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New growth

New growth

February 06, 2010 | Seattle

I made my way down to the Arboretum this morning to get a more natural, organic look to today\'s photo. I was surprised by the number of plants in bloom. Would you believe it - the cherry trees are already in blossom? It must be the mild winter that the Pacific Northwest has been enjoying for the past few months.

Anyway, I believe that this is a Pussy Willow or maybe another member of the Salix genus (thank you Wikipedia!). In the background is another plant that was similar, but had very yellow/orange branches. I loved the color and the texture the plant in the background provided to the scene.

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Camera
Nikon D300

Lens
17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor

Shutter and f/stop
1/80 sec. @ f/4.5

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