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Posted by Dean McLeod on Sat Jul 17, 2021 5:29 pm

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I find these Japanese cutleaf maple trees mesmerizing to observe with their distorted, twisting trunks and branches. 

For these two trees to have grown into this pretzel-like form, it definitely took two to tango!

Nikon D850, Nikkor 14-24 @18mm, ISO64, f8, 1/5 second. Polarizer. Multiple shots focus stacked.

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by david fletcher on Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:38 am
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Amazing tree and branches Dean. Quite beautiful.
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:27 am
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''I thnk that I shall never see, a poem lovely as a tree'' ('Trees' by Joyce Kilmer 1913)

Your empathy with the beauty of trees, and the landscapes you see, is so beautifully captured in your images, Dean. These glorious maples are a pleasure to view, as always. A must click on the image to see the full beauty!

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by Peter Ireland on Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:17 am
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Love the warm tones of the foliage and the strong greens give it a nice contrast.
 

by Dean McLeod on Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:03 pm
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david fletcher wrote:
Amazing tree and branches Dean.  Quite beautiful.


Thank you David! My favourite trees by far!
 

by Dean McLeod on Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:05 pm
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''I thnk that I shall never see, a poem lovely as a tree''  ('Trees'  by Joyce Kilmer 1913)

Your empathy with the beauty of trees, and the landscapes you see, is so beautifully captured in your images, Dean.  These glorious maples are a pleasure to view, as always.  A must click on the image to see the full beauty!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments Carol; they are always so thoughtful! 
 

by Dean McLeod on Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:06 pm
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Peter Ireland wrote:
Love the warm tones of the foliage and the strong greens give it a nice contrast.



Thank you Peter! Very much appreciated!
 

by ADKShooter on Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:22 pm
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There was a photo I once saw titled "Order From Chaos". I wish I could remember it's origins but your fine image certainly fits the same descriptive title. A really beautiful image.
 

by Dean McLeod on Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:34 pm
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Thanks very much! 'Chaos' was actually being considered for the title of this one, because it is exactly that! Haha!
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:18 am
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Amazing trees- they make me think of dragons. :). Beautifully seen and presented-so colorful and enchanting.
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by Dean McLeod on Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:04 am
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Amazing trees- they make me think of dragons. :). Beautifully seen and presented-so colorful and enchanting.

Thank you Carol! I have always found these trees so mesmerizing:))
 

by John Labrenz on Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:37 pm
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cool tree, great colors...nicely done.
What polarizer set up are you using for your 14-24?
 

by Dean McLeod on Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:49 pm
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John Labrenz wrote:
cool tree, great colors...nicely done.
What polarizer set up are you using for your 14-24?


Hi John, thanks very much!

I'm using the Fotodiox Wonderpana system. Build quality is good; all aluminum. I picked up the CPL and a ten-stop filter for it.

Reasonably priced too.
 

by E.J. Peiker on Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:12 pm
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Love this - would also make a cool tighter shot of just the reddish tree part in the upper left.
 

by Dean McLeod on Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:14 pm
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E.J. Peiker wrote:
Love this - would also make a cool tighter shot of just the reddish tree part in the upper left.


Thanks E.J.! This was a crazy one; I actually couldn't see what I was shooting very well; this tree had a heavy canopy that touched the ground all around it, and I had to get down on my knees and lift the branches to set up my camera underneath of the tree.

Definitely a spray n' pray of multiple focus points on this one, and a bear to put together, haha!
 

by Jens Peermann on Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:12 am
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Great colorful chaos. A pleasure to look at.
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by Dean McLeod on Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:48 am
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Jens Peermann wrote:
Great colorful chaos. A pleasure to look at.



Definitely chaotic, haha! Thank you Jens!
 

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