Ann Coates level-classic 10/17/2012 2:23:33 PM

I can see why photographers would be lining up to snap this beauty. What a stunning display this tree puts on. Beautifully captured. #1492928

Connie J. Bagot 10/17/2012 2:39:52 PM

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. #10373869

Joannie Bertucci level-classic 10/17/2012 3:16:23 PM

Connie took the words right out of my mouth, so now I'm really speechless! Outstanding work Katherine! #10373909

David Phalen level-classic 10/17/2012 5:22:35 PM

A gnarly tree and beautiful fall colors!! Doesn't get much better!! #10374049

Terry Cervi level-classic 10/17/2012 8:19:30 PM

I can't blame you for wanting to stand in line for a picture, Katherine!! How beautiful it is and what a gorgeous capture!! #10374286

Katherine Kuhn level-classic 10/17/2012 9:05:24 PM

Thank you all! Actually, Terry, I didn't stand in line, but instead squatted down & shot w/o a tripod! #10374331

Peggy Pfister level-classic 10/18/2012 7:27:29 AM

A beautiful subject, beautifully captured! A favorite! #10374866

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 10/19/2012 2:48:18 PM

Beautiful Kathy, is this like your GP winner that was golden last year? I'm jealous of your color and cool old tree #10376861

Robert Jensen level-classic 11/2/2012 12:32:46 PM

beautiful image #10401101

Stefania Barbier level-classic 11/29/2012 10:40:23 PM

congratulations for your beautiful finalist! #10439572

Connie J. Bagot 11/30/2012 3:56:24 AM

Congratulations Kathy---my favorite image made finalist!!! #10440082

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 11/30/2012 4:08:40 AM

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

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 11/30/2012 4:33:18 AM

Wow, Kathy, congrats on your awesome finalist!

Debby #10440267

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic 11/30/2012 7:24:53 AM


Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 11/30/2012 7:30:54 AM

Beautiful, congrats! #10440931

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic 11/30/2012 7:36:19 AM

Striking! #10440945

Bojan Bencic level-classic 11/30/2012 8:00:52 AM

WOW! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Katherine. #10441061

The Judges at level-classic 11/30/2012 8:29:51 AM

Beautiful #10441273

Katherine Kuhn level-classic 11/30/2012 9:21:15 AM

Thank you all for your comments! #10441567

ALLEN O. HOWARD 11/30/2012 10:16:42 AM

WOW!!! Simply amazing! Congratulations!!! #10441775

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 11/30/2012 11:25:24 AM

Huge congrats, Katherine, on this soon to be GOLD. Brilliantly captured. Love it. #10442090

Nancy L. Green level-classic 11/30/2012 11:25:47 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Katherine on this wonderful finalist, WTG!!! <>< #10442092

Jessica Jenney level-classic 11/30/2012 3:39:22 PM

Congratulations, Katherine on your stunning First Place Win! #10442895

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 11/30/2012 4:01:20 PM

So glad to see this get a first place win, Kathy! #10442995

Sharon Sawyer level-classic 11/30/2012 4:09:52 PM

Absolutely gorgeous, Katherine!!! HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved First Place Win!!! #10443029

Diane E. Deming level-classic 11/30/2012 4:26:09 PM

I never get tired looking at this beautiful tree. Wonderful job and congratulations. #10443099

Carol Flisak level-classic 11/30/2012 4:42:06 PM

Huge congratulations on your gorgeous first place winner, Katherine! #10443195

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 11/30/2012 4:44:09 PM

That tree has served you well in the fall, gorgeous color and gnarly branches. Congratulations on your first place winner! #10443209

Val Feldman level-classic 11/30/2012 4:49:32 PM

Heart-thumpingly beautiful and quite breathtaking, too, I may add! :) Congratulations on a spectacular First Place Win, Katherine! #10443236

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 11/30/2012 4:55:08 PM

No surprise here, Katherine. Huge congrats on your GOLD. #10443282

JO ANN CLEVELAND 11/30/2012 4:57:40 PM

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

jo ann c. #10443305

JO ANN CLEVELAND 11/30/2012 4:57:58 PM

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

jo ann c. #10443308

ROBIN-LEE M. Vieira 11/30/2012 5:11:27 PM

Stunning work, Kathy!! Big Congrats on your win!! Very beautifully accomplished!! #10443388

Peggy Pfister level-classic 11/30/2012 5:23:15 PM

Congrats on your well deserved first place winner! Just gorgeous! #10443452

Colette M. Metcalf 11/30/2012 5:29:55 PM

Gorgeous!!! A BIG congrats to you on your Win!!! #10443466

David Phalen level-classic 11/30/2012 6:28:57 PM

BIG Congrats on a fabulous FIRST PLACE WINNER!! #10443596

Renee Doyle level-classic 11/30/2012 6:44:15 PM

What a beautiful tree!! Congratulations on this wonderful capture and First Place Winner Katherine! #10443642

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 11/30/2012 6:52:14 PM

Gorgeous, congrats on your win Katherine! #10443681

Ellen Hodges level-classic 11/30/2012 7:28:00 PM

Huge congrats on a fabulous winner, Katherine!!! Soooo pretty!! #10443775

Stefania Barbier level-classic 11/30/2012 8:45:51 PM

Congratulations on your gorgeous winner! #10443904

Sara B Coffey level-classic 11/30/2012 8:49:48 PM

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 #10443913

Nadia Paul level-classic 11/30/2012 9:01:11 PM

Simply stunning Katherine - congrats on your win! #10443945

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic 12/1/2012 2:58:31 AM

Congratulations Katherine! Amazing lighting and detail! #10444150

Terry T. Ruvalcaba level-classic 12/1/2012 4:10:00 AM

congrats on a "picture perfect" image! great light and colors! #10444208

Tarun Bose 12/1/2012 4:39:50 AM

Big Big congrats Katherine for your First prize winner. #10444235

Bojan Bencic level-classic 12/1/2012 4:55:40 AM

Fantastic! Congratulations Katherine. #10444271

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 12/1/2012 5:20:51 AM

HUGE congratulations,Katherine on your most beautiful First Place Winner!! #10444330

Alana Smith 12/1/2012 5:34:33 AM

Congratulations Katherine!! Breathtaking picture!


Terry Cervi level-classic 12/1/2012 5:52:02 AM

Congrats on your beautiful First Place win, Katherine!! #10444401

Ken Smith level-classic 12/1/2012 7:05:07 AM

You picked the right time to stand in line. I've seen this tree before...this is one of the best ever! #10444541

Debra R. Harder 12/1/2012 7:43:54 AM

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! #10444649

Connie J. Bagot 12/1/2012 7:54:32 AM

Congratulations Kathy!!! Such an amazing image and superb FIRST place winner! #10444701

Katarina Mansson 12/1/2012 8:28:39 AM

An instant favorite; love the colors, shapes and composition. Such a poetic capture and such an unusual spectacular tree. Congratulations on your winner Katherine! #10444819

Katherine Kuhn level-classic 12/1/2012 8:39:03 AM

Thanks you all for your wonderful comments -- I am honored! #10444845

Mary L. Olson level-classic 12/1/2012 9:51:01 AM

Katherine, this is lovely. Congratulations on your first prize win. #10444966

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 12/1/2012 12:27:27 PM

Such a beauty!!!
~♥~ #10445284

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 12/1/2012 12:31:36 PM

Wow, incredible beauty!! Huge congratulations Katherine! #10445300

ALLEN O. HOWARD 12/1/2012 1:29:29 PM

A FIRST place congratulations Katherine!!! #10445397

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 12/1/2012 5:50:26 PM

CONGRATZ on your First Place Gold, Katherine!!

UB. #10445680

Suzanne Crawshaw 12/1/2012 6:03:22 PM

Love this tree! Congrats on your win! #10445702

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic 12/1/2012 6:25:00 PM

Congratulations on your win Katherine!,
Amalia #10445747

Carol Eade level-classic 12/2/2012 5:22:02 PM

Beautiful image, congratulations! #10447457

Cindy Bendush level-classic 12/2/2012 9:52:14 PM

Congratulations your excellent win! #10447750

Lindley Johnson level-classic 12/3/2012 5:52:33 PM

Big congratulation on your "gnarly" First Place Win, Katherine! This is such a cool tree, and you captured it beautifully. #10449210

David M. Montero 12/4/2012 12:50:43 PM

Nothing gnarley about this capture. Brilliant colors and composition. Congratulations on your First Place win Katherine!!! #10450790

Andre Larose 12/6/2012 4:59:30 AM

Beautifully done! Congratulations! #10453173

JudyAnn Rector level-classic 12/6/2012 3:19:48 PM

Outstanding, Kathy...
Congratulations on winning GOLD!! #10453781

Merna L. Nobile 12/8/2012 10:15:48 AM

To my photo friend:
Look back with pride,
Look forward with excitement,
Enjoy the success of the day.
CONGRATULATIONS! Merna #10455960

Terry Cervi level-classic 11/17/2016 9:54:24 AM

Huge congrats on your gorgeous POTD, Kathy!! #11538283

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 11/17/2016 10:27:09 AM

Congratulations on your POTD! #11538290

Nancy L. Green level-classic 11/17/2016 1:09:49 PM

WOW Katherine, this is awesome, CONGRATULATIONS!!! <>< #11538318

Thomas L Willis level-classic 11/17/2016 4:11:37 PM

Perfectly managed light and color. Excellent image, Katherine. #11538344

Chuck Green level-classic 11/17/2016 4:15:48 PM

Amazing image, Katherine! <>< #11538347

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 11/18/2016 9:14:06 AM

And now...Congrats on the ALL GOLD WINNER! WOW!!! #11538508

Janice M. LeCocq level-classic 11/18/2016 9:22:24 AM

I love this tree! Had the great pleasure to see it when the American Conifer Society's Annual Meeting was in the Portland's iconic. If you haven't been already you should drive down to The Oregon Garden near Silverton. Great garden, and Doug Wilson who is the resident "conehead" is wonderful. #11538512

Melvin Ness level-classic 11/18/2016 11:12:19 AM

Contrast of the branches against the vibrant colours of the foliage really good. #11538533

Katherine Kuhn level-classic 11/18/2016 1:28:50 PM

Thank you all so much for your good wishes and thoughts! #11538593

Lydia Williams level-classic 11/19/2016 6:56:37 AM

Wow, gorgeous Katherine...Congratulations to you for all your goldens! #11538696

Lydia Williams level-classic 11/19/2016 6:56:37 AM

Wow, gorgeous Katherine...Congratulations to you for all your goldens! #11538697

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 11/21/2016 6:00:25 AM

Huge congrats, Kathy, on this gorgeous winner! #11539166

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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.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.67, ExposureTime: 1/25 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 500, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300S

Uploaded on 10/17/2012 2:19:19 PM All Time Best Photo Contest Winner Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner Photo of the Day

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