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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 12 November 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

As you can see from this shot, the leaves were about 2 weeks from their peak color. With Japanese Maples, I find the trunks and the branches even more compelling than the flaming autumn leaves.

NIKON D700 1/125 second F/4.0 ISO 800 30 mm (35mm equiv.)

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine


12 Nov 2011 6:06am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon,, Canada

Again, so much magic, this one more real life, but every bit as enchanting and magical
as your spotlight. Magnificent !~

12 Nov 2011 6:14am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

magnificent color, original branch of the trees, very good!

12 Nov 2011 6:25am

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

The greens and oranges are gorgeous

12 Nov 2011 7:34am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

The magic tree maple A maybe! His grace is matched only by its beauty! Autumn is beautiful with you Jack, here, the trees are bare!

12 Nov 2011 7:36am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Love the lines of your twisting and reaching branches....they almost seem alive !

12 Nov 2011 7:50am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Wonderful shot. Love the small bridge...

12 Nov 2011 7:54am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful colors - Beautiful shot

12 Nov 2011 8:15am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


12 Nov 2011 8:15am

Victoria from Sweden

Beautiful picture and colors!

12 Nov 2011 8:29am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Another cool fantasy style image at least that is how it looks to me, love the branches

12 Nov 2011 10:56am

/\/\ ! /\/ /\ from Tehran, Iran

This shot is absolutely dazzling!!!
it's a brilliant photo!!!
I enjoyed a lot staring at it for minutes!!!! A great capture of beauty!
Best of luck :-)

12 Nov 2011 11:34am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Really nice composition given rythm by footbridges.
Splendid colors. Bravo !

12 Nov 2011 11:39am

ajo from madrid, Spain

Terrific colors!

12 Nov 2011 12:17pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

the beauty of the branches are overpowering

12 Nov 2011 12:29pm

Frida from Sweden

What a gorgeously beautiful tree and leaves.

12 Nov 2011 12:38pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


12 Nov 2011 1:12pm

James from Quakertown,PA, United States

Your series of images gives the viewer a wonderful impression of the Gardens. Looks like I need to visit my daughter in Nov. Great images!

12 Nov 2011 1:58pm

Macrobaby from St. Catharines, Canada

Beautiful twisted tree so full of color. I agree with you....the trunk and branches of these trees are so interesting.

12 Nov 2011 2:11pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastiqeu arbre et iamge superbe quelle forme du tronc, quelle couleur, superbe.

Bravo et belle journée

12 Nov 2011 2:16pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I really like your focus on the twisting trunk and its gnarly branches, Jack!

12 Nov 2011 2:21pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I am in agreement with you about the trunk and limbs. Such a flow of movement and storybook aesthetics. A truly beautiful shot.

12 Nov 2011 2:31pm

STEED from D, France

Autumn in Majesty !!!!!!!! Fabulous playgroung for you.......

12 Nov 2011 2:46pm

franz from Baden, Austria

wonderful jungle of leaves and limbs ...

12 Nov 2011 3:05pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Yes, there is something sensual and appealing about their gnarled branches! Nicely captured Jack! ;-)

12 Nov 2011 3:15pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I agree….fabulous tree trunk! Fine image overall.

12 Nov 2011 3:54pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Original branches and lovely colors

12 Nov 2011 3:58pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany


12 Nov 2011 4:14pm

Uwe from Germany

Great, powerful image

12 Nov 2011 5:06pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Extraordinary : the tree, your composition and colors !!

12 Nov 2011 6:13pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Superb colours

12 Nov 2011 6:15pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful composition ... I love these branches that look like snakes on the move ... Exquisite colors friend! A masterful editing. A hug y muchos besos, Adela

12 Nov 2011 6:18pm

Steve from Camdenton, United States

Nice capture of this twisted maple. The branches and trunk are framed perfectly.

12 Nov 2011 7:05pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

I can see why your focus on the trunks and branches, Jack. Spectacular subjects to shoot. This is lovely.

12 Nov 2011 7:32pm

oncho from granada, Spain

superb colours

12 Nov 2011 7:38pm

Jackie from Montréal, Canada

Amazing fall colors! This tree is really spectacular.

12 Nov 2011 11:51pm

Brandon from New York, United States

Beautiful colors! What time of day was this?

13 Nov 2011 12:59am

@Brandon: A little after 3:30 pm PDT.

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice colors for this seasonal shot !

13 Nov 2011 3:44am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

An image of great beauty and expressive power. Really great work!

13 Nov 2011 11:40am

Maria from California, United States

what a gorgeous spot with gorgeous trees and colors..
your photos of this place are very beautiful

13 Nov 2011 10:39pm

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

I remember this tree vividly. This is a beautifully composed image... the shape of the trunk is extraordinary.

15 Nov 2011 11:54am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful shapes and patterns.

17 Nov 2011 1:12am

Andrea from Regina, Canada

You've really captured the spirit of this tree. This japanese garden looks stunning.

17 Nov 2011 4:29am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada


17 Nov 2011 3:51pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Branches and trunk really different...very nice

20 Nov 2011 4:50am