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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-14
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-17 5:45
Viewed: 2399
Points: 30
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BIRCHES (Betula)

These trees are my neighbours and I have a faible for this species. For once I just would like to give the word to a great poet, Robert Frost :

When I see birches bend to left and right
Across the lines of straighter darker trees,
I like to think some boy's been swinging them.
But swinging doesn't bend them down to stay.
Ice-storms do that. Often you must have seen them
Loaded with ice a sunny winter morning
After a rain. They click upon themselves
As the breeze rises, and turn many-colored
As the stir cracks and crazes their enamel.
Soon the sun's warmth makes them shed crystal shells
Shattering and avalanching on the snow-crust--
Such heaps of broken glass to sweep away
You'd think the inner dome of heaven had fallen.

This is just the beginning of this beautiful poem

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-05-17 6:52]

Very pleasing landscape of birches, fine composition and good handling of exposure. tfs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-17 7:47]

Salut Anne,une composition tres artistique,necessaire pour donner un peu de spectacle avec ces plants si communes...magnifique qualtite' des details et excellent gestione de la pas facile lumiere.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

Hello Anne,
Pleasant composition with this lovely trees. The natural colors, light and focus are great.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-05-17 9:00]

Hi Anne,
very nice trees are in Your neighbours, TFS!

Hello Anne
Beautiful photo with excellent composition and wonderful colours.

hallo Anne
very nice composition with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Anne. Nature is so simple and so handsome! Excellente sharp.


Hello Anne, good and relaxing scenery, a beautiful image. All the best, Paul

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-05-17 12:03]

Hello Anne,
What a beautiful landscape with nice colors and fine sharpness.TFS.

Hi Anne,
very nice natural view. Great colours. Excellent point of view,
thanks for sharing,

Hello Anne,
Very nice forest, such lovely green and atmosphere, great depth of field and composition, very well exposure,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice week,
Best Regards,

Excellent lighting and good composition. The trunks make a nice contrast to the landscape. regards yiannis

Ciao Anne,
immagine molto poetica in cui si percepisce il sottile e intenso legame con questi incantevoli alberi, di cui ci fai partecipi affidandoti alle parole del poeta ....eccellente presentazione
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata
Con amiizia

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-05-20 2:58]

Hello again Anne,
your forest really a different compared to ours. Very nice and what a place to relax. The white bark render a pleasant contrast to the green colours and hues.
Very peaceful scenery, so pretty.


Fantastic, Anne, really fantastic... Very effective in its simplicity, showing the atmosphere of a birch forest so well... Majestic shot, no doubt. Congrats and tfs.
Have a nice weekend, friendly regards, László

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