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FOR JOEY Spring Wildflowers

FOR JOEY Spring Wildflowers
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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: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-22
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D50, SIGMA 28-70mm 1:2.8-4 DG
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Joe's Favourites 2, For Joey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-26 6:17
Viewed: 3201
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I find myself back at Fish Lake and again an overcast day. This small grove of Lupines was a wonderful natural sight against the pine forest and old volcanic rocks with lichen.

So many people have given me a new set of eyes. Or perhaps here on TN let me say ....a different way of seeing. Many of these folks are new and some are professional. Some are older...some younger. And among the younger group, no person has taught me more than a 15, soon to be 16 year old name Joey! I see a lot of myself in Joey at his age. His every questioning, and all encompassing way of seeing the world and the natural inhabits big and small....this quality which is quite indescribable is what keeps me going on each day. When Joey is in Country, he posts almost each and every day..and he takes time to critique others fairly. But most of all I am so happy to see such talent and dedication in a young man who I am sure will go far in this word. As I was re-reading his bio the other day, I noted that he borrowed some money from his parents and slowly pays it off..this again reminds me of how I was raised...nothing in this world is free except our birth and somehow in esoteric circles we pay for that in life through our God given talents.....to which Joey is one of the best examples...

So here Joey...is a landscape of wildflowers from Fish Lake. Wild Sunflowers and Lupines...for the colours...and the rest of the small creatures and large ones above, I will leave for you to fill in the blanks with your imagination!

Nikon D50
Nikkor at 35mm
ISO 1600

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-26 6:23]

Hi Bob. What a beautiful picture of the wild flower fron Fish lake for are good friend Joey. I have been lucky to have met this young man and all you say is so true. I am so sure he will love this picture.Fine detail and colours. The old trre stumps starting to look natural too. well done TFS.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-05-26 6:30]

Very nicely said Bob, I'm sure Joey will truly enjoy your wonderful photo of wildflowers.
Fish lake, as seen through your photos seems to be a very beautiful area. I can see why you love to go there and just enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of God's creation. TFS

The flower strewn earth in spring symbolizes the spirit of our young and extremely talented Joe, Bob. You have sketched him very well and I appreciate your gesture from the core of my heart.
The flowers look fresh and beautiful.
Keep them coming and all the best.

Hello Bob
This is a fine dedication to Joe...Having spent the day with him last Sunday I can testify that he truly has a talent for nature photography..He is incredible to watch as he searches out subjects and then works out the best way to capture them.
As for this glorious picture which is full of vibrant well saturated colours..Perfect choice of F11 and it has to be said that your nikon handles noise alot better at high isos than my canon!!
All the Best

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-26 8:45]

Hi Bob!!
Thankyou very, very, very much for this :-D
Your words are so kind and have spread a massive smile across my face :-)
You couldn't have picked a nicer photo either :-))
The colours are beautiful!
Excellent depth and contrast.


Joe :-)))

p.s I am 14 soon to be 15 :-)

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-05-26 9:45]

Hi Bob,
well you really nailed the composition on this one, perfect! Wood, stone and plants all where they should be. Lovely mix of colour and details too, great job my friend.

Hi Bob,

a wonderful landscape picture selected with loving care ! And a wonderful, touching dedication to "our" Joey ! You too Bob, has given a lot to TN, you set the tone by the friendly way in which you discussed the problem at hand with many of us. Thanks to you as well !
My best regards

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-05-26 10:04]

Hi Bob,

Wonderful dedication to a fantastic young man. I agree with all you said about Joe - I think he knows how much he has taught and helped me. And, a lovely landscape. Beautiful flowers of lovely colors and for me, the volcanic rocks add so much to the picture.


Hello Bob,

nice picture and good pov.
I thought i saw a cementary but this is an exellent piece of photography.
Beautiful that contrast in the flowers between yellow and blue.


A beautiful palette of bright, young colours in nice contrast to darkish old trunks, surrounded and impregnated by various fine greeneries, all under the diffuse illumination of an overcast sky, and to complete this fine tableau of nature, a hulk of a rock covered with matte lichens! I'm sure Joey will be delighted with this Bob, well, I did!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-05-26 12:02]

hello Bob,
We are neighbours again and on a stage of flowers!
Yours are so natural, and of wonderful conrasted colours. I just wonder about the cut trees.
Nice and very kind dedication to a very young and talented fellow.
Thanks also for your visit (on the stage;-))

How green is your Valley!Or should it be how colourful is your Vale?A stunning shot, Bob!

Hello Bob,
What a beautiful landscape of wild flower from the fish lake! and I had the honor to see the place from winter to spring from your valuable posting and see the changes, much appreciated for your excellent works too!
A wonderfu image of nature and a perfect dedication to our friend Joey!
thank you once again, Bob!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-05-26 20:22]

Hola Sr. Bob.
Muy bella la foto de estas hermosos flores silvestres. Tienen un exelente nitidez y hasta se puede oler su fino aroma.
Gracias por compartir Bob.
Un saludo y un fuerte abrazo.

Namastay Bob,
A lovely capture of these beautiful wild flowers. A lovely dedication for Joe. Very well composed with a nice view. Thanks a lot for sharing.


Hello Bob,
A lovely colour palette as the wild flowers spread as soon as there is a clearance in the forest!
The fine light really makes them stand out, in particular the yellow ones contrast well with the greenery...
I also like to take this opportunity to thank you for support and advice!
It has been great and I have learned a lot through the many fine presentations in TrekNature!
Pablo -

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-05-27 1:12]

Wild Sunflowers and Lupines - how lovey to see them all growing here like this.
What amazes me is the fact that these plants have been lying dormant under the snow all winter - and once it thaws, up they come.
Thanks for showing us this very special Fish Lake.

How did I miss this one?
What a gorgeous scene! It seems like a great place to sit and just be. Gorgeous colors!
Maybe I'm getting cool but you always were cool! ;)

Beautiful Bob,
Nicely composed with the rock and old tree stump FG "anchoring" the frame..Very good color, exposure, and DOF also.
Great words of encouragement - Joe is a dedicated young man, and you've given me some more insight into who he is.
I wish I'd found photography at his age..
When I was 16 it was girls and football only..No time for anything else ;}
Well done,

hello Bob

beautiful image of these flowers in the wilderness,
fine POV, i love the fine DOF of your image,
beautiful luminosity with excellent sharpness and details, TFS


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-27 6:29]

Hello Bob

Another beautiful capture of a wildflowers.
The woodland setting is lovely.
Well composed with an eye for detail.
Very good pov and dof.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-27 21:29]

With this fine image of the blossoming of late spring, you are not only paying tribute to our young TN friend Joe, but to the colours of my country!
The blues of the wild lupins together with the yellow sunflowers could be a fine image for our National day on June 6. In addition the tree stumps and the rock in the FG provide a wonderful composition in this arrangement of flowers and greenery.
A beautiful image, Bob and TFS!

Hi Bob, splendid colorful composition with wonderful flowers, great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-05-28 18:37]

Hello Bob,
Wonderful dedication to a great photographer and contributor to this site. What a gorgeous scene superbly captured by your great eye and wonderful camera work.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-06-04 6:36]

Dear Bob,
There are certain images that you come across and they get imprinted on your memmory and how much ever time you cant forget the impression it made...and that is why I am here Bob today to come back see and write a critique on this shot that i saw many many days ago soon after you had uploaded this one. I even came and marked the flax near aroundhere, that was in a hurry and i just passed by.But this one kept coming back to me...i have seen this place before in one of your shots again lupines before they bloomed and after they bloomed.Yet, this one looks more memmorable and wonderful to me. I love this incredible mix of yellowish orange that has sprung up in the middle of lupines violets, and the PoV is most special with that cut away tree trunk in i9ts so very own natural setting. I like the stone right in front just as if one could rest lest he needed to and the further away in the DoF the cut away trunks of trees opening up the sun shine sky with better light for the litle cheerful plants in the woods.
Very nice composition Bob.Well done.
TFS & cheers

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-06-05 5:58]

Hi Bob

Long time, no chat :( I know...busy, busy days :(
Anyway, i escaped worked now for a very little bit and started browsing through your lovely gallery again and found this gorgeous shot and worth dedication for our young and passionate friend - Joey :)
A truly great shot, full of vibrant colors and with good details and composition, definitely to Joe's liking.
I also took pleasure in reading your nice note once again...i'm sure Joe blushed a bit, too :))

Anyway, a very kind gesture and great idea!
Bravo and TFS

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