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21 thoughts on “Spring Sensation: Magnolia Darjeeling

      1. Good – I’m glad you get to enjoy them. Occasionally I get to Michigan to see my parents when they are blooming – not this year, though.

        Sure love your pics!

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  1. Thanks so much for the reminder of your beautiful flower blog Jude, these shots are amazing. I wish I could master this. I just need to sit down and see how to do macros but somehow I never get the time…too busy blogging!! Love the magnolia.

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    1. Thanks Sherri. Most of my close-ups are done using zoom, it works better than the macro setting most of the time. Of course I have loads of blurry shots too ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. My zoom only goes so far on my camera (it’s got a Carl Weiss zoom?) and it can get blurry too. Maybe I just need to play around with it more and forget the macros, that’s good to know, thanks for the tip Jude ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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    2. It’s practice Sherri. I need to start using a tripod, but I get a bit embarrassed drawing attention to myself, it’s not as though I am a pro photographer. Still, there is a garden near here that is much quieter and that might be a place to try.

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    1. They have done very well this year PP, no brown edges from the frost! And of course, Cornwall is the best place to visit in spring to see magnolias, camellias etc. In Cornwall seven Champion Magnolia campbellii trees are monitored to see exactly when they bloom. When all seven trees have at least 50 blooms spring will have arrived in Cornwall. This is usually a month before the official spring date in March.

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    2. “Great Gardens of Cornwall have just declared the first day of spring to be Monday 3rd March 2014.

      The champion trees at Trebah, Trengwainton, Trewidden, Caerhays, Heligan, Tregothnan and Trewithen have all burst into flower over the last few days, heralding the arrival of spring in Cornwall.”

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