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Best Wishes for my TL Friends

Best Wishes for my TL Friends
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Copyright: Annie Belanger (Beger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-25
Categories: Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Canon Rebel XTi 400D, 50mm f/1.8 II
Exposure: f/1.8, 1/20 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-31 13:45
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Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Happy New Year dear friends!

I wish you the best for 2012.
All possibles, health and love!

This is a detail of the garland on my chimneypiece.

Photo in RAW, converted in JPG and post-processed with Digital Photo Professional and minor adjustment with Photoshop CS 5

shelbeesmom, jean11-3, parasbhalla, Mitra, VicZik, brech, mesquens1, Teresat, Doudou, Saba, chrisJ has marked this note useful
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Just beautiful in every way Annie! LOVE that bokeh! Happy New Year to you! Hope it's a grand one! I love the RED in this shot, how beautiful!

Happy New Year to you Annie.
A beautiful card with your wishes.
The red bauble is a good focal point and it is echoed in the bg with the red bauble in the bokeh.The discs of light are lovely.
I like the blur in the fg too.
All the best for 2012.
Regards Jean.

Dear Annie,

What a lovely capture with amazing focus on the ornamental subject!
Great focus and nice contrast against a smooth blurry BG.
The sharpness and POV are excellent.
Well caught light and exposure.

Wishing you and your family too a Happy New Year!


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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2011-12-31 15:51]

Dear Annie,
What a lovely shot of the ornament. Great colors & details. Fabulous sharpness & lovely bokeh. Very well done & TFS.
A also wish you Happy New year.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-12-31 16:14]

What a bokeh BG you produced here to compliment this decoration, dear Annie!
A very sharp image with the perfect use of shallow DOF. A very neat presentation of this Greetings Card.
My best wishes for a Happy New Year to you and your beloved ones.

Francis Xavier

hi annie, a very nice festive shot, all the best in 2012!

Thank you! And, I wish you and your family a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2011-12-31 19:58]

Happy New year Annie.
very nice shot of the holiday decoration... May 2011 be a year of dreams come true... I like the use of the rule , sharp focus and good exposure management... TFS

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-12-31 21:15]

Hello Annie
Tous mes voeux de bonheur pour cette nouvelle année et merci bonne année 2012 que de la joie et du bonheur, et quelle belle boule qui scintille superbe image et captage avec cet pailettes brilantes fantastique compo, bravo.
très belles fêtes et merci

Happy New Year Annie

Love the festive shot and very appropriate.


Hi Annie
Using f/1.8 creates such a shollow DOF and wonderful bokeh
Happy new year, wish you a year white as milk, soft as silk, sweet as honey and full of money!
Best regards

Olá Dear Annie
So lovely composition with a supreme white and red, Fine sharpness , superb luminosity,
Happy New Year dear Annie to you and your lovely family.
Um agrande abraço

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  • Doudou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 2 N: 1533] (8802)
  • [2012-01-01 10:40]

Bonjour Annie,

Meilleurs voeux à toi aussi pour cette nouvelle année 2012!!!
L'image est digne de devenir une jolie carte de voeux, il y a une profondeur de champs que tu as savamment mise en bokeh ce qui confère à ta composition beaucoup de magie de ces jolies fêtes de fin d'année!!!
Toutes mes meilleures amitiés et mes meilleurs voeux

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-01-01 12:37]

Greetings Annie,wishing you a Happy,Healthy & Prosperous New Year,& thank you for all your assistance in 2011,much appreciated. I like your choice of DOF with this cheery & Festive image,I like how everything except the ball & garland are blurred & also the sparkling Bokeh you achieved.Well taken.
Best Wishes for 2012 & I hope Santa was good to you this Christmas:-)

Hello Annie

A wonderful macro composition here. The colors, the POV, and the DOF. nice/. I hope to see more from you this year.


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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2012-01-01 22:35]

Hi Annie,
what a beautiful wor for new year celebration.I liked light,red color and blur BG so much.Happy new year dear friend.TFS.Necla.

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2012-01-02 13:50]

Hello Annie :)

This Christmas decoration looks on the snow-covered twig in beautiful colours and light fantastically.
The beautiful, very showy composition in the perfect realization, I like him very much!

All what the best for You and Your Family on The New year!

Best wishes...Barbara.

Bonjour Annie,

Une Bonne et Heureuse Année à toi aussi ainsi qu'à tous tes proches. Très jolie image tout à fait de circonstance. Dommage que si peu de gens ne se rendent compte des possibilités d'un objectif ''dit'' normal à grande ouverture. Ils sont vraiment peu cher, très performant et offre une très faible profondeur de champs que bien des gens admirent mais ne peuvent obtenir avec les zooms transtandards vendus systématiquement avec tout appareil. L'usage de l'ouverture maximale a générés de superbes bokens à l'arrière. Bravo, très belle création et encore une fois, une très Bonne Année 2012.


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-01-04 3:13]

Hello Annie

Love the shallow dof here & the repetition of the bg circles of confusion at right. Best Christmas wishes to you & your family. Effective tight framing & cheerful colours. Tfs!

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2012-01-04 12:01]

Bonsoir Annie,

Mes meilleurs voeux aussi, mieux vaut tard que jamais.
Jolie presentation, très beau cadrage serré.
Excellente luminosité et clarté, une excellente année 2012 avec de la joie et du succés.
Take care.

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2012-01-08 8:35]

This could serve as a real, commercial Christmas card. A very simple but well done composition with the red orniment contrasting with the flocked tree branch. The composition allows space for the greeting.
A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2012-01-09 9:22]

Hi Annie!
Sorry my friend, I was in the mountain and I had problems with Internet.
Thanks, happy new year to you too.
What a wonderful composition! I love the focus on the ball and the bokeh effect around it.
Splendid light. Very well composed and presented.
Ciao! Vanda

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