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Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3879 W: 192 N: 3835] (14563)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-07
Categories: Trees
Camera: Fuji FinePix
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My First Post of Trek Nature [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-08 6:45
Viewed: 4073
Points: 25
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Resin in different stages of hardening, captured in sunlight on the trunk of an old fir tree…

Plants produce resins for various reasons whose relative importance is debated. It is known that resins seal the plant's wounds, kill insects and fungi, and also allow the plant to eliminate excess metabolites.

Formed in special resin canals, resin is typically exuded in soft drops from wounds, hardening into solid masses in the air. It may be obtained by making incisions in the bark or wood of the secreting plant, or extracted from resin-bearing plants by leaching of the tissues with alcohol. The hardening property has made resins traditionally useful as varnishes and adhesives.

Source (partly): Wikipedia

thistle, Janice, petrudamsa, anavazao, cas_orla, Alex99, oscarromulus, Silke, jusninasirun has marked this note useful
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  • Needs Improvement 
  • Shaver (100)
  • [2005-11-08 6:56]

Beautiful colors and light, maybe its my monitor but it looks like the focus could be better. It is hard to see the details in your photo.

I can see the details well ;)
Maybe it could've been sharper, but I think everything else is very good here. The POV, colours and water in BG are great.
The subject of the photo is very interesting and so is the note you've written about it.
Overall, very good post.
I like it very much.

  • Great 
  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-11-08 14:22]

Hi Pablo, good to see you here on TN.
I like looking at tree trunks and I have some Kauri trunks to post here one day, and one with resin as well.
I agree with Monika's comments, it could be a little sharper, but the colours and interest are good. Well done...

Beautiful colors and light indeed. I missed this one till now. By the way, in case you read this in time, was your last post (today 11/dec/2005) removed or you just deleted it? (That one within the greenhouse. I just had a look, but no time to write an impression and now I can't find it.)

Regards, Petru

  • Great 
  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-12-12 13:19]

Interesting and also different object to shot Pablo.
I like these strong colors,DOF,sharpness, cool frame and good pov.TFS

Great colours and perspective!
well done!


  • Great 
  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2006-04-08 15:06]

Hi, Pablo!
You have achieved all the sunny amber colors in your photo. I like the abstract picture that you have found on the pine trunk.

  • Great 
  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-06-26 4:26]

Hi Pablo
I wish to see your firt shot in TN. I see that you are perfectionism my frend.
Well seen and well composied.
I feel that you want to share with us this beautiful moment you catch.
Thanks my frend for our pohotos.

Hey Pablo!
I have seen your first picture now, and you know what? Shaver was damn right, even though he did not use strong words you suggested he had used :))! You have truly found your niche as a nature artist now, my friend.
All the same, I will give you slightly more than what Shaver gave you very justifiably by way of his rating of your first picture. Ha, Ha!!

I think that Shaver was a little hard with you. It must have been quite difficult for a first post. I think it is not that bad at all :-) I remember my first two posts that I have deleted... One was a dragonfly which was critiqued by Hans but he was kinder to me by saying that focus was not at the right place and teaches me many things. The second one was a bush with flowers and rain drops; I think I had 2 or 4 points for it... This is very fun to see how we improve our pictures by practicing and learning (just look at my first red cardinal on a wire… :-) See you around,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-01 5:54]

Hi Pablo.
I don't think that this is simple subject. This picture shows that its photographer loves the nature and he is interested to come to the point. I also like the very interesting note as well as the great POV and framing. Remote well detailed BG is looked so perfectly as the main subject. My compliments and TFS.

Great notes.
Many years ago, in the Azores, resin was used mixed with alcohol as a form of "hair spray" by ladies. FACT.
The photography is very unique.
Excellent work.
Best regards,
P.S. Still very cold this morning. Will get better later.

  • Great 
  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-07-31 4:23]

Fascinating to go back and see your first image, Pablo!
You have come a very long way indeed.
Your notes were superb right from the beginning, but your dof was too shallow to allow you to do what you wanted to do here.
Great to see what you're doing now in comparison (If you want to see really bad -- take a look at one of my early posts: "Keeping Cool" -- I didn't have the hang of photoshop and my scanning was inexpert!)
Superb comparison
And extra :) for originality -- to make it an even :), old friend

What a wash of colours, I just love the foto, from watery effects to marble and gold and wood, it's a fantastic framing and great contrast with the water and the leaves. I like everything in it.

Hello Pablo,

Excellent fist post. Useful notes with superb sharpness of the image. I like the way you captured this with very well lit surface giving out the good contrast in colors.

Have a wonderful weekend and best regards,

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