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A lone tree near Les Graulges , Dordogne. A lone crow is struggling to survive in the harsh and frozen environment. Last winter we had ten days without ever getting above -10C not very nice but hte whole land became quite and serene.

taken on the way to work last February.
due to a glitch in the upload sytem this did not upload in the right size. I had put it up 2000x1000 in my PF, in the uploaded version the system had reduced it!!!
here is the right size

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D2X Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 Feb 2012 - 12:17 AM
Focal Length:92mm
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
Title:February Frost
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:18 Nov 2012 - 11:46 PM
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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 544 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 11:51 PM

Love the lines, tones and simplified landscape. An outstanding image, Annette.
Alun

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debu
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18 Nov 2012 - 11:59 PM

A very artistic view.
debu

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RonnieAG
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19 Nov 2012 - 12:13 AM

So evocative of a harsh winter, Annette: lovely cool composition, making my toes freeze as a I watch.
The vignette works very nicely here too.
Ronnie.

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Humblebee
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19 Nov 2012 - 12:19 AM

A fantastic capture Annette, and that tree is so unprotected, it's amazing how they survive such extreme cold ... Carol Grin

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Irishkate
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19 Nov 2012 - 12:28 AM

I like your presentation of this one Annette
but I could have waited a month yet before reminders of snow!!!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Lillian
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19 Nov 2012 - 12:32 AM

Frost Annette..that looks as good as snow to me..how cold that must have been
a lovely landscape
Lillian

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taggart
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19 Nov 2012 - 12:37 AM

Such a fine artisitc image, like the sky, however that happened--- stark and superb!

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mikbee
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19 Nov 2012 - 12:56 AM

On your way to work annette ?
With the weather looking like that,
I would have had a day in bed !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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pieaddict
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19 Nov 2012 - 3:39 AM

great composition and presentation

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Hermanus
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19 Nov 2012 - 4:03 AM

What a hauntingly beautiful image is this Annette !! I can not imagine surviving ten days below -10 C !! In Swellendam it hardly ever get to 0 C Smile

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gajewski
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19 Nov 2012 - 6:54 AM

Very nice border treatment.
-=\Walter

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netta1234
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19 Nov 2012 - 7:23 AM

I love that tree standing there looking verry cold,a great winter scene
NettaSmile

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LynneJoyce
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19 Nov 2012 - 7:39 AM

A view of hat we have to look forward to perchance? Nice work.

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fentiger
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19 Nov 2012 - 7:43 AM

Well composed and artistic Annette, I could see this hanging on the wall.

Albert

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RLF
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19 Nov 2012 - 8:28 AM

Super landscape. I bet you were still wearing shorts / kilts too!Wink

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Maiwand
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19 Nov 2012 - 8:30 AM

Really atmospheric and a complete feel of winter Annette.
Ron

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WhiteRose1
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19 Nov 2012 - 8:51 AM

Captures the coldness so well, Annette, and a lovely presentation.

Dave

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JohnChambersPhotography

Very well composed indeed, perfect placement of the tree good processing nice framing a winters scene very well spotted love it.

John

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SlowSong
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19 Nov 2012 - 10:15 AM

This is beautiful and sums up the icy weather perfectly.
x

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digital_boi
19 Nov 2012 - 11:37 AM

a fine reminder of whats round the corner Annette looks good in pano simple yet effective

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Joline
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19 Nov 2012 - 12:35 PM

Stark beauty.

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MalcolmM
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19 Nov 2012 - 1:47 PM

Atmospheric & artistic. Love it.

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AnnChown
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19 Nov 2012 - 3:06 PM

A super composition Annette with fine frosty textures.
Ann

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19 Nov 2012 - 3:46 PM

A fantastic composition Annette. Love the processing
Jim

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19 Nov 2012 - 5:01 PM

Very well composed shot, love the border.
Elena.

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Tibetan
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19 Nov 2012 - 5:04 PM


Quote: On your way to work annette ?
With the weather looking like that,
I would have had a day in bed !!
Good shot.
Mick.

Spoken like a true Englishman with an Irish accent! from Scotland lol. well done Mick, looking at that I tend to agree! I prefer the other two if I'm honest Annette, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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19 Nov 2012 - 5:59 PM

Get this one into this months EPZ compo Annette as I can't see many snowy shots from this year being entered Tongue

Ade

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19 Nov 2012 - 6:15 PM

Looked at all three and i like this one best, it's superb a bleak cold landscape but it works. About the Jays they are only 18 feet from my window and i have two at a time.

Gary

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19 Nov 2012 - 7:03 PM

Great composition Annette and such wonderful treament. Super.

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johnjones
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19 Nov 2012 - 7:41 PM

A cracking shot love the lonesome tree and the bit of dark coming through the white .
jj

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19 Nov 2012 - 8:30 PM

As the three appear in your portfolio, Annette, I like the one in the middle. However, I think I'd also like the third one without the sky.

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19 Nov 2012 - 9:59 PM

Superb 'scape. Don

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19 Nov 2012 - 11:04 PM

Simply superb Annette, worthy of an award !! ( can't give mine due to the uploading date Sad )
Ron.

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20 Nov 2012 - 12:00 AM

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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20 Nov 2012 - 7:12 AM

Very fine capture of this bleak landscape, though I could well have done without the reminder of what is no doubt ahead!Tongue Sorry to be so late looking in but no Internet most of yesterday.

Ann

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20 Nov 2012 - 9:18 PM

2 for me .

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Glostopcat
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21 Nov 2012 - 5:08 PM

A very bleak winter scene Annette, you've conveyed the cold so well

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