Outlined in a cloud-filled sky is the stately remains of a tree that lived and thrived in a grand meadow.

Photo: Spenceville Wildlife Refuge, Yuba County, California, USA


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It’s all about capturing a moment in time. About discovering scenes that, when shared, generate interest and appeal.
I am absorbed in the passion for photography and derive great pleasure in being a part of this superb artistic community.

John Butler is a resident of Northern California. A builder, by trade – but spiritually, a naturalist and photographer.

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  • anna53
    anna533 months ago

  • Thank You Anna.

    – John Butler

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...3 months ago

    just a gorgeous landscape with these tree bones… lovely work.

    21-Apr-2014 – feature for Earth Day

  • There’s something about this, single tree, weathered and worn,that is inspiring. The clouds and meadow give it more character. Thank You for this Feature Jane.

    – John Butler

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...2 months ago

    Congratulations! (11 May 2014)

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  • Back from a long, Sierra hiking trip to find this Feature. Thank You Celeste.

    – John Butler

  • Anita Pollak
    Anita Pollak29 days ago


    This photograph is eligible to be entered in the current mini challenge, Images Featured in May or June, in Nature’s Patterns and Designs.

    You can enter the challenge here

  • Thank You Anita

    – John Butler

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