Day 300/365 SP With Dutchess Apple Tree Ear Formation

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© Andrea Petersen
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Doth not the ear try words?...With the ancient is wisdom ; and in length of days understanding...
Job 12:11-12

This tree is over 100 years old and if it could talk, I wonder what it would say. Through the years it formed the shape of a big ear on its trunk and I would presume it is a good listener...If I were a tree for a day I would listen to the birds sing their songs, the rustle of the wind blowing, the deer munching apples that fell on the ground off this very tree..the sounds of squirrels that may have stored nuts in this tree..Nature is never silent for ears that hear its music.
I can hardly believe I am on day 300 of my daily diary series..and only 65 days left to the end. I want to thank all of my friends who so patiently saw me through this from the beginning...

Manual Focus
Aperture F/9
Shutter speed 1/100
ISO 100
Focal length 150mm

22 responses


    JOE FAILK gave props (17 Nov 2009):

    A giant ear! It better be listening :) Great shot

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (17 Nov 2009):

    I think it would say what a lovely model and photo. Nice one Andrea. dp

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (17 Nov 2009):

    This may well be your best one yet! The lighting is superb, along with color, skin tones, composition...

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (17 Nov 2009):

    Yes Andrea is only few more sps...You never tired me looking at your sps. You still looks refresh and loverly as the day you started this.

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (17 Nov 2009):

    I agree with DP and Litz! As always nice job Andrea!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (17 Nov 2009):

    Congratulations for sticking with this challenge, Andrea. I continue to enjoy your SPs and poetry. What a wonderful collection and this SP is definitely among your best.

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (17 Nov 2009):

    It looks cold there today, very nice as always!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (17 Nov 2009):

    Thank you everyone...Yes, Betty I was really freezing. I tried to do this self portrait without wearing the jacket but

    at 48 degrees I put it back on...Yet can't complain because we have had a nice November so far.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (17 Nov 2009):

    What a pleasure, Andrea, and I only saw half of them. Wonderful observations and very sweet shot.

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (17 Nov 2009):

    Great color, lighting and composition, Andrea. Congratulations on sticking with your SPs. I'll miss seeing your smiling face every day!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (18 Nov 2009):

    It looks as if you are climbing the tree Andrea! I love this one!! It has been so much fun watching you these past 300 days. I think I might actually miss this theme when we are finished with it. It has been a challenge but a fun one. I think it would be great to be a tree but standing outside when it is lightening would be a huge drawback. LOL!!!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (18 Nov 2009):

    looks little cold today to tree climbing.. awesome capture.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (18 Nov 2009):

    Fantastic "tree Ear" and I just love your caption with this one, big congrats on reaching the 300 mark, I really admire your dedication to this theme...

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (18 Nov 2009):

    I too want to say Congratulatins on almost comleting this Sp task. I don't think I could have done it. This particular shot is exceptional.I think the tesxure of the EAR on the tree and your vibrant red coat combine perfectly!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (18 Nov 2009):

    I like the jacket, Andrea. It gives us an idea of how cold it was. I love that tree. It is the perfect prop for your SP today. Beautifully done, as always.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (18 Nov 2009):

    Cool find! Well done.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (18 Nov 2009):

    What an interesting tree. I too would like to be listening to the sounds of nature if I was a tree. This is a great SP, I love the color of your jacket, it looks very nice on you. In some ways I will miss doing this theme, I have learned so much from doing it and have enjoyed watching others that are doing it also, it has definitely been interesting!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (20 Nov 2009):

    I really enjoy your SP's! They are always creative and beautiful!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (20 Nov 2009):

    This is a terrific SP Andrea.

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (21 Nov 2009):

    "Can you hear me now?" Masterful image, Andrea!! Love the color, the unusual tree, and, of course, your precious smile!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (29 Nov 2009):

    you look so pretty here

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (20 Dec 2009):

    I like this portrait,,,

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