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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
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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: 2006-12-21
Categories: Lichens
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-25 11:58
Viewed: 3551
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just a quick post to wish, those who celebrate it, a Merry Christmas.

I have posted an image of some frozen moss taken in top of a hillside in Arundel in the period of hard frost we had recently. It was so cold it was hard to keep my hand steady.

Alex99, carper, wuta, Silvio2006, JoseMiguel, extramundi, horia, Juyona, jeanpaul, dew77, coasties, TAZ, uleko, SkyF, RAP, pablominto, jmp, pvb has marked this note useful
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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-12-25 12:17]

Hello Karan,
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Thanks for sharing this lovely picture.

Hi Karan,
Looks a bit like mini ice people dancing for Christmas.
Maybe I Drunk too much good wine yesterday evening?

Nice shot Karan I wished I took advantage of the frost there was some nice frosted spiders webs in the garden but I gave it a miss regretably This is excellent and very well taken the DOF is interesting and focus is sharp, Light looks perfect. Well done and happy Xmas and happy hols. Warm rgds Necip.

Beautiful planet made of ice.
Hi Karan, I like this Micro-world so much, glittering and so delicate, thanks and enjoy the holidays
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-25 12:53]

Hi Karan.
Cute Christmas shot. Thank you so much.
You have selected POV nicely. Really, fairly-tale personages go round in a waltz. Charming poetic holiday shot. My compliments and TFS.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-12-25 13:41]

merry Christmas Karan,
very nice ice sculpture, good light and very nice details well seen and good job.
gr. jaap

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-12-25 13:45]

Hello Karan, A very nice shot , good light compositie and colours tfs ,And Merry Cristmas And Happy New Year ,Greetings Teunie .

Hi Karan,

I agree with Annick and i do not drink alcohol
this is an Excellent macro(micro) shot
a very pleasant composition to look at

TFS and happy holidays

Hi Karan lovely christmas card made by you and nature, great composition, very well done, BRAVA! Ciao Silvio

Hello Karan,
I like so much your winter glimpse here.
The reflections on the ice adds a very interesting effect to the visual impact.
Compostion is well balanced and constructed.
Congratulations, specially for your effort on your almost frozen hands, and Merry Christmas to you too,

I wish the best for you and your people for this days too!
Lovely capture to celebrate this special date.
Interesting shape game against that beautiful background.
Best regards, Felipe.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-25 17:44]

Hi Karan

A wonderful macro work here again from you!
The details are impressive nad the clarity of the icy textures is amazing!
Youo also took it from an excellent POV that gave you an impecable angle for the light in otder to catch those nice reflections.
I like the shallow DOF and the composition, too.

Bravo, TFS and Happy Holidays!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-25 18:55]

Hola Karan, Magníficos detalles y buenos tonos y original foto... una toma muy delicada...saludos y muchas felicidades

Nicely done!
Merry X-mas to you too
Grtz, G.

Salut Karan
Félicitation pour cette belle présentation avec cette branche toute frimassée,les couleurs et les détails sont très bien réussis.
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-26 2:43]

Hello Karan,
Magnificent close up.Well seen and composed.POV,sharpness,details,lighting,framing and visual impact are excellent.

Hi Karan

A lovely photo. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas. I can't believe it has come and gone so quick! Looking forward to 2007 and wish you and your family all the best! :-)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-12-26 3:06]

Hello Karan,
This artistic macro of frozen moss is well seen and well done.
Happy new year !

Hi Karan,
That's what I am waiting for, colder temps and frost. You captured the frost beautifully, such awesome shapes and so well exposed. Love the clarity and the grey OOF BG.

A late mery Christmass to you.


:) tomorrow

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-26 5:33]

Hello Hester,
I love the way you've captured the ice so sharply on these mosses. Really amazing structures! Superb shot from a low angle and I like the contrasts - the dark green the very light grey background. Excellent composition!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-12-26 10:04]

Hello Karan,
those ice formations reminds me of little figurines and the Nutcracker ballett comes to mind. A wonderful composition with lovely details.
Season Greetings.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-26 13:05]

Una pequeña obra de arte de la naturaleza Karan muy bien retratada por tu talento.
Encantadora imagen de estos bellos cristales con el punto de vista ideal, la iluminación ideal, el fondo ideal, además del apropiado foco y encuadre.
Gracias por compartir algo tan bello con nosotros.
Mis mejores deseos para este año que se inicia... Ricardo

A little artwork of the nature Karan very well depicted by your talent.
Charming image of these beautiful glasses with the ideal point of view, the ideal illumination, the ideal bottom, besides the appropriate focus and framing.
Thank you for sharing something so beautiful with us.
My best wishes for this year that begins... Ricardo

Hello Karan,
A beautiful images for your Christmas card my friend, well done on the macro work...
A belated Merry Christmas to you and your dear ones!
Pablo -

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-26 14:03]

Hi Karan,
I like your small ice building. At first glance they look like small creatures. Light, color and background are lovely!
Have a good holidays!
José M.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-12-27 13:30]

Hi Karan,
Very nice work of Mother Nature. Looks realy cold and very artistic.
Very well done.
tfs Paula

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-01-01 0:29]

Hi Karan,
Great image gets the imagination going.
Badruddin Ali

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-01 22:16]

Hello Karan

You have brought us into a tiny foreign world with this shot.Excellent details and good use of lighting.Nicely saturated colours.Good POV and DOF.The neutral BG makes a nice backdrop.TFS


I see dancers too. Beautiful.
very detailed. Excellent lighting colors and composition.
Interesting ice formation. I wonder how this one occured.

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