Nature Photography

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muted-tree

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36 Comments

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    Otto K.
    May 13, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    excellent, Lor.

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    lebogang nkoane
    May 14, 2009 at 7:09 am

    Uhmm, errr, uhmmm,,,

    *speechless.

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    Lorissa
    May 14, 2009 at 7:13 am

    @otto: thanks so much:)

    @lebogang: not sure if that’s a good thing or not, but i’ll take it as a good thing ;)

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    Ilan
    May 14, 2009 at 10:11 am

    I have no idea how you achieved this DOF, and I don’t want to know – The effect and the result are great.
    That tree looks like king of the world – The only one with “golden” crown, and surround by “blurry”/unimportant trees :)

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    Tom
    May 14, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Nice one, I like it. A real good way of isolating one subject.

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    lebogang nkoane
    May 15, 2009 at 6:49 am

    @Lorissa it is a very, very, very, good thing. Its rare to find a photograph that leaves me speechless.

    This one evokes an emotion — words, I am still waiting for them to follow. ;-)

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    LwS
    May 15, 2009 at 8:33 am

    Wow there! Now this is cool. How did you achieve the effect? Is it a lensbaby or some post processing? Anyway, regardless, I like it!

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    sil
    May 16, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    This is sooo nice! Using a Lensbaby? The tree really pops out!

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    o&o
    May 17, 2009 at 9:48 am

    lovely.

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    Mokokoma Mokhonoana
    May 19, 2009 at 6:43 am

    wow!

    *(enuf said)

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    frisky
    May 22, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    kick ass! you nailed this one.

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    Alyssa
    May 26, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Wow.
    This is absolutely stunning!
    Very impressive. :)

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    Ron
    May 26, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Great shot Lor. I too am wondering how you achieved that DOF.

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    Al
    May 27, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Is this real or fake TS? Great pic BTW!

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    Ben
    May 30, 2009 at 6:30 am

    shopped.

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    Lorissa
    May 30, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Hi all! Thank you for all the very kind comments (and apologies for the delay in responding).

    This image was definitely post-processed btw – forcing a sort of tilt-shift effect, although not quite.

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    Bob
    May 30, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    I’m late to the party, but WOW, that is really super. It’s not just the DOF that makes it, but the lighting on the lawn and color tones! One of my favorite blog posts for a LONG time!!

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    roentarre
    May 31, 2009 at 6:24 am

    simply amazing image with such a great bokeh there

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    Karen
    Jun 1, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Beautiful photograph! I would like to create my own website with my photographs, but am still learning about my computer. I left my e-mail and would love some ideas.

    Karen

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    Denise
    Jun 1, 2009 at 1:32 am

    Please do a series of same tree in different weather…

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    Chris
    Jun 6, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Very nice picture. I love it!

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    Randy
    Jun 9, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Well done! The processing lends itself well to the mystery created by the mixed lighting.

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    Nicole Weldon
    Jun 9, 2009 at 11:52 am

    This is awesome! Is this at Christ Church in Oxford? If so, I took a picture of the exact same tree like a week ago, love it!

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    Alan Rossiter
    Jun 9, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    My first thoughts were fake TS if the word fake isn’t demeaning. It’s an excellent image and images like this give me the inspiration to have another go at TS processing.
    Great site too – images that just make you grin…but you just can’t explain why.

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    Simon C
    Jun 11, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    This is sweet – a slice of England. A can smell the warm beer.

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    John Rygielski
    Jun 13, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Nice selective blurring. I wish I had a tilt-shift lens to try this for reals.

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    Hasan Khan
    Jun 16, 2009 at 8:57 am

    I second lebogang, and it is a good thing :)
    speachless

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    Steve R.
    Jun 20, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Fantastic. I love the tilt-shift effect…great subject and perfectly executed.

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    tok
    Jun 25, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    nicely done. i’m a sucker for things in the foreground though.

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    Erin L (erkala)
    Jul 26, 2009 at 1:56 am

    Amazing! Must. Teach. Me.

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    Simon C
    Jul 26, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Really like the TS type effect. I wonder if this would be even stronger with a square crop?

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    Marcio Isensee
    Aug 5, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Amasing photo!
    great blog!
    congrats!

    Marcio

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    Jim (365,000 words)
    Aug 10, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Again, very nice light and one of the first uses of tilt-shift photography that doesn’t look gimmicky. You get HIGH points for that alone.

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    Erin
    Oct 16, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Brav-o girlie!!

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    Lisa Butler
    Nov 22, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Absolutely stopped me in my tracks! Bravo!

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    Gavin
    Dec 3, 2009 at 2:33 am

    This photograph is amazing, and you should feel very happy to have captured this moment in time for eternity. in some future dystopia a youth will be combing through the endless terrabytes of useless crap that this generation has produced on the web and find on some remote server in some distant folder or hard drive or photocynclastic memory chip this little gem and will know at least a thousand words that pictures are supposed to have (if they even use words) of our time and our world.

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