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One tree Two birds

One tree  Two birds
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Copyright: Liliana Mihailovici (lilimih33) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2852 W: 613 N: 3000] (19483)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-10
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment, Experimental
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S5700
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): paysages, Dreamy Landscapes, Friday theme 2008/03/14 "Green", Lonely trees [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-14 4:20
Viewed: 3894
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 208
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This is my contribution for Fridays theme - "Green".

It was a sunny spring day on 10th February in the region where I live, so we (me and my husband) decided to take a tour in the Eifel. We visited two castles and saw lovely places...and lots of beautiful trees.
This is one of the trees we saw...full of mistletoe.

In this picture I made some adjustment changes shadow/highlight.

In my WS, different version. What do you think about this one?

In TE you can see another shot, it is similar to this one, One tree One bird.

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Hello Liliana,

One tree, two birds and an excellent job with wonderful colors and perfect light and contrast!
Congratulations! TFS


hello Liliana
thanks for sharing this beautiful photograph,
great capture
beautiful landscape and a great subject.; you must add it in to this week's theme on "Green".
Manuj MEhta

Hello Liliana,

Superb post to start the day , as I open the gallery .

I love the leading lines and mood. Very quiet and serene scene with the misty background.
Very well captured and presented ,

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2008-03-14 4:25]

Beautiful shot...
Wonderful colors and light...
Wonderful composition...

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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2008-03-14 4:33]

Hello Lili,
Beautiful green in Germany! Perfect composition en the only tree is on the right place. Good sharpness and depth; well done!
Greetings from Holland,

WOW! What a view.
Wonderful capture.
Good sharpness and details.

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-03-14 4:56]

Hola Lili,
bella imagen,
espectacular habitat,
hermoso pov y dof...
buen disparo,

Daa, Lili, foarte frumoasa contributia ta, imi amintesc imaginea asta, vazuta mai demult in versiunea din TE. Excelenta compozitia, perspectiva, culorile, super prezentare.
Weekend placut si mini-vacanta de Pasti frumoasa iti doresc de pe acum, pentru ca nu voi fi acasa saptamana viitoare, duminica plecam si noi pentru cateva zile si nu cred sa am internet.

Te pup,

very nice indeed..I really like the sharp clear foreground fading into the distance...excellent composition, the plough marks/diagonals of the field also very well done...good work and TFS

Hi Liliana,
Very beautiful for the theme "green".
Magical point of view of this country.
I like the contrast between the foreground very neat and the background foggy.
Perfect shot.

Hello Lili
Beautiful fresh green color and nice solitary tree. What I like most is the undulating field and the pattern created by the rows of tthe freshly planted field. What do they grow there? The presence of the birds is cute.

Very nice shot indeed! All the lines make this photo really amazing. Great capture! the position of the tree is perfect. The background is not disturbing even if pretty busy! Very a great picture! congrats!

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-03-14 5:19]
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Hi Liliana
What a beautiful landscape, the mist adds to make it a perfect shot.
The one thing that peaks my curiosity is what is growing in the fields, so green it might be corn or soya?

Hi Lili,
This is a nice picture with some nice lines, the tree is well placed and I like the way you can see for miles into the distance,
Well done
Regards Andy

Eu as fi taiat cerul ala alb cu totul sau l-as fi lasat si as fi pus o rama alba in care sa se piarda.
Asa cum e acum, pentru mine, e doar o dunga lata alba care nu aduce nimic in plus imaginii care dealtfel este minunata.


hi Lilli

great green shot!
very sharp and detailed

very lovely image
appreciable shot!


Hello Liliana. You have placed the tree right on the sweet spot. It has a very nice canopy and handsome foliage. I like the whole perspective here. The undulating green is superb with wonderful lines creating excellent depth. The background created a few different tiers making the whole composition just superb. Please allow me to add this as my favorite and personal theme. Well done and best regards. Jusni

Hi Lili,

All the best.


Fabulous green fields Liliana,
with wonderful lines and curves throughout.
excelklent frame and presenttation.
well seen and captured.
- Vincent

Hello Liliana, I think that you posted the right one.The distant landscape imo is necessary to the composition.
The lead in lines of the furrows taking our eyes to the tree are excellent.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Minunata imagine a campului proaspat! Imi place de asemenea claritatea imaginii si felul in care ai ales copacul sa fie element focal in compozitie.
TFS, Liliana! Nice weekend!

hi Lili,

a very very beautiful landscape with perfect colours. it's like a great green carpet. the solitary tree makes it more beautiful. very lovely panorama at the BG too.

thanks so much for sharing it.

Wow Lili,
The green is fabulous ,your image is so crisp and neat.I enjoy the distant view of the village and its hilly surroundings in an apparent mist, even the milky whitish sky looks good overall setting off wonderfully the lone tree in the grassy field . Natural setting and well treated ,i also like the workshop one, Lili but i think you would need to add a slight addition of a very light blue tint to enhance your sky (too light to my liking ...just my opinion Lili ) otherwise it is a great pov ,different but great!I have also checked out the linked TE one tree one bird rendition and sincerely it is truly pure delight !Bravo ,

green green green
great perspective and angle, love the softness in the picture, love the golving of whatever is planted there in the ground
good capture

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  • tojav Gold Star Critiquer [C: 114 W: 0 N: 0] (886)
  • [2008-03-14 8:34]

Hi Liliana,
Pretty photo of field. Beautiful formulation of subject. So many here silence and quiet. I congratulate and greet. Wiesiek

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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2008-03-14 8:42]

Hello Liliana,
The lines make this photo really amazing. Great perspective. Beautiful green color and nice solitary tree.

Very straight green.
Beautiful sight with a lonely tree

Hello Lili,
Wonderful landscape with great composition. The colours are fantastik.
I better like this one then the ws version which I found too much saturated and contrasted.
TFS, Michel

iti zburda ochii pe incantatoarele curbe verzi.
minunata, felicitari.
numai bine.

Outstanding image, Liliana. The green of the field, the rolling surface and the lines of earth that draw the eye forward and toward the tree all combine to make a great composition. Well done.

Hello Liliana,
Great perspective and landscape..
Lovely shot and beautiful theme.
Well done my friend.TFS.

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  • iso Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 981 W: 61 N: 169] (29336)
  • [2008-03-14 10:08]

Excellent, excellent, what to say more, I'm joining the others in their compliments.


hi liliana!!
wonderful landscape photo, excellent for green theme, i like this compositon and view.

Hi Liliana,
Beautiful landscape shot....
Shiny green composition is perfect.
I love very much. tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

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  • WTS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 52 N: 275] (1434)
  • [2008-03-14 11:00]

All three photos are well done Liliana, they each say something a bit different at least to me.
This is one I like best - it gives a grand view of the area, great capture , clear details and excellent DOF on this.
(like your WS because it confines your view, again great detail, but makes you wonder what's over the hill)

Hi Lili !
this is impressive. The perspective and image quality are great. I also looked at the WS version - personally I think i prefer this one to the WS.. perhaps because even though it is very sharp it still manages to be very natural.

Well done. Best regards, Daniel

perfect contribution, i love this kind of landscape
the POV is great, the framing is well done

  • Janone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 3409 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-14 12:27]

Hello Lili.
Really amazing landscape picture. Congratulation,
The misty background brings it even more to life.
Perfect shot.
Regards from Jan

Ciao di nuovo Lili, bellissima grafica con le linee ondulate del campo, magnifico albero solitario e splendido sfondo che si dissolve nella foschia, superba composizione, bravissima, ciao Silvio

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  • NecipP Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 669 W: 16 N: 404] (4722)
  • [2008-03-14 13:06]

Hello Lili, very creative composition superb sharpness and detail good quality photography. TFS rgds Necip

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  • Arox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 11 N: 48] (847)
  • [2008-03-14 13:11]

Hi Liliana

One word - amazing!!!
This is the most beautiful photo of green which i ever seen
Great job!


Hi Lili, a wonderful collection of green hues and very well composed. I feel the processing has included perhaps too muc sharpening which is mostly evident in the grass and the whitish halos around the birds. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Green Machine’

Hi Liliana. I really like the way you've used the seed lines as the graphical element and then placed the tree as a 'full stop'. Lone trees can be a bit of a cliche but I'm a real sucker for them. The beauty of this shot, though, is the way the tones soften into the distance to give it a real depth. Superb photo. Regards, Paul.

Hello Liliana,
Great picture! Everywhere green! Very well done!
Thanks for sharing this great pic,

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  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2008-03-14 14:37]

Hi Liliana, excellent composition, I like the contrast between the sharpness of trre and green ground and the foggy bg. Good colours and light. Well framed too. Compliments, a beautiful post!
Ciao, Cinzia

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  • Kli Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 15 N: 199] (2054)
  • [2008-03-14 14:52]

Bonjour Liliana,
Superbe travail graphique. Lignes et courbes contrastent à merveille et les couleurs sont superbes.
Félicitations et bonne journée.


Hi Liliana.
Very nice landscape,good saturation,DOF and composition.Well framed.
Best Regards

* Piotr *

Hi Lili - Germany is indeed beautiful - and so very green. This is a fine composition in that it shows a nice contrast of both light and shapes: clear view of FG and foggy view of BG; diagonal symmetrical rows in a rolling field interrupted - or complemented - by the form of just one tree at the end with horizontal parallel lines in the BG. Well seen! Have a good weekend! - Cordelia :))

Hi Liiliana,
WoW! This is beautiful landscape, great composition and colors, Excellent POV. and weil presented for the theme , Amazing post Lili.and I love the misty on background very well done.

Hello Lili,

Green as far as the eye can see!
The furrows make wonderful leading lines on a rollercoaster ride over the hills.
The lone tree makes a good focal point.

kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Lili,

It's a beautiful view of an open field . . Green all the way . .
Lovely composed . . with the tree off centered . .
Well done my dear friend


Many thanks for your kind words on Beautiful man on green .

What can I say after 100 points? In my opinion this one is better that the other two, where we can not appreciate the city on the background, giving to this photo much more distance/space. Beautiful view. Lovely place so well captured. TFS


hello Lili,

a very happy weekend to you and your husband..

what an incredible view of this green with the lovely village in the mist at the bg.. wow.. i prefer this one after looking at your WS :) so beautiful.. lucky you to find this place. well done.

regards, terry

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2008-03-15 0:32]

Buna Lili ;)))
beautiful artistic composition...nice deep perspective...Compliments,
Have a lovely weekend,
J ;)))

Hi Liliana,
Great shot,
Nice work with colours,
Good composition,
Nicely framed,
nice note,

excellent...what more can I say ^_


hi liliana, i love this green rolling landcsape with the one tree (and two birds of course) excellent composition,

Hi Lili,
This is a superb green view, excellent composition, so well balanced and with perfect light and colours. Also the presentation is outstanding. An very attractive contribution to the "Green theme" :-)

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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2008-03-15 10:47]

Peisaj spectaculos, compozitie exceptionala.

Hello Liliana

A superb scene for the theme here, a very pretty POV with beautiful lines and detail. Nice framing suits the image very well. I think I prefer this one as I like the detail on the hills in the background

TFS and joining in the theme

regards Helen

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  • andrei Gold Star Critiquer [C: 254 W: 1 N: 226] (1664)
  • [2008-03-15 11:59]

Great colour and lines. Placement of the tree is spot on.

Hi Liliana
great landscape for your green theme
very nice
molto bello il paesaggio e laluce
ciao da Mosca

Buna Lili,
excelenta compozitie!
Arata foarte bine in rama neagra,
verdele contrastand superb cu negrul.
Varianta aceasta imi place cel mai mult,
BG arata tare fain.
WE minunat!

ps: am reusit sa recuperez datele cu ajutorul unui dispozitiv extern :)

Ciai Lili,
frumoasa contributie la tema de vineri. Tare fain ai incadrtat aceasta imagine. Imi place cum se vad ondulatiile pamantului si BG-ul in ceata. Frumos!

Numai bine,

A lovey landscape. I like the lines leading in and the misty far away background that provides wonderful DOF. Well done



Hello Lili.
Fantastic photo and entry to the theme.
Great composition with a lonely tree and interesting lines.
Birds give something extra to the photo.

Hi, Liliana!

Wonderful landscape with beautiful colours, excellent POV. I like it!!

Kind regards,


dies ist ein wunderschöner Beitrag zum Motiv "Grün". Mir gefallen die geschwungen Hügel sehr gut.
Viele Grüße,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-03-17 9:32]

Hello Liliana, a perfect shot for the theme,the composition is awesome and the exposure and colors are perfect. Very well done, congrats, thanks!


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  • OWO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 70 N: 330] (2387)
  • [2008-03-17 10:29]

Hi Liliana,

Missed this one by a couple of days. Needless to say it's beautiful. The curved lines of green with a solitairy tree and 2 birds make it a great shot. Great posting!

Greetings from Holland,


Hi Liliana:
This is a beautiful and serene landscape with combed green fields..... The tree in the composition really makes this a stunning photo....... a pleasure to see...... thanks Liliana......Roman:0)

Wow what a great composition! I love that green and frame you used. Isn't it a little sharper that usual!?

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-03-18 5:40]

Hello Liliana,
Very beautiful photo with great colours and an amazing POV. The graphic effect of the lines on thr ground is simply great.
The depht and the light smog is astonishing. TFS.
I thank you also for your kind words ain my «dark reflections».
My regards, jmb
I'll be back with :

Ahh, the lines in this are AMAZING Lili! Really outstanding, one of your BEST I think! Really nice the way the lines lead your eye across the page! Superb!
B-) B-)

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  • Tzazu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 266 W: 31 N: 77] (3500)
  • [2008-03-19 4:07]

Hello Liliana!
Beautiful landscape of course.You play with lines very well.

Sorry i missed it.....
There is full of good photographs..like you on TL.....
This picture is remarkable......
All these lines...

Hello Liliana, i be back sloly .but i begin a new life. Working is finish for me.
This post is majestic, goog cretivity and decicive moment whith the tow birds. The green color is hard and fresh . super i like this post .. Réal.
p/s your intro post is super . your are a pretty woman...wow..you may be have minimum five boyfriends.. that just for fun but super your post intro.. Dear .. Réal.

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-03-19 12:50]

Landscapes you should do more Lili,because this faboulos.

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2008-03-19 14:25]

Hello Liliana

Beautiful capture of this is worth
of this scenery and composition!
I adore the green rug of the plantation and their roads scratched out in the earth.
It is like this that I see at my country inside the state.
Congratulations, big!!


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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2008-03-20 7:01]

Hi Liliana
This is a very strong composition.
Gr Jos

Hello Liliana.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

Hello Liliana,
Well done for this excellent composition, well thought with the diagonal in the field and reliefs of the scenery. Greens are superb too. Really nice capture !

A beautiful graphic composition Lili. The tree is perfectly placed and the colours and sharpening are wonderful. Good pp.

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2008-03-25 12:23]

Hi Liliana,wonderful lines & curves all blending iton a very strong composition.The lone tree is perfect.


Bonjour Liliana
J'aime beaucoup ce genre de photos, auxquelles je trouve un côté graphique très intéressant. Techniquement, celle ci est parfaite, ou presque : personnellement, je trouve que les oiseaux n'apportent pas grand chose, surtout celui du milieu, trop éloigné, mais ce n'est qu'une affaire de goût, et cette photo reste de très haute qualité, bravo !

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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2008-03-31 1:14]

Liliana, excelent! Incadrare, compozitie, culori si contrast minunate. O fotografie de exceptie, intre favorite. Felicitari!
O zi frumoasa!

Hi Lili,
Wonderful view of greeneries. Love to see the beautiful perspective, with those two birds giving a nice drama. colors are very nice, Lili.


Hi Liliana,
Wonderful landscape, patterns and colors! The tree and the curves of the land are simply marvellous.

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  • ARGI Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 99 W: 2 N: 40] (1139)
  • [2008-03-31 14:22]

I know Liliana I came late, after 474 viewers!
But I haven't discover you yet. From now on I declare your admirer.
The shot is splendid- Your POV is superb almost perfect. colors,light and lines wonderful. Background has an amazing atmosphere
My sincere congratulations. TFS
best regards

Hi Liliana,
I personally love trees, and this is wonderful!
Great shot, good colors and good POV.

Thanks for sharing,

Great composition Liliana with vibrant colours.

Regards Mark :)

Hello Lili,
One green compliment definitely deserves another! It's very easy in this case, a beautiful study in line and colour. Excellently composed and exposed with optimal angle and point of view.
Best wishes

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-04-17 20:17]

Hi Liliana,
Sorry, I missed this great photo!
I agree with all comments and praises you received about this wonderful landscape! It is a kind of photo which all photographers would like taken and kept in their porfolio! You can be proud of it! Congratulations! Annie

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  • kitka Gold Star Critiquer [C: 172 W: 71 N: 184] (2196)
  • [2008-05-06 15:31]

wow... I am taken whit this. Excellent shot,love it.
Take care, Liliana

Hello Lili

Wonderful use of these furrow lines, leading the eye along and away into the distance. The tree is good in breaking the horizontal line of the horizon.

Excellent composition. Regards and TFS,


PS. Thanks for your welcome feedback to my photo 'Floral Brush Strokes' and the WS. Pleased you liked this.

Great work my friend!Nice shot!

Hello Liliana! Amazing lonely tree. Wonderful field. Fantastic composition. Very good perspective. Original shot. It is poetry! Good luck!

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  • dbp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 9 N: 92] (4132)
  • [2008-06-05 0:43]

Hello Lili
beautiful shot.
great colours and composition from good pov.
(I would cut all the white sky).
thanks for your nice comment on
best regards

Hallo Liliana,
Herrlich,gefällt mir sehr gut,großartigen Motiv.

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  • hurol Silver Star Critiquer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 6] (284)
  • [2008-07-29 8:55]

Hello Lili
Just perfect work magicfull colors
Congratulations! TFS


Hi Liliana,

I think this is one of your nicest photos. The scenery is well composed. The saturated green appealing to the eye. The thick bordered frame making a fine contrast.



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  • Clanyi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 7 N: 100] (7129)
  • [2009-03-17 13:20]

Dupa atita iarna, abia astept sa apara din nou verdeata cruda a primaverii, asa cum apare in imaginea aceasta a ta. Sper sa nu mai trebuiasca sa asteptam mult. Frumoasa compozitie si culori. Ceata din fundal da si mai mult contrast verdelui crud. Salutari Csabi

Hi Lili

Another great scene capture with charmy atmosphere MF!
I especially love your POV and composition including flying birds around the tree.
TFS and have a great Sunday!


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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13322)
  • [2009-11-10 10:04]
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Hello Lili.
We are waiting for your new shots here on TL.

Weonderful piece of landscape spotted and in nice way presented.
Great and very effecive.
Simply and beautiful.
Janek Kloss

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  • ikorz Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 1] (622)
  • [2010-01-05 10:09]

Hi Liliana, thank you for your comments to my pictures.

I like this one very much. The composition is very good.



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