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Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Sep 2013 - 10:22 PM
Focal Length:41mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.3
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/3200sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:juniper
Username:whatriveristhis whatriveristhis
Uploaded:21 Dec 2013 - 12:04 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Juniper forest Teesdale, Saturday shadows
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Votes:27

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 1:06 AM

Gnarly, resilient creatures of the forest. We have cedar ashe here in Texas (same family of trees as the junipers I think) and they too take on incredible forms. Being from Norway I can easily see that these are really trolls......

Anne

iosatel
21 Dec 2013 - 1:17 AM

Great formation, perfectly captured!

whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 163 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 6:47 AM


Quote: Being from Norway I can easily see that these are really trolls.....

Unfortunately Anne these are rather poorly under-the-weather trolls, as this forest... one of the largest juniper forests in Europe...is heavily infected with a fungus that causes extensive die back and is ultimately fatal to the plant. The Forestry Commission are doing what they can to combat this, but it's a major concern.

marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 7:30 AM

Morning old chap...

I picked this one out of the thumbnails and was very surprised to see it is one of yours. It's got a rather magical feel about it, somewhat mysterious and laden with age and history... A very thought provoking shot.

Nicely done sir!

lblythe
lblythe  1 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2013 - 7:33 AM

Another lovely and elegant shot. From the thumbnail I thought they looked like dancers in long, flowing dresses. Love the dramatic light as well.
L

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom967 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 8:44 AM

Cold, bitter and twisted. Unlike us here, who are all sweetness and light.
Moira

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 9:09 AM

Twisted textures, subtle shapes, the abstract nature of Nature.
Regards
Bill

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 11:56 AM

Lovely composition and use of light and shade in those wonderful gnarled shapes.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32893 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 11:59 AM

The light and depth of detail is incredible…

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 1:19 PM

Such wonderfully sensuous shapes.....

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 1:43 PM


Quote: Being from Norway I can easily see that these are really trolls.....

Unfortunately Anne these are rather poorly under-the-weather trolls, as this forest... one of the largest juniper forests in Europe...is heavily infected with a fungus that causes extensive die back and is ultimately fatal to the plant. The Forestry Commission are doing what they can to combat this, but it's a major concern.

Is the fungus caused by some kind of beetle? We have this problem here, with our wonderful live oaks. A beetle spreads a fungus when it gets into a wound in the bark. The oaks are connected by an intricate network of roots, and entire colonies of these trees die - from a little beetle!

Anne

whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 163 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 4:09 PM


Quote: Is the fungus caused by some kind of beetle? We have this problem here, with our wonderful live oaks. A beetle spreads a fungus when it gets into a wound in the bark. The oaks are connected by an intricate network of roots, and entire colonies of these trees die - from a little beetle!

Anne

I don't think it's caused by a beetle, though I don't know for sure. It's been identified as Phytophthora austrocedrae and it infects the plant through the root system. It's quite rare, and not a whole lot is known about it, in the UK at least. It spreads easily through ground water and infected soil or plant material, making it difficult to control. The area is being closely monitored, and in an attempt to reduce the risk of spreading they've provided boot disinfecting stations at either end of the affected stretch of land. Unfortunately this hasn't been entirely successful and the fungus seems to be spreading. I guess there are people who simply don't care enough, surprise surprise, and they aren't bothering to disinfect. Probably they're also letting their dogs run free. Upper Teesdale is an area I love very much, and have photographed a lot, so it's all quite depressing.

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1627 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 4:23 PM

Gnarled and sculptural, great image, Alan.
Nigel

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