Redbuds and the Merced River

Posted by Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 3 April 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I am in Mariposa, one of the gateway communites to Yosemite. Today I drove along Highway 140 through the Merced River Canyon looking for wildflowers. Here is what I found. Dozens and dozens of firey redbud bushes in full bloom. The recent downpourrs of the past week have given these plants a real kickstart. I have never seen such a profusion of them in bloom all at once. Don't you think they should be named "Magenda Buds" or "Purple Buds"? I am looking forward to going into Yosemite Valley tomorrow to see what waits for me.

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3 Apr 2012 7:02am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
so beautiful colors!

3 Apr 2012 12:01pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is a wonderful composition, Barbara! The redbuds sprinkled throughout! We are seeing them back this way now, too. and I agree with your excitement about wonderful to see your work again!

3 Apr 2012 6:41pm

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

I just happened to find your blog for the first time, great portfolio. I like the pastel look of this picture, and you didn't over do the processing, at least for my taste. Nice work.

3 Apr 2012 9:06pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


3 Apr 2012 9:20pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

So lovely!

3 Apr 2012 11:46pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

the colours tones are superb as are the depth and sharpness in this photo!

4 Apr 2012 1:49am

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

Wonderful explosion of colours !
Kind regards

4 Apr 2012 3:39pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely. Great color.

7 Apr 2012 1:55am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

You are right-red is not the color! Nice environmental shot here, Barbara. I'm jealous that you are in Yosemite. I can't go to CA this year.

11 Apr 2012 9:48am

Nikon D90
1/6 second
ISO 200
72 mm (35mm equiv.)


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