Canada has a lot of maple trees and it is spectacular in fall when they all turn red, but this is a close-up of a young maple tree in spring, bout 3 feet hight. I've nerver seen such a colour on a maple tree in spring. The red "helicopter seeds" I don't know how they are called, french or english, are usually a pale green.
I processed this shot by cropping it, contrast and sharpening and a "tiny bit" (forgot to note the number) of saturation on the red after selecting with magic wand.
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AdrianW (2274) 2003-07-19 22:18
Nice shot! If possible I think I'd have been tempted to go in even closer - the seeds are the subject for me. I love the range of colours you've managed to capture though :-)
huglac (238) 2003-07-19 22:53
Belle photo et contraste des couleurs bien apparent. Bravo!
Beautiful photo and contrast of the colours very visible. Bravo!
Mike (693) 2003-07-20 2:59
What a wonderful shot NinaD, Maple leaves are instantly recognisable the world over, but I never knew the seeds looked like this, I'm wondering if the maple is a member of the same family as the Sycamore, they certainly look very similar.
We call the seeds 'helicopter seeds' too, I've heard them called 'whirligigs' as well, but I think that's more of a colloquialism.
dominique (11414) 2003-07-20 3:09
Pretty color, image very clear and very clean, seen well.
Porteplume (3436) 2003-07-20 5:17
Quel joli jeu de couleurs Nina! Et tellement nette. Celà ferait une très belle carte de voeux...
What a lovely play of colours Nina! And so sharp. It would make a great postcard...
htremblay (1666) 2003-07-20 6:24
Vraiment une très belle photo, précise, les couleurs magnifiques. Très bien rendue.
Really a very beautiful photo, clarifies, the magnificent colours. Very well returned.
Motrem (2392) 2003-07-20 7:08
J'aime bien les lignes verticales que font les "hélicoptères" et les couleurs sont superbes. Very good shot!
tigerr (191) 2003-07-20 10:17
Bravo pour ces couleurs et surtout la netteté de l'image!
PiotrS (443) 2003-07-20 16:55
Fantastic colours - a really beautiful spectrum of greens and reds. I do agree with Adrian though, there is a lot here in this picture, so it would have been even better to pick out a few individual seeds. Superb capture though!
femkevdh (2633) 2003-08-06 3:48
great shot! nice and sharp and your eye and camera captured the range of coours very well!
nchifan (910) 2004-08-19 10:42
Very nice colors and composition! Very well done Nina!
- Copyright: Nina de Villeneuve (ninadev) (5377)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-05-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: sony dsc-p51
- Exposure: f/4
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): the worlds trees [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-07-19 21:30
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