Uploaded: October 17, 2012 14:19:19


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


Ann Coates level-classic October 17, 2012

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 October 17, 2012

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 October 17, 2012

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

David Phalen October 17, 2012

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

Terry Cervi level-deluxe October 17, 2012

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 October 17, 2012

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 October 18, 2012

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

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 19, 2012

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 November 02, 2012

beautiful image #10401101

Stefania Barbier level-classic November 29, 2012

congratulations for your beautiful finalist! #10439572

Connie J. Bagot November 30, 2012

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

Ujjwal Mukherjee November 30, 2012

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

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict November 30, 2012

Wow, Kathy, congrats on your awesome finalist!

Debby #10440267

Linda L. Ruiz November 30, 2012


Phyllis H. Burchett November 30, 2012

Beautiful, congrats! #10440931

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic November 30, 2012

Striking! #10440945

Bojan Bencic level-classic November 30, 2012

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

November 30, 2012

Beautiful #10441273

Katherine Kuhn November 30, 2012

Thank you all for your comments! #10441567

ALLEN O. HOWARD November 30, 2012

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

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic November 30, 2012

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

Nancy L. Green level-classic November 30, 2012

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

Jessica Jenney November 30, 2012

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

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict November 30, 2012

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

Sharon Sawyer November 30, 2012

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

Diane E. Deming level-classic November 30, 2012

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

Carol Flisak level-classic November 30, 2012

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

Claudia Kuhn level-classic November 30, 2012

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 November 30, 2012

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

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic November 30, 2012

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

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 30, 2012

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

jo ann c. #10443305

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 30, 2012

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

jo ann c. #10443308

ROBIN-LEE M. Vieira November 30, 2012

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

Peggy Pfister level-classic November 30, 2012

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

Colette M. Metcalf November 30, 2012

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

David Phalen November 30, 2012

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

Renee Doyle November 30, 2012

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

Phyllis H. Burchett November 30, 2012

Gorgeous, congrats on your win Katherine! #10443681

Ellen Hodges November 30, 2012

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

Stefania Barbier level-classic November 30, 2012

Congratulations on your gorgeous winner! #10443904

Sara B Coffey level-classic November 30, 2012

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 November 30, 2012

Simply stunning Katherine - congrats on your win! #10443945

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic December 01, 2012

Congratulations Katherine! Amazing lighting and detail! #10444150

Terry T. Ruvalcaba December 01, 2012

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

Tarun Bose December 01, 2012

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

Bojan Bencic level-classic December 01, 2012

Fantastic! Congratulations Katherine. #10444271

Ujjwal Mukherjee December 01, 2012

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

Alana Smith December 01, 2012

Congratulations Katherine!! Breathtaking picture!


Terry Cervi level-deluxe December 01, 2012

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

Ken Smith level-classic December 01, 2012

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 December 01, 2012

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 December 01, 2012

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

Katarina Mansson December 01, 2012

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 December 01, 2012

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

Mary L. Olson level-deluxe December 01, 2012

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

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic December 01, 2012

Such a beauty!!!
~♥~ #10445284

Donna La Mattino Pagakis December 01, 2012

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

ALLEN O. HOWARD December 01, 2012

A FIRST place congratulations Katherine!!! #10445397

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic December 01, 2012

CONGRATZ on your First Place Gold, Katherine!!

UB. #10445680

Suzanne Crawshaw December 01, 2012

Love this tree! Congrats on your win! #10445702

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic December 01, 2012

Congratulations on your win Katherine!,
Amalia #10445747

Carol Eade level-addict December 02, 2012

Beautiful image, congratulations! #10447457

Cindy Bendush level-classic December 02, 2012

Congratulations your excellent win! #10447750

Lindley Johnson level-classic December 03, 2012

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

David M. Montero December 04, 2012

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

Andre Larose December 06, 2012

Beautifully done! Congratulations! #10453173

JudyAnn Rector level-classic December 06, 2012

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

Merna L. Nobile December 08, 2012

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

Terry Cervi level-deluxe November 17, 2016

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

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic November 17, 2016

Congratulations on your POTD! #11538290

Nancy L. Green level-classic November 17, 2016

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

Thomas L Willis November 17, 2016

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

Chuck Green level-classic November 17, 2016

Amazing image, Katherine! <>< #11538347

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 18, 2016

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

Janice M. LeCocq level-classic November 18, 2016

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 November 18, 2016

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

Katherine Kuhn November 18, 2016

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

Lydia Williams level-classic November 19, 2016

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

Lydia Williams level-classic November 19, 2016

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

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict November 21, 2016

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

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