New Love 2

By mrswoolybill
This tree is the new love of my life. Last time I visited him I took 58 shots. Just of one dead tree. Thank God for epz, without it to keep us occupied some of us would have been locked up by now.
Heís well and truly dead, but new life is springing up from the decay. V1 shows a little fern that has taken root in the rotting wood. I wanted to isolate a tiny prig of green from the surroundings, not sure if Iíve maybe overdone it.
V2 is for the find-the-face coterie.
V3 reminded me of a birdís skull when I was taking it, looking at it on the screen I find it a wee bit worrying.
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Thanks for looking,

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

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bayleaf 14 8 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 9:12AM
No. 2 for me Moira.

7 Apr 2008 9:19AM
Like your new love Moira, don't rush it, lovely portraits,
Fred Grin
Chant57 Plus
15 395 3 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 9:22AM
Whilst all are good studies of this tree, it has to be V3 for me Moira, great shapes, colour, tones and texture
Version 1 for me the new life from the decaying tree is very good. Fresh colour and nice detail Moira, well done.

All the very best
peugeot406 15 7 1 England
7 Apr 2008 9:27AM
Great sequnce but prefer v1.
nickyv32 14 135 England
7 Apr 2008 9:32AM
All four great shots, but No 1 grabs me, great colours, such a lot going on in a small section of trunk.

Richsr 14 91 223 England
7 Apr 2008 10:07AM
Number 1 is my favorite - like the details and colours in this. Nice series Moria.
Regards Richard.
imander 14 388 7 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 10:07AM
no 3 is that damn vulture again....lolWink, great set of natures best
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
7 Apr 2008 10:17AM
I prefer #1 where new life springs forward

MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 10:51AM
I have heard of people turning into stone, but why o why did you turn Bill into wood V2!! just teasing.
luxaeternam 14 21 1
7 Apr 2008 11:06AM
Why shoot it 58 times when it's already dead Moira? Some people would call that labouring a point...
4 more great shots!

Smile Lucy
nickyv32 14 135 England
7 Apr 2008 11:34AM
Seems like you and I are going nuts, well there we go.

7 Apr 2008 11:34AM
Very nice captures again Moira, well done.

DolphinLady 15 54 1 Wales
7 Apr 2008 11:43AM
Version 1 is the one for me Moira.
I love how the new life is growing from the dead tree...wonderful.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 12:11PM
Lucy always makes me laugh.
I see all the things you do, and the face looks like a cat or dog.
What I find interesting is that you are examining this new love so intricately. Apart from new life springing from the dead tree, remember just how much "wildlife" there will be deep within its body, sleeping, munching, burrowing and generally making good use of the carcass.
Bodiewil 14 46 Wales
7 Apr 2008 12:27PM
Beautiful work Moira love the subtle colour toning excellent work again

Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
7 Apr 2008 12:32PM
v1 and 3 are my favs. This new love of yours will serve you well...intimate shots of nature are so beautiful, and so rewarding. It's always a surprise with what you'll find. (and if they lock us up, we'll be in good company)
Herge88 14 40 6 England
7 Apr 2008 12:39PM
I am starting to worry about you now MoiraSmile seriously I like the splash of colour provided by version one.

Best Matt
ChristineL 16 39 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 1:08PM
love V1 Moira because of the colours and dof,
glyndwr 14 103 10 Wales
7 Apr 2008 1:25PM
All nice images but V2 for me, isolated well be good DOF.

pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
7 Apr 2008 1:28PM
you've squared that... optime, Mrs Woolybill Smile
surprised nobody in the face coterie mentioned arcimboldo...
dawnmichelle 14 12 United States
7 Apr 2008 1:43PM
all are wonderful image.. if i have to pick it would be V1.. but they all have great detail and color
proz 17 205 United States
7 Apr 2008 2:04PM
some wonderful detail and texture in these Moira, I also like seeing the new grwoth in #1, screams out springtime to me.
TyChee Plus
16 275 1 United States
7 Apr 2008 2:26PM
Excellent captures. 1 and 4 are my favorites.
John_Horner 16 12 2 England
7 Apr 2008 2:29PM
Lovely colours textures and shapes in the whole set Moira. I like v1 for the varied colours.
Bob_V 14 1 2 United States
7 Apr 2008 2:40PM
Wonderful set of images, well done.
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
7 Apr 2008 2:51PM
Nothing ''fishy'' about these Moira.I can't find one here.Nice eye socket for the birds skull tho'.It is strange how we all see things differently in images like these.I see your face with glasses on!! I can understand the attraction of this new love.I have many lovers down at the waterfront!!!!!
Rock 19 10 2 England
7 Apr 2008 3:19PM
Version Tree tomorrow?

I am getting into your work.

GalleryGirl 14 4 2 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 3:32PM
You sound like me there with the 58 shots but then when I get home I have to delete all 58! ;-( I just can't capture trees at all!!! Beautiful colours and textures.
Marilyn x
danbrann 17 640 17
7 Apr 2008 3:40PM
Tree mendous Moira.and of course that focussing makes it.
cheesey 15 2 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 3:47PM
Lovely images, No1 for me. Great shot. Lovely colours and detail.
AlanBW 15 20 England
7 Apr 2008 3:51PM
Super series Moira, love the tones and textures in V3
Artois 15 405 1 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 5:22PM
v3 for me, like the shape and texture you have captured.
Fab 4 very good work.
paulb20 Plus
14 12 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 6:30PM
Like the fresh greeness of the new fern contrasting with brown old growth. Great find Moira. Thanks for doing the cloning on the bridge upload, it was a great improvement.
7 Apr 2008 6:43PM
Good comp' colour and texture, its No.1 for me Moira.

John Smile
One's so lovely and cushioned, gem unearthed
imagio 15 12 1 England
7 Apr 2008 6:52PM
Excellent detail on all four Moira

7 Apr 2008 6:59PM
Like the DOF in 1
rmr 14 1 Wales
7 Apr 2008 7:30PM
lovely collection of shots moira
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
7 Apr 2008 8:00PM
Beautiful series, especially V1 with its wonderful composition and colours.
GrahamBaines 14 39 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 8:13PM
Love the way the reddy brown comes through, super photo.

User_Removed 14 485 13 England
7 Apr 2008 8:32PM
#1 is just a belter Moira, you really have spoilt us with that shot

mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2459 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 9:07PM
Thanks to everyone. We've had a brilliant day, met up with Dave (davidhu) & Shena Humphreys who are enjoying the delights of Northumberland in spring... Got back to find a mammoth translation job, plus computer going slow because Norton is doing a spring-clean. So sorry, very few comments at present!
I need a drink...
GlenD 14 United States
7 Apr 2008 9:19PM
Great set of images Moira, all brill but 1 is da bomb!! Smile posted a couple tody in V2 and 3 on my last upload, hopefully get a giggle or two
samsalt1 14 34 4
7 Apr 2008 11:21PM
Well the majority verdict is #1 and I have to admit to being in there with them. Its the lovely thought of nature doing what it does best and of course the splash of colour adds to that shot, the scaly bark caught my eye too.
I must be missing the suggestive one you mentioned in your p.s yesterday but then my eyes are tired as I got CS3 installed yesterday and I have been like a kid with a new toy looking at all the clever and creative tools. That said I may be a while learning what to do with them.

digiray63 14 4 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 11:23PM
No2 does me fine.
RobinF 15 83 1 England
8 Apr 2008 6:39AM
Another fine selection of shots Moira, you are so lucky to have such a good eye for a photograph that you are able to keep revisiting a subject and get new images each time. Keep them coming!
newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2008 4:41AM
Love version one moira nicely composed image,,
Rogerex 15 32 12 Australia
9 Apr 2008 8:12AM
Be careful Moira, your new love looks like a bit of a rotter! Well done for finding such interesting shots.
Paree 16 616 3
9 Apr 2008 10:46PM
how beautiful
isn't mother nature clever she always gets it right
Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2008 2:32PM
No.3 this time, nicely composed, great colours.
lostintime 13 13 6 Germany
10 Apr 2008 4:14PM
Wonderful light and tones.
tigertimb 13 40 66 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2008 3:38PM
Great shots, love the fresh life in #1 and the face in #2 ready to fire the bazooka Smile
JONTHELENS 14 34 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2008 7:48PM
All 4 are good but No1 is my favorite.

CrownJoolz 14 7 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2008 4:41PM
#1 for me - just stunning.

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