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Christmas Ornaments I

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 17 December 2014 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

The custom of the Christmas tree developed in early modern Germany (where it is today called Weihnachtsbaum or Christbaum or "Tannenbaum") with predecessors that can be traced to the 16th and possibly 15th century, in which "devout Christians brought decorated trees into their homes". Christmas trees were hung in St. George's Church, Sélestat since 1521. It acquired popularity beyond Germany during the second half of the 19th century. The Christmas tree has also been known as the "Yule-tree", especially in discussions of its folkloristic origins.

PENTAX K-5 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 400 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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PATRICK from miramas, France

excellente compo

17 Dec 2014 5:14am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great shot - I look forward to this series.

17 Dec 2014 9:14am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Très beau détail

17 Dec 2014 9:38am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Superb ornaments.:-)

17 Dec 2014 9:47am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice festive mood

17 Dec 2014 11:33am

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely sock waiting to be filled:)

17 Dec 2014 11:50am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Joli détail!

17 Dec 2014 12:23pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

excellent end of the year...for you and your familly

17 Dec 2014 1:16pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a cute ornament!

17 Dec 2014 1:17pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain


17 Dec 2014 1:44pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

So cute and lovely ornament. It's a wonderful Christmas image.

17 Dec 2014 2:09pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very festive.

17 Dec 2014 2:15pm

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Lovely image.

17 Dec 2014 2:51pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Cahrmant image avec le petit ange quelle compo et la branche de sapin
Belle soirée

17 Dec 2014 4:00pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine ornament shot. I like the discussion of the Christmas tree's origin.

17 Dec 2014 4:07pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful framing and interesting history .

17 Dec 2014 4:16pm

franz from Baden, Austria

a cute combination of everything a little child might dream of ...

17 Dec 2014 6:26pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Merry Christmas ! Nice image.

17 Dec 2014 10:26pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
L O V E L Y !!!!!!

17 Dec 2014 11:17pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

A beautiful Christmas ornament ... Nice shot !!!

17 Dec 2014 11:36pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is really cute! A lovely ornament!

18 Dec 2014 2:34am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Cute little bunny!

18 Dec 2014 2:52am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada


18 Dec 2014 2:55am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


18 Dec 2014 3:06am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


18 Dec 2014 8:03am

Sam from Chennai, India

So cute. Beautifully presented. :)

18 Dec 2014 7:08pm

1/250 second
ISO 400
300 mm (35mm equiv.)