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Very Old Pine

Very Old Pine
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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: 2007-01-17
Categories: Trees
Camera: Olympus C-50 Zoom
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-17 19:42
Viewed: 3666
Points: 26
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Limber pine
Pinus flexilis

Limber pine grow at higher elevations in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. They can grow up to 10 meters in height but when they grow in windy areas their growth can be stunted as these Limber pine are.

The blueish green needles occur in bunches of five and are 3 to 9 cm long. As the tree ages the bark turns from a silver grey colour to almost black.

The Limber pine is a hardy variety of pine and grows in real extreme conditions tolerating wind, snow and drought. It's so tough the roots penetrate spaces between rocks and grows quite nicely.

Hand Held
Cropped - adobe photoshop
Framed - adobe illustrator

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-01-17 19:56]

Bonjour Janice!
Belle composition et interessante note.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-01-17 20:32]

Hi Janice,
Thanks for sharing this old pine trying to live in Albertas' good old harsh environment. Good composition and color in the capture.

Hello Janice,
Seems like this vegetation is strongly influenced by the climate in its fight for survival!
I will think the situation nowadays isn't as nice as in the image...
A good diagonal composition with fine details!
Pablo -

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-01-18 4:27]

Hello Janice,
Beautiful landscape.I liked POV,framing,colors and composition a lot.

Hello Janice,
Beautiful pine on reclining rock surface. Nice capture against blue sky. Great exposure and color saturation. TFS this pleasant picture.

hi janice,
nice shot,
well composed,
lovely pov,
well saturated colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Janice,
It is amazing how anything survives in that harsh environment. I can'i imagine how old they could be. There stunted size is not a indicator of age for them. Well composed against that brilliant blue sky.

Bonjour Janice
Félicitation pour cette superbe composition. La nettetée et le décor de ce paysage sont parfaits. les couleurs et les détails sont très bons.
Merci et au revoir...JP
Les sourires demain

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-01-18 13:36]

Hello Janice,
a very nice composition. Divison of space and your POV is very good. I like the framing it does show off your landscape very well. Sharpness, details and colors are great. The clear blue sky makes up very good BG.

Hello Janice,
Those trees are amazing. There is this place were I go in the summer time, a lake in a National Park and there is this very old pine too that we recognize year after year as it stands solid and proud and it is very different from the other trees around.

This is a beautiful capture with this bright blue sky, excellent POV, details and exposure. Well done with great notes. Thanks,

Hello Janice,
Great photo that shows both the harsness of Nature - the wind&winter kill on the pines, as well as Nature's resilience,
The continued growth of these pines...

I like ypur compo a lot, esp. that you chose a square view to present this sloped landscape.

No nits! Just a small suggestion: whereas you and I are in the know abt. how WINDY Pincher Creek is , include some info on that in the Note.. ;)

Tfs, Jay

PS I love it that your SNOW is NOT BLUE!

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  • gerrit (26)
  • [2007-02-10 15:12]
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Hi Janice,
your landscapes are realy beautiful. They would suit in TE too.
I realy like this one of the rugged old pinetree in his sandy habitat.
The colours and contrasts are excellent.
Regards, Gerrit

Hi Janice!
Your shot is very nice! it remebers me landscapes of the alps...
I like colours, contrast and composition.
I wish I was there, instead that in my office!!
Thanks! enrico.

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