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Old Apr 24, 2005, 10:31 PM   #1
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The big white sycamore is about 1/4 mile from the maple tree in the foregroundwhich is maybefifty feet from the camera.Yet they are both pretty much in focus. Pretty cool!





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Old Apr 24, 2005, 11:29 PM   #2
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Very cool photo! I like it
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Old Apr 25, 2005, 6:50 AM   #3
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Great capture, contrast, depth,
it's got it all

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Old Apr 25, 2005, 11:28 AM   #4
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Lovely shot, great colours and contrasts. Amazing how the branch of the maple seems to curve over the shape of the sycamore creating almost a frame for it.

I actually see now the importance of placing things off centre (the maple) to create that depth that draws you in look at the sycamore. Thanks.



By the way, what camera do you use?

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Old Apr 25, 2005, 2:55 PM   #5
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Beautiful. This is a clear example of whatspot oncomposition can do to elevate a photograph to a higher level. Wonderful work Fred.
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Old Apr 25, 2005, 3:18 PM   #6
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breathtaking well composed
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Old Apr 25, 2005, 5:03 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the nicecomments. This was taken with the fz5 at about 7x zoom, 1/160s, f4. I found with my fz1 a preferrence for cloudy wb in almost all outdoor daylight situations and have carried that over to the fz5.

Upon viewing the shot later on the computer, I was suprised to see the foreground maple in such clear focus. The camera was focused on the distant sycamore (or perhaps one of the many trees/branches in front of it) and I assumed the maple, being so much closer, would be soft. Not so. The lesson learned (I suppose) is that with the fz in mid zoom everything from 50 ft to 1/4 mile away is close to being in focus. That's nice to know for framing purposes.

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Old Apr 25, 2005, 9:00 PM   #8
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natures beauty never stops amazing me , theres so much deapth in this shot im saving it :|
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Old Apr 25, 2005, 9:25 PM   #9
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Pappy! Here's the original. Well, not quite. I had to clone out a power cable. It worked ok on the open skybutit got tangled up in the leaves and it wore me out. Feel free to continue the cloning. Alsodid some usm. Should make a good print. I was thinking of doing the same. Thanks for reminding me!http://www.artmags.com/fz5/sycoriginal.jpg
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Old Apr 25, 2005, 9:31 PM   #10
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