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The Silver Birch is a Dainty Lady
The Silver Birch is a Dainty Lady

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Challenge: A Single Tree II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2009 Challenges
Camera: Leica D-Lux 4
Location: Tampere, Finland
Date: Jan 23, 2009
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Jan 25, 2009

Child's song in spring

by Edith Nesbit

The silver birch is a dainty lady,
She wears a satin gown;
The elm tree makes the old churchyard shady,
She will not live in town.

The English oak is a sturdy fellow,
He gets his green coat late;
The willow is smart in a suit of yellow,
While brown the beech trees wait.

Such a gay green gown God gives the larches -
As green as He is good!
The hazels hold up their arms for arches,
When Spring rides through the wood.

The chestnut's proud, and the lilac's pretty,
The poplar's gentle and tall,
But the plane tree's kind to the poor dull city -
I love him best of all!

Place: 52 out of 209
Avg (all users): 6.0113
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.7875
Avg (non-participants): 6.1959
Views since voting: 1770
Views during voting: 325
Votes: 177
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/02/2009 02:58:44 PM
A lovely image, I'm surprised it didn't finish higher.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/01/2009 11:32:29 PM
This would make an excellent winter greeting card...
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02/01/2009 02:28:39 AM
Boy, you nailed the white here. Very skilfully handled without losing any of the fine detail in the branches. Love the minimalism too. Just beautiful.

Hope this finishes strongly for you Sarah. It deserves a 6+ for the elegance alone.
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01/31/2009 05:09:18 PM
Nice composition, B&W in Color. Cery striking, one of my high score.
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01/29/2009 07:40:29 PM
Absolutely striking.
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01/29/2009 03:19:23 PM
simple, but just a tad too simple i think
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01/27/2009 06:37:14 PM
I really like the composition and the high key.
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01/26/2009 10:31:33 PM
Take off your bark! hubba hubba
01/26/2009 05:29:12 PM
Beautifully done - minimalistic but a real feast for the eyes. Easily one of my top votes for this challenge, thank you for capturing this :)
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