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Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3879 W: 192 N: 3835] (14563)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-20
Categories: Trees
Camera: Nikon D50, HOYA 52 mm PL-CIR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-23 4:58
Viewed: 4165
Points: 104
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A simple image… But some birch leaves in sunshine is a picture of maybe the most important natural process on this globe!

In the photosynthesis glucose and oxygen are created from carbon dioxide and water with sunlight as energy, glucose to feed the plant and the oxygen makes this planet a better place for all animals including humans…

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Hi Pablo.
Great sharpness, colour and detail on the leaves, you can see all the veins and textures beautifully.


Hi Pablo,

A good POV of the leaves, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-09-23 6:36]

Hi Pablo,
The greatest processes in Nature are made for plants and leaves are the smartest and more efficient reactors one can imagine! Awesome phenomenon and beatiful tribute you have made with this perfect photo!
TFS and best regards, José M.
Humans are not so good in chemical production!

Hi Pablo,
Very nice image. I'm amazed by the green of the leafs. Perfect title, too. Congrats, my Friend, a minimalistic masterwork. Greetings, László

Hermosos detalles los de ambas hojas.
Buen encuadre y estupenda nota.
Saludos Pablo, JL.

Hi Pablo, you are right, simple leaves are very important for all us.
Elegant composition with beautiful butterfly and splendid flower, wonderful light and colors, great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-09-23 9:38]

Hello Pablo,
Excellent image of two contrasting leaves, reminding us of their vital role in sustaining life as we know it on this planet.
Excellent contradiagonal composition against a suitable OOF natural BG and great lighting.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-23 10:07]

Very clean, simple and eloquent, Pablo
superb details

Hi pablo
nice shot
with good focus und good colours

Hello Pablo,
This is a beautiful and excellent composition of nature!
perfect exposure and focus with great sharpness and details
very well done and well seen always

Hello Pablo
Photosynthesis is a very important roll that mother nature creates for us here on earth. I hope people appreciate our plants, flowers and trees for this. Plants also absorb toxins out of the air, so it's so important to plant as many trees and plants as we can in both nature and in the garden. (thanks for letting me rant) :D

Okay here's the critique....you've captured a beautiful shade of green from your birch tree. The lines, bumps and ripples in the leaf create an interesting pattern. Nice and sharp with excellent DOF.
TFS Janice

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-09-23 12:53]

Hi Pablo

A simple image but very lovely. Glorious green colour, sharp details and a nice capture of all the textures. A nice note of nature producing oxygen for us



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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-09-23 14:00]

Hola amigo,
ahora empiezan a cambiar los colores de las hojas por esta lutitd,
bello pov, color y bonito brillo natural,
saludos Pablo

Hi Pablo, it might be simple but without it we all would have a serious problem :) stunning detail, excellent colours, well framed, Cheers Rick.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-09-23 23:20]

Hi Pablo,
Nice detail with good focus, sharpness and colors. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-09-24 0:54]

Hi Pablo.
You are mistaken. The subject is simply but picture is great and a result of use knowledge, skill and talent. Brilliant shot at every respect. Amazing lights and colours, very nice colourful BG too. Cropping and composition are exact at highest range. Your picture have a great esthetical potential. Superb job and my greetings.

Hi Pablo,
Nice showing of these birch leaves. Perfect focus with details to appreciate. You handled the bright sunlight well. POV and composition are great. TFS.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-24 3:51]

Hi Pablo,
Wonderful shot of these two birch leaves with rich green colours and immaculate sharpness. You do manage to create such a fabulous piece of art from such simple things in nature. Great lighting and I like your POV too to portray them. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

So simple and beautiful. You've pointed out the photosynthesis...there is so much going on even in such a simple peaceful scene. WOW!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-09-24 5:18]

Hi Pablo, this shot and it's note wouldn't mean half as much if you didn't have the fine detail and strong sunlightyou have caught here. Both combined help give us a feeling of the mechanics of the plant in relation to the processes you speak of. Nice rich colours too, very nice indeed.

hello pablo,
nice capture, liked the colours an the texture of the leaf, good lighting, beautiful framing,
tfs & regards

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-09-24 7:11]

Pablo, very simple subject said in a superb method. Lovely ganesh

Voilŕ un joli duo simple et décoratif.
Bonne journée.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-09-24 9:53]

Hi Pablo,

We see here a leaves with a excellent sharpness and clarity, great detailed picture, very well done.

Best regards,

Hi dear Pablo;very good detail,and very quality green color balance....

bonsoir pablo
oui une image simple mais une couleurs parfaitement nette, bon cadrage, super BG et bon encadrement
bravo et merci

Bonjour Pablo,
Very sharp picture, colours and details on the leave are great, and a excellent point of view..well done..

Here is another picture which I saw yesterday but had no points left. It is as though it were on film Pablo. Some of our very good closeup work yes?

Nice detail work here, Pablo. I like the details and colors. It's nice to see you "branching" out from landscapes. :-)

Magnifique, sobre, simple, claire.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-25 8:14]

Hello Pablo

The focus is razor sharp with wonderful details.The contrast and colours are excellent.Nicely composed with a very good POV>TFS


HI Pablo,
you know simple is good but as your note indicates it is so important to us all that leaves are the chemical factories they are,and they look nice to boot.This picture has wonderful clear details and superb colour and I like it.Tfs. Bob

Hi Pablo,
Great sharpness and saturation the diagonal composition and the BG which has a few clues about the environment works well!

Hi Pablo,
Your short notes really put us to think about and see the picture with more interest than usual.
I like the DOF and the way the background looks so nicely blurred.
A very well balanced composition with the branch and leaves.
Well done and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hi Pablo,
Simple but beautiful, good POV and DOF, colors and details all is perfect

Hi Pablo,
Love the details lighting in this photo a lot. It made the leaves look really crisp. Your slight diagonal and clean composition is wonderful. The chose DOF isolated the twig and leaves perfectly. Small pity about the blue spot in the top.

Hi Pablo, Yes , a simple image of leaves but so true about how we all need them! The image is very pretty too...nice diagonal with the branch and beautiful color. TFS

Nice and sharp Pablo, great detail.
Well composed frame, good DOF and light also..Yes, I can see the photosynthesis occuring right before my eyes ;}
Well done!

You are a clever, clever man, Pablo.
So simple yet so PROFOUND.
Great photography, my friend.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-09-27 6:18]

selam pablo
here is plain and beautiful composition with simple object
i like point of view, blurred background, lighting, colours, sharpness and details
thanks for sharing

Hello Pablo,
Simple but very beautiful, good POV and DOF, wonderfull colors and great details all is perfect, it is a splendid composition,
wekll done

Hello Pablo,

Wonderful colors and a great job!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-09-28 7:02]

Pablo, this is simple indeed, but it's very beautiful.

Excellent sharpness, pov and composition.

I like the blurred bg too. Excellent saturation and contrast too.

Hi Pablo,
Brilliant sharpness,

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-09-29 3:10]
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Splendid picture!! Sharp and crisp and with a beautiful composition. I love trees and I love to observe their leaves too. But I don't know much about their species and I can't recognize this one. Which is it?
Best regards

Hi Pablo,

simple but effective image, great sharpness and colors



hello Pablo !
Once again, you turne something very common into a piece of art ! It is wonderful to look at. The beautiful sunny colors, the wonderful composition and POV, all these excellent details on the leaves... Very well done !

So we live. My house had many plants inside and out, a 10 ft. fish tank (moisture in the desert)and windfows open for fresh air. Maybe that is why I now have many problems, from dry dusty houses or hotels, widows shut.

without this we are dead..
strange how the plants managed to get their co2 originally...from the atmosphere i suppose
i like your hard edge detail against the blurred background
and a good frame keeps the eye on the ball..:)

Simple... but perfect! A very nice composition.

Hello Pablo. Many people take for granted of the process and how important and vital to our life it is. This shot is excellent with crispy sharpness and perfectly exposed under the sunlight which is critical in the process. Nice diagonal branch with fine detail of the leaves. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-08-10 7:07]

Hello Pablo Minto,
indeed it is an honour of me to have you responded to my humble shot of a caterpillar.
It is such a great feeling, with your score of 15K over, it is a wonderful feeling.
Your shot are excellent and really outstanding.
Thanks for liking my shot.


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