A few people that I work with watch the US television reality show called “Dancing With the Stars” and talk about the happenings of an episode the day after it aired. Not being big on reality shows, I hear interesting things. “she was stiff… she was beautiful…etc.” Sometimes I want to succumb to the temptation of watching the show, but then I realize…

I have my own anxieties.

I shot this photograph a few days ago when it was really sun-shiney out. Lately, Nebraska weather can’t decide if it’s going to be warm and Springy, or remain Wintery. (This morning I had ice on my windshield!) This day it was beautiful out, but there was bursts of wind. I was doing it hand-held and every time I raised the camera up to my eye, out came a gust of wind that shook the branches. I swear there was a conspiracy! I think I stood in this spot for 10 minutes waiting for no wind. I gave up *I just started shooting and hoped for some parts that remained in focus (thankfully, this one did). The shutterspeed was decent enough, but wind is faster! Hee-hee. I got a lot of shots that came out with the dreamy look, especially with the DOF. I’m pleased. I now have to decide what I want to show you without boring you with a hundred of these. There are several that look quite different, though. These really look like dancing stars, though, huh?

Oh, I don’t know the type of tree… does anyone here know?* I’ve been told these are apple blossoms!


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  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely capture – very pretty

  • Thank you very much!

    – Ebbers

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelalmost 6 years ago

    Good point about the dancing with the stars show, and as for the hundred shots, been there, and this one is superb!

  • Thanks, Cora! Yeah, it’s so hard to just pick a few out of the hundred! :S

    – Ebbers

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 6 years ago

    very fresh, very beautiful :)

  • Thank you, Karin! It’s so nice of you to say that! :D

    – Ebbers

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelalmost 6 years ago

  • Oh! Thank you for the news, Cora!

    – Ebbers

  • Nanagahma
    Nanagahmaalmost 6 years ago

    Funny write up. I’ve been in the same predicament when trying to take some pics of our apple blossom trees last year. The wind kept gusting and everytime I was going to take a picture it would blow like crazy! So I was glad that anything turned out at all! (I think this is an apple blossom, we have some just like this). Congrats on your feature.

  • It’s so funny how that works, doesn’t it? Maybe mother nature doesn’t want her picture taken! ;-) Thank you for letting me know that this is an apple blossom, my mother told me the same thing yesterday, so I think that makes it unanimous, right? Thanks for the fabulous comment!

    – Ebbers

  • Kradam
    Kradamover 5 years ago


  • Thanks muchly!

    – Ebbers

  • yolanda
    yolandaover 5 years ago

    Beautiful image . . . love the softness of it. Well done :-)

  • Thank you very much! It worked out so well; I’m happy!

    – Ebbers

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 5 years ago

    Definitely worth the wait :)

  • Thank you! It was frustrating at first, but like you said… it was worth it! :)

    – Ebbers

  • JETAdamson
    JETAdamsonover 2 years ago

    Very apt description of being out in the malus bushes….Lovely image

  • Thank you! :)

    – Ebbers

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