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a section of my garden is devoted to Japanese plants. was out this morning in a MARVELOUS cloudiness, & stumbled across my Japanese maple, overlaying the Japanese spirea. it bowled me over. nikon d40x.


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  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayover 4 years ago

    Superb! I am happy to be the first to comment on this one. Love the red and green composition. Cheers :)

  • my thanks, yan! the colors are what caught my eye, too. so glad you like it!

    – Victoria Jostes

  • Lynda Lehmann
    Lynda Lehmannover 4 years ago

    Just beautiful in contrasting textures and complementary colors!

  • thank you very much, lynda. that’s a good point – hadn’t even thought about the different textures.

    – Victoria Jostes

  • – Victoria Jostes

  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotosover 4 years ago

    Beautifully shot….

  • hi, jean! my thanks for your lovely comment, and for stopping by as well! :-)

    – Victoria Jostes

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous Victoria the two colours together compliment each other x

  • thanks so very much, irene!! :))

    – Victoria Jostes

  • SelinaJ
    SelinaJover 4 years ago

    Featured In Nikon D40X user group!*

  • whoopie!! thanks ever so much for featuring this image, selina! am truly honored!!

    – Victoria Jostes

  • Declan Carr
    Declan Carrover 4 years ago

    superb!!!! excellent choice for the Nikon D40 feature, See you in the Nikon D40 I’ve Got the Blues! challenge

  • hi, declan. thanks a million for your kind words, my friend! much appreciated!

    – Victoria Jostes

  • Lozzar Flowers & Art
    Lozzar Flowers...over 4 years ago

    Love that color! wonderful.

  • thanks a million, lorraine! the sharp contrast is what caught my eye – and the overcast day seemed to enhance that.

    – Victoria Jostes

  • tcat757
    tcat757over 4 years ago

  • many thanks, tcat!

    – Victoria Jostes

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 4 years ago

    Really love the colour contrast in this one. Excellent.

  • thank you ever so much, b.c.! :))

    – Victoria Jostes

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

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