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How I Got This Shot Part 2

How I Got This Shot Part 2
I had been trying for a couple of years to get a beautiful and unique picture of a peach blossom.  The problem is that the peach and nectarine (merely peaches with no fuzzy skin) trees here only flower for a short time.  Each previous year, by the time I remembered that I wanted this shot, I had missed the window of opportunity for the year.  I did not want to miss the chance this year.  When I saw that the trees had blossomed out, I began looking for the perfect shot.

Quality natural pink peach blossom on a branch professionally photographed by Cramer Imaging in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho

Spring fruit blossoms are short-lived by nature.  They are meant for attracting pollinators (bees and the like) for a short time.  At the end of this segment of time, they shed their petals and begin the transformation into our favorite edibles.  The window for peaches and nectarines to flower seems to be about six weeks.

I was keeping an eye out for a complete blossom, meaning one that is not lacking any petals or stamens.  There were several options available in the middle of the tree but they were not in a position to yield this kind of an amazing photograph.  I was also checking out to make sure that there were no distracting elements in the picture as well.

I finally found this lovely flower along with several branch segments pointing in towards it.  Photographing it was not quite as easy as it looked.  There was plenty of Spring wind to contend with which kept blurring some of my attempts.  It was also situated above my head so I had to get some careful and uncomfortable angles to capture this lovely exposure.

A great deal of patience and luck was required to shoot this masterpiece of a peach blossom photograph.