I photographed cherry blossoms today along Thousand Oaks near our home. These are photomacrographs, but very different from the photomacrograph series of cherry blossoms I took a few days ago. The first photos were implemented with tripod and macro lens on a damp day. The photos I created today (this is the first example) were handheld using a vibration reduction lens with an extension tube and macro filter on a day of bright spring intensity.
Mostly I tried to capture the fierce and wonderful backlighting. While I photographed, I enjoyed the exuberance of spring overtaking the time and place. These are passionate images, and I dedicate them to my Valentine!