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Golden Birch...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...a wander down the Brig o'Turk Road in the Trossachs of Scotland, the trees had taken on the Winter look without leaves, but the bracken was taking it's time to change colour.

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Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: steve allsopp, Digicat, Blenkinsopp and 130 more

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15 Nov 2007 6:00AM
can't view large unfortunately doug, but this looks quite special,

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Digicat 11 127
15 Nov 2007 6:03AM
lovely colours and they are nicely spaced out - must have taken you ages to do that Wink
Did you fall out of bed?
Blenkinsopp 12 320 4 England
15 Nov 2007 6:22AM
lovely image and fitting "wintery" sky
the colour has all but disappeared here now after one night of gales

Quote:Did you fall out of bed?

some people have to go to work! Wink
I'm just going now
mattw 14 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2007 6:25AM
This is really good Dougie, the trees are composed well, but it is the moody sky and the light on ferns that really make the image
NPHART 12 2 Canada
15 Nov 2007 6:34AM
Beautiful image Doug.
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
15 Nov 2007 6:38AM
Superb light and colour Doug.Your images are always so refreshing to view.
Cheers Tom, I don't think my frosty shot was popular though.
Steveman 12 4 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2007 6:58AM
Super image Doug.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
15 Nov 2007 8:23AM
Top drawer image Doug. One of my favorite tree's. Superb. Ron.
MikeA 13 1.3k England
15 Nov 2007 8:41AM
A beauty, nothing like the fine detailed branches of the birch to test the resolving power of camera and lens. Lovely light across the colourful fore ground Dougie

MalcolmM Plus
12 887 5 Scotland
15 Nov 2007 8:59AM
Beautiful birches, & fine light & colour in f/g.
thewaiter 16 1.2k 9 England
15 Nov 2007 9:08AM
love the colours in this Doug, well captured.

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2007 10:11AM
Birches are such nice trees, always worth a shot, no matter if they are green, golden or bare, and you did well with the group of them.
Beautiful colours in the foreground bracken, and the angle is superb too.
The sun is coming out, I am going to get some snowy shots.
Have a good day,
Hanners Plus
12 875 10 Ireland
15 Nov 2007 10:46AM
I like this.... Good colours and sky Smile
15 Nov 2007 11:16AM
This is brilliant, Dougie. I love the composition and how you composed this with the bracken. Well spotted & captured.

Cheers for the EC Pete, just got back out of bed, sore back, cheered me up no end. Thanks to all for the votes and clicks.

All the very best
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
15 Nov 2007 2:53PM
Missed this earlier my friend. It's a cracker and well deserving of the award, lovely Dougie.

Digicat 11 127
15 Nov 2007 2:55PM
yep and well done on the EC
newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2007 2:55PM
the composistion is superb dougie and you have captured the light and colour beautifully a well deserved EC congrats dougie.
stevie Plus
14 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2007 4:13PM
Well done, Dougie - excellent photography.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
15 Nov 2007 4:22PM
Congrats on your EC for another oustanding piece of photography.
Dennis_Bromage 10 45 20 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2007 4:57PM
Great shot best of the day for me, really feels wintry and moody. Congratulations on EC
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
15 Nov 2007 6:10PM
i love these stark skeletons in early hibernation and their silvery barks E.C for you you too Smile

Take care of that back Dougie.
JouŠo 13 56 Finland
15 Nov 2007 6:21PM
superb composition, Dougie!

Congrats on well deserved EC!

Neil_Higgins 11 35 3 England
15 Nov 2007 6:29PM
Perfectly exposed, love the soft light bringing out them tree's, congrats for the EC Dougie, well done.
Phil_Restan 12 280 9 England
15 Nov 2007 6:50PM
Nice one Dougie, well deserved Ec.

tonyheps 15 6 1
15 Nov 2007 8:13PM
Another excellent image Dougie, reckon you'll have to consider a book soon!
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
15 Nov 2007 8:15PM
Congrats on a very fine image...
gwyn h 14 432
15 Nov 2007 8:47PM
A pleasure to break my self imposed EPZ retirement and congratulate you on another EC Dougie.

You've captured a beautiful drop of light on the fg bracken here which combines so well with your composition and exposure control...and that gorgeous sky of course.

Very well done.

Praise indeed Gwyn, many thanks from the master of landscape photography.

All the very best
Ganto 11 769 2 Ireland
15 Nov 2007 9:29PM
Masterful Dougie.

rusmi 14 37 1 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2007 9:55PM
Simply the best, well done Dougie!

xinia 13 54
15 Nov 2007 10:40PM
beautiful!! and just noticed the award - congrats Smile
Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
15 Nov 2007 11:14PM
Well done Dougie, this is beautiful, wonderful comp and natural colour

martin.w 16 516 22 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2007 11:59PM
A beauty, well done Dougie.
ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
16 Nov 2007 10:37AM
that carpet looks lik moss - such a rugged texture to it

getting the recognition you deserve mate
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2007 10:41AM
Many, many congratulations, Dougie. I echo Ade's comment above.
16 Nov 2007 10:48AM
Cheers Guys thanks a lot.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
16 Nov 2007 10:50AM
I love birches, and you have made these look exceptionally good, Douglas!
Tandberg 14 1.2k 2 England
16 Nov 2007 10:54AM
well deserving of the ex douglas

The light colour and feel are grand in this shot
Well done
PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
16 Nov 2007 3:45PM
Awesome Dougie. Congrats!

angej 13 479 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2007 4:17PM
beautiful Doug, congratulations on your ECSmile
16 Nov 2007 5:34PM
Congratulations on your EC Doug.
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
16 Nov 2007 9:18PM
Now this is good. Smile
18 Nov 2007 10:15AM
Congratulation on a very fine image and a richly deserved award.
This is fabulous, the quality of light on the bracken is out of this world.

GeoffP 12 130 Portugal
18 Nov 2007 1:19PM
Hi Dougie

Super image - it take a good eye to spot such a scene and to capture as well as you have is not easy.

Must go its snowing outside.... (-:

Best Regards
Melanie_M 12 168 9 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2007 4:28PM
These are the colours we can only find up in Scotland. They eluded my lens on this last trip for the number of raindrops that came out of the sky. The colours though burn bright in my memory and if they fade I can come back here for a reminder. I can feel the wind in my face as I look at this one.
That's very kind Melanie, I hope you enjoyed the trip anyway, despite the weather. You stayed in a wonderful place.

daviewat 14 4.1k Scotland
18 Nov 2007 11:21PM
How on earth did I miss this ??? criminal it is to do such a thing Smile

Well deserved as it is a wonderfuly natural image.

Caledonia 11 2 Scotland
19 Nov 2007 8:31PM
The beautiful, soft, warm colours and the light on the bracken balance out the cold in the sky. Just love those big feathery dusters brushing the clouds! Excellent shot Dougie. It really deserves the award, congratulations and well done.
wyatturp 12 2 England
20 Nov 2007 7:48PM
Simple and nice well done

Barbaraj 11 450 England
25 Nov 2007 3:40PM
I can feel wind rustling the ferns here.
pfheyes 13 254 1 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2007 3:57PM
Stunning. Smile

ian walker 13 716 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2007 9:20PM
very fine photograph
woodrow 11 153 Scotland
11 Dec 2007 11:38PM
a very simple, effective photograph Dougie


John_Duckett 13 386 2 Norfolk Island
20 Dec 2007 8:34AM
Big congratulations Dougie

MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2008 6:59PM
Just caught this as I was browsing. Love it.
14 Jan 2008 7:50PM
Excellent image this. a perfect calender photograph.......Bev.
old timer 13 55 1 Scotland
15 Mar 2008 7:33AM
Don't know how I've missed this before, Dougie - beautiful!
Sahyadri 10 61 2 India
22 Jun 2008 2:17PM
this is truly beautiful
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
24 Nov 2008 5:13PM
And yet another award for a well deserved masterpiece. Congratulations. You should hire a burger van nearby...they will be up by the bus load soon.
Scott_Scot 13 4 4 Scotland
26 Jan 2009 6:35PM
Beauty !!!!! Smile

Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2009 9:00AM
real beauty this

CherryMartin 10 10 United States
20 Apr 2009 5:11AM
Wonderful photo.
SimPick 12 545 2 Azerbaijan
5 Jun 2009 9:30AM
Just found your portfolio Dougie, and so far I'm loving it. Wish I could vote for them all ! This one is a cracker.

15 Jul 2009 11:30AM
This is beautiful..


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