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Challenge: Free Study 2009-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My backyard.
Date: Oct 31, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2009

Probably my favorite tree ever. My wife and I planted this Ginko when our son James was born in 1998. It is magical in the fall with the leaves changing so quickly from green to yellow. These trees are known as living fossils, being one of the oldest examples of trees on the planet.

Editing Steps: Convert RAW in CS4. Adjustment layers for curves, selective color, hue/saturation, resize to 1440, Adamus Sharpening, minor clone in background to remove hotspot in upper right, add soft vignette as separate layer, resize for web.

Place: 128 out of 403
Avg (all users): 5.9770
Avg (commenters): 7.1429
Avg (participants): 5.8952
Avg (non-participants): 6.1800
Views since voting: 573
Views during voting: 258
Votes: 174
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/30/2009 09:15:10 PM
One of my favorites. Aslo particularly love how greatly the tree pops in the Fall. It changes a bit later than the other trees so it's nice to have that yellow pop of color while everything else is grey.
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11/08/2009 10:21:56 AM
Congrats Peter-love this image :) !!!
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11/08/2009 08:12:04 AM
Very cool Tree!! The leaves are neat interesting they are know as fossils..
Nice job w the light!!
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11/08/2009 07:01:24 AM
marvelous colour & fabulous leaf detail.....
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2009 10:52:28 AM
love the greens here. another similar to this for the FS, but this is much more interesting to me. good luck.
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11/04/2009 09:55:38 PM
IMHO, one of the prettiest trees around. Nice mirrored symmetry
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11/04/2009 06:52:22 PM
I really like this image. Can't really put my finger on it because I feel like I shouldn't because it is all so much nearly the same shade of green (to me). but I really really like it - perhaps the doubling of the leaf and the touch of yellow, orange and bluish-green in the background. 8
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11/04/2009 01:47:07 AM
Nice macro
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11/02/2009 09:01:27 AM
Superb detail , composition & color !!! TEN !
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11/02/2009 07:48:01 AM
It's a little boring.
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11/01/2009 06:57:29 AM
Nice balance of bokeh & detaila. Nice lighting helping this image. , 7
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