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Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations
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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-10
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-10 11:23
Viewed: 3058
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I haven't had much time for photos in the last two weeks due to a busy period at work and also getting ready for Christmas. I was supposed to be putting up my Christmas decorations today but I woke up to find that nature had done some decorating herself. This is the first real frost we have had this year so I couldn't resist going out early and taking some photos.

Frost Facts from Weatheronline:
Under clear frosty nights in winter soft ice crystals might form on vegetation or any object that has been chilled below freezing point by radiation cooling. This deposit of ice crystals is known as hoar frost and may sometimes be so thick that it might look like snow. The interlocking ice crystals become attached to branches of trees, leafs, hedgerows and grass blades and are one of the most prominent features of a typical 'winter wonderland' day. However, the fine 'feathers', 'needles' and 'spines' might also be found on any other object that is exposed to supersaturated air below freezing temperature.

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Hi Karan,
I love it - what a beautiful shot with all the glittering ice-crystals.
I also had not much time in the last days - so we can be happy to relax for a few minutes here and now before a busy week again will start tomorrow - all the best for you, greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • whjb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 26 N: 172] (683)
  • [2006-12-10 11:34]

Hi Karan,

Interesting subject (and note) of something so commonly found. You handled the light, composition and DOF very well. Cropping might be slightly tight, but that is a personal opinion.


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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-12-10 13:14]

Hi Karan,
Very nice and pleasant capture.
Clear details and sharpness.
POV is superb.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-10 14:06]

Hi Karan,
If we humans would decorate things with this philosophy, planet would be healthier. Lovely image that requires imagination, that is the place where beaty lies. Wondeful colors, shape and background.
TFS, José M.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-10 22:43]

Hello Karan

A very artistic approach to frost.It can be so beautiful especially if there is a light fog too.Nicely composed and cropped.Very nice lighting and I like the shallow DOF with emphasis on the main sprig.Well done .TFS


Hello Karan,
This wintery expression is well captured!
Minimalistic but telling the story...
Well composed, and with fine details!
Pablo -

Les effets avec du givre sont intéressants.
Bonne journée.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-11 3:48]

Hi Karan

This is indeed an excellent macro and a great idea...the Christas decoration could have waited another day :p
The composition here is stunning! All those vertical lines look great and the angles between them are lovely.
The DOF is really good, too, and the sharpness of the details impecable as always.
Excellent work with the exposure, as well.

Bravo, TFS and have a great week

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-12-11 3:59]

Hi Karan,
This almost looks artistic. Good composition, pov and light. Good focus and colours.
tfs paula

Hola Karan,
Composición muy bonita y agradable propia de este tiempo. Saludos

Hi Karan,
Beautifully capturing this frosty branches, covered with glittering ice crystals. Simple but aesthetic image.
Great shot.

Ben Lakitan

Hello Karan,
I really like this composition with excellent details and DOF. You had a very good POV and this BG is beautiful and much appropriated. Well done and thanks,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-11 6:40]

Hi Karan.
Very nice winter shot with delicate colour palette and soft artistic twigs. Pleasant artistic work which very suits our present mood. My compliments and TFS.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-11 8:16]

Otra simple y bella composición Karan con el sentido estético que caracteriza tus presentaciones.
Me gusta el punto de vista captado, con el fondo ideal para realzar los cristales de hielo y una iluminación apropiada para el mismo fin.
RAP ;~)

Another simple and beautiful composition Karan with the aesthetic sense that characterizes your presentations.
I like the captured point of view, with the ideal backdrop to enhance the glasses of ice and appropriate illumination for the same feel.
RAP ;~)

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-12-13 15:58]

Hello Karan,
lovley how the light reflects of the ice particles. Very nice composition with excellent POV and DOF. Sharpness, details and lighting are great.

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