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Year of Michal

Year of Michal
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-12
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-15 9:49
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Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photo slightly more than one year ago. It was taken early morning in day when my first son Michal was born. It was very hard year, full of changes and sleeples nights. Now Michal is one year old, he is very dynamic and merry boy. I hope he'll be also nature lover like his father :-)

So it is obvious that this picture of rays of light in ancient forest is dedicated to him. To be honest this isn't ancient forest but municipal park, but when you're a boy every park is like ancient forest full of elves, dwarves and Robin Hoods :-)

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-15 9:55]

Hi Greg. Wish Michal a happy birthday from me. Where has this year gone he will soon be at school then before you know it you will be a grandad and old like myself. This is a beautiful picture with the rays of light shining down i like it very much. PS dont forget your good lady wife in all this. well done to her as well. TFS.

Witam Grzesiu!
No i na wstepie gratulacje! Rany, jak ten czas pedzi, juz rok minal... Ale mam nadzieje, ze mimo nieprzespanych nocy i roznorakich zmian, to byl dla Ciebie i Asi takze rok superasnych przezyc :)
Zdjecie klimatyczne, a wrecz "natchnione" ;)
Pozdrawiam i raz jeszcze najlepszego!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-09-15 10:09]

Hi Greg

A belated "Happy birthday" to Michal, then :)
This is a lovely shot and a nice dedication to him. I'm sure he will love nature as his father does!

A very beautiful and moody shot here. The atmosphere is indeed that of an ancient forest and the rays of light really create a certain mystical feeling here.
Very good exposure control, wonderful colors and splendid, original composition.

Bravo and TFS

Happy Birthday to Michal....and may the rays of lihgt illuminate his inner being too.

Regards from India,


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-15 10:25]

Hello Greg,
What a beautiful way to celebrate your son!! You almost expect to see some fairies dancing in the rays of light falling beyond the beautiful leaves. I love the wonderful moment you've caught here,the beautiful colours and the excellent composition.
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

the rays of light draw
among the foliage of the forest, creating an amazing atmosphere...an excellent way to remember the birth of your son!!

best sERGIO

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2008-09-15 13:45]

Very nice landscape. Exposre is really exceptional. Gary

Hi Greg, what a fantastic forest shot with great light rays and wonderful colour tones.
MTFS this my friend!


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-09-16 0:33]

Happy Birthday Michal

Hasn't the year gone fast? And your dear little man is running all over the place now, and his mummy and daddy have to chase after him.

My favourite kind of image - with the sun's rays coming through the trees - beautiful, thank you Greg


Best regards to you all, and sorry, the mail is late this month, but be patient!!

Hello Greg
Happy birthaday for your son, even later. Nice dedication for him.We hope that when he will grow, to walk on his father steps...Ok, you didn't took this picture in an ancient forest, but it looks like...I love especially the maple leaves.
Best wihes, Oana

Hi Greg,
Please wish Michal a Happy First Birthday from me. A nice and beautiful capture. Very well composed with nice lighting. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Czesc Grzesiu
Piekna fotka na specjalna okazje. Wspanialy nastroj. Bardzo podoba mi sie tez notka. Piekne swiatlo wydobywajace sie z pomiedzy lisci
PS Lodz jest teraz paskudna Slysze ze ty tez jestes chory. Niestety jesien nas dopadla ;-(

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-16 14:03]

Happy birthday Michal! :-)
I can't believe it's been a whole year since he was born!
This is a beautiful image.
The rays of light are stunning!
Excellent exposure.
Superb composition.

Well done Greg!


  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2008-09-20 19:01]

Gratulacje z okazji 1 urodzin syna!
Czas pedzi - ani sie obejrzysz, a tu juz trzeba go bedzie poslac do przedszkola...
Serdecznosci dla calej rodziny,

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