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Early Morning Walk #2
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Early Morning Walk #2
Early Morning Walk #2
The second one in this series, captured a few minutes after yesterday’s image!
These trees are really hanging on for dear life.
Taken at 1/80th f6.3 and ISO-1000.

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Mike Clime
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    Very cool tree roots, John! When they do that around here it is because the ground is so hard, but that doesn't look to be the case here.

12/28/2011 11:19:33 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a wonderful find!

12/28/2011 11:24:13 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi John,Amazing how they grow my friend.Excellent capture,the ground here in like concrete with salt mixed in!!!!

12/28/2011 12:01:52 PM

 
Joy Rector
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beautiful shot

12/28/2011 12:43:52 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Very cool perspective, detail and capture!

12/28/2011 12:56:52 PM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Wonderful find and capture!!!

12/28/2011 1:04:30 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Excellent comp. and details, John. I'm always on the look out for unusal trees.

12/28/2011 1:14:41 PM

 
Wm Nosal
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Wonderful Shot, John!
Amazing Root Structure

12/28/2011 1:20:37 PM

 
Ian M. Hill
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Amazing capture John,a great subject for sure.

12/28/2011 2:00:02 PM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Fantastic find and capture, John! They must be old.

12/28/2011 3:02:08 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Beautifully captured, John!

12/28/2011 3:54:28 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Well you certainly got to the root of the matter! Quite fascinating, if perhaps a bit on the eerie side! Well done, John!

12/28/2011 4:01:41 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Terrific capture and details, John.

12/28/2011 6:07:33 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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That's one tangled mess of roots, John! Is this above ground because of a drought & erosion! It is quite the uniqe & amazing site to me, my friend! Tells a great story.

Let me know when you get a chance, John!

12/28/2011 6:19:49 PM

 
Mariann Kovats
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Amazing find, with beautiful lighting and details, John!

12/28/2011 6:33:23 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Wonderful detail-I always wonder if they know that their days are numbered when the roots are so undermined!

12/28/2011 8:38:15 PM

 
Doug Pignet
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great texture find on this tree, well done

12/29/2011 2:38:55 AM

 
Douglas Perry
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It is amazing what nature will do. Neat capture.

12/29/2011 3:23:31 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Extraordinary, John.

12/29/2011 5:06:23 AM

 
John Connolly
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Thank you for all your kind comments, they are appreciated!

12/29/2011 11:10:58 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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That is some root system, I can see how erosion has had it's way, VERY well done!! <><

12/29/2011 11:17:31 AM

 
John Connolly
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Thanks Nancy, this was actually on the edge of the lake!

12/29/2011 12:05:17 PM

 
Debbie Bray
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How many spare bedrooms you got, John? :) I could easily join you for your early morning adventures!

12/29/2011 3:44:52 PM

 
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Cool find and capture, John!

12/29/2011 4:45:24 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Outstanding capture and winner in my book :)

12/29/2011 5:28:19 PM

 
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Awesome capture of these stunning roots, John!! Love the pov!!

12/29/2011 6:10:35 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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They are tenacious for sure John! Fantastic find, so beautifully captured my friend!

12/30/2011 12:40:44 AM

 
John Connolly
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Thank you so much Debbie, Sabrina, Tammy, Ellen and Nadia for your thoughts on this one!

12/30/2011 12:35:30 PM

 
Brett Dolsen
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Great details and colors in this familiar scene John!

1/1/2012 1:22:58 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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It is our roots that stabilize our life. Fantastic composition John and nice story telling image.

1/1/2012 12:18:24 PM

 
John Connolly
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Thanks for taking the time to comment, Brett and Emile!

1/1/2012 12:55:16 PM

 
Bill Houghton
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John, This is such a beautiful shot of this scene. You did a great job capturing it. It has great detail and sharpness. Have a great week, Bill

If you have time, check out my new website:
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1/3/2012 3:21:02 PM

 
John Connolly
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Thanks for dropping by and your kind comment Bill! We are still waiting for summer to arrive here, it has been the coldes start of the season for over 50 years!

1/4/2012 12:55:53 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats John on another awesome finalist. This should get gold :)

1/24/2012 1:58:14 PM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Another amazing finalist, John! Congratulations!

1/24/2012 2:01:30 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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John, congratulation, gorgeous, you want to take all the prizes

1/24/2012 2:15:27 PM

 
Doug Pignet
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Congrats...well done

1/24/2012 2:21:41 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Another WTG on your finalist, John! :-) k

1/24/2012 2:22:56 PM

 
Wm Nosal
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Congratulations, John!

1/24/2012 2:25:51 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your wonderful finalist, John!

1/24/2012 2:35:43 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congratulations, John.

1/24/2012 2:58:11 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Narly dude! :-) Congratulations on this excellent finalist John!

1/24/2012 3:03:08 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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WTG John,A big Congratulations.Beautiful finalist!!!!

1/24/2012 3:45:44 PM

 
Carolyn McIntosh
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Two for you . . way to go . . Congratulations.

1/24/2012 3:51:31 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Like I said, your walking surely paid off!

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist John!

jo ann c.

1/24/2012 4:04:57 PM

 
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Congrats again John these walks are paying off in more than one way.

1/24/2012 4:11:46 PM

 
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Love this one too John!! Big congratulations to you!

1/24/2012 4:13:54 PM

 
Mary Timman
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Beautiful finalist, Congratulations!

1/24/2012 4:30:56 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Gorgeous John!!! Congrats!!!!

1/24/2012 4:33:19 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Congratulations again on another fantastic finalist John.

1/24/2012 4:35:21 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Congrats again!!!

1/24/2012 4:45:00 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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WOW! Look how those (creepy looking) roots STOP right along the humans' trail.

How cool is THAT?! No wonder it made it to the cream of the crop! It really looks like a fairy tale place!

-Sis

1/24/2012 5:08:55 PM

 
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Great seeing and capture, congratulations!!

1/24/2012 5:44:13 PM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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Wonderful tones, lines, and perspective, John! Congratulations on this terrific Finalist!

1/24/2012 6:22:41 PM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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You have to love the power of those roots. Congrats on another finalist award. Good luck my friend.

1/24/2012 6:26:30 PM

 
Mariann Kovats
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Congratulations on your terrific Finalist, John! I always loved this capture very much!

1/24/2012 7:33:09 PM

 
Ian M. Hill
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Congratulations again John,best of luck!

1/24/2012 9:13:06 PM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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Big Congratulations again, John on your beautiful and well deserved finalist!

1/24/2012 9:14:34 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Another awesome finalist John! Congratulations X 2!!

1/24/2012 9:19:52 PM

 
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great finalist John, huge congrats!

1/25/2012 12:28:17 AM

 
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Congratulations again John, you must be feeling pretty wonderful!

See you and Marg on Thursday (with Cindy)!

Pat

1/25/2012 3:31:13 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Congrats on your wonderful finalist!

1/25/2012 3:42:33 AM

 
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

1/25/2012 6:44:26 AM

 
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John

CONGRATULATIONS

On this well deserve one :)

Ysa...

1/25/2012 7:55:46 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

1/25/2012 8:07:28 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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I remember this well, John! COngratulations once again!

1/25/2012 8:19:00 AM

 
Inge Linden
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Great finalist congrats!!

1/25/2012 11:34:34 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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Congratulations...again. Way to go,John.

1/25/2012 12:09:30 PM

 
Jeffrey M. Smith
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A VERY well deserved finalist! Superior focus with EXCEPTIONAL DoF!
Jeff

1/25/2012 2:13:29 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Congratulations, John

1/26/2012 3:37:28 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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You can feel it in the air, the anticipation of waiting for the awards to arrive. The talent that is on display for all to see and share is amazing. Congratulations to all the January, 2012 winners. Merna

1/26/2012 11:19:00 AM

 
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WOW! Look at that!! That would have been a favorite subject for me too. Beautifully captured, John. And congratulations!

1/27/2012 11:40:29 AM

 
John Connolly
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Many thaks for all your good wishes and kind comments, they are appreciated!

1/29/2012 12:19:03 PM

 
Phillip R. Connolly
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An excellent capture of these beautiful trees, John! They sure have a good grip on Terra Firma. Congratulations on your finalist!

Phil

1/30/2012 11:49:42 AM

 
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Congratulations John on a fantastic finalist. Love it !!

1/31/2012 10:36:30 PM

 
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Love this image John! I have never seen a root system quite like that, not in the US anyway. Congratulations on this fantastic Finalist!

2/3/2012 3:28:16 PM

 
Erika G. Gossett

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Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, John!

2/22/2012 2:48:05 PM

 
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