flower blossoms, mushrooms, clouds, and wildlife. Some of the photos are from Pleasanton Tennis & Community Park. You maybe wondering why I am posting these photos so late. If you have been following me here or on social media, you would know my old computer broke down (so no photo processing), I had to set up a new computer, and I had to deal with some health issues. All the things going on in my life delayed my work by a very long time. I still hope you enjoy these photos though. The photos from my photo shoots will be split into a few separate blog posts.

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Parts: Callery Pear Blossoms | Cherry Blossoms & Wildlife | Mushroom & Clouds | Peach Blossoms

The photos for today are of cherry blossoms and wildlife. All of the photos for today (with the exception of the first three photos) were shot on February 16th in Pleasanton Tennis & Community Park. The first three photos was shot somewhere in Pleasanton, CA on February 12th.

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Cherry blossoms buds on a tree.  

Black and white process of the photo above.  

 Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)

My Pleasanton Tennis & Community Park cherry blossom photos starts here. I took this photo because I felt the flowers looked great contrasted against the sky. I also love the mix of the blossoms and the buds.  

 Black and white process of the photo above. 


As on my other blog post, I felt it makes a really pretty shot to have some of the other flowers on the tree in the background blurred out.  

An abstract type photo of a lonely cherry blossom surrounded by a few cherry blossom buds. Sometimes for a photo to look good, simplicity is the key. 

Black and white process of the photo above.  

A bee hard at work collecting nectar from the cherry blossoms.  

 Black and white process of the photo above. 


In my opinion, this is one of my best cherry blossoms photo I have ever shot.  

Black and white process of the photo above.  

 Black and white process of the photo above. 


A photo of the cherry blossoms contrasted against one of the tennis courts in the park.  

Black and white process of the photo above.  

 I did two zoomed out photos of the cherry blossoms to show you how many flowers were actually on the trees. There were a lot of flowers on those cherry trees! 


A Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus) perched on a cherry blossom tree.

Another photo of a Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus) perched on a cherry blossom tree.

Black and white process of the photo above.  

Another photo of a Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus) perched on a cherry blossom tree. 

Black and white process of the photo above.  

I felt the cherry blossom tree looked great contrasted against the clouds and the blue sky. 

This is all the photos for today! I hope you have enjoyed the photos! Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

Parts: Callery Pear Blossoms | Cherry Blossoms & Wildlife | Mushroom & Clouds | Peach Blossoms
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