Signs of Spring: Budding Trees (Original Photos)

10개월 전

It has been a warm weekend. The spring warmth has caused the trees to start budding.

Magnolia Buds

The first trees to start budding are the magnolia trees in back of the house.

Saucer Magnolia Tree

The budding Saucer Magnolia tree has some awesome blooms.

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/22; 1/80 sec.; ISO-100; 56mm

Here are a few buds that are further along but not yet in full bloom.

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/11; 1/100 sec.; ISO-100; 56mm

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/11; 1/100 sec.; ISO-100; 56mm

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/8; 1/200 sec.; ISO-100; 56mm

Royal Star Magnolia

The royalty of the Royal Star Magnolia tree also has spectacular blooms.

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/22; 1/40 sec.; ISO-100; 56mm

And here are a few buds that are further along.

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/14; 1/80 sec.; ISO-100; 56mm

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/14; 1/80 sec.; ISO-100; 56mm

Indian Magic Flowering Crabapple

There are still ripe little crabapples on the Indian Magic Flowering Crabapple tree. You can just begin to see the buds coming out.

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/16; 1/40 sec.; ISO-100; 28mm

Checking in on the Crocuses

The Crocuses are a little taller today. I am sure there will be blooms just in time for Easter weekend.

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/6.3; 1/100 sec.; ISO-100; 28mm

Little Bonus

After I photographed the Crocuses I turned my attention to some movement in the grass. Another sign of spring is seeing Garter snakes in the grass.

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/14; 1/80 sec.; ISO-100; 70mm


CameraCanon EOS 7D
LensCanon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom
FiltersTiffen UV Protection Filter, Tiffen Circular Polarizer Glass Filter

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@etcmike, All the images are beautiful, I really liked the second image, that cocoon is not open yet. I love spring, because I love flowers, and you certainly have a very beautiful tree or magnolia, the combination of flowers and snakes does not imagine that I would publish it.
I really liked the quality of the images, beautiful.

Nice pictures, beautiful nature, always bright and pretty.

Very Nice photos ;) I invite you to see my photo blog .

Please do upload the pictures when these flowers gets flourished. They are indeed pretty, and I wasn't expecting the snake at the end, All the pictures were indeed amazing.


I plan to photograph the blooms later this week, weather permitting.

I saw a few snakes in the yard several days ago. I knew there might be a chance of seeing a snake in the grass yesterday. Sure enough, I did not have to look to hard to find one.

In this part of Nebraska there are no poisonous snakes. I am not sure why but there are some pretty ferocious Bull snakes in the area. Bull snakes are not poisonous but they are fearless. They probably keep the poisonous snakes away.

With the recent flooding here in Nebraska I assume like most wildlife, the snakes have been displaced from there normal habitats too.

Have a great week!
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I'll be keen to see those blooms pictures. Snakes makes me frighten. But that's cool that you aren't afraid but happy to click them.
Keep flourishing.


It may change as you get older. At least that is the way it is with me.

I remember one time at a lake my dad turned over a rowboat. As soon as it was turned over I saw a snake. I took off running back to the cabin.

It really helps to know your environment and the type of snakes you may encounter.

A snake can still startle me, but I am much calmer now than when I was young.

Have a great week!
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Might be possible! That was learning experience.

Some beautiful shots to view today that's so amazing makes me happy !

Great post ! Keep them coming !

These are stunning images, @etcmike. It’s generous of you to offer them for others’ use.

Me encantan tus fotos, tomar fotografías al aire libre es realmente liberador

Beautiful flowers nice photography

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I really liked your photos. Indeed, spring is in full swing.

Love the colour of the first flower

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Beautiful buds click here awesome photography.
This is spring season thanks for sharing sir.

Cool photo, keep on shoting :)

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