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Greening of Maple Trees

Greening of Maple Trees
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-19
Categories: Trees
Camera: Fuji Finepix S2 pro, AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-28 8:11
Viewed: 2815
Points: 28
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In the early spring the maple is green, this Red Maple turns into a dark red as the summer months go on, however it is too early and green is the colour it wears in early spring. And today it is on and off snowing yet, but days are warm and anything white melts quickly in the 50 degrees. soil temperatures rise and starts for those with cultivated gardens are planted. In the northern hemisphere, the growing season is short. I have lost one quarter of my gardens in the wilderness mountains. My seeds came from Siberia and were heritage seeds...but as to the Maple pictured here, I do not know it's story. I have seen this one for the first time in 1995 and it was perhaps 16-17 m tall. I am real bad at guessing and morning has yet to awaken all of my natural sense,. I am sure it is taller now....they do grow to 27m but I do not believe that out in the west where they are quite scarce, they actually ever reach this height.

We spend so much time awaiting spring that its arrival is almost anticlimactic. I am reminded that summer will too come soon and days will be hot for weeks on end and there will be many days at home in the air conditioning us Americans have now come to take for granted. But I do look forward to our trip to the wilderness coming soon. there are many new natural secrets there which await my now TN trained eyes....spring...and a Red Maple in bloom.

Fujifilm S1Pro DSLR
Nikkor-D 85mm 1.8

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To angybone: Me and Pabloeqshannon 1 03-29 19:29
To jaycee: Mesquiteangybone 1 03-29 05:31
it is spring !CeltickRanger 2 03-28 16:34
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Hi Bob,

Now this looks like springtime. My mesquite has recently lost all of its leaves and your Maple is beautiful and green! This is such a simple shot and so lovely. Beautiful colors against the blue sky.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-03-28 8:28]

Hi Bob,very nice way to show this tree,excellent quality of light directly on the green of the tree,wonderfull point of view,i like a lot this work,thanks to show us,Luciano

Hi Bob, looks like spring is arriving, Good colours against the background and a lovely shade of green. TFS regards h

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-03-28 8:53]

Hi Bob,
lovely to see these green shoots, a sure sign of the seasons change. Excellent detail and punchy colour.
All that air con makes me worry...it's so heavy on the carbon output and we Brits are starting to take up the habit too..it's ironic, as global warming increases, the summers get hotter, meaning we need more air con to cope...which just perpetuates the problem..oh well, at least it's Friday i guess :o)
Have a good weekend Mr Shannon,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-03-28 10:19]

The green flowers of your maples are very similar to ours, Bob.
This is one of Nature's quirks, the green flowers making the maple look like it is coming into leaf but I think pollinating insects see the difference as they can see it differently as they have UV vision.
This ia a very nice presentation of the maple in flower and it is sharp and well composed.
Thanks for sharing this and have a good weekend.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-03-28 10:30]

Hello Bob,
So the Maple was in flower already 9 days ago! I'm so glad spring is coming your way and I hope life will improve at your end even though you miss your wonderful wilderness.
I'm not keen on winter either and have often dreamed of a life in the tropics but I'm sure I'd miss our seasons that really make life more interesting in many respects. I wonder what summer temperatures you get where you are?
This is a beautiful and cheerful spring capture of the Maple in flower and against a lovely blue sky! Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

A good indicator of the approaching spring Bob, perfectly captured in a colorful mood with a fine bluish BG. Some browneries (in contrast to "greeneries"), relicts of the past winter, remind us that after the colorful seasons, unavoidably we will face the winter again...

Hello Bob,
I always see Maple tree in it's glory in autumn with varied colouration but never seen one with green leafs, now I see one, much appreciated for the sharing!
very fine captured with good lighting to have the sharpness, good colour and details
thanks once again

hello Bob

lovely shot of the spring greening of Maple Trees,
fine POV, excellent DOF, behind the yellow-green colours
i love to see too the blue sky, lovely luminosity of the image,


P.S. here our Maple Trees are still far to be like your image's,
but today i heard for the fisrt time of the year the cry
(with out seeing it) of the red-winged blackbird,
and for the first time of the year i saw on the snow
(i could'nt shot in photo) the beautiful American Robin,
it is spring i am happy even if every where is still white snow

Can't really say why I like this one... the light green and blue combination plus it's flowing lines are very pleasing to the eye.

Namastay Bob,
A nice capture of this green maple. It is the first time I am seeing this in my life. Very good details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

With all that snow you guys are greening up already! WOW! I hope the trees are being foolishly optimistic. :)
A very interesting shot...again. You have that touch...I think you and Pablominto both have a way of taking something the rest of the world misses and photographing it in such a way that it becomes REAL art. WOW! I wanna learn how to do that.

Very beautiful shot of the 'greening', Bob!As usual, you've got this exceptional eye for detail, and use it wonderfully well, making things so ordinairy, look so beautiful and aesthetic!
very well done!

Hi Bob,

It seem that spring is faster in your area compared to my region. The green buds on the branches are an eye catcher. It is the beginning of spring. The subject is well framed. The different tints of colors are an asset to the composition. Have a nice day.


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