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The Last Leaf
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
The Last Leaf
The Last Leaf
300mm, 1/80 sec, f/4
© Monika Sapek
Nikon D200 Digital...
 
 
 
Gail P. Sullivan
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    Monika...this is beautiful...wonderful color, dof and details...and the background of leaves and limbs looks almost like stained glass...beautifully done!

11/16/2006 9:28:40 AM

 
Rachel  McKinnie
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I agree with everything Gail said. SOOOO incredibly cool.

11/16/2006 9:32:16 AM

 
Brinn MacDougall
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I have to agree also, beautiful work, Monika.

11/16/2006 10:01:34 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Gorgeous vision, Monika! It is reminiscent of stained glass. Wonderful composition, clarity and DOF!

11/16/2006 10:04:25 AM

 
randy dannheim
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Well done Monika

11/16/2006 10:36:55 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Outstanding Image!! Sorry to echo but its the first thing I thought too "stained glass" LOVE this!!!! :0)

11/16/2006 10:53:22 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Wonderful focus, detail and DoF
I, too, think it looks like stained glass
Beautiful work, Monika

Bill

11/16/2006 12:00:51 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Love it Monika is fantastic how you keep the leaf so clear and focused with that fantastic and colorful BG! lovely for hanging on the wall very BIG :o)

11/16/2006 12:31:55 PM

 
Michael Khoury
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~~~I like your sellective focus and part of the story in the bare tree, and still another tree in the distant bokeh has yet to lose its foliage~~~
M

11/16/2006 3:01:11 PM

 
Denise M. Snyder
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FANTASTIC!!! Love the selective focus!!!

11/16/2006 3:58:18 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Gail, Rachel, Brinn, Terry, Randy, Datha, Bill, Daniella, Michael, and Denise - I want to thank you very much for taking your time to write such wonderful comments on this image! I truly appreciate that!
When for the first time I looked at this image stained glass also came to my mind but I couldn’t come up with a good title for this image, so I am really happy that you noticed that. A pleasure to know you liked it! Thanks once again!
Monika

11/17/2006 5:58:32 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Beeeautiful capture Monika! Love the colours, light, choice of composition, all of it! Truly fabulous work! And ... a huge congratulations for making finalist!

2/24/2007 1:40:34 PM

 
Pranay Koka
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beautiful...congrats on ur finalist

2/24/2007 5:57:27 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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I Love this. Congratulations

2/24/2007 7:20:31 PM

 
Mick Burkey
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Beautiful work, Monika! Congratulations on the finals, well deserved.

2/25/2007 9:38:46 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round.

2/25/2007 11:06:24 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Congratulations on the finals, well deserved! Beautiful work, Monika!

2/27/2007 12:18:36 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Stunning image in a wonderfully amazing gallery!!! I'll be sure to re-visit. --Lisa

3/31/2007 5:37:04 PM

 
Kate M. Heimann
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AMAZING!


kate

9/23/2007 11:19:01 AM

 
Kirk 

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Monika, usually I like commenting on photos that I find good but the judges passed on for whatever reason - that appears to be impossible in your portfolio!
So, I pick this one first. I like this so much because of the simplicity of a leaf as it stands out from the rest. Yet, your image does not end at the beauty of the simple leaf, the Fall colored leaves and their branches background have been transformed by your DOF into a pane of stained glass!

Kirk

11/20/2007 8:40:00 AM

 
Flavio Carnevale
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Great image

11/29/2007 2:49:16 PM

 
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