“Nothing matches spring’s first colours; bright greens, yellows, and reds fill the forest with freshness and joy.” – Ed Lehming
I do tend to spend a lot of time looking forward and down, hoping to discover some new wildflower. On this day, I looked up and was greeted by a virtual ‘fruit-salad’ of spring colour. In the foreground, oaks in red flower and in the distance maples.
This spring flush is also evident as I drive to my favourite hiking trails. The forests have taken on a bright yellow-green tone due to the profusion of pollen laden flowers. There are splashes of red and orang, but green dominates. It truly is a great time of year, though this flush lasts only a few days and then leaves dominate and the forest once more becomes a sea of deep greens.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G I AF-S VR Zoom @ 300mm
1/320sec, f/9, ISO 800
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