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English Ivy
English Ivy
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Botany III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX Aspherical DG HSM for Nikon
Date: Dec 14, 2014
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Date Uploaded: Dec 14, 2014

Thanks a lot for the comments. This huge tree is in the backyard of the house we bought in August. The house is an old, drafty dump that has an insatiable appetite for my time and money, but I loved the tree with the ivy.

I've since learned that English Ivy, though very attractive (and not poisonous), can slowly strangle a tree by stealing water and blocking sunlight, and the leaves on branches higher up can introduce problems during wind storms and in heavy snowfall, two events coastal New England enjoys often.

So I had to snip the roots of the vines (all water is taken from the soil, not from the trunk itself). The leaves should be gone in a few months but the meandering and climbing vine shoots will remain. Very sad to have to do that, but it's safer for us and our neighbors.

Thanks again.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 63
Avg (all users): 6.4000
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.4286
Avg (non-participants): 6.3714
Views since voting: 947
Views during voting: 136
Votes: 70
Comments: 19
Favorites: 2 (view)


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12/22/2014 02:47:27 PM
Nice perspective, congrats.
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12/22/2014 01:47:45 PM
Cool shot, love the perspective with the grayish sky setting the colors of the tree apart. Congratulations.
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12/22/2014 01:39:26 PM
Weird and wonderful pov. Thanks.
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12/22/2014 12:47:13 PM
I've always enjoyed this perspective for trees...
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12/22/2014 12:43:01 PM
Unique. The orientation adds to the illusion, making the branches look like blood vessels. Congrats Scott, well done!

Message edited by author 2014-12-22 12:43:31.
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12/22/2014 11:08:45 AM
Congrats on the HM Scott! Very unique perspective and take on the challenge. Nice to see something different.
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12/22/2014 10:35:49 AM
Dang, this is gorgeous. Sad story too :-)
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12/22/2014 09:54:00 AM
Terrific shot - top score from me. Love the orientation and tones as well as the twisting lines of the main trunk. Congratulations on the HM.
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12/22/2014 04:47:17 AM
Nicely seen
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12/22/2014 02:33:08 AM
Nicely done, Scott! Excellent shot - love the composition and choice of processing! Unlucky not to ribbon.
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12/22/2014 02:31:40 AM
usually it's really hard to score well here with an up-tree shot... congrats!
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12/22/2014 01:21:50 AM
This is pretty special, congrats.
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12/22/2014 12:13:03 AM
Should of ribboned....one of the best!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/21/2014 10:04:09 PM
Its an artistically and technically effective shot but regrettably my head doesn't understand what you might have intended by the 90 degree rotation. 6
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12/21/2014 09:32:25 PM
great perspective
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12/21/2014 03:52:16 PM
This is a neat perspective. Is this stuff poison?
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12/21/2014 12:08:52 AM
Fascinating. Very well done.
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12/20/2014 06:46:41 AM
Love this a lot...except for two branches/twigs that keep me from giving it a 10.
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12/17/2014 09:29:25 PM
Right up there as one of the best on here, amazing perspective well done!!
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