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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-24
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon 30D
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Autumn Colours, The beauty in trees [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-26 16:03
Viewed: 5925
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Populus tremuloides

Also known as a Trembling aspen, golden aspen, mountain aspen.

The Quaking aspen is know for their white bark and beautiful fall colour. This particular aspen grows up to 30 metres high and the lateral roots can extend 30 metres. In the wind the leaves sparkle in the sun. I think this is when the Quaking aspen got it's name.

Native to Alberta, they grow in most locations and provide food and habitat for many different birds, bear, deer, beaver, mice, chipmunks, moose. Clusters of Aspen also help against soil erosion on hillsides and allow more ground water recharge compared to conifer forests.

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2006-09-26 16:05]

it never fails...the light green against the deep blues..
nature all over again
i love and usually take this type of shot..or at least stand for a while considering and get a sore neck
the tall trees help to emphasise the depth of the forest cover

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-26 16:17]

Muy bonita composición Janice... de veras.
La belleza de los árboles y su imponente altura, contrastados con el maravilloso azul del cielo con gran POV colorido y nitidez.
Excelente encuadre y recorte.
Saludos... Ricardo

Very nice composition Janice... indeed.
The beauty of the trees and their imposing height, contrasted with the wonderful blue sky with great POV, coloring and clarity.
Excellent framing and crop.
Greetings... Ricardo

Hi Janice
Great shot of trees
nice colors


Great respective here.
I like how all the branches lean towards the middle. good blue sky and perfect light green fall colors. It's very pleasing to the eye.
Good work,

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-09-27 0:01]

I have always loved looking at Aspen photos, as I have never seen any growing here. They look so good here Janice, reaching up to the blue sky like this. Excellent POV, and the colours are great. TFS

Very specialy effect color. The frame is not suitable yet but I like this shot.

Hi Janice,
Your point of view gives interesting lines!
Exposure is well handeled, with good contrast but no washed outs...
Lovely play of light, beautiful colours palette!
Pablo -

Hi Janice,
A photo I always want to take, but never found the perfect spot. You did, and the result is spectacular. I love the contrast between the blue sky and the fall colored leafs. Great job on the lighting and the sharpness. It really makes me feel small.

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-09-27 15:29]

Nicely done, Janice. I've done this composition myself, but I like the color in the leaves and the angle of light you've captured -- with the trunks directly in front and behind in the half-light to show their texture. It sure is the right time of year fr this one.

Hello Janice,
With a delay but sure.
I like the POV, show us very well the tall trees and our little size comparing with us. Nice contrusting and bright colors.

jeanpaul of Canada has posted a twin of your woodpecker
so much so that I had a second look at both. Amazing
This canopy is unusually pretty.
Sharp and so very clear.
Loved your notes.
Best regards,

  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-10-08 20:39]

Hello Janice,
Very nice perspective and POV. A classic tree shot :-)
Best greetings,
(points later :-))

Bonjour Janice,
excellent point de vue. J'aime beaucoup ce genre de photo, les pieds au sol, la yeux dans les nuages ou bien encore couché dans l'herbe lors d'une petite pause pendant une longue balade... :o) l'effet est souvent garanti.
Merci pour ce beau cliché

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-10-30 18:46]

Hi Janice
Good shaot and composition. Good colours, POV, DOF and sharpnes.
Well done


  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-11-22 18:14]

Hi Janice, Nice view! If you were laying down I hope you didn't get too dirty. Nice light and good choice of view. Very well done.

When oh when will we see these GREEN sights again? WE just got dumped on... a heavy load of wet snow, about a foot I think!
I made it home just before dark... slip sliding mostly! That, after leaving midday in lovely weather!

Classic thru the tree tops shot. Amazing how some < of the darker > lines are continuing from one tree to another.

Tfs, J.

Hi Janice Smith

Nice shot.Very beautiful photo.I liked

Hello Janice
very beautiful angle shot. The tonalities of the leaves contrast optimally with the blue sky. good hand of light and shadows

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