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Posted by
GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 30 June 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This was taken at a famous temple in Kamakura, called Hase Temple (長谷寺). It is especially famous for hydrangea, and they were truly spectacular in the rain.

NIKON D300 1/25 second F/6.3 ISO 280 52 mm (35mm equiv.)

Danièle from ETampes, France

oh des hortensia, sous la pluie, comme en bretagne ;-) chez nous aussi ils sont spectaculaires ! voir ici :

30 Jun 2010 7:32am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I often think most flowers are at their best in (or, just after) rain . . there is a total and complete naturalness out this shot.

30 Jun 2010 9:03am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

You visited a nice place. Kamakura, it is as nice as Iwakura.

30 Jun 2010 10:46am

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Gorgeous blue! And they really do come to life in the rain.

30 Jun 2010 3:33pm

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

Larry said it first about the blue :-(

30 Jun 2010 7:04pm

Carmen from Madrid, Spain

Beautiful flowers. I like the colors!

30 Jun 2010 8:31pm

ania @ papercutworks from United States

agreeing with the readers above... these hydrangeas look especially gorgeous in the rain.

30 Jun 2010 10:15pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


30 Jun 2010 10:39pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Great shot and colours

1 Jul 2010 1:11am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Hasedera! You went there? We did,too,some years the time of hydrangeas. No rain, but a crowd instead! Very difficult to take photos, very difficult to admire the flowers.....'cause everybody is on the move these days....

2 Jul 2010 4:18am

@Japanalia: We had the good luck of tremendous rains! It just poured in great buckets, so there weren't so many people. We had a great time and the flowers were radiant in the rain.

Jane from United States

This is a stunning image. I'm glad I found it under your featured images. The interplay of bamboo, hydrangea, and black and green is just inspiring. And that little twist of thread.. in the center ... very nice.

23 Sep 2010 5:43am

1/25 second
ISO 280
52 mm (35mm equiv.)