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~Maine Birch~
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~Maine Birch~
~Maine Birch~
These were taken in Maine at the Lamoine State Park, where I grew up. The image was taken at 1/125, F6, and ISO200. I added alittle buzz and boosted the colors. Have a wonderful day! Going to a Halloween Party....If my makeup turns out ok, maybe I will post a picture. :)
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Dianna Hauf
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    Looking forward to seeing THAT picture, lol!
THIS one is BEAUTIFUL Shelly!!! Gorgeous composition and great use of effects!!!

10/26/2007 12:57:35 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Can't wait to see the picture of your makeup, Shelly!!!! LOL

This is truly beautiful!!!!! Love the white bark of the birch trees!!!!! Such a lovely image!!!!! ♫ k

10/26/2007 1:17:39 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Beautiful Shelly!! I love Maine!

10/26/2007 1:25:24 PM

 
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Dianna, Kitty and Judy: Thanks so much!!! Like I said, IF my makeup turns out...lol Have a great night...and Judy, Maine is beautiful. I miss it so much and especially the ocean!

10/26/2007 2:00:45 PM

 
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Birch trees are such fantastic subjects to photograph, Shelly! Your effects and color are just fabulous.

10/26/2007 2:30:26 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Beautiful, Shelly! I've never been to Maine.

10/26/2007 2:40:57 PM

 
Sandra R. Alvey
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Awesome image and effects Shelly!

10/26/2007 2:41:29 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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Wonderful work, gorgeous comp and color.

10/26/2007 5:18:45 PM

 
David Phalen
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A beautiful place beautifully captured!

10/26/2007 5:37:53 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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John, Carla, Sandi, Tamara and David: Thanks so much and have a great weekend!

10/27/2007 7:15:12 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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These are just about my favorite trees, Shelly, and your effects and composition are lovely.

10/27/2007 8:49:39 AM

 
Judy A. Lawhon
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Beautiful image, Shelly! Love the buzz effect, too. Hope to see your make-up photo!

10/27/2007 11:56:02 AM

 
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Nikki and Judy: Thanks ladies so much...they are my favorite trees as well.........I also love the Red Maple. I miss white birch here in Missouri, but I do have one that grows on the base. :)

10/27/2007 11:59:06 AM

 
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This is a FANTASTIC capture Shelly!!!
I love these birch trees!!!
Gorgeous colors and excellent POV!!!
Beautiful!!!!

~J~

10/27/2007 12:26:27 PM

 
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Very pretty Autumn image, great effects, Shelly.

10/27/2007 12:30:39 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Thank you Jeana and Sam!

10/27/2007 12:34:37 PM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Wonderful image and effects, Shelly!

10/27/2007 5:01:51 PM

 
Lorraine A. Cook
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I LOVE birch trees! I have one in my backyard and I'm worried about it... it appears to be dying...and I don't know why???

A gorgeous fall capture, Shelly!<:))

10/27/2007 7:36:06 PM

 
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Shawn and Lorraine: Thank you so much for the comments. Lorraine, how sad. I would try to ask someone about it..I too love Birch trees.

10/27/2007 8:59:24 PM

 
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Very beautiful fall image, Shelly!

Holly

10/28/2007 8:38:17 AM

 
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Thank you, Holly!! :)

10/28/2007 9:21:43 AM

 
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This is sooo pretty Shelly! Love the white trunks and the colors of the leaves.

Hey! Have a fun time and get a picture of you both and post for us!

jo ann c.

10/28/2007 2:53:39 PM

 
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Fantastic in the vertical Shelly and looking forward to seeing the make-up artist. BOO!

10/28/2007 2:55:04 PM

 
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Very serene setting, Shelly. You did well on this!

10/28/2007 3:14:08 PM

 
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Jo Ann, Emile and Ken: Thanks so much for the comments! I really love fall. I wish the colors were alittle better here but hopfully next week!

10/28/2007 5:22:07 PM

 
Sherry Sturgis
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Shelly, this is Beautiful!!! I love the Buzz! Lovely autumn scene!

10/29/2007 9:31:21 AM

 
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Thanks so much, Sherry!

10/29/2007 2:17:28 PM

 
Michael Frazier
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Shelly, what a lovely shot, and I like the
added effects.

10/30/2007 6:43:34 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Thanks Michael! :)

10/30/2007 7:58:25 AM

 
Susan Fox
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Nicely composed and the buzz adds just the right amount of a dreamy look :-)

11/7/2007 7:16:54 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Thanks so much, Susan! :)

11/9/2007 7:28:40 PM

 
Kaye Burazin
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next to red barns, my other favorite subject to capture is trees. Love the painterly effect on this image.

11/17/2007 7:25:03 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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So very much like a beautiful painting, Shelly.

11/18/2007 7:50:27 PM

 
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Kaye and Karen: Thanks so much!! Sorry I just saw these comments!

11/19/2007 11:55:37 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations on a terrific finalist!

11/26/2007 3:55:17 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Shelly! :)

11/26/2007 3:59:08 PM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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WTG girl, A HUGE CONTRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

11/26/2007 4:34:22 PM

 
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Congratulations Shelly on your finalist! B-

11/26/2007 4:35:27 PM

 
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I surely missed this image!!!! Awesome, Shelly! Congratulations!!!!

11/26/2007 4:41:28 PM

 
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WTG girl, Congratulations on the fabulous finalist ! The effects are awesome

jo ann c.

11/26/2007 4:47:25 PM

 
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Congratulations on your finalist, Shelly!

11/26/2007 4:48:24 PM

 
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Congratulations Shelly!,
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11/26/2007 4:56:06 PM

 
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Congratulations on your finalist.

11/26/2007 4:57:27 PM

 
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WAY TO GO SHELLY!!!
CONGRATS HON!!!

~J~

11/26/2007 5:03:06 PM

 
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Congratulations!! Maine birches are always winners. :)

11/26/2007 5:34:37 PM

 
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!

11/26/2007 5:50:06 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Congrats Shelly!!! Beautiful!!

11/26/2007 5:52:45 PM

 
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Thanks everyone!

11/26/2007 6:01:14 PM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS!

11/26/2007 7:05:33 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Congratulations again Shelly!!!

11/26/2007 7:11:43 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Beautiful Shelly. Congratulations on your Finalist and best of luck in the next round!

11/26/2007 7:15:50 PM

 
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Congratulations, Shelly!

11/26/2007 7:30:06 PM

 
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Shelly, congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!!

11/26/2007 7:30:11 PM

 
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CONGRATS SHELLY!!!!

11/26/2007 9:29:53 PM

 
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Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Shelly!!

11/26/2007 9:47:16 PM

 
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Congrats again!!

11/27/2007 3:47:48 AM

 
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Tamara, Allen, Kristim Amy, Terry, Stefania, SuSana and Ken: Thanks so much for all the comments. Have a wonderful day!

11/27/2007 4:52:40 AM

 
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Gorgeous! Congratulations Shelly!

11/27/2007 6:17:32 AM

 
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Thanks Patti! :)

11/27/2007 6:41:24 AM

 
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Congratulations and glad to see this again, Shelly. Beautiful finalist.

11/27/2007 6:57:45 AM

 
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Congratulations and glad to see this again, Shelly. Beautiful finalist.

11/27/2007 6:57:45 AM

 
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A BIG Congrats to you Shelly!

11/27/2007 6:59:58 AM

 
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Many, Many congrats on this wonderful image, Shelly!! Best of luck!

11/27/2007 7:40:48 AM

 
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Congratulations Shelly!!

11/27/2007 7:42:23 AM

 
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Thanks Emile, Gail, Gary and Cyn!!

11/27/2007 9:34:54 AM

 
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Congratulations Shelly!

11/27/2007 11:10:39 AM

 
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Congratulations, Shelly!

11/27/2007 1:04:33 PM

 
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Beautiful scene and capture, Shelly! Congratulations on your finalist!

11/27/2007 2:14:28 PM

 
Sherry Sturgis
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Shelly!!!

11/28/2007 6:36:56 AM

 
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Congratulations!!!! ☺

11/28/2007 4:01:44 PM

 
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Congratulations on this awesome finalist Shelly!

11/28/2007 7:50:36 PM

 
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Thanks Everyone!

12/17/2007 8:12:38 AM

 
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