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There is a saying that some up just how I am feeling at the moment, that being: 'Chewed to bits' Can't really put my finger on it, a whole maelstrom of emotions and feelings going around my head. "It's probably that time of year?" Anyway I captured this image whilst in a local wood looking for some kind of inspiration and an answer to so many questions. I think the image sums up mu current mood perfectly...

Thank you all for taking time out to look at and comment on yesterday's upload 'Natures Goblet'. I was chuffed to NAFFI Breaks to have recieved User Awards from LynneJoyce (Lynne), Williamsloan (William) and last but by no means least pmeswani (Prashant)

Today is going to be a rather quiet yet productive day making up Owls in order to raise monies for the RBLI and Combat Stress.

I sincerely hope that you all have a wonderful day, and remember keep safe and keep warm.

Regards as always Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:30 Jul 2011 - 12:23 PM
Focal Length:92mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Chewed to bits.............
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:13 Dec 2012 - 8:33 AM
Tags:Answers, Emotions, Feelings, Life, Mood, Turmoils, Wildlife / nature
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chrissie3
chrissie3  7 England
13 Dec 2012 - 8:36 AM

NAFFI - haven't heard that in ages! I used to shop there as a child in Germany!!! But I love your picture today, Nathan. Know about bad days - they do pass eventually, GrinGrin

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2012 - 8:36 AM

Like the details and boken in this Nathan
Regards Richard

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2012 - 8:40 AM

Something has really enjoyed that fungus, Nathan, hope it wasn't poisonous Smile Very depressing here, looking out of the window, the rain is sheeting down, and there are no breaks in the sky, looks like yet another day cooped up indoors Sad Carol

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2012 - 8:41 AM

Great focus, colour and bokeh, Nathan. Hope it brightens up for you soon!

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tonyng
tonyng Plus Member 5tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2012 - 8:42 AM

Unusual shape but usual quality image.

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Rock
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13 Dec 2012 - 8:45 AM

Grand capture.

Rock

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rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2012 - 9:08 AM

Up periscope Nathan Wink Wood mice love these when their fresh. Hope your day is calm.
Ron.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
13 Dec 2012 - 9:21 AM

Glad they left you a piece to photograph Nathan !! Male menopause maybe Smile The ole emotions don't always play according to the rules ! A great photo with great earthy colour and light !!

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RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2012 - 9:27 AM

A bit like myself, seen better daysWinkWink,Nathan.
Ronnie.

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CaroleS
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13 Dec 2012 - 9:44 AM

Wonderful tatty detail, so very well captured.
Carole

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luckybry Plus Member 5luckybry vcard Scotland
13 Dec 2012 - 9:44 AM

well spotted and captured Nathan

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2012 - 10:17 AM

Guess something was Hungary then Nathan,
a great shot and good pov
Lillian

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digital_boi
13 Dec 2012 - 10:26 AM

yes we are all a bit nibbles mefinks Nathan i get up every morning like and old car with extra niggles and this cold does not help ...well captured and keep up the good work with the owls

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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morpheus1955
13 Dec 2012 - 10:36 AM

Wonderful image Nathan, great composition and dof. Take care my friend

Regards

Hugh

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65035 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2012 - 11:05 AM

The fungi being chewed to bits is feeding countless insects and birds. The life-cycle.
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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2012 - 11:19 AM

Chin up Nathan, behind that chewed up fungus
lies that beautiful bokeh signifying light at the end of the tunnel
or somebody watching over you.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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franken Plus Member 123473 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2012 - 11:20 AM


Quote: Unusual shape but usual quality image.

I agree Nathan.

Ken

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51299 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England143 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2012 - 11:23 AM

There's always more questions than answers, Nathan. Images like this are an excellent method of expression.

Dave

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
13 Dec 2012 - 11:42 AM

Can't see any elves did you Nathan!, that would have been a fine addition to this shot lol. nice one like it, nice detail and colours, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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13 Dec 2012 - 11:45 AM

A super macro image Nathan, sum's up what most of us feel at time's.
Regards, Alf.

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leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
13 Dec 2012 - 12:08 PM

A man with an umbrella. The first I saw at your impressive photoSmileSmileSmileSmile

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2012 - 1:03 PM

Someone was hungry-- and resourseful--- , but it is the bokeh that makes this image sing!

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ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2012 - 1:48 PM


Quote: The fungi being chewed to bits is feeding countless insects and birds. The life-cycle.
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I really like that. As I do your shot, Nathan. Very inspired capture.

Andrew

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Gypsyman
Gypsyman Plus Member 4661 forum postsGypsyman vcard England
13 Dec 2012 - 1:49 PM

Nathan, Looked at your Photograph and decided what I was to say, then read what you had written --- Ditto. Eric.

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danbrann
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13 Dec 2012 - 2:23 PM

Great use of focus on an extremely interesting subject. It is as if the stem was sheltering from the rain...rather umbrella like.

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 - 2:55 PM

Wonderful texture and great DOF Nathan
Jim

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cats_123 Plus Member 114322 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2012 - 3:09 PM

Tip of the day: always wear long trousers in the woods!!!!!!! GrinGrinGrin

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2012 - 3:21 PM

Lovely details and texture in this tatty fungi. Think the weather probably more than explains how you're feeling at the moment. Isn't this the time of year so many suffer from SAD too?

Ann

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TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2012 - 3:24 PM

Looks like some creature's had a good meal off that, Nathan! Wink A wonderful close-up, and very nicely processed Smile
Trev Smile

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
13 Dec 2012 - 3:41 PM


Quote: Tip of the day: always wear long trousers in the woods!!!!!!! GrinGrinGrin

Tip 2. always wear long trouser this weather, don't want your assets frozen do we lol. regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2012 - 3:49 PM

Excellent shot, Nathan with good dof.

Ray

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HELANA
HELANA  5 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 - 3:57 PM

Lovely shape to this fungi Nathan. Well capture.
Elena

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3660 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2012 - 4:18 PM

Some one or something was hungry, great shot, hope your day improves, i try listening to a relaxing piece of music to help lift my mood when i'm feeling a little low, hope it works for you.take care,
Ali SmileSmileSmile

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13 Dec 2012 - 4:45 PM

Excellent shot lovely detail
mike

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
13 Dec 2012 - 5:00 PM

Looks like a little old man carrying his boat on his head Wink - well spotted Nathan and captured ... Carol GrinGrinGrin

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xwang  631 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2012 - 5:00 PM

Beautifully taken, wonderful clarity. Excellent work!

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13 Dec 2012 - 6:35 PM

We all know you are a fun guy to be around Nathan. Tongue. Nice shot.

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achieverswales
13 Dec 2012 - 6:57 PM

Excellent capture Nathan, keep positive mate!

Regards

Trev.

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Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2012 - 7:17 PM

Now this reminds me of one of those new modern parosols that only have parosol at one side....................stupid idea.............. but then again ok if you want to sit in the sun while one sits in the shadeTongueTongue
Great shot Nathan
Diane

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netta1234 Plus Member 3236 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2012 - 8:08 PM

Yes Keep positive Nathen,we all get our ups and downs ,so tomorrow is another day and hope you will get a better day .
NettaSmile

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fificat100
13 Dec 2012 - 8:33 PM

Well found. Great detail on this chewed-up specimen.
Keep looking on the bright side - up is the only way we can go when feeling particularly low.
Take care, Lavina

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User_Removed
13 Dec 2012 - 9:44 PM

Not heard NAAFI breaks for sometime those were the days. Hot Pie and mug of T.. Photography is a great release from things going around in my head shame I dont get much time for it. Lovely photo more please. Bob

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Hop-A-Long
13 Dec 2012 - 11:48 PM

Great angle to shoot this from. Nice work.

Andy

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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
14 Dec 2012 - 10:14 AM

Great shot sorry i missed all of your latest shots they are brill.
jj

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
14 Dec 2012 - 6:11 PM

Great shot....

Basith

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pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2012 - 7:53 AM

Great capture Nathan, guess you got hungry before taking this, should of had your weetabix first Tongue , Peter..

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LexEquine
LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2012 - 7:16 PM

'Very Excellent Tones, Textures, Details, & Image frame Compo,' Nathan~ Wink

Ciao~ Peter

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