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Old, frozen birch

Old, frozen birch
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Copyright: Joanna Wieczorek (cafecrem) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1201 W: 60 N: 1392] (9248)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-13
Categories: Trees
Camera: Olympus 740UZ
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-03-05 11:20
Viewed: 3016
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I like birches. They remainds me the most happy while in my life. My childhood in forest, my first date with my husband, long walks on meadows near my home...
White birch is very popular in Poland.
* Leaves oval, with rounded base, pointed tip, and toothed margin.
* Bark on branches and young trees is brown to bronze.
* Bark on mature trees white, peeling into long, narrow, paper-like strips.
* Height: To 80'.

Natural History:
* Habitat: Young forests, areas destroyed by fire. Often grows with conifers.
* Range: Throughout Europe, Canada, southeastern United States to the Midwest.
* Native to Europe, Canada, USA.

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To red45: BrzrzrzrzzzzrzrzaJanice 1 03-05 14:43
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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-03-05 11:48]

The white birch is also sensitive to deseases. Alot of them caught something in Southern Ontario when I lived there as a child and teenager. Up here in Central Ontario they are numerous, which is great to see. All have there own characteristic, shape, size. A very interesting tree.
BTW, I saw the largest ever in all my life, my arms spread out, just over 6 feet, the tree trunk 12 feet or more, I kid you not. Massive tree.
Anyway, execelent view and well presented. Well done.


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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-03-05 13:07]

Very interesting, I don't think I see this before, I grew up in one of the rainforest jungle in S.E.Asia, I used to play in the jungle, but I never seen this before. Great shot, detail sharp and clear, very well done girl. Thanks for sharing.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-03-05 13:13]
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Especially for Janice - this tree is called in Polish - Brzoza. Repeat Janice - Brzrzrzrzzzzrzrza ;-) Excellent picture Joanna, very good details and textures. I like to touch white areas on birch's bark - there are very smooth.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-03-05 14:13]

Can you see the face? It is a king with a crown and beard, one eye, a tiny dot for a nose, and he is smiling (at me pronouncing his name - Brzrzrzrzzzzrzrza)
Excellent Joanna. I love these trees too. TFS.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-03-05 14:20]

Belle présentation, une image avec de belles couleurs. On voit bien les détails de l'arbre, très intéressant. Félicitations !

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-03-05 14:31]

Hi Joanna
A beautiful texture, and I can see an interesting face here, reminds me of Fatso, from the Ghostly Trio - Casper the Friendly Ghoast. I think we need a theme for patterns in nature? TFS

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-06 7:25]

Interesting pattern, very sharp details. It looks like a cross-eyed ghost to me. ;)

Technical quality:*****
Wow factor:***

Very interesting post Joanna, very nice forms.
Well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-03-06 12:36]

Joanna, an unusual shot. A good one to those who like to find out figures and forms in abstract things, just like we do sometimes with the clouds.

Nice colors.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-03-06 13:43]

Hi Joanna.
Belle image très détaillée.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-03-07 6:47]

Interesting birch shot!Details and sharpness very good and I liked your note too:) TFS

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-03-08 5:02]

Seems like a photo taken by a satellite of some strange country with a large mountain covered with snow. Iam so used to see snow than I see it everywhere.
Thanks Joanna.

Hello Joanna,

You showed again that you're able to not only look but also see the nice things. What I like in your photo's is the simple details of natural things. And also the colours not adjusted unnaturally.

Keep on shooting! Maybe a bigger beach photo?


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  • olar Gold Star Critiquer [C: 137 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-03-11 5:18]

Bardzo interesujące zdjęcie. Fajna faktura.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-03-11 13:53]

Ciekawa fota, wyostrzona na maksa. £adny opis. I nie mêczcie tej Janci brzrzoz±.

Very artistic shot.Details,sharpness and your note are great.

Once again I am very impressed with the sipmlicity of the shot, yet it has a tremendous impact. Lovely textures and patterns. Very well done Joanna.

You have a great eye Joanna. A very interesting capture.
Well done.

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  • ian Gold Star Critiquer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-03-17 2:54]

I like. Good photo. Very interesting.

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