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Two images of a curious little tree in my sister-in-law's garden, this time in b&w.
Plus the little character who lives under it.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:50.0 mm f/1.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:8 Apr 2012 - 10:06 AM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.7
Aperture:f/2.2
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Twisted hazel
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:5 May 2012 - 7:39 AM
Tags:Black & white, Flowers & plants, Specialist / abstract
Votes:41
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2012 - 7:49 AM

Intriguing images V1 and V1 that work well as mono abstract for the, V3 is so lovely!Smile

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43443 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2012 - 8:28 AM

Love the twisted hazel, we have got a couple of these in our garden, and do make for great photography, and superb eating in the autumn months, especially when roasted. The jury is out with the 'stoned' rabbit.

Regards Nathan

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64544 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2012 - 8:43 AM

V2 for me Moira - more squiggles. Smile

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7455 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1031 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2012 - 8:45 AM

Thanks folks, and Nathan the stoned rabbit may not stay up...
My apologies for very little commenting, I've cut my right forefinger and cannot stop it bleeding. I'm getting a bit fed up with mopping blood off the keyboard...
Moira

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2012 - 9:35 AM

makes a wonderful abstract

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104030 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2012 - 9:41 AM

V3 - for me..very Alice in W Grin

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2012 - 10:08 AM

the trick is to hold your hand/arm up! will stop bleeding Moira - interesting tangled plant/tree! I was looking for a creepy crawlie then found the culprit in V3Grin

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2012 - 10:51 AM

Love these. Makes a great natural abstract.

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2012 - 11:50 AM

Keep the stoned rabbit here Moira.
I prefer a bunny girl to a twisted Hazel anyday of the week !!
Mick.

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
5 May 2012 - 11:51 AM

love #2 (complicated enough, tortured & random like a neuron)

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2012 - 12:04 PM

A neuronic abstract, the wider view of v2 has the greater effect.

Dave

Scaramanga
5 May 2012 - 12:41 PM

They are interesting images but surely some part of them have to be in focus.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2012 - 12:56 PM

An endearing little bunny who lives under the abstract tree-- very sweet!

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2012 - 1:08 PM

Ooh, I love V2 for the increased contrast and shadow and the extra curliwurliness. And such a sweet rabbit keeping a watchful eye Smile Or is he on the hunt for concrete carrots...

Andrew

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2012 - 1:10 PM

Just like life Moira, full of twists and turns.

John Smile

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2012 - 1:18 PM

Twisted Hazel...what a strange name for your sister in law....sorry couldn't resist it.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7455 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1031 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2012 - 1:31 PM


Quote: Twisted Hazel...what a strange name for your sister in law....sorry couldn't resist it

I shall refrain from commenting as I might like to on that...
Thanks everyone. My hand has stopped bleeding and is now just sore.
Ye Gods the weather is vile - can we have March back please??
Moira

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
5 May 2012 - 2:24 PM

I like this vegetations with its winding branches

Peter

franken
franken e2 Member 123177 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2012 - 3:15 PM

I'm drawn to version 2 Moira.

Ken

SueEley
SueEley  8271 forum posts Wales96 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2012 - 7:28 PM

Version 2 is my preferred on, too. Great subject.

Roly
Roly  7 Wales
5 May 2012 - 8:37 PM

Strange tree there Moira but it makes a good abstract.

jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2012 - 8:46 AM

Only to be photographed in daylight, I reckon. We have one of these and I have always been daunted by the task of photographing it . . .
jon

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7455 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1031 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2012 - 9:53 AM


Quote: They are interesting images but surely some part of them have to be in focus.

Some part is, but at F2.2 not a lot. You need to use your eyes. And maybe first to open them to other sorts of photography...
My main interest in these is precisely the way the twigs drift in and out of focus.
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 6 May 2012 - 9:54 AM
mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7455 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1031 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2012 - 10:30 AM

PS
If still stuck, look for the little hairs on the twigs.
For further guidance, you could take a look at the writings of Julia Margaret Cameron (particularly her correspondence with Sir John Herschel)

Quote: 'What is focus and who has the right to say what focus is the legitimate focus?

or more simply at the reality group which spent April exploring this sort of image. Both would probably horrify you...

reflectionsinlight

mad twists like the swirls of a firework

Scaramanga
6 May 2012 - 12:34 PM


Quote: They are interesting images but surely some part of them have to be in focus.Some part is, but at F2.2 not a lot. You need to use your eyes. And maybe first to open them to other sorts of photography...
My main interest in these is precisely the way the twigs drift in and out of focus.
Moira

Of course you did my mistake.

LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2012 - 7:08 PM

'The superlatively toned & rendered v1 Image, garners my top Vote,' today, Moira,...on this Trio of artistic monochrome Images~

Ciao~ Peter Smile

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2012 - 9:33 PM

looks like the stuff the blue tits feed to their young at the moment, only much much bigger Smile
great abstract

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2012 - 9:56 PM

I love the twisted shapes of the branches in these natural abstracts.
Quote: Keep the stoned rabbit here Moira.
I prefer a bunny girl to a twisted Hazel anyday of the week !!
Mick.

Your wish is my command Mick, you will get your Bunny girl!Wink Epzer Bunbeam will be back on here again soon I promise you, I was in contact with her yesterday and she is keen to get back on board the good ship epzSmile

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