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2016 - New Year, New Species

2016 - New Year, New Species
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-04-11
Categories: Trees
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, Raynox DCR 250 macro lens
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Cones And "Coniferal Blooming", New Year, New Species [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2016-01-01 5:15
Viewed: 3363
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear Nature Lovers,

As in the past few years, I again should like to start the new one with a species new to TN: this time the Japanese larch (Larix kaempferi (Lamb.) Carr., 1856), a beautiful decidouos conifer, originating from the Japanese Alps, from the island of Honshu. I found other larch (Larix sp.) images on TN, but not exactly about this species.

Photo: taken in my beloved Fota Arboretum in April 2015. Shutter priority exposure mode, flash, macro lens, in Photoimpact moderate cropping, color adjustment, after re-sizing noise reduction on the background and selective sharpening on the cone.

I truly wish everyone (including myself) to learn about Nature and Photography as much in 2016 on the pages of TN (and elsewhere, too) as in 2015 or before. Cheers!

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Hello Laszlo,

Well presentation of this Japanese Larch against such beautiful blue sky. Very well details as well as light.

Agree with last paragraph in your NOTE (smile)

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family !!!
Thanks for your kind words and visiting my gallery.
Amazing accuracy. Details and colors are exceptional. Nice contrast against the blue background.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-01-01 9:24]

Hello Laszlo, and congratulations on a New Species.
Tac sharp focus revealing exceptional detail and color. Great use of flash and just the right amount of exposure. The vertical framing worked out perfectly in this instance. Love the beautiful blue sky as a BG. We are off to a good start as this is the first time I have ever seen this particular species. Great presentation!
It's cold and windy this first day of the New Year here in Ohio.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-01-01 10:21]

Hello László,
What a splendid light in this macro. It brings out the colors alive. Fantastic sharpness and that all for a new species in TN. The blue background is gorgeous. Well vertical composed.
A Happy and Healthy New Year.

Hallo Laszlo
Happe new year to you and Family
very nice and sharpness picture with good details
lovely colours
gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-01-01 11:28]

Hi Laszlo,a photographic style that i like a lot,taken from below and flashed with the blue of sky in background...great capture of this larix pine,bright colors and fine details as usual.Thanks a lot for you always kind comments of my pics and excuse me for the noised backgrounds...ehhe..i must to study some program like neat image..ehhee...happy new year,Luciano

Hello Laszlo
A nice close up of this intricate larch cone. It's interesting that some cones point toward the sky and other point toward the ground depending on the species of Conifer. Colour, sharpness and Composition is great. Happy New Year! TFS Janice

Hello László

Congratulations for this new species on TN,
great macro, with excellent light and contrast,
superb focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2016-01-08 10:11]

Hi Laszlo.
You have selected a subject for greeting card simply perfectly. Very impressed and well illuminated scene with great POV, vivid colours and colourful a bit shadowed BG. TFS.
P.S. Only you and your touching comments during my absence brought my back TN. Many thanks.

Hello Laszlo,
dear Irish-Hungarian friend, thank you for this very appealing start into 2016, bursting with energy and good spirits! With all the best wishes to you from Austria,

Hello Laszlo,
A very sharp picture of this Japanese Larch, nice lighting, details and lovely colours, very well captured,
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

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