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    Meandering Among the Melaluekas

    I took this shot yesterday at a local wetlands reserve. No luck with birds so I tried the trees. It's a simple shot of a grove of melalueka trees but I thought it had something going for it. I would appreciate hearing what others thought.

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    Re: Meandering Among the Melaluekas

    Hi Dave, trees by themselves typically aren't very interesting, BUT, you add a path with some stippled shadows across it and you want to follow the path to see where it goes. You also notice the interesting bark on the trees. Thomas Kincade "Painter of Light" used this technique quite frequently and very sucessfully with his paintings.

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    Re: Meandering Among the Melaluekas

    I agree with Frank on pretty much everything Dave. I think the details are what does it for me.....the bark and the shadows. Without these it would be technically the same comp and subject and likely boring. Well done.

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    Re: Meandering Among the Melaluekas

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    I agree with Frank on pretty much everything....
    And I agree with both Frank and Paul!

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    Re: Meandering Among the Melaluekas

    Thanks for your comments Frank, Paul and Bruce. I think you've described what I like about the image very nicely thank you !

    Dave

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