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Himalayan Birch

Bark details of Betual Utilis / Himalayan Birch originating from the East Himalayas.

Wandering around Wakehurst Place looking at and photographing tree bark on an uninspiring day for "Landscape vistas" is, I find, quite relaxing.

There are so many patterns, textures and colours when you take a close look.

Adjusting the White Balance in Lightroom 2.2 was a bit tricky to perfect but I think this is about as close as I can get to the original.

Is there still a small magenta colour cast on the greys ?

Tags: Tree Bark Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated West sussex Wakehurst place Ardingly Himalayan birch Betula utilis

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pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2008 8:47PM
This is great, Jeff, all those textures and colours. The colours look natural to me on my screen.
I love it when they peel like this, and have spent many hours in the past getting up close and intimate with birches, lol.

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dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2008 9:05PM
This really appeals to me. Wonderful colours and rough textures. I agree with Pamela, very natural look on the screen.
JJGEE 13 7.2k 18 England
20 Dec 2008 9:13PM
Thank you for the comments.
Glad you like it and think the colours are OK ... have a few more bark shots, so this has given me some encouragement to scan some more Smile
ketch 10 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
20 Dec 2008 9:39PM
Fantastic work - such a wonderful collision of colours and textures - an enchanting image

Sezz 13 617 15 England
20 Dec 2008 11:39PM
I thought this was tin and rust from the thumb Jeff - amazing colours and textures from the bark - well taken Smile

Sarah *
21 Dec 2008 6:41AM
My sort of photo and yes there is magenta, is that a bad thing? Looks great to me. Wonderful collection of colours and textures.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
21 Dec 2008 12:08PM
A great find. What super colours and textures.
JJGEE 13 7.2k 18 England
21 Dec 2008 1:21PM
Thank you everyone for stopping by and commenting.

Quote:yes there is magenta, is that a bad thing?

Jennifer... yes it is, if it was not there originally.
Now I have come back to this and looking at it in natural daylight it is not as noticeable as I thought last night.
Juliee 11 382 4 England
21 Dec 2008 10:11PM
Wow, so many different colours on one small part of a tree!
Love the textures as well and that bit peeling off at the bottom of the frame. Would love to see it even closer.
Colours look fine to me too.

JJGEE 13 7.2k 18 England
21 Dec 2008 10:55PM

Quote:Would love to see it even closer

Good point... I do have an extension tube but never think of taking it out with me .. perhaps I should !
22 Dec 2008 12:56AM
Looking at this on another monitor today and doesn't appear to be as obvious. Absolutely love the textures in this and the colours (whether they're meant to be there or not!)

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