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    Tree in April

    Some of you will recall that, here, a few weeks ago, I posted this ......................

    Tree in April

    ....... and wrote about how I wanted to try and make a colour image once it started to come into leaf.

    Well, with the mild winter we've had everything is starting to burst into life earlier than usual. I managed to get a bit of time this afternoon.

    It's not yet at its best, but I'm not going to be here next week when I think it will be. And this isn't the ideal sky for the backdrop, but it wasn't too bad. I still don't know what species of tree it is.

    Your thoughts are always welcome.

    ps - Click on one to take it into the lightroom and then use the arrows to move between one and the other.

    Tree in April
    40D, Sigma 120-400 F4.5-5.6 APO DG OS @400mm. ISO400. 1/1000@f5.6.
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    Re: Tree in April

    Lovely image Donald, Glad it's warming up for you over there.
    We're heading in the opposite direction. Ice on the car this morning. Will be a fresh start today.
    Cheers Greg

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    Re: Tree in April

    Thank you Greg.

    Despite the overall mildness, we actually seemed to have our winter last week. in mid-March we got to 24 degrees centigrade. Last week it was 2 degrees and we got more snow that we'd had all year. Weird!

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    Re: Tree in April

    I love it! The dim sky works well in my opinion. It's also amazing to see the growth between the two pictures.

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    Re: Tree in April

    Ahhhhhh, Donald CAN do colour. Very good indeed, very very good.

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    Re: Tree in April

    Color...just smiles.

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    Re: Tree in April

    Thank you for commenting folks. Re:
    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Ahhhhhh, Donald CAN do colour.
    Yes, but only after a colour consultation with her good self to make sure that my colour-blindness doesn't result in any weird aberrations. The problem is that is also then considered to be an opportunity to provide me with some basic instruction on composition, exposure, sharpening, etc, etc. GRRRRR!

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    Re: Tree in April

    Great job in matching the shooting location and angle. Lovely!

    You just need two more for your full set. One of Summer and then the leaves of Fall.

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    Re: Tree in April

    A very nice picture. But I'd like to know if you had left your tripod up in the same position just waiting on spring?

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    Re: Tree in April

    Quote Originally Posted by bodi View Post
    A very nice picture. But I'd like to know if you had left your tripod up in the same position just waiting on spring?
    Thanks guys.

    Re the location - Yes I did take careful note when I did the first image (B & W) of exactly where I was standing, in the knowledge that taking that one in March was in readiness for taking this one. So, I knew i would be coming back to try and get the exact same spot. There is an old fence behind me and I lined myself up against one of the fence posts. Also the background helped me get the right 'line-of-sight'

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    Re: Tree in April

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Thank you for commenting folks. Re:

    Yes, but only after a colour consultation with her good self to make sure that my colour-blindness doesn't result in any weird aberrations. The problem is that is also then considered to be an opportunity to provide me with some basic instruction on composition, exposure, sharpening, etc, etc. GRRRRR!

    Ooooooooh...I wish my 'his good self' was that interested and it beats the hell out of 'nice' . Relish the moment.

    I love the tree...no idea what it is but as Frank says..great job on matching up the spot


    Personally I like it best in B&W

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    Re: Tree in April

    As I was out shooting today I was wondering...Donald has done color is Nature next....hmmmmmm??????

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    Re: Tree in April

    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Mae View Post
    Personally I like it best in B&W
    psst - Don't tell anyone else, .... but so do I.

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    Re: Tree in April

    Beautiful image Donald. I do like the color, but the B&W still draws me in more, but then again I am a sucker for B&W.

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    Re: Tree in April

    I suppose you could still post the B&W image as well.

    (taking Leo's place now)

    The lighting is too flat.
    The tree should not be so "centered".
    Too much sky above the subject.
    Sky lacking "figure".
    Yada-yada-yada......

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    Re: Tree in April

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    psst - Don't tell anyone else, .... but so do I.
    Lips are sealed hun... XXXX

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    Re: Tree in April

    Think it might be a sycamore tree!

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