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I have this very pretty Japanese maple beginning to grow in the front
It is by a brick wall so I put some material behind it as the wall detracted from the leaf.
Believe me the sun was out when I took the photo. Not for long though

This plant is known as the plant for lovers in Japan.
I am trying to find out why.

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Yesterday China ..Today Japan
Username:barbarahirst barbarahirst
Uploaded:21 Apr 2010 - 7:43 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General
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Leo
Leo  1245 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 7:46 AM

Brilliant colours, really nice!

Leo

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prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 7:47 AM

A great upload. Fantastic.

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 7:49 AM

great comp fantastic colours and tones brilliant detail barbara a beautiful capture nice one Wink
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ollimar71
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21 Apr 2010 - 7:50 AM

Beautiful colours and a great definition against the background.

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accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England56 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 7:56 AM

Beautiful! A

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 7:56 AM

Very well picked out Barbara - caught the light extremely well - good detail and colours - nice one

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imagio
imagio  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 7:58 AM

You caught this just right Barbara, great shot

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
21 Apr 2010 - 7:58 AM

Lovely close up, good colours
Mandy

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 8:10 AM

Beautiful colours and textures in this fine close-up.

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
21 Apr 2010 - 8:10 AM

A real beauty+++++
cor

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Endangered
21 Apr 2010 - 8:14 AM

Cracking shot Barbara, Stands out. Amazing light and good use of material behind. Spot on with the sharpness.

Andy

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baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 8:23 AM

Mine are just opening too, one has small sycamore type seed wings. I love the freshness and sheen of these new still slightly furled leaves and the 'catkin' has great detail. No idea why these are favoured by Japanese lovers, but they have a great love of cherry blossom and have stunning displays across the country.
Barbara

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Imagephotographics

What a beautiful image Barbara - wonderful colour/light and detail captured

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 8:38 AM

Light, detail and colour are all superb. Like the bg. Mine are a long way from this stage!

Ann

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7329 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom885 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 8:39 AM

Absolutely beautiful.
Moira

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
21 Apr 2010 - 8:44 AM

Beautiful Barb.Gorgeous colours and detail.
Cheers
Alan

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KevinWalsham
21 Apr 2010 - 8:49 AM

this is nice colourful image well presented.

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gingerdelight
21 Apr 2010 - 8:52 AM

Love the red and green combination here in this fabulous, detailed image.
Carol

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pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 8:54 AM

stunning I love the detail and colour in this

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SteveH1978
21 Apr 2010 - 8:57 AM

What a beautiful image, the lighting is spot on and the colours are an excellent contrast against the dark background. Nice one!

Steve

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 12314 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 9:00 AM

Excellent clarity & detail,
Alan

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 9:23 AM

Absolutely fantastic, Barbs. A real craacker. Carol

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 9:37 AM

Beautiful image Barbara, wonderful colours and detail, beautifully taken and presented.

Hugh

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Bravdo e2 Member 6Bravdo vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 9:38 AM

Happy to make it No30. A great capture, and well composed.

Barry

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PinkK
PinkK  480 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 10:05 AM

Lovely detailed image, wonderful colours
Kaleena

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bobalot  7 England
21 Apr 2010 - 10:14 AM

stunning image.

Rgds Bob

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 10:37 AM

This is gorgeous Barbara- the colours against the black work so well
Hleen

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 6135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
21 Apr 2010 - 11:01 AM

Aren't they just wonderful trees, lovely capture

Nicky

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9462 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 11:07 AM

That is an absolutely cracking image Barbara.

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2010 - 11:56 AM

This is definitely one of your best, Such amazing detail and vibrant colour.
Mavis

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johnjones
johnjones  4 England
21 Apr 2010 - 12:06 PM

this is brill brill brill great what more can i say
jj

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 8PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 12:14 PM

The contrast between the beautiful colored leaves and stems against the black BG is amazing! This is a beaut! The detail is superb right down to the little "nubbins" on the stems. Lucky you! Patti

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 12:32 PM

This is a beauty Barbara! Wonderful lighting and detail. The colour and texture is superb. Well done
Carol

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 1:23 PM

Superb image Barbara,really like this a lot !!

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Image123  4 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2010 - 1:32 PM

lovely comp
gareth

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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 1:40 PM

Excellently taken and presented.
RJ.

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digital_boi
21 Apr 2010 - 1:48 PM

excellent one great light detail and texture in this one well composed click

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 2:26 PM

Fantastic color and clarity in this beautiful image.
Bob

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 2:33 PM

Gorgeous lighting and focus on this wonderful plant!

Thank you so much for your User Award-- Made a great start fo my day! ( which is slated to be overly busy with thunder storms)

Jennnnn

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Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 2:57 PM

Beautiful image Barbara. The light and colour are superb.........Sandy

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HobbitDave
21 Apr 2010 - 3:12 PM

Really beautiful against the black background. Love it.
Dave.

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colmar
colmar  642 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 3:41 PM

Beautiful image captured so well and the detail is strong like this one a lot ! Colin

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maratsuikka
21 Apr 2010 - 4:16 PM

Fine Image,RedHead

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TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 4:36 PM

What beautiful colours and lighting, Barbs - a stunning shot. Definitely works well against a black background.
TrevB Smile

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Neeka
Neeka  4 Wales
21 Apr 2010 - 5:06 PM

Superb capture, Barbara. Love the colour and the textures.
~Necia~

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NobbytheNobster

Great shot Barbara, nice and sharp with good colour. Good idea to give it a dark backdrop, really makes the subject stand out.
Thanks for all your recent comments by the way, always appreciated.
Ricky

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jonwebber  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 5:24 PM

What a clever piece of photography. It did work well indeed.
jon

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Mynett
Mynett  5137 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 5:42 PM

so fresh and beautiful - great tones and bg

Linda

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 7:05 PM

Like the details and colours in this Barbara, good light too.
Regards Richard

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astyag  612 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 7:29 PM

Powerful stuff, what a great composition and focus. Truly a beautiful Japanese maple, make sure you take care of it and upload more pics of this beautiful plant
Astyag

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Oliverpants e2 Member 5Oliverpants vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 9:17 PM

Fantastic detail, a great shot and lovely colours too. Ann

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Roly
Roly  6 Wales
21 Apr 2010 - 9:41 PM

Beautiful colour and detail.Well captured Barbara.

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SashaB  4 Northern Ireland
21 Apr 2010 - 10:42 PM

Good idea with the background - really make the plant stand out. Nicely done.
Frances

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bromley-smith
21 Apr 2010 - 11:13 PM

Amazing detail Barbara and a beautiful plant.
Tony

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Musicmike
Musicmike  7 England
22 Apr 2010 - 12:07 AM

Lovely macro shot

Mike

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borrower  4 England
22 Apr 2010 - 1:14 AM

Beautifully taken and captured, wonderful light and detail.
Louise

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22 Apr 2010 - 6:50 AM

Stunning colours, details and presentation, Barbara.
Roy

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22 Apr 2010 - 8:36 AM

beautiful image,very well presented.ray

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 7Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2010 - 12:22 PM

Magnificent.

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22 Apr 2010 - 10:26 PM

just wonderful stunning

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Canadiann
Canadiann  4 Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2010 - 10:46 PM

Well Barbara I think you are getting too good at this LOL. This is a true beauty and a special subject of your choice. I like your presentation of this. It has some fab. details and a beautiful array of colours. Like the angle you chose.
Regards
Ann

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RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2010 - 10:46 PM

Lovely composition, beautifully lit and with such excellent detail.
Ronnie.

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Ridgeway  7221 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 1:08 AM

Beautifuly composed shot,fantastic detail madam,VERY NICE,

AIDAN,,

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kittlekottage
23 Apr 2010 - 9:35 AM

oh wow this is brilliant just love the colours against the background stunning capture

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fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 11:36 AM

Excellent Barabara. Lovely colours, shapes and textures.
Fraser

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Rev2  4200 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 6:13 PM

This is lovely, bright sun and dark background.

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wyatturp  8 England
23 Apr 2010 - 7:11 PM

lovely detail and light

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Jat_Riski  559 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 - 7:47 PM

I use to think it is the good camera that produces best pictures but I was wrong, after looking your this beautiful image I know now it is the person behind the camera who produces great images. I need to learn more about photography. Are you offering free lessons?
Regards.

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leginR  6 England
25 Apr 2010 - 9:57 PM

Brilliant.
regards Nigel

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28 Apr 2010 - 4:48 PM

A beauty!
Sandra

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1 May 2010 - 11:43 AM

beautiful...

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focused-photography

Wonderful work.

Carsten

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