Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict 4/29/2007 5:44:07 AM

Lovely image you captured here Christopher...Dominick #646221

Kathy L. Clark 4/29/2007 6:03:39 AM

What a wonderful shot Christopher. #4227039

Allison Gaulin 4/29/2007 6:26:02 AM

Beautiful- I thought this was a full size tree at first glance!! #4227143

Esther Smith 4/29/2007 3:55:11 PM

The detail and color are amazing Chris! #4228514

Christopher Budny level-addict 4/29/2007 6:15:47 PM

Thank you all very much! #4228769

Kay E. Mahoney level-addict 4/29/2007 7:07:54 PM

Nice capture,Christopher. Beautiful colors. #4228937

Janine Russell level-addict 4/29/2007 7:34:51 PM

Chris, excellent colors, detail, clarity, lighting and composition. #4229040

Nikki McDonald level-addict 4/29/2007 7:43:11 PM

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. #4229062

Christopher Budny level-addict 4/30/2007 7:41:42 AM

Thank you, folks! The collection of trees at the National Arboretum is worth a peek, if you're ever in DC! #4231080

Mick Burkey level-addict 5/2/2007 6:44:46 PM

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. #4240542

Christopher Budny level-addict 5/3/2007 5:32:15 AM

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! #4242168

Tamera S. Phillips 5/23/2007 5:51:42 PM

Congrats on this finalist Chris! #4319437

Nikki McDonald level-addict 5/23/2007 6:05:42 PM

Way to go, Chris! Congratulations on this finalist. Good luck in the next round. #4319542

Holly Shao 5/23/2007 6:18:38 PM

Congratulations, Chris, on this wonderful Finalist!!

Holly #4319664

Gail Vitikacs level-addict 5/23/2007 6:59:37 PM

Yahooooooo! Again! Congratulations Chris! #4320010

Sharon Day level-addict 5/23/2007 8:04:47 PM

Congratulations, Chris!!! Beautiful! #4320611

Jenny Bosmans 5/24/2007 8:24:02 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Chris! :) #4324107

Les Rhoades level-addict 5/24/2007 9:43:38 AM

Congratulations on making it to the finals! #4324356

Lynn Haack 5/24/2007 10:59:43 AM

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 #4324631

Don Johnson level-addict 5/24/2007 11:19:21 AM

Another wonderful shot Chris. Congratulations on another Finalist Award. #4324679

Dr Silly level-addict 5/24/2007 12:08:36 PM

Congrats Chris, on this wonderful finalist. :O)

Datha Y. Thompson level-addict 5/24/2007 1:31:47 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!! :0) WTG Chris!! #4325154

Sylvia Rossler 5/24/2007 2:00:22 PM

Just beautiful !!! Big congrats Chris :o) #4325388

Christopher Budny level-addict 5/24/2007 7:05:49 PM

Thanks so much, everyone! I appreciate it! #4326368

Susan M. Hembree level-addict 5/26/2007 6:17:24 PM

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! #4334102

Christopher Budny level-addict 5/27/2007 7:05:30 AM

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. #4335644

Lorri Shank 5/28/2007 7:18:56 PM

Congratulations, Chris--it's beautiful!
Love the textures. Lorri #4340643

Christopher Budny level-addict 5/29/2007 5:35:34 AM

Thank you Lorri! #4342102

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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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