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Quercus boissieri

Quercus boissieri
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Copyright: Ori Fragman Sapir (fragman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3032 W: 11 N: 2351] (43778)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-04
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-09 0:47
Viewed: 3323
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is Odem (Masade) forest after a snow storm. These storms come 1-2 times per year. Quercus boissieri is a nice deciduous oak that is typical for the higher-colder regions of the eastern Mediterranean. On the left paert of the picture u can see the evergreen, commoner calliprinos oak (Quercus calliprinos).

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Hi Ori
A very nice capture from snowy woods. We named this trees as "Meshe", similar to Masade that you mentioned at starting of your note. Bravo and TFS


Hi Ori,
Nice snow shot and lovely place.


Hello Ori,

What a nice capture of snow on tree limbs with lovely details & setting. Very nicely taken & presented. TFS & have a great day!


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-09 4:11]

Hi Ori
What interesting specie this Quercus boissieri for me!
And to the Quercus calliprinos!
Thanks my friend for this lovely forest capture!

Hi Ori,
While I was in the mountains, I heard about UK being drowned in the snow. I did not really expect to find in YOUR portfolio a photo more at home in the European Alps than near Zefat (apropos is Safed the same as Zefat?).

Does the snow actually remain on the ground for a while? It is nigh impossible to explain to a local (Lowveld), black person snow. In Johannesburg -when it snows - they walk about with their tongue sticking out...

I was wondering, if you used a spcial filter to photograph the snow? When we were in the European Alps in winter, without sun my photos were quite washed out "had no body". I see, you took your photo quite late in the afternoon, and the sky has the sort of grey colour, as if it would start to snow again.

Your snow is white and one can see the layers of snow on the branches. And on the left side of the photo (sort of 8 o'clock) there seems to be a little bit of sun.

A very atractive Still-Life.

Have a nice evening
Kind regards

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-09 10:08]

Hi Ori,
Very beautiful winter scenery.Well seen
and composed.I liked POV and use of
perspective a lot.
Thanks for posting..

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-02-09 12:54]

Hi Ori,
It is a very interesting photo with snow from Israel, very interesting Plant species!

Shalom Ori,

A fantastic winter scene indeed.
TFS and have a nice night MF!


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2010-02-09 23:22]

Nice typical Israeli landscape... :-). Ishi

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-09 23:25]

Hi Ori

A surprising capture from Israel - even though I know you have snow in the higher areas - it is still a shock to see it! Nice composition.

Best wishes


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2010-02-10 1:23]

Hi Ori
A very nice capture from snowy woods.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-10 2:21]

Hi Ori,
excellent presentation of this graphical presentation of snow on branches.
i like the repeating patterns and pestel colour rendition.
New experience for me.


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