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Getting Old

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 27 October 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

It happens to the best of us (if we're lucky!). Happy Silly Tuesday.

NIKON D300 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow !! fantastic capture

27 Oct 2009 5:27am


Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Superb...a 5-star macro of these "old" beauties !!!

27 Oct 2009 6:06am

@Dulcie: Thanks.

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Love the golden rustic colours here :)

27 Oct 2009 6:07am

@Nicholas: Thank you.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

These beautiful "golden garlands to decorate a beautiful leaves!

27 Oct 2009 6:24am

@marc battault: Merci.

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

L'automne dans toute sa splendeur

27 Oct 2009 6:27am

@Sof: Merci.

Bill from Pacific Northwest, United States

Superb color and DOF.

27 Oct 2009 6:36am

@Bill: Thanks, Bill.

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Ain't that the truth!!! :0)

27 Oct 2009 6:47am

@Craig: Yep!

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

Simple and so nice !

27 Oct 2009 6:48am

@Lyl and Roll: Merci.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

super shot,great colours..

27 Oct 2009 6:57am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Thank you.

Mhélène from Paris, France

A superb photo , very beautiful ! Not so silly ...that's life !

27 Oct 2009 7:43am

@Mhélène: Thinking that you are not getting old is pretty silly!! Tis life indeed.

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

I like the textures on the leaves; i'm not so sure about the DOF though. The rest of the composition is great, with nice colours and a good framing.

27 Oct 2009 8:27am

@xavier cardell: Gracias.

Bernardo from Spain

Muy bien encuadre, es genial la foto.

27 Oct 2009 8:42am

@Bernardo: Gracias.

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Fantastic shot! Great light. Lovely tones.

27 Oct 2009 8:46am

@Anina: Thanks.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Very sharp and beautiful image!!!

27 Oct 2009 9:15am

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank you.

Marianne B. from Toulouse, France

Red and gold, love the tones and colours, getting old for everyone, and a very nice capture !

27 Oct 2009 9:24am

@Marianne B.: Merci.

Sriram from Chennai, India

Very nice colors and interesting framing... good shot!

27 Oct 2009 10:05am

@Sriram: Thank you.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Gorgeous intricate work...what colours! Echo your comments!

27 Oct 2009 10:07am

@MrsAmber: Thanks, Kate.

lydia from Paris, France

Superb photo ! Automn is a beautiful season .

27 Oct 2009 10:42am

@lydia: Merci. Yes, it is.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

...and hauntingly beautiful even your bokeh is sensational, bravo on all counts Jack!

27 Oct 2009 11:22am

@Lorraine: Merci.

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Very beautiful. I love those deep rusty tones.

27 Oct 2009 11:29am

@Laurie: Thanks, Laurie.

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

beautiful autumnal shot, the colors and texture of the leaves are wonderful

27 Oct 2009 12:07pm

@bekkah: Thanks, Bekkah.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

BEAUTIFUL ! Wonderful closeup with perfect Autumn colors !

27 Oct 2009 12:44pm

@MARIANA: Merci.

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

simply AMAZING -- a moving, beautiful still of nature -- gorgeous color! 5 stars!!!

27 Oct 2009 1:27pm

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks, dj.

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

We had the same idea today! Perfect!

27 Oct 2009 1:55pm

@Yvonne Simons: Oui. Merci.

Don from spokane, United States

A beautiful image with the golden and reddish colors. Nice arrangement of the elements in the frame too.
A fine post.

27 Oct 2009 2:47pm

@Don: Thanks, Don.

ghetu from Mumbai, India

lovely colour. nice blur.

27 Oct 2009 2:57pm

@ghetu: Thank you.

k@ from Paris, France

... but getting gold too - bravo*

27 Oct 2009 3:04pm

@k@: Some of us are more tarnished than others!!

LauraS from Chico, United States

Superb capture, Jack. Not exactly a silly shot, but a really excellent fall shot.

27 Oct 2009 3:19pm

@LauraS: Not seeing oneself in that shot can be a little silly.

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

Stunning shot! The color is wonderful and I like the contrast against the blur of the background.

27 Oct 2009 3:20pm

@Macrobaby: Many thanks.

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Nice light and details - excellent shot! not silly at all!!

27 Oct 2009 3:30pm

@PD: Many thanks.

Irene from France

Stunning colors ! Your light is marvelous...

27 Oct 2009 4:27pm

@Irene: Merci.

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Lovely light. I love the dark background.

27 Oct 2009 5:55pm

@Chris Parr: Thanks, Chris.

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Lovely image. Nice to get old this way.

27 Oct 2009 7:03pm

@António Pires: Thank you. Yes, it gives us all hope.

Isabelle from Liège, Belgium

Nice light and great details !

27 Oct 2009 7:21pm

@Isabelle: Merci.

Michael from Shell village, United Kingdom

Let's hope we stay as pretty as this picture :-0

27 Oct 2009 9:23pm

@Michael: I guess we can fantasize!

Veronelle from Lens, France

great colours

27 Oct 2009 9:27pm

@Veronelle: Merci

alex centrella from California, United States

stunning image..great autumn ge !

27 Oct 2009 10:19pm

@alex centrella: Thanks, Alex.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great macro capture of color, detail and composition!

27 Oct 2009 11:28pm

@Steven: Thanks, Steven.

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

bonito color!!

28 Oct 2009 12:36am

@Isidro: Gracias.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful autumn picture and leaves.

28 Oct 2009 1:09am

@akarui: Thank you.

Ajay from Pune, India

Exceptionally great quality.

28 Oct 2009 1:21am

@Ajay: Thank, Ajay.

Helder from oshawa, Canada

Autum is here to stay! great colours and very sharp shot

28 Oct 2009 1:42am

@Helder: Thank you.

Barbara from Florida, United States

Excellent! Great detail, light and shadows. Some get old with a little damage and wear around the edges, but are still full of color. With age are many surprises, that is what the tiny seed pods are holding.
This is how I see this image.

28 Oct 2009 1:57am

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb. I like your interpretation.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Getting very colorful too.

28 Oct 2009 2:27am

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

Superb light and color

28 Oct 2009 4:09am

@Onlymehdi: Thank you.

JamesC from portland, United States

a season of change, brilliant image.

28 Oct 2009 4:46am

@JamesC: Thanks.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

I wouldn't mind getting old like that ... beautiful red and golden colors and I love the warm light!

28 Oct 2009 5:38am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful autumn colors

28 Oct 2009 5:45am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

This is great, Jack! Love all the detail and gorgeous color in the leaves. Well done.

28 Oct 2009 6:04am

@Toni: Many thanks.

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Lovely light and fall colors.

28 Oct 2009 9:28am

@Francesc B.: Merci.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superb colors and warm light !

28 Oct 2009 6:36pm

@Anna.C: Merci.

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Lovely close-up shot. Love the feel of autumn.

28 Oct 2009 7:37pm

@Xerophytes: Thank you.

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Splendides couleurs, lumière et compo! bravo!

28 Oct 2009 8:19pm

@mo.langel: Merci.

Marie from France

superbes couleurs de saison.

28 Oct 2009 8:50pm

@Marie: Merci.

LCImagery from Oregon, United States

Beautiful fall colors.

29 Oct 2009 1:37am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Superb colors and light...lovely capture.

29 Oct 2009 4:08am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Outstanding! Love it! ***** the colour, light and composition are all fantastic!

29 Oct 2009 4:35am

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

great macro - you captured the fall colors perfectly!

29 Oct 2009 3:19pm

@dabbler: Thank you.

Mozhde from mashhad, Iran

wo0w !!!!!!!!

29 Oct 2009 5:02pm

@Mozhde: Thank you.

Fred from Manila, Philippines

nice shot. this looks like something you could hang on the Christmas tree!

2 Nov 2009 11:30am