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Pine Cone

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 8 December 2011 in Plant & Nature.

What a relief to get back to nature!

NIKON D300 1/125 second F/2.8 ISO 200 50 mm


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mary from exton, United States

Love the POV... Beautiful tones!

8 Dec 2011 1:29pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Love the comp and a great image for that 50mm! Did you get the G or the D? I think I ended up with the D and now wondering if I got the right one.

8 Dec 2011 2:46pm

@Barbara Kile: Thanks, Barbara. I bought the D, and use it with a Nikon D300.

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

stunning and rich, Anita - love it!

8 Dec 2011 3:07pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

How warm and tender...and beautiful bokeh, too. Lovely for the season, especially !

8 Dec 2011 4:55pm

omid from mashhad, Iran


8 Dec 2011 6:54pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

nice warm colors here.. i've had enough of the cold outside, so it's nice to see things that evoke warmth.. :)

8 Dec 2011 7:39pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Beautifully isolated subject, nice shot.

8 Dec 2011 8:02pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful, love the golden tones...a very festive shot!

8 Dec 2011 10:04pm

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

A superb macro photograph! Tones and details are magnificent.

8 Dec 2011 11:21pm

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Your comment makes me smile. It's a relief because it speaks so powerfully to you. Again, you are a master of backgrounds. It's what "makes" this picture for me. I particularly admire how you are able to make the background complement the subject so that it becomes part of the overall effect, rather than just something slightly blurry and not really to be part of the photo. And I must say it's (as always) an admirable composition.

9 Dec 2011 6:10am

@GJC: I'm delighted that my comment made you smile. :-) You are completely correct about the reason. If we photograph what we love, what speaks to our hearts, no matter the subject, the images will have more feeling. Or, at least we will enjoy the process more, which is the point of the whole project. THANK YOU for your kind words. I've come to really enjoy the experimentation involved in post processing, much to my surprise.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I'm sure I feel the veins of a leaf over this image - but it might be that your photography makes me see stuff like that even when it is not here ! Whatever, all very 'in harmony'.

9 Dec 2011 7:48am

@Ronnie 2¢: Yes! You saw it! I used a slightly blurred autumn leaf as a texture. I liked how the lines crossed the blurred lines in my image. What a great eye you have--must be one of the factors in making you a great photographer. :-)

Chantal from Netherlands

the DOF in his shot is great Anita

9 Dec 2011 8:01am

JCJ from Troyes, France

belle profondeur de champ

9 Dec 2011 10:45am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Wow..what a beautiful capture, great!

9 Dec 2011 11:54am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Such an exquisitely beautiful detail. Looks almost as if it's a mirror image - the two sides of the same pine cone. Great eye!

9 Dec 2011 12:33pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is magnificent Anita! Beautiful and absolutely jaw-dropping focus on this !!

9 Dec 2011 2:28pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

fabulous bokeh and awesome tones!

9 Dec 2011 6:42pm

denise ippolito from United States

Anita, I love the background on this one!!

9 Dec 2011 7:52pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Beautiful golden tones, lovely composition, excellent textures!

10 Dec 2011 2:34am

Kala from United States

Gorgeous composition and the golden tones are outstanding.

10 Dec 2011 2:54am

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Beautiful tones...nice image!

10 Dec 2011 1:44pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe composition aux couleurs chaudes.

10 Dec 2011 9:04pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Really nice fall color and detail.

14 Dec 2011 10:58am

1/125 second
ISO 200
50 mm