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Cypress Swamp

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Cypress Swamp
Cypress Swamp
F3.5, 1/160, 40mm, ISO 100, flood added
© Carol Teal
Olympus Evolt E500...
 
 
 
William F. Clair
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    This is just plain beautiful!!! The color are so true to the setting.


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1/22/2008 12:50:31 AM

 
Paul E. Earl
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Amazing! Great shot, Carol.


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1/22/2008 1:07:17 AM

 
Muriel Jackson
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What an amazing find Carol! And skilfully taken and presented!


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1/22/2008 1:37:19 AM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Terrific shot! Textures and feeling of this image are really awesome, Carol!!


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1/22/2008 2:21:44 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Cool find here, Carol, love the textures and details.


Dominick


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1/22/2008 2:22:46 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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great tones, light & clarity!


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1/22/2008 3:07:46 AM

 
Leanne Ruter  

Stunning


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1/22/2008 3:14:32 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Terrific image!!!


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1/22/2008 3:48:23 AM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Wonderful use of the flood, very realistic. Great effects!


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1/22/2008 3:49:31 AM

 
Bonnie Gearhart
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Very nice, looks like you stepped out into my back yard. Taken in Florida?
I love cypress, it is so beautiful and stylish.
Bonnie


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1/22/2008 4:40:36 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Very nice, Carol. Love the colors and all the moss.


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1/22/2008 4:46:22 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Love the tones and detail here, Carol. This is, appropriately, very eerie.


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1/22/2008 5:09:38 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Great shot! Be careful out there walking around swamps~ :)


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1/23/2008 5:33:15 AM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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AMAZING texture and light, Carol!! What a super find and capture
:)


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1/23/2008 10:11:37 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Gorgeous color, detail and composition, Carol! Wow! Great use of the flood filter, too!


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1/24/2008 9:47:08 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Beautiful textures and design, excellent details on this flowing image!


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2/16/2008 10:38:35 PM

 
Danielle Fuller
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WOW Carol!!! Amazing colors and texture!!!! Good luck with this one!


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2/18/2008 2:45:02 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Carol, I hope BOTH your Hershey photo and this one win this month! Awesome work, my friend--good luck!


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2/19/2008 5:15:35 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO
BIG Congrats on your beautiful finalist!!!
Best of luck in the next round!!!


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2/22/2008 3:19:06 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Gorgeous Carol!!! Congrats!


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2/22/2008 3:19:13 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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You know I love the mood here, Carol. Congratulations.


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2/22/2008 3:37:07 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Looks like I'm getting my wish! (see above) Congratulations again, Carol and good luck in the next round!


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2/22/2008 4:02:34 PM

 
Dianna Hauf
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Totally awesome in every way here Carol! Heartfelt congrats and all the best into next round!!! HUGS!


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2/22/2008 4:02:38 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Congrats Carol on another spectacular finalist! Hurray!


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2/22/2008 5:06:41 PM

 
Danielle Fuller
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Congrats Carol!!! So very well deserved. Loved it as soon as I saw it! Good luck in the next round!!!


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2/22/2008 5:27:23 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Congrats again Carol!


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2/22/2008 5:30:29 PM

 
Dave Winchell
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Wonderful. Good for you. Well deserved!


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2/22/2008 6:24:35 PM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Wonderful finalist! Congrats!


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2/22/2008 6:26:57 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on all your finalists, Carol!


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2/22/2008 7:03:07 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist, Carol!!!


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2/22/2008 8:25:24 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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Another Fantastic Finalist!!!
CONGRATS CAROL!!!!

~J~


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2/22/2008 9:32:21 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!


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2/23/2008 3:37:40 AM

 
Shannon D. Miller
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Ohhh...YAY! Another CONGRATULATIONS to you Carol this is STUNNING!!! A Winner for sure!


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2/23/2008 4:56:43 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on your wonderful finalist.


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2/23/2008 6:56:34 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist, Carol.


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2/23/2008 8:36:43 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Wow two finalists! Awesome!


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2/23/2008 8:49:54 PM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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What a spectacular finalist, Carol!


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2/23/2008 8:55:13 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations on this outstanding Finalist, Carol!!


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2/24/2008 12:07:19 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Congratulations!!


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2/24/2008 9:08:03 AM

 
Carol Teal
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William, Paul, Kate, SuSana, Dominick, Tiia, Leanne, Colette, Deb, Bonnie, Kay, Nikki, Tammy, Jennifer, Colleen, Donna, Danielle, thank you all so much for taking time to stop by and for your encouraging comments! Bonnie, this was taken in FL at a lake in Citrus County. We were having a serious drought, and the water was really low so I thought I would add a bit of flood. Tammy, I was careful! While I really wasn't expecting a gator, I was watching for snakes and anything that could be hiding in those holes in the tree! I was wearing flip flops, no boots, so I had to watch where I put my feet! I didn't see any slimy creatures, thank goodness!

Colleen, thanks for dropping in a 2nd time to wish me luck since this was one of my favs posted in the countdown thread. I really appreciate your kindness and support!

I apologize for being behind on responding! I really appreciate all of you!


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2/24/2008 10:19:20 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Peaches, Judy, Nikki, Colleen, Dianna (and hugs back to you!), Crystal, Danielle, Corinne, Dave, Stephanie, Barbara, Patrick, Jeanna, Tiia, Shannon, Leslie, Kay, Dianna M, Ronald, SuSana, and Cheryl, your kind congrats mean so much to me! Thank you all!


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2/24/2008 10:27:32 PM

 
Jim Baines
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A hardy congratulations on this superb Finalist, Carol! Magnificent job. Reminds me of the swamp where I grew up (Dismal Swamp).


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2/25/2008 6:05:25 AM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Wonderful... Congrats Carol!!


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2/25/2008 9:17:12 AM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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Another awesome finalist!! Big congratulations Carol!! Good luck in the next round!!


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2/25/2008 8:49:30 PM

 
Sherri Gorman
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Congratulations on your awesome finalists!!!!!


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2/27/2008 4:09:08 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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WoW do I love the tones in this one...Congratulations on your finalist, Carol!


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2/28/2008 12:44:01 PM

 
Karen A. Stannard
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Great eye! This is such a beautiful find. Love how the light brings out all the scrumptious textures. Lovely!


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3/4/2008 5:55:07 AM

 
Danny B. Head
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...I like the texture contrast of the cypress and the Spanish Moss on this one!


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6/11/2010 4:46:05 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Thank you all for your kind wishes. Danny, thank you for your kind comment! I really love this one because I think cypress trees are so beautiful, and I do love the spanish moss that hangs around in so many of the trees here in FL. I need to find a cypress swamp to visit. This is a lake, not a swamp, and while there are a few cypress trees, there are not that many.


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6/11/2010 9:55:57 AM

 
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