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Welcome 2012, with 800th post

Welcome 2012, with 800th post
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Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 438 N: 9280] (38525)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-28
Categories: Nature, Artwork, Macro, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-01 0:38
Viewed: 1320
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Good Morning All,

In Germany, we have already entered in the new year, and how about you? :-)

This is the picture I took while keeping in mind the number of digits in 2012, who are well represented by each branch with leaves on their top. I tried to look for a POV which gives a depth and series arrangement of them.

The light is not that well, so I had to go for higher ISO ratings.

Hope you like the mood in the scene.

Welcoming 2012,



ISO=1000, Focal length=105 mm, minor contrast adjustment, cropped and finally resized for TL.


-> This is my 800th post on TL, and I am happy to be here, as I have learned a lot in the past years on this platform. Thank you all!

(Thank you "Raimundo Mesquita (mesquens1)" - for reminding me for the number of posts I contributed to TL)

mesquens1, Teresat, sela, mushtaqhussain, brech, Doudou, jean11-3, mamcg, chrisJ has marked this note useful
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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-01-01 6:08]


toutes mes félicitations pour ce 800ème poste et pour ce premier jour de l'année, superbe iamge bonne année, tous mes voeux quelle iamge grandisoe.

Bravo et amitié


Olá Paras,
This picture impressed me from the thumbnail. Sounds simple, minimalist, but it's very refined and carefully done. First for its symbolic aspect (even cabalistic). According to the good quality in the technical aspects of exposure, composition and presentation.

800 pictures here is a great mark!

Olá Paras
Good composition with an excellent focus and beauty nature,,,...a great celebretion the New Yaer and Your 800th post,
You give great nature moments, Obrigada
A Happy New Year to you and your dearest family
um abraço

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2012-01-01 8:16]
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Hallo Paras,da hast Du ja wieder ein außergewöhnliches Motiv vor die Linse bekommen. Dir entgeht ja wirklich nichts, da kommt schon eine gewisse Stimmung rüber. Gefällt mir sehr gut. Euch auch ein tolles Neues Jahr.
Liebe Neujahresgrüße
(MMS auf dem Handy bekommen? )

Hi Paras
A lovely shot of this winter leaf with its reddish tone with good focus on the FG one while making nice shallow depth for others with diffused light.

Wish you a Happy 2012!

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  • Doudou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 2 N: 1533] (8802)
  • [2012-01-01 10:31]

Hi Paras,
Happy New Year to you too!
And Congratulations on the 800th successful site!
Nature is often muse of your photos, this is no exception to the rule!!
Continue in this way ....
Best wishes

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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 15:05]

Best wishes Paras,to you & your family,for A Happy New Year,congratulations on your 800th. posting,quite an achievement,I appreciated your support & looking forward to your 2012 images.
Best Regards

Hello Paras

I like the message of your image. Life anew. I hope that Life is well with you and your family this year. I hope to see many more new images this year.


I am also reciprocate my good wishes to U.

Hi Paras,
A nice composition for your 800 ième posts and congradulations,
Excellent bokeh and macro picture,
a sharp and clear details,
great work and Job..

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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 22:17]

Hi Paras,
what a simple and beautiful work.I liked colors and blur BG so much.Congratulations for your 800th post.Your all works were beautiful always.TFS.Necla.

Hi Paras
Very delicate and soft light!
Congratulation for your 800th upload, this is a great effort!
I wish the new year brings peace to the world....Amen
Best wishes

Congratulations on your 800th post! Awesome and symbolic post to mark a milestone. Nicely framed and good use of narrow dof. Wonderful colors. Very well done, tfs.

Hello Paras, at first look this would seem to be quite a minimal picture, but it is the colours that are so attractive to me.
Very good composition with the in focus stem in one of the thirds.
I like the way that the light has caught the buds on the stems in the bg.

Congratulations on 800, that is dedication!
Now for the next 800!
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2012-01-02 13:47]

Hello Paras :)

These small leaves in colours and light look on the dark background beautifully.
The very showy composition in the perfect realization, I like him very much!
I congratulate 800 th on the fast !

Best wishes...Barbara.

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2012-01-02 21:16]

Hi Paras,
nice composition for your 800th post and congratulations.
Simple but beautiful bokeh with good details & sharpness. I just see some noises in BG, it was better to reduce the noises with PS.
Well done.
Kind Regards,

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)
  • [2012-01-03 8:11]

Hi Paras,

The focusing is so perfect that it looks a 3D effect, well done and congratulation on 800th post, TFS.


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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 0:53]

Hi Paras

Missed this one & Congratulations on your 800th upload to TL!

Excellent use of a very shallow dof in this superb macro with good sharpness on just the stem at right. Tfs!

A belated congratulations on your 800th post. You have maintained a very high quality throughout and this one is no exception. Well done on reaching this milestone

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