Each year in May Irish hedgerows get painted white by Hawthorn blossoms. Each flower is tiny, but a few million of them soon add up! This is a close-up shot of a small bunch of blossoms near the start of the season.

Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
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For those of you interested in such things here are some of the technical details of this shot:

  • Camera: Nikon D40
  • Lens: Nikon DX AFS 55-200mm
  • Exposure: 1/1250 sec
  • Focal Length: 200mm
  • Focal Ratio: F8
  • ISO: 400
  • Camera Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Exposure Compensation: -0.33

[tags]Maynooth, Kildare, Ireland, Hawthorn, flower, blossom, white, photography[/tags]