Photo Challenge Finalist Gallery: Flowering Trees

A colorful collection of spring photos

Greg Tucker

Pink Sea

I zoomed in tightly to eliminate any distracting elements and so that the image contained only the color and texture of the flowering trees.Greg Tucker

This spring, we challenged our readers to get out there and capture the spring time fashion show put on by mother nature every year. Flowering trees can be amazing subjects on their own or can act as an epic backdrop for a portrait or a unique landscape photo. Check out the gallery, then head over to our Contests page to see how you can show off your work and win great prizes.

Susanne Cochran

Young love under weeping cherry trees

This couple got engaged under blossoming weeping cherries.Susanne Cochran
J.J. Raia

Serviceberry in Spring Bud - Blue Ridge Parkway, NC

Serviceberry during a spring trip through the Blue Ridge ParkwayJ.J. Raia
Michael La Corte

Magnolia Highlight- LaCorte Magnolia

Nikon D-7000, Tamron 18-270 - In the northeast the March rain, snow and wind collude to create a short window to capture the stunning range of pink subtleties found in the delicate bloom of the Magnolia.Michael La Corte
Kerensa Mcconnell

Golden Hour

I was test driving the Canon 6D with the 24-105mm lens with a rental camera, and shot this picture of blossoms on a tree in the front yard.Kerensa Mcconnell
Vojna Andrea-Zsuzsanna

Pink spring

When nature reviveVojna Andrea-Zsuzsanna
Jhael Perges

Tree Branches

A filtered look of a flowering tree branches. Captured with Canon 5D Mark III, 67 mm focal length, ISO 100, 1/125 sec at f/8. Shooting handheld from the ground up to the sky. Post processed in Lightroom.Jhael Perges
Thorbjørn Fessel

Nangijala

Spring in Copenhagen, My home. I call this photo "Nangijala" - Named after an amazing story from Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, "The Brothers Lionheart"Thorbjørn Fessel
Logan McCrady

Mid-flight

Captured a shot of this hummingbird flying around the tree in our yard.Logan McCrady
Stephanie Warren

Beautiful blossoms

Don't you just love spring? Spring gives birth to new ideas, possibilities, and dreams. I love the smells, sunshine and blossoms that are all apart of this season. These beauties were shot with a Nikon D610 using a 50mm 1.8Stephanie Warren
Kari Frey

Pink Dogwood

A cloudy day provided just the right light to capture this image of a dogwood bloom. Canon 6D, Tamron SP 90mm Macro, ISO 100, 1/800 sec at f2.8Kari Frey
Leslie Taylor

Blossoming Dreams

There are so many places in Japan to photograph cherry blossoms, it can be difficult to know where to start. My personal recommendation would be Shinjuku Gyoen, in the heart of Tokyo, where I took this image. With a hundreds of blossoms and lots of space, it's a fantastic spot to take in the scenery of the season. Although, don't be fooled by the serenity of this image - there were a couple dozen other photographers hanging around each tree. It's easy to understand why with beauty like this!Leslie Taylor
Steve Greenwood

Close-up of Yoshino cherry blossoms

This is a close-up view of a cluster of Yoshino cherry blossoms with the Utah State Capitol Building in the distance. These beautiful cherry trees line the Capitol Hill Memorial Walk, a walking trail that circles the building. It is always a treat to see when these trees blossom in late March and April. Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.Steve Greenwood
Kim Baker

Honey Bee Look

As I was working for different angles and compositions on this tree I noticed several honey bees. This little gal caught my eye as I was capturing hers.Kim Baker
Mark Machietto

Spring Burst

These backlit red maples produce a dazzling spring display as their buds expand, causing the trees to take on this hazy appearance.Mark Machietto
KRZYSZTOF BROWKO

Spring time...

South Moravia. Czech Republic. Fields. Agricultural areas.KRZYSZTOF BROWKO
Fumiaki Omori

Spring in Kamakura

Kamakura with beautiful cherry blossoms.Fumiaki Omori
Erik Svec

Bonsai

Pentax K-3 + Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 30mm / 30s / ISO200 / f/7.1 Adobe Lightroom 5Erik Svec
Lexuss Steed

Lexuss Steed

My name is Lexuss Steed. I am 23 yrs old and I live in Charleston, SC. I am a graphic designer and a nursing student. I started experimenting with nature and landscape photography my senior year of high school and went to college for it in 2011. My first camera was a Nikon D3000. This photo was taken using that same camera with a Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED Lens. This shot was taken right in my back yard during mid evening. Sitting on the ground with no tripod, I searched for the perfect angle to catch a magnificent amount of light and shade at the exact same time. Using this exact magazine for a few years now, I have learned even more photography tricks helping myself improve my skills.Lexuss Steed
Yi Hu

Flowering Tree

On an early spring frosty morning, I brought my daughter to skating and passed a park near my home. A white flower tree against a small hill caught my attention. After dropping my daughter off at the skating rink, I immediately went back to the park and the golden morning light was just what I wanted for this peaceful image. This one was made on my Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens at f/8.Yi Hu