Your hand hold of this superb optics generated an excellent image. Excellent details and good depth at f/3. Very good framing of this beautiful tree fitting well in the frame. I have never seen Cougar in real life although I am an alumni of University of Houston... Go Cougars... :-)
- angela926 (3083)
- [2009-01-10 16:48]
Excellent composition and pov, beautiful colors and light.
I seet he robin under the tree on the right.
- azleader (931)
- [2009-01-10 17:18]
Nice shot... I especially like knowing the background of the places folks photograph. It adds so much more meaning for me to the composition.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2009-01-10 18:10]
i realy love your image 2 in one, i love that little bird on that
image with the old apple tree, well you did well to not have
a zoom lens at that moment to have a wide view with the
robin very small on it, this is a pefect image of 2 of your themes,
« Small bird, big world » and « Where they realy leave »,
i will add it on one of my themes, TFS
- sranjan (5784)
- [2009-01-10 18:43]
Beautiful composition at 3500 feet of great American winter & the wilderness. Yes, I can see the Robin very much in-situ this photograph. TFS.
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2009-01-10 19:03]
A nice capture of this part of Colville National Forest. A nice looking apple tree although it is old. Very well composed and good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2009-01-10 19:30]
I spotted the Robin immediately - see, sometimes I look down. Lovely scene with this pretty tree and the green surrounding it. I bet you are wishing to see these signs right now!
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2009-01-10 19:46]
A very pleasing image that I'm sure your hoping will be here soon. I know you will be seeing this type of scene before many more months. I did spot the robin right away as it stands so proudly to the right of the apple tree.
We have about a foot and a half of snow right now and more coming. I know this is nothing compared to what you've been getting. Well done!!
- Adanac (21378)
- [2009-01-10 20:11]
Feral trees thats a new one on me but it works. Possible a discarded apple from a hiker got it started. Nice image my friend and the robin wasn't difficult to find at all.
- bobair (44)
- [2009-01-10 21:24]
I like this simple and honest photo of early spring time as it is more to my liking than winter is,which is not to say winter is without some charms but rather I'm not all that fond of the cold.Apple blossoms are very lovely to see and for seven years of my life '65-'72 I lived on an orchard farm where there were apple,pear,plum and peach trees along with some cherry trees and grapes thrown in for good measure;all of which give me very good memories of my life as a child,a personal Eden if you will.Here where I now live apples do not do all that well and mostly all I see are crabapple trees but the blossoms like those shown in your photo carry me back to my early years.This photo has very good colour and sharpness working well to convey what your eye has seen and I too have seen apple trees gone feral as well and eaten of their less than perfect fruits.Thanks for twigging a memory in me,Bob. Bob
- crs (3551)
- [2009-01-10 22:24]
It is nice to see a photo about spring now when witer is here. I like how the old apple tree with flowers stays against the trees from the forest behind. The littel robin birings a bit of contrasting color in the image.
Thank you for sharing,
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2009-01-10 23:15]
nice picture of sign of the spring.
Beautiful colours and good pov.
Under tree are a little bird?
- Argus (50626)
- [2009-01-11 7:53]
I can see your wish for the snow to go and spring to arrive by this fine apple tree shot. The blossom contrasts well with the green BG provided by the pines and the composition centres on the whitenes of desire, unlike your whiteness of discomfort and distress.
Thanks Bob and keep well,
- joey (24909)
- [2009-01-14 14:43]
a superb shot of this wintery scene and a tiny American Robin.
Very well done,