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Capitol and the purple tree

Capitol and 'the purple tree'

I always see these brilliantly purple trees around Washington in spring but have never figured out what they are.

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR Zoom
1/160s f/16.0 at 300.0mm iso200 hide exif
Full EXIF Info
Date/Time04-Apr-2010 12:38:49
ModelNIKON D700
Flash UsedNo
Focal Length300 mm
Exposure Time1/160 sec
ISO Equivalent200
Exposure Bias-1/3
White Balance
Metering Modematrix (5)
JPEG Quality
Exposure Programaperture priority (3)
Focus Distance17.8 m

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zonedout05-Apr-2011 12:38
We have some in Central California, as well. The common name is 'Redbud' and I love 'em!
joseantonio06-Jun-2010 16:56
Lovely composition and colors