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American Maple

American Maple
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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: 2013-10-13
Categories: Trees
Camera: LeicaDLUX4
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-07 11:55
Viewed: 2716
Points: 26
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*Dedicated to Joey Kellard, Rick Price and Subhash sir!

Thanks to all who supported me over the last four years of my recovery. I am walking a bit on my own thank you but am mostly in a wheelchair. Watch out for flu shots!

These are the seeds of an American Maple Tree. This as many in the US do not produced a maple fluid for sugar. The true Sugar Maple comes from Canada. Some slip down into the New England states of the US but one can taste a difference in the methods used to produce the syrup from these trees. They are native to Canada and parts o f the US however I suspect over 200 plus years old timers knew how far from the syrup they were getting. Alas their plan to bring it west didn't work.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-11-07 12:13]

Hello Bob.
That's very nice that you are back.
A beautiful Autumn still live photo. The colors are beautiful -. A wonderful composition with the leaves and maple Put together.

I am highly touched with your dedication. The photograph is unique in many ways. It has great autumnal flavours and it is very much on my heart and soul :) Regards Subhash

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-07 12:39]

Hello Bob,
Great to see your new posting and to hear that there's progress in your recovery.
Very beautiful photo in splendid colours, excellent sharpness and a pleasing composition.

Ciao Bob, howe are you? A glass of red wine for you this evening, my old friend, lovely composition, splendid light, excellent clarity and fantastic autumnal colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-07 15:02]
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Hi Bob,it's nice to see you again! A beautiful capture of the autumnal colors,a typical plant of my country too and a very nice composition whit fine details and perfect exposure,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Bob, great to have you back here on TN! I'm thrilled.
Maple trees grow in the state of Jammu and Kashmir where I'm living as of now. This summer, I walked with my school boys in a valley in Kashmir and looked at Maple trees after a gap of 25 years. I wanted to return there with my wife in October to see them in their fall colors, but couldn't. Standard excuse: hectic work schedule.
Your picture of Maple is its autumn hues somehow fulfills my craving for their seasonal transformation. A beautiful capture with those subtle tones of colors on the leaves.
Very happy to know you have recovered a great deal. Take care and keep fit.
Best regards.

Hello Bob.
Welcome Sir,
Very artistic picture it is.
Colour of the leaf and surrounding is amazing.
I can feel the autumnal colors and atmosphere.
with regards,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-11-07 18:28]

Hello Bob,
Great to see and hear that you are starting to mend. I see your leaves are starting to get some color to them, ours are pretty much about over right now. You can still find a few that at brightly colored, but for the most part they are falling fast and turning a bit brown.
Rosie and I were up in your neck of the woods (Cuyahoga Valley) about two weeks ago and saw some really pretty trees, but they were very spotty this year. Some areas were gorgeous, but a mile down the road they were still all green and no color change.
Your maple leaves and seed pods are a real treat to view as winter slowly approaches Northeast Ohio. Hope you keep gaining strength and improving in mobility. It's funny you mention flu shots as I got mine about three weeks ago.
"God Bless" Bob
PS. if you get a chance check out this video, I'm on the far right starting the first verse.


Hi Robert,
beautiful artistic photo of autumn. Really nice colours. Perfect composition and presentation.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Robert,
The essence of autumn. Beautiful shapes and colors.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-11-08 4:49]

Hello Bob,
So nice to see a picture from you again. And what a shot! Very artistical presentation with this fine palette of colours. I know that you like this tree and the way you show it here is just superb. Thanks a lot too for your kind words on my last posting too. And we hope to see more from you.
Take care!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-11-08 5:37]

Wow, beautiful colors, pastel shades, lovely image. tfs.

Oh i LOVE this; so colorful and delicate! We don't see these in Florida! Brings back memories of my childhood! Lovely indeed

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