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Gnarled
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Gnarled
Gnarled
Taken at the Japanese Garden, Portland, OR; this tree has been called "the most photographed tree". There is frequently a line of 5 or more photographers waiting to shoot the Japanese maple in the fall as it turns from green to gold and finally to red.
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    I can see why photographers would be lining up to snap this beauty. What a stunning display this tree puts on. Beautifully captured.

10/17/2012 2:23:33 PM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Oh my gosh this is beautiful---like something from a fairy tale. The way you caught the light in the leaves is just amazing! I am just speechless.

10/17/2012 2:39:52 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Connie took the words right out of my mouth, so now I'm really speechless! Outstanding work Katherine!

10/17/2012 3:16:23 PM

 
David Phalen
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A gnarly tree and beautiful fall colors!! Doesn't get much better!!

10/17/2012 5:22:35 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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I can't blame you for wanting to stand in line for a picture, Katherine!! How beautiful it is and what a gorgeous capture!!

10/17/2012 8:19:30 PM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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Thank you all! Actually, Terry, I didn't stand in line, but instead squatted down & shot w/o a tripod!

10/17/2012 9:05:24 PM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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A beautiful subject, beautifully captured! A favorite!

10/18/2012 7:27:29 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful Kathy, is this like your GP winner that was golden last year? I'm jealous of your color and cool old tree

10/19/2012 2:48:18 PM

 
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beautiful image

11/2/2012 12:32:46 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations for your beautiful finalist!

11/29/2012 10:40:23 PM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Congratulations Kathy---my favorite image made finalist!!!

11/30/2012 3:56:24 AM

 
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So very beautiful!! Congratulations on your excellent Finalist!!

11/30/2012 4:08:40 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Wow, Kathy, congrats on your awesome finalist!

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11/30/2012 4:33:18 AM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
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11/30/2012 7:24:53 AM

 
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Beautiful, congrats!

11/30/2012 7:30:54 AM

 
Kimber Wallwork-Heineman
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Striking!

11/30/2012 7:36:19 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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WOW! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Katherine.

11/30/2012 8:00:52 AM

 
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Beautiful

11/30/2012 8:29:51 AM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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Thank you all for your comments!

11/30/2012 9:21:15 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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WOW!!! Simply amazing! Congratulations!!!

11/30/2012 10:16:42 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Huge congrats, Katherine, on this soon to be GOLD. Brilliantly captured. Love it.

11/30/2012 11:25:24 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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CONGRATULATIONS Katherine on this wonderful finalist, WTG!!! <><

11/30/2012 11:25:47 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Katherine on your stunning First Place Win!

11/30/2012 3:39:22 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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So glad to see this get a first place win, Kathy!

11/30/2012 4:01:20 PM

 
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Absolutely gorgeous, Katherine!!! HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved First Place Win!!!

11/30/2012 4:09:52 PM

 
Diane E. Deming
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I never get tired looking at this beautiful tree. Wonderful job and congratulations.

11/30/2012 4:26:09 PM

 
Carol Flisak
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Huge congratulations on your gorgeous first place winner, Katherine!

11/30/2012 4:42:06 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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That tree has served you well in the fall, gorgeous color and gnarly branches. Congratulations on your first place winner!

11/30/2012 4:44:09 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Heart-thumpingly beautiful and quite breathtaking, too, I may add! :) Congratulations on a spectacular First Place Win, Katherine!

11/30/2012 4:49:32 PM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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No surprise here, Katherine. Huge congrats on your GOLD.

11/30/2012 4:55:08 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this fannnn..tastic 1st Place Gold W8inner Katherine!

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11/30/2012 4:57:40 PM

 
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Congratulations on this fannnn..tastic 1st Place Gold W8inner Katherine!

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11/30/2012 4:57:58 PM

 
ROBIN-LEE M. Vieira
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Stunning work, Kathy!! Big Congrats on your win!! Very beautifully accomplished!!

11/30/2012 5:11:27 PM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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Congrats on your well deserved first place winner! Just gorgeous!

11/30/2012 5:23:15 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Gorgeous!!! A BIG congrats to you on your Win!!!

11/30/2012 5:29:55 PM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congrats on a fabulous FIRST PLACE WINNER!!

11/30/2012 6:28:57 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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What a beautiful tree!! Congratulations on this wonderful capture and First Place Winner Katherine!

11/30/2012 6:44:15 PM

 
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Gorgeous, congrats on your win Katherine!

11/30/2012 6:52:14 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on a fabulous winner, Katherine!!! Soooo pretty!!

11/30/2012 7:28:00 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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Congratulations on your gorgeous winner!

11/30/2012 8:45:51 PM

 
Sara B. Coffey
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Absolutely a Winner! It is so fantabulous, I can see why it is so photographed. If I'm ever in Portland, I will look up this tree!
Congratulations on an extrordinary image!
Sara

11/30/2012 8:49:48 PM

 
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Simply stunning Katherine - congrats on your win!

11/30/2012 9:01:11 PM

 
Amanda J. Tanner
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Congratulations Katherine! Amazing lighting and detail!

12/1/2012 2:58:31 AM

 
Terry T. Ruvalcaba
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congrats on a "picture perfect" image! great light and colors!

12/1/2012 4:10:00 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big Big congrats Katherine for your First prize winner.

12/1/2012 4:39:50 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Fantastic! Congratulations Katherine.

12/1/2012 4:55:40 AM

 
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HUGE congratulations,Katherine on your most beautiful First Place Winner!!

12/1/2012 5:20:51 AM

 
Alana G. Smith
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Congratulations Katherine!! Breathtaking picture!

12/1/2012 5:34:33 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your beautiful First Place win, Katherine!!

12/1/2012 5:52:02 AM

 
Ken Smith
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You picked the right time to stand in line. I've seen this tree before...this is one of the best ever!

12/1/2012 7:05:07 AM

 
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I have to go to this beautiful place someday...since it really isn't that far from me. This is truly outstanding, Kathleen. I love your composition and the colors are magnificent. Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL FIRST PLACE WINNER!

12/1/2012 7:43:54 AM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Congratulations Kathy!!! Such an amazing image and superb FIRST place winner!

12/1/2012 7:54:32 AM

 
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An instant favorite; love the colors, shapes and composition. Such a poetic capture and such an unusual spectacular tree. Congratulations on your winner Katherine!

12/1/2012 8:28:39 AM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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Thanks you all for your wonderful comments -- I am honored!

12/1/2012 8:39:03 AM

 
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Katherine, this is lovely. Congratulations on your first prize win.

12/1/2012 9:51:01 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Wow!
Such a beauty!!!
Congratulations!
~♥~

12/1/2012 12:27:27 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Wow, incredible beauty!! Huge congratulations Katherine!

12/1/2012 12:31:36 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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A FIRST place congratulations Katherine!!!

12/1/2012 1:29:29 PM

 
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CONGRATZ on your First Place Gold, Katherine!!

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12/1/2012 5:50:26 PM

 
Suzanne Crawshaw
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Love this tree! Congrats on your win!

12/1/2012 6:03:22 PM

 
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Congratulations on your win Katherine!,
Amalia

12/1/2012 6:25:00 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Beautiful image, congratulations!

12/2/2012 5:22:02 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Congratulations your excellent win!

12/2/2012 9:52:14 PM

 
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Big congratulation on your "gnarly" First Place Win, Katherine! This is such a cool tree, and you captured it beautifully.

12/3/2012 5:52:33 PM

 
Dave Montero
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Nothing gnarley about this capture. Brilliant colors and composition. Congratulations on your First Place win Katherine!!!

12/4/2012 12:50:43 PM

 
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Beautifully done! Congratulations!

12/6/2012 4:59:30 AM

 
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Outstanding, Kathy...
Congratulations on winning GOLD!!

12/6/2012 3:19:48 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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To my photo friend:
Look back with pride,
Look forward with excitement,
Enjoy the success of the day.
CONGRATULATIONS! Merna

12/8/2012 10:15:48 AM

 
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