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Horse Chestnut

Horse Chestnut
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-11
Categories: Trees
Camera: Fuji Finepix S2 pro, Sigma 70-300mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): TreeBark [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-12 9:46
Viewed: 3038
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another image taken while I was out shooting a YouTube video the other day. My wife sits in the car if not for long and when I return in a few minutes she asks me to see this small leaf growing out of the bark of a Horse Chestnut tree. I thought it quite interesting if not peculiar. And of course there is this continuing passion for patterns in organic nature which I enjoy so much.

Taken with my Fujifilm DSLR
Sigma 70-300 full on 300mm
ISO 800
Hand Held

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-12 10:07]

Hi Bob. This is were a branch would have been in its younger days but would have been knocked off , you will fine this will grow each year. You have good detail and colours in the bark. well done TFS.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-08-12 10:17]

Hi Bob!

I like this idea. Small leaves in two different colours on BG from old tree. Composition is central but it works very well here.

Hello Bob,
Rare to see offshoots of two different colors coming out of tree trunk like this. I believe the yellow one have dried up.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-08-12 11:41]

Hi Bob.you know how i think about your artistik way to shot the nature,this is another great example,excellent idea and perfect realisation,thanks for share,Luciano

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-08-12 13:47]

Hello Bob, it is interesting to see the new growth coming out of the trunk. I wonder if it was left alone whether it would keep growing. But looking at the yellow leaves I see they are dying , so I can't see this lot getting any bigger. Also autumn is on the way - hurrah, that means spring is on the way down under. . .
I often take photos of tree trunks too, as I like to see the shadows and textures.

Hi Bob - nicely presented. Beautiful colors - and you're right - a very interesting growth! I like the way you've centered this photo.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-13 3:57]

Hello Bob,
Different bark patterns are always interesting to see and this little lost twig on trunk of the Horse Chestnut is a bonus! FIne details and colours but I would personally have gone a bit closer to get more details, but you know that's me! :-)
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-08-13 4:09]

Yep, i can se what drew you to this sight Bob, or at least your wife anyway! They look very delicate agains the rough texture of the bark. Well seen, a tip of the hat to both photographer and spotter alike.

hello Bob

wonderful and original shot, excellent sharpness and details
of the bark, and excellent contrast between the bark
and the leafs, i love their colours, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-08-13 19:35]

Interesting indeed Bob,
Reminds me of a bright red leaf I found earlier this summer lying on the forest floor. I thought then I should probably get a shot of it but I didn't have my camera handy.
Nice contrasting colors and very original composition. Your wife has a good eye for the unusual.

Great colors for a distraction from the tree. Good photo.

You know the magic of a creator.

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