Early spring

More photos of the day are available in the diary.

This year has started under the influence of Jupiter Pluvius: it has been mostly raining since past Christmas. Just a few sunny days, a handful of which could be used for a short photographic trip. Nevertheless, spring is coming and in Côte d'Azur there are the first very strong signs of it: mimosas are in their peak bloom. The Tanneron Massif is well known for its large woods of this tree, which literally paints the mountain with large strips and patches of bright yellow. And I saw my first swallows of the year.

Les mimosas du Tanneron (Acacia dealbata).

Sony NEX-6 + Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS @ 36 mm, 1/125 sec @ ƒ/8, ISO 100, hand-held.

Les mimosas du Tanneron (Acacia dealbata).

Sony NEX-6 + Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS @ 70 mm, 1/125 sec @ ƒ/8, ISO 100, hand-held.

Mimosa (Acacia dealbata).

Sony NEX-6 + Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS @ 51 mm, 1/125 sec @ ƒ/8, ISO 100, hand-held.