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One of the things I really especially love to do while shooting is to use my long lens, a Tamron 200-400mm and get in close to areas that the human eye otherwise wouldn’t really see. Bolt it on my tripod, zoom out to 400mm and just study the landscape up close and personal, looking for interesting subject matter and framing the scene in the viewfinder before hitting the shutter.

Such is the case with how this photo was taken. While at Lily Lake in Colorado for our Fall photo meetup, I noticed some really nice color on the shore line…the way the light seemed to be hitting this distant area grabbed my attention, so I decided to use my 400 and get in their kind of close to have a closer look. I really wanted that red tree bad…I loved how it contrasted so nice against the reflected water and yellow Aspen trees. Speaking of the water, it reminds me of a painting…that mix of color and how it almost all looks like brush strokes.

I hope you all like it

Sony a550
Tamron 200-400mm lens
Tripod & wireless remote

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I am a photographer based in the beautiful state of Colorado who focuses on nature, retro and country lifestyle images on my wonderful state! I have been shooting since the middle 1980s and my adventures have taken me all over. I am grateful for where I live and consider myself fortunate.Join me on my photographic journey to show you that beauty still exists in the world.

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  • Don Alexander Lumsden (Echo7)
    Don Alexander ...about 3 years ago

    Beautiful John. Excellent colours. The darkened top & bottom really enhance the image

  • Thank you Don very much!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture John

  • thanks Larry!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesabout 3 years ago

    Now that has spunk! Love it!

  • Danke Ang!

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  • Kimberly  Daigle
    Kimberly Daigleabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture.

  • well thanks Kim!

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  • Ladyshark
    Ladysharkabout 3 years ago

    He he – you noticed “some really nice colour” ??? Are you kidding? that is totally gorgeous colour! :)))

  • lol thanks! :D

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Kimberly mattia
    Kimberly mattiaabout 3 years ago

    really nice pic :)

  • :) Thanks Kim

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Karol Livote
    Karol Livoteabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture & color, John!

  • thank you Karol

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  • EvaMcDermott
    EvaMcDermottabout 3 years ago

    Very painterly reflection John and what gorgeous color!

  • Hey thanks Eva, how ya been?

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchabout 3 years ago

    stunning colours John, gorgeous!

  • :) Thank you!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleabout 3 years ago

    October 26th, 2011

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