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Winter Spruce

Winter Spruce
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Copyright: Silke Force (Silke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-09
Categories: Trees
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Exposure: f/5.9
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !"Mon pays, c'est l'hiver"..., Canadian Winter [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-06 20:35
Viewed: 5694
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Developers unfortunately do slowly eat up our natural landscape. This beautiful spruce tree, that I shot just over a year ago, no longer exists. When I went back to the little copse for some fresh shots last week, I discovered that bulldozers had flattened the whole area. and ugly red stakes now grew out of the ground, marking the property lines of homes yet to be built.
I am so glad that I took this picture when I did -- at least it will continue to live here for us.

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What a nice winter scene! I don't even feel cold because of the warm light in this shot!

I am sorry to hear about the loss of yet another piece of natural land. Too bad developers are not required to plant trees in return for the bulldozed ones. If more people would require that, when they purchase a plot, we would perhaps get somewhere!

Nicely shot! Good detail and focus. Tfs, Jay

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-02-06 21:38]

We have the same trouble here. You see these stunning native trees and ferns growing in lovely areas, and then one day - the bulldozers have been and gone!
I like your picture Silke with the snow on the spruce branches. Well seen and captured. The colours are good too, TFS

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-06 21:42]

Hello Silke

They tear down paradise to put up a parking lot.A simple composition but very lovely.Nice balance and good colour saturation.Well focused with good details and sharpness.TFS


hi silke,
nice capture of the ice on the tree,
well composed shot,
exposure has been managed well,
natural colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Silke,
Very well focused, great sharpness, neat image.
Excellent shot.

Ben Lakitan

Salut Silke
C'est une jolie branche de sapin aqvec une belle neige qui la recouvre .la composition est très belle.
merci et au revoir....JP
Les sourires demain

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-07 7:45]

Hi Silke,
I'm pleased to find a new post from you. Wonderful light, beautiful colours and a quite effective way of showing this spruce against the snowy landscape.
Sadly human endless expansion devastated this calm and beautiful place. I hope one day population will decrease!
José M.

Hello Silke,

This is a shame how forest, wood and natural habitats are so easily destroyed without almost anybody to protest. I saw on the news yesterday that 30 coyotes were captured and killed for having being to close to a farm... I barely knew that we have coyotes here. Couldn't they just relocate them? No, it is too much problems and it is too expensive… I called the Fauna Minister and they told me that Coyote’s hunting is permitted and they are no quota… Meanwhile, there is an overpopulation of deer…Find the mistake…

Anyway, this is a beautiful macro with excellent details and exposure. I love the way you composed this picture. Well seen. Thanks,

Hello Silke,

well done excllent composed and captrure photo colors Bg POV DOF perfect I really lkie this Postcard look alot,

well done
TFS Kyle

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-02-07 8:50]

Hello Silke,
a wonderful wintery composition, I love the POV showiung off the light and shadow situation so well. The evergreen looks o nice with this snow cover on them. Sharpness, colors and exposure of the snow is excellent.
Very well done.

Hi Silke, lovely winter and peaceful composition, nice photo with beautiful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Belle photo, cette branche de sapin clairsemée de neige est très jolie,les détails biens visibles et nets. Amitiés Thomas

Hello Silke! Well, I have a new wallpaper for my desktop! This is so beautiful, and it comes across as almost 3 dimensional on my monitor! The green is so soothing, and your whites are actually white! I mention that because I am finding snowy whites a real challenge--sounds like a laundry commercial. DOF is great! I am so glad you posted this, especially under the circumstances. You did a great job! Thanks, Linda

Hello Silke,
A very moody impression from the Canadian forests!
Simple composition but full of beauty, details are very well captured...
Nice framing, good natural colours!
Pablo -

Hello Silke !
It is so sad to hear that this beautiful place has been destroyed - unfortunately it is the same in France, each year more forests ans each time I take a picture I wonder if this piece of nature will still exist in some years.

Anyway, I'm glad you saved this beautiful tree on your picture. Sharp details, beautiful colors, beautiful composition, it's a lovely picture of something that does no longer exist but that we should never forget...

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-02-08 17:29]

Hello Silke,
You have a creative vision. I really admire the way you isolated the snow-covered spruce branches against a gray/white background with perfect depth-of-field. Great color and sharpness, too. I'm sorry to read about the spruce but yes, developers have no limit to their greed.
Best wishes,

Hi Silke ,
great details and focus.
well composed and nice colours.
light and sharpness are excellent.

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