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Maroon Maple


Maroon Maple
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Copyright: Jay Meeuwig (Shoot_Score) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 302 N: 670] (2376)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-05
Categories: Trees, Bushveld
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000, Super -EBC Fujinon Lens Optical Zoom
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-06-06 23:20
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Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
... Nature's marching orders have been received.

The buds have opened. Before these young sprouts are mature leaves they will have to endure high winds, lashing rain, and merciless heat from the sun...

I want to dedicate this shot to the Canadians who took Juno Beach at the start of the allied invasion of Normandy [ Operation Overlord ]:

June 6, 1944
01:00
The Canadian ships reach mid-channel. Heavy clouds make the night black; the ships plow through high winds, heavy seas and driving rain.
03:30
Canadian soldiers on the transport ships are served breakfast.
04:00
Canadians on the invasion ships watch flashes in the east from Le Havre where the RAF is bombing heavy German guns. To the west, they see flares where the Germans have spotted the American convoy heading for Utah and Omaha beaches. Overhead, the transport aircraft are heard returning from their mission.
04:30
All soldiers are ordered on deck of the transports and muster at embarkation stations.
05:00
Dawn. All ships go to action stations.
06:00
The men on the ships can make out the dark grey line of the French coast ahead. The allied battleships and cruisers begin the bombardment of the beaches.
06:10
Destroyers and other warships closer in begin firing. At Juno Beach there is no return fire from the Germans.
06:30
The convoy breaks radio silence.
07:00
At Juno Beach, after an hour of tank, artillery, and battleship fire, the Germans begin returning fire on the Allied ships.
07:30
Most heavy support firing ends. Germans continue to attack the invasion force. Landing craft head for the beaches.
07:45
Landing craft reach the beach; first men and tanks land.
08:00
The first Canadian beachhead is established in Courseulles in Mike Sector by the Regina Rifles, covered by the tanks of the 1st Hussars. Naval gunfire had taken out the German guns in their area but nearby the Royal Winnipeg Rifles come under heavy fire – there the navy had missed the German guns and many of the soldiers die in the water, never reaching the beaches. In Nan Sector, the North Shore Regiment lands under heavy German fire.
08:30
The Queen's Own Rifles land at Nan Sector, held up by high seas. The soldiers have to run 200 yards from the shore to a seawall under fire from hidden German artillery. Only a few men of the first company survive.
10:00
Canadian soldiers are on the beach in all sectors. Reserve troops begin to reach the beach on the rising tide. While the Canadian Scottish suffers only light casualties, the landing craft bearing Le Régiment de la Chaudière hit hidden mines, killing many men. Others drown trying to reach the shore.
10:30
Major General Rod Keller, the Canadian commander at Juno Beach, reports:
"Beach-head gained. Well on our way to our immediate objectives."
12:00
All units of the Third Canadian Division are on shore at Juno Beach.

Source: WIKI

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To Farmer: ... but the dedication is important .Shoot_Score 1 06-18 00:04
To pablominto: colours are very attractive too...Shoot_Score 1 06-15 19:29
To bobair: Juno remembered.Shoot_Score 3 06-09 21:13
To JPlumb: Canadian Content...Shoot_Score 2 06-07 12:55
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hi jay,
nice to see your post again after a break of two months, nice composition, saturated colours, the pov is good, liked the dof too, tfs & regards
pankaj

Hi Jay,
Beautiful capture of this opening flowers!
It's so curious the way it folds and turns in its way to expand and become a nice flower.
Very appropiate your POV and the composition made.
So interesting the info about the Operation Overlord.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
JM

Hey Jay, long time no see (you or a Maple). Great shot of the opening maple. Very good composition with great colour, detail and depth of field. Excellent dedication!

Now on a completely different note, what happened to the Sens? And now to sound like a Maple Leaf - there's always next year.

Thanks, John

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-07 3:24]

Hi Jay.
What a nice subject and excellent presentation of this beautiful plant. I like combination of plant colours and colour palette of the BG. Low POV and excellently selected DOF impress. Cropping and composition of the picture are perfect too. My best regards and TFS.
Alexei.

Sobering, introspective, this dedication on the June 6 onset of the invasion at Normandy.

The photo promises hope for the future in the guise of the unfurling leaves of the maple.
Great color, wonderful POV as well as the
macro clarity on this one.

Thanks for sharing.

Hi Jay,
you know that you have a very good outlook on things and I must say thanks for dedication to our military personnel who laid it on
the line so long ago now.My Grandfather who is now 87 years old would surely be proud of your important note as am I.He served in the navy for Canada from 1936 till 1945 and became a fire fighter from 1945 till 1980 when he retired.His life was about the hard and difficult things in life and He never shied away even once,so I am proud of his accomplishments.I will salute your photo of this young maple tree leaves as they our country's symbol and what so many defended to keep free.Well done Jay and thank you. Bob

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-09 23:48]

Hello Jay

A fitting tribute shot.The red maple in this stage of maturity .The focus is very good.Very nice low POV.The details are sharp.The colours are deep and well saturated.TFS

Rob

Très belle composition et très belles couleurs sujet sobre.
Bravo
Marie

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-06-13 11:49]

hELLO jAY, A VERY NICE CAPTURE OF DEDICATION.hAVE BN'VER SEEN ONE LIKE THIS IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD.i LOVE THE CRISP PRESENTATION, THE TEXTURE ON THAT STEMS AND LEAVES ARE SUPERBLY CPATURED.LOVELY BG TOO.
WELL DONE.
TFS & cHEERS
PT:)

Hello Jay,
Fine textures are captured in the plant!
Macro work is well done, with sharp fine details in the subject, colours are very attractive too...
The plant is well framed!
Greetings,
Pablo -

The shot is nice , but the dedication is important . Thanks to all our veterans , past and recent , and thanks to those who continue the fight . We ow them so much . Thanks to you , Jay , for remembering .

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