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Old Mar 31, 2006, 9:07 PM   #1
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Poplar bud just starting to swell.

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Old Apr 1, 2006, 9:34 AM   #2
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It's reaching for the sun!
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Old Apr 1, 2006, 5:11 PM   #3
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It's a tree bud reaching for the sky. It is definitely a sign of Spring. However, it is really not a very good photo. There is nothing backing up the bud. Nothing to give it scale or to show what it is part of. I think it would have been much better to choose an angle which showed some more of the tree. A bit of sky would be nice, also.

Without the other elements I mentioned, it might not be obvious to everyone jus what this is.

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Old Apr 2, 2006, 3:33 AM   #4
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VTphotog,

Definitely not a great shot. It does seem to be a bud as you describe. Just wondering, do you have a macro setting on your camera? If so, this would be the place to use it if you can get close enough to the bud.

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Old Apr 2, 2006, 10:37 PM   #5
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Perhaps this version is a bit more to your taste. I originally cropped the second, OOF branch due to the highlights being a bit strong and distracting from main focus, which is the bud on the end of the branch.

As to using macro for this one, not possible.

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Old Apr 3, 2006, 11:27 AM   #6
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Good isolation on your subject. The background branch almost looks like a mirror image of the foreground branch.

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