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bird with cherries & best wishes

bird with cherries & best wishes
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Copyright: Jose m brito e silva (mbrito) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008
Categories: Nature, Experimental, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Telephoto Zoom
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): mbrito back in time, by himself [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-17 12:11
Viewed: 2910
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 126
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lisbon, 17th December 2008

Dear TL friends,
December is usual the time that I choose to stop, to look back, and to make the balance of mine almost passed year.

In what it respects to TL, this is my second year, and my second Christmas in this family. And, like in all families, I’ve seen some unpleasant episodes, and a lot of good things.

In general it was a very good year: …I met more and better friends (some personally in Lisbon); …I saw great photos; …I have dedicated more time to photography; …I’ve learned a lot more (and I am thankful specially to Anna, to Diana, to Els, to Jan, and to many others, by the affection with that they've shared their knowledge with me). …And everything because of you… So, I’m grateful to all.

But December in TL is also a challenge to me, I explain: how to express my best wishes in a special time like Christmas to a community that congregates several and different nations, cultures, and religions, with the same respect for all of them?
Last year I chose apples fallen in the ground…
…this one I chose cherries.

So, through this «bird with cherries & best wishes» I express to all my sincere votes: MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Click here Silent Night by Tom Waits


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Hi Jose ! Thanks and Merry Christmas to you ! Very nice composition with soft tones and nice contrasts ! Very well done !
Best regards

Good evening Jose,

you just made me smile...your image and your note did to be exact. Excellent note.

All my compliments! I love this photo. I LOVE IT! I am putting it on my fave photo list. Wonderful photo; magical. Great light and PP!

Merry Christmas and happy New Year to you too! :):):)


Hi Jose,
Nice dedication to TL, beautiful message in your note. Expressive photo indeed, wih calm, peaceful mood and soft colours. Merry Christmas to yo as well! TFS.

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-12-17 12:32]

Hello dear friend...

Another beautiful shot..!
What a magnificent composition,
excellent catch, nice color, nicely done.

Rgd. George

Hello Jose
nice dedication to all
wonderful shot and great work
thanks for beautiful words
you r great

good evening Jose',

thank you for your message (very sincere and very affectionate) and for this lovely photo - I like very much the tone you gave to the image (golden white - if there's such a tone?) and the texture - the photo "feels" fluffy, smooth and soft to the touch, like snow just fallen.
A happy christmas and a happy new year to you, too!

Bonita foto Jose,gosto do bg,parece um
pouco uma pintura,abracos,Ralf

Hi my Jose, a great capture of a beautiful bird on a wonderful diagonally composed branch with great details and splendid colours. Nice POV/DOF too. i also wish you Happy x-mass!
TFS this fine capture my friend!


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  • jazrr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 330 W: 77 N: 98] (2228)
  • [2008-12-17 14:09]

Hi Jose:
Nice shot. I like the composition and POV. The fill flash could have helped here.
Happy New Year

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  • Romeu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 306 W: 0 N: 220] (1859)
  • [2008-12-17 14:45]

Him jose
Bonita fotografia sempre mas especialmente neste momento
Boas Festas
Um abraço

THANK YOU for a special year, Jose, your presence here did make a difference in this big family, you're a very special person and I am really grateful to have met such a wonderful person as yourself, here on TL. Learning and helping each other is one of the reasons we're here, and I was more than happy to share with you the little I know. Wishing you the best holidays somebody could ever have, let me say that I just can't imagine TL without mbrito...
A big embrace,

Hi Jose,
Merry Christmast and Happy New Year too for you too and famely , nice picture of this bird and cherries in the ground, great work and nice dedication,
Merci beaucoup et Joyeux Noël..

Olá, Jose!

Belo tratamento tu deste a essa bonita foto.
Os tons escolhidos e a granulação (ruído)
deram um tom artístico à foto e me agradou
bastante. Como de costume, ótimo trabalho,
caro amigo. Meus parabéns e OPC!

Meus cumprimentos,

A very warm dedication Jose.It just filled my heart with joy! Although new to this family, it's friends and members like you who make us cherish each moment and grow in TL! Wish You A Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year.
Lovely picture, the dull tone and PP makes it look more classic.


Hi Jose..nicely composed shot..nice tones and details.


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  • Frieda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 26 N: 70] (1144)
  • [2008-12-17 22:43]

Hello José,
Thank you for the nice photo,and your note with all the good wishes.I wish you and your family,Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healty New Year!
Kind greetings,

Hi Master
Thanks for beautiful messages and Merry Christmas to you
Amazing job with great effects
Take care

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  • jorgi Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 46 W: 40 N: 33] (519)
  • [2008-12-17 23:48]

Hi Jose,

most delightful motive you have choosen for expressing your wishes.
More than cherries I appreciate the bird...its freedom. The symbolism that it brings. To set one's mind free...Free of worries mostly.
Wonderfully composed in processed image of most warm appearance.
It has a special charm with timeless notion.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, your family and your friends.

My best,

Hi Jose,
thank you very much for your beautiful message;)
it is really nice to be here in TL, it is really nice to have wonderful friendship, it is really nice to share your adorable works indeed,
a happy christmas and a happy new year to you, too;)
it is an excellent capture with great pov and lovely soft colours here,
welldone my dear friend and tfs,
warm regards,

ciao Jose..
many thanks.. it's picture so moodly.. with focused-unfocused.. and with strange light so effective! thanks
ciao Marco

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-12-18 0:58]

ciao jose..grande composizione
lavoro molto ben ripreso e molto efficace
bella composizione
ottimo soggetto.scatto ben ripreso

Hello Jose

Your beautiful words.
nice dedication to all,
I also hope better days!
Another beautiful shot ..!
What a magnificent composition,
peaceful mood and soft colors.

Merry Christmas and happy New Year to you too!



Ciao Jose, merry Christmas and happy new year to you too, thanks for this splendid bird in lovely diagonal composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

Bom Dia Friend Jose.
Lovely picture, it suits you thoughts in a good way.
Thanks for the wonderful note, you wrote.
Meri and myself, also wishing you all the best for 2009.
May our hobby gives us lots of fun and pleasure.
Cheers dear friend,

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2008-12-18 4:06]


superbe captage de cet oiseua, pas facile à le photographier, il faut être leste et précis, mangigique image, netteté parfait, avec les fruits qui pendent, superbe.

bravo et amitié

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-12-18 4:52]

Ola jose

Superb pp work & good shadow detail & dof on the bird. Good colour, sharpness, & framing with excellent graphism. The cherries are a bonus. Merry Xmas to you!

Hi Jose,

Despite the fact that teh BG is nice and creamy and the picture seems to be painted on silk, I do miss something here, it must be the fact that the birds eye does not catch light - then you miss "life".
So I decided to hang some Christmas decorations from my tree in your picture.

Best wishes for you as well,


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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-12-18 6:22]

merhaba dear Jose...
Beautiful comp... colors and detail...
A superb colors and focus..bravo..selamlar

Hello Jose,
A very nice dedication to your friends here on TL. You are very much appreciated. You have made me smile and brightened up my day.
Happy holidays to you.

Hello Jose,
You have chosen a wonderful way for us greetings!
Lots of good wishes to you!
The photo is beautiful and very well made, you're great!
A huge hug and thanks.

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  • Alexia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 0 N: 221] (2466)
  • [2008-12-18 11:34]

Ciao...magnifica questa
immagine..mi piace!


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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-12-18 12:37]

Hello Jose
A good pick the magpie with cherries for your wishes.
Thank you for your friendship and your critiques of my work.
Wishing you and your family the very best of Christmas and a Happy New year.

my dera josè hope this magpie cannot see your heart of gold or else it will fly away with it !
wonderful image , wonderfully worked and thank you also for your note
see you in a few days

Ola Jose! Nice bird. Very nice scene. Good capture. Very good contrast and sharp. Original picture. Saudacoes!

Hi Jose
Nice shot as well.
Good focus and lighting in this scene.
The background needs more management and careful PP works. Overall is good,
Regards, Alireza.

A beautiful note and stunningly artistic image Jose.
Great contrast and dreamy atmosphere.
It's been a pleasure to enjoy your wonderful work.
Best wishes for the future.
- Vincent

Very beautiful bird photography. Excellent composition. Good tones.

Hello Jose,
Merry Cristmass to you and loved ones too...
Thanks for artistic shot with excellent composition and color choice...
Selahattin E

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2008-12-19 10:28]

Best wishes to you, too, Jose

A beautiful theme to celebrate. Hope the New Year brings everything 2008 has forgotten to.
Have a nice weekend and a very Merry Christmas

Merhaba Jose,güzel bir çalışma,güzel bir kompozisyon,ellerine sağlık :)

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2008-12-19 13:52]

Hi Jose, I like this it is a pleasure to see such a bird on the branch. The two cherries or nut make it more interesting also. Unusual but appealing colours. TFS. Murray.

Hi Jose,
Thank you my friend.Happy new year.
A wonderful bird and great POV, lighting and colours.TFS.
Grande abraço,


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-12-19 18:51]
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Hi Jose,
You have your own way to see the world with respect and with a great artistic sense. We have chance that you share it with us! Thanks for your review on the 2008. Everyone must do that! Here, I would make a flip horizontal of the image. The glance of the bird would be oriented towards the year which arrives and not towards that which finishes!
My best wishes to you too! Annie

Hello Jose,

Thank you for you great description and congratulations, first!
The same picture like you uploaded, you can find in Moscow too. :)
We have find a new friend too, especially in Lisbon!!!!!

P.S. About coffee. It's not arrived yet. However, this is normally for Russia.
It can be continued during the few months! We are ready for sending you too.
We need your address only. :)

Malik & Mary.

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-12-20 5:16]

hello Jose

Quite unusual to see this color tone of the sky. The bird and cherries are great for your Xmas purpose. Good to read your note and may I wish Merry Xmas and Happy 2009 New Year to you.

tfs, bill

Hi Jose
Thank you for your nice words..I wish you all the best, a happy Christmas and happy new year..
I'm really glad that I met


Hi Jose. Lovely composition. Merry Chistmas and happy new year to you too. Soon.


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  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2008-12-20 15:13]

Hi Jose, best wishes to you too!
I like this shot for its composition and tones and the contrast of sharpnesss of bird and the blurred tree. It's really an artwork!
Ciao, cinzia

This is fantastic Jose. The composition reminds me of Oriental silk or screen artwork. Very elegant. My compliments and wishing you and loved ones health, love, and joy. Danilo

Hello Jose, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you.

Your PP treatment has created a picture with the feel of a painting.I like the soft quality of it.

I look forward to seeing more from you in 2009.
Tfs, regards Jean.

hOLA Jose, me resulta una muy agradablefoto, un excelenteexperimento, felicitaciones

Hi Jose
wonderful capture of this smal bird...
i like the sepia you used here.

Bom dia Jose
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy new Year.
Your composition is original and sweet like this time.
It seems a japonese paper...
Have a good time
Um abraço

Welcome Jose,
thanks for the wishes. Pie is very beautiful. A cherry added of picture a lot of flavor. For its part, I wish to also submit to you their heartfelt wishes - healthy, peaceful Christmas and a happy New Year 2009.

Hi dear Jose
You choose a wonderful photo for greetings. Fantastic soft colors in the background and strong B&W bird. Real master work. I wish You a Maerry Christmas and Happy new year
Best wishes my friend

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2008-12-22 6:32]

Hi Jose,
This is like a painting! Lovely colours and PP work. A nice way to convey the season's greetings. Wish you too a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy Year 2009!

hi jose
very beautiful photo ,i like the effect here it became like an east asian art ,
happy new year
and many other happy years

Thank you for this beautiful composition and your wishes,Jose
The best for you

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-12-25 9:15]

Many thanks for all the support you gave me,a good stimulator to learn and improve.
All the best for you and your family Jose!!


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  • karith Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1037 W: 55 N: 1262] (7891)
  • [2008-12-26 22:48]

A beautiful and thoughtful image. I love the soft effect surrounding the bird, and also how the bird seems to have just landed there with your message to TL:) A delightful and appealing greeting card for this worldwide community. Well done.

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  • Maged Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 9 N: 251] (2656)
  • [2008-12-28 23:46]

Hello Dear Jose
Beautiful shot and excellent tone you use here.
Merry Christmas and happy new year for you my dear friend.
All My Best Wishes

Meu caro amigo.

Adorei a tua nota, simples e aborda muitos assuntos!
Em relação à foto: gostei da escolha pelas cerejas :) e ainda mais do pássaro ao lado. Interessante esse efeito.
Todos aprendemos uns com os outros e resta-me agradecer pelo apoio que me tem dado, significa muito.

um grande abraço

this is like japanese or chinese art. the colors suits it well.
excellent work Jose.

i a n

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