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Rugged Beauty

Rugged Beauty
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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: 2007-01-20 15:16
Viewed: 3713
Points: 22
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Extreme & Rugged Beauty

Growing in extreme conditions, the Limber pine is one of my favorite varieties of trees in southern Alberta. I find the Limber pine very artistic and unique in it's grown habits.

Doing a bit of research I found out that the Limber pine is suffering from a blister rust infection which is creating a high mortality rate. As much as one third of the population has died from this fungi in Glacier National Park, Montana and many of the remaining trees starting to show signs of the rust.

The further north into Alberta you go, the rust starts to diminish. It would be a real shame to see this rugged species of pine go extinct.

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Salut Janice
Tres beau paysage avec cette coline presque dénudée et ses quelques arbres rabougris par le vent.Bonnes couleurs et les détailssont supers jolis
félicitations et merci...JP

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-01-20 17:51]
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Hi Janice,
I think I know where this is, LOL. This posting has good composition, and color. I like the point of view also. I can tell which way west is I think. Thanks for sharing.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-01-21 16:10]

Hi Janice

I can understand why this specific type of tree is one of your favourites. Apart from their obvious well adapted properties to survive in such rugged terrain and environment their shapes are also very interesting and graceful.

Your composition is great and it clearly shows the onset of winter and I am sure a couple of weeks later there will be thick layers of snow covering the earth. The colours are well defined and that blue sky just looks super. The details are nice and sharp throughout the DOF and the exposure was well balanced.

Well done and TFS.

Hope the "rust" does not catch on this part of the world.
This is a unique register.
Hope someone of importance in the envionmental department sees this posting to be able to correct this malady on time.
Congratulations & TFS.
Best regards, Mario.

Hi Janice,
Very interesting landscape, rugged environment can also be beautiful.
Nicely composed picture.
Great shot.

Ben Lakitan

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

Hello Janice,

Excllent work, great colors bg POv details very crisp nicly composed and capture photo excllent work

TFS Kyle

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-01-24 17:52]

Janice, I like composition on this.

Great pov and very nice saturation too.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-24 21:58]

Hello Janice

A nice landscape shot against a beautiful blue sky.Nicely composed with good POV.The details are very good.I hope there is a cure or strategy to grapple with this blister rust.Good post and very informative.TFS


Belle photo, de cette colinne,bel endroit,beau ciel. Amicalement Thomas

Hi Janice,
Certainly a very rugged terrain. Nature forces hasn´t mercy of this patch of our world. Well captured.

PD: you can see a comet in my gallery ;)

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