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Natural beads on a high

Natural beads on a high
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Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 438 N: 9280] (38525)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-19
Categories: Nature, Artwork, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-02 12:24
Viewed: 1269
Points: 30
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Dear All,

This is the shot I took along a pond located in the outskirts of the city. The weather was cleared up in the late afternoon and sun was showing its presence.

I tried to capture the art these trees were offering due to their peculiar shapes. These are bunches of parasitic kind of vegetation on these trees. Due to absence of wind, there was a pin-drop silence you can judge from the stagnant water of this small pond. The mirror-reflections were a moment to look at for hours.

Hope you enjoy the mood in this shot!

Thanks and regards,



ISO=200, Focal length=22 mm, cropped and resized for TL.

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Bonsoir Paras,
WoW! That is a very beautiful caught of view...
I like the reflection on water on a calm water,
Nice POV. and DOF..in sharp details,
All my compliments...Michel

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2013-01-02 21:32]


Merveilleux reflets et image superbe un vrai miroir ces beaux arbres avec le boules dans les branches superbe ce tons chaud, magnigique.
Bravo et amitiť

Ciao Paras, lovely composition with fascinating reflections, splendid light, excellent perspective and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year 2013, ciao Silvio

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2013-01-03 2:02]

Lovely reflection shot Paras, this is a good example of a featureless sky working well to silhouette the winter trees.

The square format also works well.

Have a very happy 2013 Paras,


Hi Paras
splendid softness of colors. attractive reflections in a good mirror image. well captured and well composed. fine display of pleasant mood.

Hello Paras,

Though the reflection in the water immediately catches the viewers' eyes, I think the real "force of winter" lies in the upper part of your photo. In the purity and the emptiness that reign over there, thanks to the almost white (but not washed-out) sky that makes the trees really pop out in all their nakedness.

In that sky, I just would have cloned out the small twig near to the right border. A detail though...

TFS & kind regards,

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-01-03 6:26]

Hi Paras.

Mistletoe....christmas without kissing, a parasite indeed but never seems to harm the host in any way. The seeds get stuck to birds feet and its propagated like this in nature.

A dank day with overtones of mist and moisture.
I like the stillness of water and its corresponding reflections.

stv ;o))

Hello,great shot not as beautiful as it is eerie looking.Wishing you and your family a healty new year,Otto.

Hello Paras, the soft light is what I really like here.The balls of mistletoe add pattern to the composition, and as you suggest in the title, they do look like beads.
A good square presentation with lovely natural colours.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Amazing reflections from an ideal pov.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)
  • [2013-01-05 6:22]

Hi, the cool effect gives the touch of water color painting as the reflex is more strong, well captured and TFS.

Hi Paras,

The reflections on the water of the pond are assets to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the trees and of the bunches of parasitic. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2013-01-06 21:02]

Hi Paras

Reminds me a little of Korea. In summer you wouldn't see any bird's nests at all on account of all the green foliage, but in winter it's a different story as depicted here. Good graphism, reflections & sharpness. Tfs!

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2013-01-12 0:20]

Hi Paras,
beautiful shot.I liked perspective,depth and reflections in here.Beautiful naturel colors.Well taken ,well presented.TFS.Greetings my friend.Necla.

Hi Paras,
Glad you liked the bateleur eagle photo. Just had a look at your portfolio and notice that many of your otherwise excellent shots are flawed by a sligh "out-of-focus.3 I'm wondering what that is due to. In any case, this photo from the standpoint of composition, sharpness, and colors is outstanding.
Hope you don't mind my candid remarks.

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