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Good morning....another scorching day in AustraliaGrinGrinGrin
Thank you for your votes and comments and a special thank you to Kathryn and Ryan for their UA's...always cherished...
Today some jungle art seen at the Melbourne zoo....Versions 4 the bigger picture. I don't like what the young public have done to this beautiful bamboo by carving their names but seems to be a popular thing to do...
have a nice dayGrinGrinGrin

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Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
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Date Taken:16 Dec 2013 - 2:39 PM
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Title:Jungle graffiti...Joel loves Abbie
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:20 Dec 2013 - 12:31 AM
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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 12:36 AM

Is this carving or spray? Bamboo is soft to carve.
Good one Colleen, nice colours…….WinkWinkWink

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 1:00 AM

Not ideal to use the bamboo for ''artwork'' Colleen.
But I suppose it does no damage to the bamboo,
otherwise the zoo would surely put a stop to it !!
Mick.

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 1:07 AM

Cracking set of images Colleen, despite all the graffiti it seems to be doing all right

Hugh

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
20 Dec 2013 - 1:28 AM

I haven't seen this type of graffiti before, and I agree with you Colleen.. Fuddyduddy I may be, but this is another example of people showing not much respect for things around them.. Makes my blood boil.. Rant over.
Good images though Grin

40+ here today.. Too hot!! Sad

Lynette Grin

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 3:38 AM

Everywhere you go nowadays people seem to have wanted to leave their mark one way or another: sign of the times perhaps.
But at least it allows some unusual images and I like both the close-ups and the bigger picture at V 4.
R.

SimonFletch
SimonFletch e2 Member SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 3:41 AM

When I got to V4.... "Good Grief"!!
The human being is a descendant of the............ Sheep?
Well taken, Colleen. This set will surely produce some reactions on epz.

Simon

handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 4:09 AM

We see it on trees ere all the time, but have never seen carved graffiti on bamboo. V4 is amazing, Colleen!

Peter

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2191 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 4:17 AM


Quote: We see it on trees ere all the time, but have never seen carved graffiti on bamboo. V4 is amazing, Colleen!

Peter

V4 was just a small section...it was four times bigger than that.....a sight for sore eyes

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 4:55 AM

Excellent pictures, Colleen.
Good reportage, too.
Lots of reading matter.

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
20 Dec 2013 - 5:27 AM

Yes , looks clumsy ,but interesting image ! V 4 very fine ! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 5:39 AM


Quote: Everywhere you go nowadays people seem to have wanted to leave their mark one way or another: sign of the times perhaps.
R.

In an increasingly overcrowded world individuals can fade into insignificance, so I guess this is why they will use any means, even defacing bamboo, to get noticed. Weird, but it makes for some interesting photographs. V4 is my favourite.

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 6:05 AM


Quote: I haven't seen this type of graffiti before, and I agree with you Colleen.. Fuddyduddy I may be, but this is another example of people showing not much respect for things around them.. Makes my blood boil.. Rant over.
Good images though Grin

40+ here today.. Too hot!! Sad

Lynette Grin

Nothing is sacred, Colleen, it does rather spoil the beauty of the bamboo, but kids will be kids. Carol

abeeror2
abeeror2 e2 Member 2abeeror2 vcard Australia
20 Dec 2013 - 6:31 AM

I love v4 the most, never seen anything like it before.Smile

Caziwinkles
20 Dec 2013 - 6:50 AM

Well...different - never seen this before - but it does create superb images especially V4 - and I guess quite interesting reading too. Smile

Carol

digital_boi
20 Dec 2013 - 7:53 AM

oh! thanks for the news about the weather cheered me up no end lol...well spotted

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4265 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
20 Dec 2013 - 8:31 AM

This annoys me very much. Names, dates and sometimes nonsense phrases, can nothing escape? Even bamboo?
This is not a new trend as graffiti, especially names and dates have been found hundreds of years old. After some hundreds of years or more what is written can be interesting but I can't see that Abbi will ever be.
Carving into a bamboo is really annoying. The last image is especially disturbing. Well spotted Colleen, V4 is my favourite! As Carol said it all boils down to respect and in this case respect for nature. Beautiful bamboo spoiled forever. Rant over. (For now, until the next time).

Harriet

viscostatic
20 Dec 2013 - 8:36 AM

V4 my favourite here Colleen. Well spotted and photographed.

Phil.

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 8:41 AM

Excellent observational photography, Colleen.
Bet the perpetrators didn't think their vandalism would make it onto the www!

Richard

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 8:48 AM

Great images Colleen I'm with you I hate to see this or any graffiti for that matter,

Ali Smile

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 8:52 AM

Great set Colleen, well spottedSmile


Cliff

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
20 Dec 2013 - 9:09 AM

Excellent images Colleen, great detail,
Fred.

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 9:40 AM

People have always wanted to leave their mark - can't say I agree with scratching away on trees (bamboo in this case) but it has provided you with a good subject.
Joan.

brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 9:43 AM

Great images of graffitti carving images on on bamboo, cactus is another popular victim Grin

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 10:25 AM

4 great images well taken.

billy

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 11:50 AM

V4 puts this in context. I guess it must be permitted or there would be a camera there to catch culprits.
It does look artistic so maybe there is some merit in it if the trees aren't damaged.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 12:21 PM

Has to be V4 for me...what a shot Colleen
another good set
lillian

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 12:37 PM

Lovely detailed shots & its V4 for me too.
Ju

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 1:12 PM

Painful to see, nobody has entered into the minds of those young ones who curved the graffiti. A expression of pure mind in the woods, hoping would be read by person for whom it was crafted for.

A cute find & V4 gets the vote

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 1:36 PM

V4 for me Colleen. An interesting find GrinGrin

Kathryn

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 1:42 PM

How very strange! So long as it doesn't damage the bamboo, I suppose it does make it look artistic. Great set, Colleen - think V1's my fave...but I do like the wider view of V4 Smile
Trev Smile

leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
20 Dec 2013 - 3:02 PM

A very well spotted and captured set Colleen. Interesting images, but not very strange to me, because here the young people use to write their names on the treesGrin.GrinGrin
Effrossini

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43233 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 4:34 PM


Quote: This annoys me very much. Names, dates and sometimes nonsense phrases, can nothing escape? Even bamboo?
This is not a new trend as graffiti, especially names and dates have been found hundreds of years old. After some hundreds of years or more what is written can be interesting but I can't see that Abbi will ever be.
Carving into a bamboo is really annoying. The last image is especially disturbing. Well spotted Colleen, V4 is my favourite! As Carol said it all boils down to respect and in this case respect for nature. Beautiful bamboo spoiled forever. Rant over. (For now, until the next time).

Harriet

Very valid points, supporting your very well documented imagery Colleen.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 5:38 PM

Love the surprise of V4 Colleen, looks like the type of place where you could really carve out a Name for yourself Grin ( I wonder if yours is now among them?)

John Smile

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 6:36 PM

Interesting images, Colleen ! These images show to all of us a sad way of some young people (usually) to express themselves by carving or spraying shaping their names on monuments or on trees, bamboos, etc. just to be noticed !
Regards,
George

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 - 7:04 PM

Nice images. It is not just the youngsters of today that do this type of thing, I can remember this being done fifty years agoSmileSmileSmile

Eileen

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2183 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 7:49 PM


Quote: Great images Colleen I'm with you I hate to see this or any graffiti for that matter,

Ali Smile

Agree
Netta

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
20 Dec 2013 - 7:49 PM

There is alwways places for graffititi

PEter

jacquig
20 Dec 2013 - 11:06 PM

Fascinating observational shots, Colleen. Like John, I loved the surprise of v4 - really powerful to see them en masse. I didn't know bamboo was graffiti-ised. I guess anything that people can carve into is susceptible. Smile

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 - 11:14 PM

Wow! V4 is amazing Colleen. Always things to learn on this site! Cathy

agednovice
21 Dec 2013 - 1:37 PM

A good capture Colleen.

I do not like graffiti in its modern context, but in this case I think that it is a bit of fun.

Bamboo is very fast growing and so will not last for ever. This type of thing has been going on for hundreds of years on trees that are still standing. I have even seen proclamations of undying love chiselled into rocks in remote places in India, probably by British soldiers of two centuries ago, not to mention the cave dwellers.
Frank

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2013 - 5:00 PM

These images have certainly provoked a reation on here Colleen and you've given these youngsters work international recognition!

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