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Dreaming of a white Christmas

Dreaming of a white Christmas
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Copyright: Gerhard Theron (gerhardt) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-23
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Digital ISO 200, Hoya UV-Guard (77mm)
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Photos with titles of songs [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-23 4:00
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White Christmas

I am really dreaming of a white christmas. It must sound strange to most of you experiencing such a pleasure annually. But as I have said before... I have never seen snow in real life. I doubt if it will ever snow in my neck of the woods, especially on Christmas. :)

Every time I see photos you post of snowy scenes I wish I was there.

Been really busy at work the last two weeks and will get to spend time with family and friends during the festive season. I will catch up on my critiques during the week.

May Peace, Hope and Love, be with you...



and Always.

Merry Christmas!

red45, fiyo, goldfinchtr, wishnugaruda, Runnerduck, PDP, ellis49, marhowie, Luc, coasties, hummingbird24, scottevers7, Robbrown has marked this note useful
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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-12-23 4:05]

Hi Gerhard!

Come to Poland and yours dream becomes reality :-) Very WHITE Christmas this year my friend :-)

Beautifull flower, so sharp, colorfull and sunny.

Merry Christmas to you Gerhard!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-12-23 4:10]

Hello Gerhard,
well done on this beautiful capture. Well exposed and the colors are perfect.Merry Christmas!

Hi Gerhard,

Do you remember that I wrote a message to you about snow thickness in Turkey? Here in Ankara everywhere is white now and the air is -2c.You are always welcomed to Turkey for see different kinds of snow:)

For me your photo is giving heat to my heart in these cold days here..

Have a nice Christmas.

Hi Gerhard,
I'm always astonished when people tell, they never seen snow in their life. You have to make this experience anytime, it's so wonderful when the sun is shining, the ice-cristals are glittering - marvelous.
But also a lot of work, today we need 2 hours for cleaning the street - 15 cm snow this night and it's so heavy! Than you wish to be at a warm place ;-)
Anyway I like winter - it would be unusual to have 30 degree and sun at Christmas.
Thank you for this wonderful flower, it's so fragile and I love the softness of the BG.
Have a pretty Christmas-time and may all your wishes come true in 2006 - perhaps also snow?!?
Bye bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

I hope you will see the white Christmas someday. I really can't imagine this time without show though I really don't like winter.
The photo is beautiful, has great colours and perfect framing.
I like it very much.

Have a great Christmas and a happy New Year!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-12-23 6:26]

Bravo belle composition,le Bg propre offre un beau contraste de couleur. L'éclairage est excellent et la netteté bonne.

Félicitations et merci!

Don't worry Gerhard, I haven't seen any yet either (although we have a better chance of seeing it than you!).
A lovely delicate image, the colours are beautiful, lovely composition.
Have a lovely Christmas and New Year :-)

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-12-23 6:58]

Hi Gerhard, excellent shot. I love the colours and the composition is excellent. It's a lovely detailed shot, very well done.

I hope you enjoy your time off.

meanwhile somewere in the freezing Europe: "I hope that this white landscape and cold wheater to hold just 'till 6th of january. By then we would have the fairy-like Holydays. After that, I'm dreaming for a green (rest of) winter.
Yeah, I wish!"

Thanks for the greetings ant for the so nice and not white flower.

Have a Merry Christmass.
Regards, Petru

Hi, my friend.
We can change environment for a couple of months;-)
I think I prefer your summer than the Swedish winter.
You caught this beautiful flower.very good.
Great DOF, the flower stabds out well from the BG.
Good detials and nice colours.
Excellent work.

God Jul och Gott Nytt År.

Well you'll have to move a bit further north my friend ;-} Very well done Gerhard with excellent color, light and detail.
Merry Christmas!!

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-12-23 10:33]

Hello Gerhard, votre post est plein de fraicheur!! Lovely colors and details. Very well done and Happy Christmas, Didier.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-12-23 11:04]

Merry Christmas to you and to those whom you cherish, Gerhard, and thanks for sharing your beautifull pictures. I really believe that it is worth to make it to be in contact with our increasingly small world.
I am at Granby with my father. We have a great time together preparing the banquet to come for Christmas.
Take care my old but still young friend.

Nice shot Gerhard,
Good detail and colours. Great POV and sharpness.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting. You may wish for snow, but here in dreary old England, we wish for Snow in the Winter and Sun in the Summer!
Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

The luminous translucent effect of the backlighting makes this flower so much more beautiful. And a great background too. Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-12-23 17:47]

Gerhard, I feel the same as you about snow and a white Christmas. I have seen snow, but not lived in it - I think it would be very hard for us Southern Hemisphere folk to live there.
Beautiful Watsonia, they are weeds on NZ now! But so beautiful and dekicate.
Have a wonderful weekend,

Very beautiful photo, flowers portray beautifully on the nice soft green background with excellent an exposure. Merry Christmas Gerhard! :)

Hi Gerhard

Only 2 hours till Christmas day here in New Zealand. No critique this time, just to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe New Year.

Simply beautiful and perfect, Gerhard.

I would like very much to send you all the snow you wish for...

Best wishes to you and your family at this time.

Hi Gerhard,
A very beautiful composition! The subtle colors are very soft and beautiful in this light. Perfect OOF backroud. The detail is excellent, as is your control of the DOF.
Happy Hoildays!

Good shot worthy of a book ilustration in fact better than most it is clear well coloured.TFS
I have met and taken people to see the sea who have never stood at the edge of such a body of water, I suspect it must be a simular feeling to missing snow, we very rarly get much snow though the forcaster say we might get a spot to night so might be able to share an image with you tomorrow?
TFS yours Robert

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-12-26 13:50]

Gerhard, I've never seen snow either.

Great and delicate image.

Dof is perfect, as well as composition and blurred bg.

Happy 2006.

Hi Gerhard,
Beautiful composition, great colours.
Thank you and have a happy new year!

Hallo Gerhard,

Another of your high quality pictures. Very good focus, and I like the sharpness of the picture. It is really crisp. Well done


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-02-11 1:07]

Hello Gerhardt
Absoluut beeldskoon. You've captured a brilliant macro of this watsonia. Perfect focus, DOF, BG, lighting, and composition, and that colour contrast between the flower and the BG is just stunning.
Very well done and TFS.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-01 20:42]

Hi Gerhard
Beautiful sharp and detailed capture.Very good sharpnes,detail,DOF,POV and frame.
Well done


very nice, great light, TFS Ori

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