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Copyright: Jay Meeuwig (Shoot_Score) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 302 N: 670] (2376)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-15
Categories: Humorous, Trees, Bushveld
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000, Super -EBC Fujinon Lens Optical Zoom
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-17 11:59
Viewed: 4525
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
... was Happy St.Patrick's Day
... also The Ides of March ...

Today I looked very hard for a fitting shot. I needed something GREEN.
It is after all St Patrick's Day... Here is my toast to all my Trek friends:
... " May you be in heaven, before the devil knows you are dead...

Now on the subtitle, the Ides of March ... that is a wee harder.
There is a lot to see in this photo. The assassin - Hurricane Juan -
had killed my Caesar - my only pinetree - with a stab in the back!
What a brutus Juan was!
As a reminder I have left the stump of said pinetree in my bushfeld.
< It's there in the m/g; I will post a closeup in WS later. >

But here is the good news... Small offspring of the pinetree are already growing again!!! < See the soft green blurs from the lowerleft side to the stump. I will post another closeup in WS later. >

So my friends allow me another toast: Nachayim!
PSt I need to find some green beer now!

And finally the puzzle of the day: can anyone tell me
what plant/bush/tree the green buds belong to?

PS Photo taken < on March 15th > in macromode, handheld;
scaled according to the 1/3rd rule ;) to fit TN.

Compo: I wanted to leave a bit of dull sky on and show the darker evergreen trees above the bare bushes and hedges.
The only thing "alive" at this point would seem to be the evergreens... Most other plants, shrubs, bushes, etc. are still trying to shake off the long hibernation... Yesterday and today we had freezing rain.

Alex99, dew77, Silke, peter_stoeckl, NellyD, Uhu has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Uhu: ...some of Americans living here, in Petersburg, ceShoot_Score 2 03-19 07:43
To Clancys: Maybe you should have used your green thumb.Shoot_Score 1 03-18 21:05
To Adanac: We got no Bud here, ...Shoot_Score 1 03-18 13:53
To Silke: ... these swollen buds ...Shoot_Score 2 03-17 17:21
To Alex99: BG is not the best but this is matter of tasteShoot_Score 1 03-17 17:21
To Silke: You've missed the ides by two days,Shoot_Score 1 03-17 17:07
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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-17 16:11]
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Hi Jay.
Very interesting work and creative idea. Using macro mode is unusual and impressive. I like pictured scenery, great DOF, nice and excellent detailed twig and very impressive tree on the right side of the shot. It seems to me BG is not the best but this is matter of taste. My best wishes, TFS and only points tomorrow.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-17 16:20]

Hello Jay,
Lovely close up.Well seen and composed.POV,3D effect,lighting and clear details are excellent.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-03-17 17:20]
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Very clever! Shot on the Ides and posted on St. Pat's -- too clever by half, Jay!
I like the green of the message and the promise of spring these swollen buds hold.

Hello Jay,
clear signs of spring arriving with a well told story. But finding out which kind of plant the green buds belong to - I think I will have to ask you to post another view of that location in four to six weeks. Right now it is just a guess saying elder (Sambucus canadensis), or lilac.
Enjoy the Spring, happy St. Patricks, and cheers for a good glass of beer.
With thanks, and best regards,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-17 21:48]
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Hello Jay,
We got no Bud here, you got bud. Happy St. Paddys Day,
This is a nice macro of a lilac bud, TFS.

Nice one!!
I KNEW spring was a'comin' to YOUR neighborhood!!

Nice macro shot.....and nice idea to focus solely on the "subject" and leave the BG to fend for itself!!

Nice touch for St. Paddy's DAY!!

Hi Jay,

Very good idea and good closeup.
Excellent light, details, BG, colours, composition and POV.
Thanks for sharing!

Greetings, Nel

Maybe you should have used your green thumb. You have so many different kinds of plant,trees and shurbs to choose from.But thank you for thinking of the Irish holiday.


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  • Uhu (64)
  • [2007-03-18 14:54]
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Do you know that St Patrick was saint before splitting of Catholics and Orthodox, and some of Americans living here, in Petersburg, celebrating it together with their local friends? I was surprised to know it, funny thing. Good photo, this.

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