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Happy Holiday Time

Happy Holiday Time
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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-03
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, Canon 58mm close-up lens 250D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-19 9:50
Viewed: 11912
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A little Snow Flake for you.

Happy Holiday Time my friends

Like Paul
"I have "turned off my points" that means that I can't see if anyone gives me points or not. It also means that I don't give out any points. I switched off the points because I got fed up with the point scoring game. I do state in all my notes now that I'm happy for people to choose themselves if they want to leave points, don't leave points, critique or comment."

More info on Snow Flakes

Thank you for looking.

This is my 400th photo on TN.


"I've given up using points so feel free to comment, critique, leave points or don't leave points - it's completely up to you!"

ellis49, Alex99, dew77, RAP, JoseMiguel, SkyF, Dave, scottevers7, PDP, marhowie, wallhalla15, jeanpaul, red45, extramundi, saeedabbasi, bobair, a_christoforos, Bass has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To loot: ...a silent gost...Luc 2 12-25 01:27
To PDP: Essence?Luc 1 12-24 20:10
To kodiak1: "Trivia"...Luc 1 12-19 10:10
To ellis49: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year...Luc 1 12-19 10:02
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  • ellis49 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)
  • [2006-12-19 9:56]
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Hi, Young Brother
Long time no see, it's a great to see a post from again.
Congrats on your 400th post, I hope we will see more.
It's a very nice picture wiht good details and DOF.
I like the composition and POV too.
Well done, MYB&OF

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

  • kodiak1 Silver Star Critiquer [C: 23 W: 0 N: 7] (97)
  • [2006-12-19 10:00]
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Luc, really great snowflake...not the easiest thing to capture. Good job. In the small city where I live (Sudbury, Ontario) there is a science museum called "Science North"...it was designed to look like a snow flake when looking down at it from the air. A little bit of trivia for you instead of giving you any points!


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-19 10:20]

Dear Luc.
First of all I congratulate you with 400th shot shared on TN. This is a great event in your photography life also as well as for us who studies on example of your excellent pictures. I also remember and will remember always that your comment is the first at my TN biography. Thank you very much.

Thank you for kind words of holiday congratulation.

Your shot is amazing in its beauty. Delicate colours palette especially of the BG is wonderful and pleasant to eye at highest range. The captured scene is full of creative potential. The ice is perfect detailed and illuminated and very suitable for these days.

Remain with us, the dear friend and the teacher.
Sincerely yours, Alexei.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-19 10:39]

Hello Luc,
It's a great day,i'm very happy to see a new post from you and hope to see more in new year too.Excellent post.Well seen and composed.POV,details and framing are also wonderful.Congratulations on 400th post!Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-12-19 11:22]
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Hi there stranger. The silent ghost of TN, who is always here, there, and everywhere. I've always remained fascinated to observe where next you will leave your footprints as you move about the passages of TN. It is good to know you have been keeping an eye on us and that you even visit from time to time to post one of your beauties.

I'm not particularly surprised at your timing to pop up out of the woods at this period of the year to say hello, drop a lovely 400th posting, and give us a warm wish for a "Happy Holiday Time". It sure is great to see something from your lens again.

A very interesting shot indeed. I am still trying to figure out what exactly is everything on the photo. What kind of leaf or twig is it? Is the fine stuff in between the snow plant material or is it actually snow flakes that made crystal patterns? Anyway, what seems to be a very simplistic image is actually far more complex and intriguing than what one initially might think. The details are fine and the BG is well removed. Great exposure control via the fill-in flash gave excellent contrast on the snow. Well done and congratulations with #400.

Being in danger of repeating myself, I want to include a short extract of my Xmas greeting on the forum and I know you have seen it, but just to give it a more personal touch I would direct this specifically at you. "Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of this happy holiday time. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2007".

Keep well my friend and see you next time when you choose to see us.

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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2006-12-19 12:11]

witam Luc
bardzo trafione zdjecie gwiazdki z nieba, kazdy czeka na taka, pozytywne foto milo popatrzec
pozdrawiam Marcin

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-12-19 12:50]

Luc this is very beauitful shot...i can feel the chill ness :)..Congratulation for the 400th post..

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-19 13:21]

Una mágica macro Luc capturando la esencia de la naturaleza en todo su esplendor, con gran sentido estético, a partir de un perfecto foco, una gran iluminación y la colaboración de un fondo bien difuso.
Me gusta mucho el encuadre que elegiste para su presentación, con la rama apareciendo por el vértice de la escena.
Mis mejores deseos... Ricardo

A magic macro Luc capturing the essence of the nature in all their splendor, with great aesthetic sense, starting from a perfect focus, a great illumination and the collaboration of a very diffuse bottom.
I like a lot the framing that you chose for their presentation, with the branch appearing for the vertex of the scene.
My best wishes... Ricardo

Salut Luc,
Great to see you posting again. What an amazingly beautiful macro. The ice crystal is beautiful. Just amazing what nature can come up with.
Congratulations on your 400th post...what a milestone.

Hello Luc,
Magnificent this macro of the snow flake.
The POV show us the points of light in the tiny ice formations, excellent work.
I like a lot also the composition.
Congratulations for this post, for the 400th photo on TN, and Happy Holidays too for you and yours.

  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-12-19 15:32]

Bonjour Luc,
nice seeing you back missed you around here!
Great shot those ice particles are very detailed. Very nice DOF and the sharpness is wonderful.
Joyeux Noël

Hi Luc,
sooooooo beautiful, it's an excellent shot.
I also tried to make close-ups of snow-crystals last year, but yours are better than mine, very well done, thanks.
But I also will try it when we again will have snow ;-) Bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2006-12-19 16:17]

Magnifique cadeau de la nature.
Bonne soirée.

Hello Luc! A wonderful Christmas jewel! Exquisite! Linda

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-12-20 0:07]

Hi Luc
Great shot. Great colours and composition. Good light, sharpnes, details,DOF and POV.
Well done mf.


  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-12-20 0:42]

great to know everyting is oke with you my friend.
Great to hear something of the old master himself.
congratiolation with your 400th post and over the points I think you and Paul are right to set the points off. For myself I am not so active here as before. I used a lot of the time for trekearth on the moment. My friend I wish you a good Chrismas and A happy new year.
gr. jaap

Hi Luc,
A wonderful macro on these ice crystals. Well composed and framed. The detail is excellent. Congratulations on your 400th post. I have truly enjoyed your photos and your notes. Hopefully you will stop by more often. You are truly missed.
Happy Holidays to you and your family,

  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-12-23 5:12]

Hey Luc, I missed this - and you too:))) Congratulations on yoour 400th.
A snow flake is new to me, and it is amazing how many different patterns these snow flakes have.
Enjoy your green Christmas my friend, and my best regards to you.
Kia ora

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-12-24 17:56]
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Hi Luc, I'm glad that there are two of us now!

Lovely shot. Details are great and good composition.

Have a very Happy Christmas!

Great holiday post from you and congratulations on the 400 mark Luc.
Very fitting for the season mf.
With regards to the point thing, I will say this..
In the scheme of things, it matters not. I post, I critique, I return critique..It's really that simple..
Everything else is just a darn headache ;}
Happy Holidays!

Hello Luc,
this is wonderful picture from you. I wish it´s mine. ;-) I´m ever happy to see a pictures from you my friend. This is an exellent macro. Fantastic POV/DOF, framing and sharpness. Brillant colours and great exposure. This is an excellent photo. Thank you for posting. I wish you Good Luck, Health and a Happy New Year.

Bonjour Luc
Quel prise de vue magnifique avec ces cristaux de glace qui ressemblent a des diamants! La composition est vraiment réussi avec ses belles couleurs et ses jolis détails.
Bon retour sur le site et je te souhaite une très Bonne Année a toi et ta famille.
Au revoir et bravo...JP

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-01-02 3:38]

Hello My Friend!

Sorry for big delay, but I was really busy last days. Great photo for this ocasion, I love details of ice star.

You're missed here, really. I miss your fantastic pictures of Red Lady and your warm critiques. I hope everything will be better in your life. Sorry to hear bad news :-( Unfortunatelly, sooner or later, everyone of us face such problems in his life. Take care Luc! I'm with you my friend!

  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-01-03 13:04]

Hello Luc,

Je suis très heureux de découvrir ce beau cliché que vous nous offrez de nouveau. Efficace la lentille 250D ! Le détail sur le cristal est superbe.
400ème photo, bravo ! Quantité et toujours qualité.

Comment allez vous mon ami canadien ? Vous me manquiez ici !!!
J'ai eu des soucis de focus avec mon reflex 350D hors garantie, du coup je suis revenu à un bridge efficace : le Fuji S6500 qui me plait bien avec son zoom 28-300m polyvalent. La visée possible avec l'écran LCD de 2.5" précis m'arrange bien avec mes lunettes pour les sujets au raz du sol comme les champignons en forêt...

Je vous souhaite une bonne année dans l'espoir de vous voir plus sur TN...

You dont realize, MF, how happy I am to congratulate you for your 400th. post on TN.
Please understand that although your presence is occasional, you spirit is always alive in the thoughts of modest memebers like extramundi.
Our best wishes for 2007 !!!, Fe&Cr
PD: I forgot, as usual, a beautiful photo :)

dear Luc ,
wonderful image.
excellent focus and very nice sharpness.
great BG.
thanks for sharing this nice image.

  • Evelynn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)
  • [2007-01-22 18:05]

Hi Luc,
I missed this shot, and I have missed you. I hope the new year will be good to you. This is an amazing photo, as so many of yours are. I just love it!

Thanks for sharing once again.

Evelynn : )

Hi Luc,
the points are useful only if other peoples input can help you out in making a decision in the creation of a compilation of what could be considered your own best works,as friends and family are usually less critical about what one has to offer.
By the way your photos are outstanding and are much liked,as if you did not already know that. Have a good one. Oh before I forget your shot of the snowflake is wonderful. Bob

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2007-03-12 14:11]

hi Luc, it is nice to see yome of your shot again. Long time no see you on TN, what is going on?? Your text about point game is OK and I understand you. You are in the golden group, I think group with more than 10 000 points and it is understad it is no chalange for you any more. But still I like yous work adn your photos. Dont give up.

Hello my long lost friend,
Wonderful image, I can't believe you have capture a snowflake so perfectly. I wish I could capture the hot, sunny day we had here today as well!



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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2007-07-17 3:15]

beautiful snow formations! congrats with your 400th post. tfs

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  • jone Silver Star Critiquer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 1] (26)
  • [2007-08-23 0:06]

Hi Luc ;)
nice and fresh...TFS
Best regards,
J ;)

  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-23 13:01]

HOw ironic that I should discover this lovely photo from a fellow Canadian born in my year only to see that you are no longer active!
This is an outstanding post: superb clarity and composition
I can only hope that you are well and will soon be back again

  • gail Gold Star Critiquer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-01 9:49]

HI Luc,
This is a very interesting picture. Nice job!

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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2011-11-26 10:56]

Hi Luc,
nice to see this picture. I always thought of snowflakes as the thing that more represent myself. Thank you also for the info about them.
Amazing macro... really, my compliments to you.

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