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    This old tree

    This old tree, shelters the goats in the field from the hot sun, its home to a pair of barn owls... and many little owls have learned to fly in amongst its branches.. several families each year... the hunters that pass thru land on the top to rest and watch for their next meals, it took 11 preschoolers arms outstretched to reach around it. I have often wondered how old it is and what is has seen in its life...

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    Re: This old tree

    I like it, Trina. Sounds like a great old tree to watch.
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    Re: This old tree

    Great shot, and an even better story. I love the fact that big old trees could tell us so much. . .

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    Re: This old tree

    I wonder about a very slight reduction in the bottom black area though. Possibly a little could be taken from the right side to retain the same image ratio.

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    Re: This old tree

    I like your photo. It reminds me of the big old tree in Forest Gump where Jenny was buried.

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    Re: This old tree

    Thank you for your kind comments...

    Geoff I will give the crop you suggest a try:> Thank you:>

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    Re: This old tree

    A beautiful shot of your Friend, Trina. I like it in silhouette. In fact, I really like your entire post.

    I am a big “old tree” fan. A strange fascination washes over me when I am in the presence of a Centenarian (or more) and I wonder many of the same things you apparently do.

    I enjoy seeing shots of these trees and hearing the photographer’s thoughts about them. I truly believe these trees talk to us.

    All we have to do is listen.

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    Re: This old tree

    Lovely shot,

    Like Terry, I'm a huge fan of tree images and own several books of them. I've also learned it is much harder than it might appear to catch their "essence", and I'd be proud to have made this image.

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    Re: This old tree

    A very good shot IMO.
    Well done.
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    Re: This old tree

    Hi Trina. I too think it is a terrific image. I agree with cropping some off the bottom as there is a lot of black area that does not contribute to the image. Good job.

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    Re: This old tree

    Very nice image trina, i love photos of single trees. Would have been awesome to have a silhouette of an owl on one of those limbs.

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    Re: This old tree

    Thank you for commenting on this photo:> I did crop it to a 16:9 ratio is this better? I like it better, but wonder is there still to much black?

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    Re: This old tree

    Wonderful image!

    I wonder if the people who are suggesting the crop and referring to the black area at the bottom have reviewed the large image in the Lightbox. That part of the image is not total black and reveals some nice detail that begs to be left in the image.

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    Re: This old tree

    I think your crop is perfect. Still leaves the important detail Mike refers to, yet renders the tree its appropriate prominence

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