Kiwi Christmas tree
- teamill (10981)
- [2009-12-21 7:52]
Before last year at this time, I had never heard of this tree before either, but remember see a posting from New Zealand .. Janice, I believe. It's a beauty all right!!!
Hans, thanks for the warm Christmas wishes - likewise wishing you all the very best for the holidays, and also for the new year. Happpy travels!! I know you have a busy schedule coming up!!
All the best, my friend.
- alin-m (2564)
- [2009-12-21 8:12]
Verry nice immage with gorgeous colours.
That clouds are terrible.
Best regards and greetings.Alin.
- shaukatmi (9657)
- [2009-12-21 8:27]
Hi, Hans. A very Merry christmas to you and the family and a sincere thanks for the wonderful photos, your insight and comments have provided to TL members over the past years. Janice is another favorite of mine.
This photo is well composed, excellent clarity, with a POV designed to give depth. The color reds are optimized very well. Cheers and TFS.
- lilimih33 (19481)
- [2009-12-21 8:45]
Really wonderful this red tree!
Great colours in your picture and perfect sharpness!
Nice perspective and excelelnt atmosphere!
- horias (7698)
- [2009-12-21 9:35]
This is kiwi tree?
Great capture and wonderful wish my friend!
Congratulation and thanks for sharing!
- HapiSnapa (2534)
- [2009-12-21 9:35]
Hi Hans, I see the Pohutukawa trees every day as I drive to Orewa to work, I know you visited Orewa.
The trees are not yet fully in blossum as yet a little late this year.
A fine posting.
- joopschotsman (6926)
- [2009-12-21 10:11]
Jeetje Hans, gelijk heb je. Die bloemen zijn echt mooi. Is weer eens wat anders dan een roos of een boerekool struikje.
Leuke titel en een goeie note er bij.
De foto is ook weer toppie. Prachtige lucht er boven en een mooie dieptewerking.
- korbee (14495)
- [2009-12-21 10:37]
Heel veel geluk,gezondheid en fotoplezier voor Hans in 2010! ;]]
- Janice (34493)
- [2009-12-21 10:53]
Ah yes, I remember this day at Long Bay - your first day in NZ. I was only there last week with Kelsey (giving him a driving lesson) and I ALWAYS think of you when I am there.
The tree looks great Hansie, very Chrismassy, and I am also impressed with the sky and clouds and how they show up against the BG too.
The trees have put on another wondeful display again this year, but unfortunately the wind has caused many flowers to drop too soon.
Super shot and memories - thank you
- moli (13209)
- [2009-12-21 11:27]
Interesting tree presented. Good choice to show us this for Christmas. Looks very original and effective.
All the best wishes for Christmas and New Year.
- EOSF1 (26902)
- [2009-12-21 11:42]
Happy Holidays to you my friend! Such a beautiful tree in a perfect surrounding, well captured and presented, well done!
- Dot (13942)
- [2009-12-21 12:32]
I remember a friend of mine telling me about those trees and how right she was, it definitely is a beauty.
I just read your update, looks like you will be really busy in the upcoming months, but what an experience you will gain.
Merry Christmas to you and yours and my best for the upcoming New Year.
- walk33a (2015)
- [2009-12-21 14:00]
Now this is what I call a Christmas tree! I saw the flowers; yes, absolutely gorgeous! I've never seen anything like it. The detail in the clouds looks great. I bet this was a very difficult photo to get the lighting right. I got some OE on my red snowman feet. I love the contrasting colors here. Very well done my friend!
Thanks for sharing this, or I would have never known about the worlds most beautiful Christmas tree.
- pozaru (21386)
- [2009-12-21 23:44]
Superb warm Christmas Card !
Merry Christmas !!!
- kanton (6756)
- [2009-12-22 1:40]
Wonderful Kiwi Christmas tree!
depth,clarity and impressive sky!
Warm wishes for a Merry Christmas!
Regards and tfs
- Waterlilygirl (1207)
- [2009-12-22 2:35]
Kia ora Hans
This is a wonderful photo
This is brilliant..I love Pohutukawa trees...But Janice has told me they are messy things So I dont want one in my yard LOL.
Lovely composition of this Lovely Pohutukawa tree...Yes we are proud of our Beautiful trees :-)
Great colours Hans
PS: This would of looked better if you were using a C*N*N
- ioana_tm (13409)
- [2009-12-22 4:14]
Nice to see you again!
Original idea for a X-mas tree :)
No need for decorations :)
Great job, as usual.
- gcifromsocal (2406)
- [2009-12-22 6:16]
Hello Hans - Unique Christmas composition! Great colors and sharpness.
Have a good day,
- Ejtaan (475)
- [2009-12-22 6:50]
Ha! da's een bekende!!!
Mooie kleuren Hans en een lekkere heldere plaat. Mooie plek ook om te fotograferen!
- jjcordier (3704)
- [2009-12-22 7:19]
Cet "arbre de Noël" est vraiment magnifique et se détache de fort belle façon devant ce superbe ciel.
- WTS (1434)
- [2009-12-22 9:33]
Hans I have just learned to appreicate another style of Christmas tree.
Your work on this photo was certainly worth it, color of the tree shows well and setting of the landscape and sky help show the detail.
Have a Merry Christmas
- John_F_Kennedy (9917)
- [2009-12-23 5:28]
Merry Christmas to you and your family
- MLINES (9125)
- [2009-12-23 11:31]
Hi Hans, Very fine subject for this time of the year. As kids at Oakura beach in NZ we played around such trees at the beach (the good old days). Well composed to show the strip between land and sea as you have here. All the best for 2010, it is always good to see your images and read notes as you write interesting cooments. TFS. Murray.
- Dawn (17650)
- [2009-12-25 20:52]
Wow what a wonderful shot Hansie.... love the colours here..the red certainly looks lovely against the blue sky.
Yes we do like our Pohutukawa trees... but not when the wind is blowing and all those little red needles from the flower..cover our house!! they grow all over the cliff in front of our house.
Hope you had a Merry Christmas Hans.