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A rip off is a nice Christmas deed: [link]



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:xmas::xmas:
:xmas::xmas::xmas:
:xmas::xmas::xmas::xmas::xmas:
This pre-Christmas period is the best time of the year.



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Nikon D300
Nikkor AF-S 50/1.4G

Copyright © Jari Mäntylä 2010. All rights reserved.
STEALING ART IS NOT ONLY IMMORAL, IT'S ILLEGAL.
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:iconthewitchofgrich:
Christmas is probably the most beautiful season of the year - it is time when winter is decorated with very rich colours and ornaments. And red is the colour which stands out the most.

When I saw this photo, I was enchanted. Christmas is my favourite time of the year and I really love Christmas photos. This one, though, was something special. It really made me feel better and it definitely made me anticipate the 25th of December even more than usual.

I just love the way this little red Christmas ball is put in focus. The blur of the background makes it even more beautiful and the snow brings to the wistfulness we feel. Personally, I find this photo very moving and one of the best of the season.

And as the final aspect of the critique, I'd like to add that the quality is excellent, the timing perfect, the subject well chosen and the overall photo very idyllic.

Perfect!

True Christmas spirit!
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:iconmartaraff:
martaraff Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Feature: [link] *
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Photographer
:iconthumbsupplz:
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:iconkatiousa15:
katiousa15 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Merry Christmas!!!! Wonderful image!!1
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Photographer
Same for you. Thank you.
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:iconmist-stavi:
MiSt-Stavi Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured in our Winter Poems #sPraying-ReVolution
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks..
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:iconninelyn:
Ninelyn Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured! :holly: [link]
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks!!
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Writer
:wave:Hi! Your piece has been featured as inspiration in #Lit-Visual-Alliance's Winter Alliance Contest article! Please :+fav: the article to bring more attention to the features and the contest. Thanks! :)
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks a LOT! :woohoo:
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:iconsaru-cosplay:
Saru-Cosplay Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Beautiful!!!*^*
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconthewitchofgrich:
theWitchofGrich Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
beautiful :D
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks.
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ArtDivilArosed Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Hello, I love this image and I'm wondering if I can use it on cup coaster I'm making. For more info, send me a note. THanks
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:iconchocolatecookiecrumb:
Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool photo, lovely how you did this :D
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks a lot!
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I added you here: :iconartworldtoday: last month and a feature is just out you are in it : [link]
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you!
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconwelcomesignplz::iconwelcomesignplz::iconwelcomesignplz:
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Ecaterina13 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
hi :) this work is great ... i've put it within my christmas journal --> [link] hope you'll like it and hope you'll gain even more :+fav: for this ...

MERRY CHRISTAMS :)

kath :)

PS... if you arent intrested in being featured, please just send me the note ... and i will will delete your work from my journal ... :)
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you. I'm honored!

a Jolly X-mas for you too!
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:iconfotografka:
fotografka Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your photo has been feature here: [link] :santa:
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student Photographer
Thanks a lot!
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:iconfotografka:
fotografka Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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:iconbatmantoo:
batmantoo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply perfect in tone, atmosphere and composition!
Never thought I could be touched by this motif. ;)
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you very much for saying so. =)
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:icong0dz5:
g0dz5 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Great Capture.. Love it :)
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:iconjacquelinebarkla:
JacquelineBarkla Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
feature [link] :)
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:iconnelleke:
Nelleke Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
:heart:
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:iconsparia:
Sparia Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Student General Artist
ITS WONDERFUL!
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:iconankelwar:
Ankelwar Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
WoW!! Very nice!! :love:
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:iconphoenixstamatis:
Phoenixstamatis Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome. Great DOF and theme!!
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LuciaConstantin Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010   General Artist
Have a ' Merry Christmas!' and I hope you will enjoy this feature -> smells like winter once again
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Student Photographer
=)
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:iconzepprot:
zepprot Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot and fantastic colors! happy holidays! :D
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Student Photographer
Thanks! Same to you.
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:icontyna08:
Tyna08 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
:santa: Featured [link]
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Student Photographer
:thumbsup:
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:iconprojecta6:
Projecta6 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Hey again, buddy. Saw this come up on my watch-list yesterday. Absolutely excellent details. And the warmth of the pastel colours really bring out the perspective! Brilliant, as always dude!
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Student Photographer
Thanks a lot man. That was my first approach to Christmas. And now it's over. :santa:
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:iconprojecta6:
Projecta6 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
You ever want to do some photography in the UK, consider yourself having a free place to crash while you travel about. Anytime buddy.
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Student Photographer
Thanks for the offer. Much appreciated.

I've been into England once; in Sheffield and in Manchester. Nice views. A nice country.

Perhaps I'll visit one day. =)
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic colours, and the black bars at the top and bottom really elevate the photo. Merry Christmas :aww:
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Student Photographer
:rudolph:
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:iconpunkgraffiti:
PunkGraffiti Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
This is absolutely beautiful. It almost has a painted quality to it.
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Student Photographer
:xmas: :drunk:
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:iconpunkgraffiti:
PunkGraffiti Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
I like your Christmas tree. :)
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AliWithAnEye Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Professional Photographer

Congratulations! You have been chosen as a winner
in my winter photography contest and have been
featured here! > :snowflake: [link] :snowflake: Please :+fav: the article
so you get more exposure!
:holly: Happy Holidays! :love:
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Student Photographer
Thanks a LOT! :santa:
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Camera Data

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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D300
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/2.0
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Dec 6, 2010, 1:50:25 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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