A picture of a very artistic-looking tree that I came across on the slope of the mountain housing the Cave Temple in Dambulla.
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cornejo (25613) 2014-02-09 4:59
Hi Marina, excellent photography of this beautiful tree in this beautiful composition, very well captured with good sharpness, nice color and light. Excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
macjake (49438) 2014-02-09 5:09
wonderful looking subject!
for obcious reasons this one caught my attention from the smaller thumbnails.
the thing that i'm most curious about is its size.
there aren't any other subjects in the frame to compare it too.
is this a really large tree? really small tree?
I can actually see it being both!!!!
My brain can't make up its mind haha
love the subject, the light, the sharp angles and the way the tree looks like its moving as its standing still :)
Kamilutka (6789) 2014-02-09 5:16
now this is amazing picture and my congratulations! The tree placed against pale green hill looks lovely. I love the depth of this image and slightly blurred background exposes the foreground even better.
Great colors, sharpness and contrast.
Well done and have a nice Sunday!
r_bodenschatz (164) 2014-02-09 5:23
That is one of the fantastic scenes one sees when she/he is walking around with open eyes. Thanks for using the cam and TE to keep it in mind.
mirosu (10942) 2014-02-09 5:43
Very well arranged photo. The tree is in superb light, with excellent details, perfectly separated from well blurred background,
Very well done.
Wish you a very nice Sunday.
HOLIDAYS in MOUNTAINS
lousat (68735) 2014-02-09 5:52
Hi Marina,nice idea and fantastic perspective to show us this bonsai as a big tree,very professional work with fine detail and colors,a beautiful catch-eye! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
rbassin (15104) 2014-02-09 5:54
une très belle photo de cet arbre, bonne profondeur; le flou en arrière permet de bien mettre l'arbre en évidence.
Subhogen (4049) 2014-02-09 6:16
I thought that this tree has special power and qualities:-) It is great that you could spot and capture this small tree because of its beauty and it is really beautiful. It has a kind of bonsai feel to it. Perfectly taken with the backdrop of this blurred green hill. Good framing with the edge of the road. Well done and thanks for sharing.
ktanska (23452) 2014-02-09 6:22
A beautiful shot of this lonely tree on the edge. blurry background brings good attention to the main subject. It's hard to estimate the size of this one, but looking at the leaves, it's not very big.
Nina (4963) 2014-02-09 7:06
Fantastic subject, well composed and captured Marina
carlo62 (23866) 2014-02-09 7:23
questa è una bella immagine, potrebbe essere scattata in ogni luogo, ma il suo effetto rimarrebbe invariato.
siudzi (29705) 2014-02-09 7:39
Wow! What a marvelous shot of this beautiful subject! A perfectly managed DOF and sharpness built a fantastic nature study. Excellent work! Bravo!
danos (80977) 2014-02-09 7:44
a spectacular scene with the tree to be placed perfect in the frame as spread its branches on the horizontals direction.The blur backdrop brings out the details of this artistic photo.Well done.
Noel_Byrne (17397) 2014-02-09 7:59
This is beautiful, the tree looks like the perfect bonsai, shaped by years of tender care from its keeper, but I guess from where it is, it is wild. Perfect control over DOF which has created a soft and very wonderful scene in the background. The light is excellent too!
dta (60343) 2014-02-09 8:15
Hello Marina ,
A very artistic composition ! Great use of the DOF .
Very well done .
karacabeylis (1465) 2014-02-09 8:27
an admirable job indeed. the composition is so effective and the naturel colors seem perfect.
batalay (34147) 2014-02-09 8:27
This beautiful photo is very much more impressive than all the photos I've seen of miniature Bonzai plants. The blurred background adds to the beauty of the composition.
Periko (1905) 2014-02-09 9:42
Interesting contrast with the blurred background. The tree looks like a bonsai.
RhodieIke (11108) 2014-02-09 9:50
This is fantastic, you have cropped and given us a thoughtful time wandering the scale of this cute tree.
It reminds me of a bonsai tree.
Splendid management and presentation, one for my favourites.
Miguel82 (17325) 2014-02-09 10:26
Dobryi vetcher, I guess that little tree reminding a bonsaï grew up in a hole of these rocks, good detail of the cave, good hues, excellent resolution, spasiba, Udachi i khoroshego nastroeniya! poka!
PaulVDV (19399) 2014-02-09 11:27
Now, this is really a very beautiful picture of that tree. It has a very special shape and you captured it well with the mountain on the blurred background.
A very attractive compositon.
Best regards, Paul
COSTANTINO (47864) 2014-02-09 11:48
a tree different from the usuals
clever idea to show us this bonsai
as a very big tree
a very professional work indeed
worldcitizen (6145) 2014-02-09 16:15
This scene definitely has a zen feeling, and would be perfect as a page in a calendar with Buddhist sayings on it. :-) The tree resembles a bonsai from Japan, and I like the blurred background, and warm natural colors. That tree has something special about it; as if it has its own personality. Very nice!
abmdsudi (36472) 2014-02-09 18:19
A gorgeous picture and great sense of perspective. I love those layers, tones and contrast between the crisp tree and the misty bg. The atmosphere is just marvelous with sense of place and beautifully subtle too. Congrats
wolf38 (29818) 2014-02-09 20:35
Hello marina. A photo with a lot of aesthetics and poetry. Well seen and presented.
Best rgds, Wolfgang
FYZRMZ (962) 2014-02-09 22:40
light management and DOF preference are great.
i like it, Thanks for sharing this
Romano46 (15808) 2014-02-10 1:41
una foto straordinaria per la composizione e per la perfetta composizione che contrappone l'albero e la sua particolare forma ad un paesaggio che fa da sfondo senza per questo apparire invasivo per via una messa a fuoco selettiva fatta con molta cura.
Eccellenmti sia i colori che la nitidezza.
Ciao e buona settimana
timecapturer (41969) 2014-02-10 4:25
this is wonderful. Your composition and expert isolation of this little tree is inspired and the result so captivating and impressive. I love it!
Have a good week - B.
saxo042 (35900) 2014-02-10 7:51
A very beautifully composed picture with very pleasant colours. Simple but effective!
mesutilgim (76946) 2014-02-10 9:41
Wonderfull capture of this beautiful lonesome tree.
It's a photographical work with the taste of a Chinese ink painting !
TFS and best regards
federico (1905) 2014-02-10 13:38
hi Marina, very good composition, I like the green colors of the tree and the mountain in the background
fabbs99 (14521) 2014-02-10 23:28
Truly artistic in looks.Very well captured.TFS.
krzychu30 (14996) 2014-02-11 1:16
beautiful,tranquil and bringing us in truly "dreamy" mood!
Apart from the way you composed the scene I like how perfectly you´ve played here with DOF(blurry BG looks fabulous!)
Beautiful and very atmospheric composition!
Have a nice day
photoray (8524) 2014-02-11 14:05
Definitely a 'Zen like feel' to your simple Sri Lanka scene with the isolated tree in focus, contrasted with the faded mountain backdrop.
willperrett (5192) 2014-02-15 12:45
Simple and beautiful. The very shallow depth of field has worked so well to make the foreground tree stand out. As your title implies, this could so easily be a Japanese print. Lovely.
claudeD (28982) 2014-02-16 8:58
wonderful contribution to TE. Excellent composition and sharpness. I first thought of a bonsai tree.I like the view really very much.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
annjackman (16861) 2014-02-16 9:29
This is a beautiful tree and I can see why you photographed it. I love the way that you have controlled the DOF so that it stands apart from the BG. A simple idea that has worked admirably.
Very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
miscaro (230) 2014-02-26 10:00
Que postal lindo, Marina. As cores e o enquadramento perfeitos. Apetece ir até lá sentar e olhar a vista. Cumprimentos.
adores (32738) 2014-03-07 15:39
It's a beautiful little tree and you captured it really well. I like the composition, the light and the focus. Good shot!
patpatch (1089) 2014-03-12 3:20
I like the intimist atmosphere of your picture.The grey frame you have chosen is in perfect harmony with the background in the mist.
The tree looks like a bonzaï.
That's a perfect scenery for a meditation.
I like very much your very good composition.
nikkitta (11230) 2014-03-14 16:16
Artistic capture of the tree in contrast with the blured BG
Clever not to add a refence of it size, is it a bonsay ir just a tree at the side of a rute?
Really it does not matter
Beautiful soft colors
Kielia (22361) 2014-03-15 9:47
very well done, you are presenting a fairytale like impression. The tree really attracts the eyes and the composition is well chosen. The management of the difficult light is outstanding. My compliments!
ikeharel (48491) 2014-03-25 1:27
Unique canopy shape for this tree, Marina.
Apparently it grow on a baren and harsh land conditions.
With the blured mountain as a BG, we can assume all about the landscape it grows.
tatadalou (4621) 2014-03-29 6:03
Low DOF - great effect ! Your picture is really zen, with the blur and the bonsaï-style tree.
baclama (16905) 2014-04-03 9:19
superbe photo !!
tres bon choix de cadrage, de composition
le flou de l'arriere plan permet de faire bien ressortir l'arbre!!
CLODO (27714) 2014-04-18 4:19
not too late to praise this splendid picture full of poetry and quietness.