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Bonsai

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Bonsai
Bonsai
EF100mm, f/2.8, 1/800th Second, ISO100, -2/3ev, tripod, RAW
I liked the presentation of this old bonsai, against the vertical slats of the wood screen.
Another bonsai is blurred out, visible through the gaps, behind the screen.
04/07 Finalist - Catchall

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Dominick M. Dimacale
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    Lovely image you captured here Christopher...Dominick


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4/29/2007 5:44:07 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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What a wonderful shot Christopher.


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4/29/2007 6:03:39 AM

 
Allison Gaulin
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Beautiful- I thought this was a full size tree at first glance!!


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4/29/2007 6:26:02 AM

 
Esther Smith
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The detail and color are amazing Chris!


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4/29/2007 3:55:11 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you all very much!


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4/29/2007 6:15:47 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Nice capture,Christopher. Beautiful colors.


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4/29/2007 7:07:54 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Chris, excellent colors, detail, clarity, lighting and composition.


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4/29/2007 7:34:51 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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I have always been fascinated by bonsai. This is a lovely photo. This old tree has wonderful character and your thought presents it so well. Great color and detail.


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4/29/2007 7:43:11 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, folks! The collection of trees at the National Arboretum is worth a peek, if you're ever in DC!


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4/30/2007 7:41:42 AM

 
Mick Burkey
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I like the tones on this one, Chris, and the comp. Wonder if the tree would be even better highlighted if the bg slats were more out of focus. I find them a bit distracting. But you might lose the contrast in subjects you are trying for.


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5/2/2007 6:44:46 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Mick... I may be back there next Saturday; I'll have to give another look. In this image, the bonsai was sitting about 2 feet in front of the panels; I'm not sure if I could achieve more DOF blurring... maybe it will give me a Photoshop exercise!


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5/3/2007 5:32:15 AM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Congrats on this finalist Chris!


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5/23/2007 5:51:42 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Way to go, Chris! Congratulations on this finalist. Good luck in the next round.


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5/23/2007 6:05:42 PM

 
Holly Shao
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Congratulations, Chris, on this wonderful Finalist!!

Holly


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5/23/2007 6:18:38 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Yahooooooo! Again! Congratulations Chris!


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5/23/2007 6:59:37 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Congratulations, Chris!!! Beautiful!


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5/23/2007 8:04:47 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Chris! :)


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5/24/2007 8:24:02 AM

 
Les Rhoades
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Congratulations on making it to the finals!


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5/24/2007 9:43:38 AM

 
Lynn Haack
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Hi Chris..congrats on your finalist. I read your bio and it seems your investment has already paid off. Was it difficult to get started with an SLR? I have a Canon Powershot S3...and am looking forward to the transition to an SLR...but am a bit nervous too. Great work! Lynn


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5/24/2007 10:59:43 AM

 
Don Johnson
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Another wonderful shot Chris. Congratulations on another Finalist Award.


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5/24/2007 11:19:21 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Congrats Chris, on this wonderful finalist. :O)


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5/24/2007 12:08:36 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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CONGRATULATIONS!! :0) WTG Chris!!


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5/24/2007 1:31:47 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Just beautiful !!! Big congrats Chris :o)


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5/24/2007 2:00:22 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks so much, everyone! I appreciate it!


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5/24/2007 7:05:49 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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The clarity and colors are great in this; it's like I was actually there looking at it. Nice job on this, Chris! Congrats on the finalist!


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5/26/2007 6:17:24 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you Sue! The National Arboretum has a spectacular bonsai collection, and they often rotate them around; the next visit I made, this tree was no longer in front of the screen.


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5/27/2007 7:05:30 AM

 
Lorri Shank
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Congratulations, Chris--it's beautiful!
Love the textures. Lorri


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5/28/2007 7:18:56 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you Lorri!


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5/29/2007 5:35:34 AM

 
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