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Found at Exbury Gardens in Hampshire and named "The Wiggly Tree", it's actually a London Plane, which is famous for its large size and longevity. It has enormous spreading branches which are sinuous and contorted, drooping to ground level, so it has been supported by lumps of wood and metal bands that are strapped around its branches. The huge main trunk is surrounded by four horizontal trunks that appear to have layered themselves. The bark is pale grey-green, smooth and exfoliating in some areas, or buff-brown and not exfoliating in other areas. It flakes in patches leaving a dappled surface. You can find it just off the main Glade in the Home Wood.
6 versions, the last two show larger views of this unusual tree, but I couldn't get all of it into one picture because of the surrounding shrubs.
Pamela.

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Zoom
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:25 May 2010 - 1:03 AM
Focal Length:15.4mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:The Wiggly Tree
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:23 May 2011 - 2:46 PM
Tags:Botanical, Exbury gardens, Flowers & plants, Hampshire, Platanus orientalis, Specialist / abstract, Tree
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Votes:57
Voters:Daisymaye · woolybill1 · tomcat · mrswoolybill · davidhu · graceland · User_Removed · baclark · eviemay · RobM_01 · franken · terry_cavner · Herge88 · CarolG · TrevBatWCC · saltireblue · JustDucky · gary_d · jaktis · MalcolmM · Niknut · helenlinda · bricurtis · brownsilent · phil_j · mikbee · taggart · Brilane · PhillipMinnis · Ray42 · SlowSong · pronabk · Glostopcat · bunbeam · mattberry · ChiliMan · franfoto · TelStar · Suehh · Big_Beavis · dmhuynh72 · RonnieAG · Rende · Mynett · delboy1145 · imagio · jeronius · lifesnapper · EAS · xwang · NeilWigan · Silverzone · andmolliethedog · Sandgrouse · Rach1970 · tony64 · gazlowe ·
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2011 - 2:52 PM

Such a strange tree. V1, I can see leapord and cheetah skins. V3 giraffe skins. Great shots Pamela...........Sandy

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woolybill1
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23 May 2011 - 3:00 PM

Superb studies of texture and shape.
Bill

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8774 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1265 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2011 - 3:18 PM

Gradually moving out to give explanation... V1 is extraordinary, it could be an aerial photograph of a landscape.
I find these trees fascinating. I have heard that the reason they thrive in big cities is that they are resistant to air pollution - toxins collect in the bark but are then shed when the tree 'moults'.
Moira

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davidhu
davidhu  9 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2011 - 3:19 PM

Good shapes and textures, V1 makes for a splendid abstract.
Dave

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baclark
baclark  63740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2011 - 3:49 PM

What a wonderful selection of images of this stunning old tree. No hesitation Pamela have my UA. V1 is gorgeous, I just adore the diagonal composition, textures and tones and to think all made my mother nature, then see and captured by you. Excellent.
Barbara

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franken
franken Plus Member 123586 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2011 - 4:22 PM

Interesting and excellent set of abstracts - ver1 being my favourite.

Ken

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2011 - 4:48 PM

Wonderful textures in the bark of this beautiful tree, Pamela, well captured. Carol

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2011 - 5:16 PM

What an amazing tree Grin It looks like it's wearing a camouflage jacket in V4! Wink A cracking set, Pamela, love all those wonderful tones, textures and patterns Smile
Trev Smile

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2011 - 7:32 PM

A great set of this amazing tree, V5 my pick. - gary

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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
23 May 2011 - 7:33 PM

WHat a great looking tree

Peter

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MalcolmM
MalcolmM Plus Member 10249 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2011 - 7:36 PM

Lovely texture & abstract

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2011 - 7:41 PM

What an amazing tree - I had a feeling these would be yours from the thumbnail - love v1 and also v5 for the big picture Smile
Helen

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Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 51031 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2011 - 7:43 PM

Great shot !....love the textures & colours in this near graphic image....holds the interest very well, with lots to look at, to tweek ones brain....1st class !

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2011 - 8:43 PM

V1 is an excellent abstract - looks like it could be embroidery ! - great to see where the images came from with V5.
Brian.

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brownsilent
23 May 2011 - 9:59 PM

Excellent colours, textures and paterns all through the set.
Great work,
Johanna

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2011 - 11:32 PM

Fine texture study's here Pamela.
And certainly the most unusual shaped tree I have seen !!
Good set.
Mick.

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2011 - 12:04 AM

Now! this is the way to do bark--- a very inspiring image!
Love this tree!
Jennnnn

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PhillipMinnis
24 May 2011 - 2:54 AM

An amazing and very interesting set of images! I do prefer the first image....I think it is extremely striking and effective! Wonderful tones, patterns and composition!


Cheers

Phil

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Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2011 - 7:27 AM

Quite and extrodinary set - very well picked out and congratulations on the two UA's

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Glostopcat
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24 May 2011 - 5:41 PM

A terrific set of images Pamela, what a wierd and wonderfully shaped tree. The abstract image v1 is tremendous, what wonderful patterns and textures

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9924 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1742 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2011 - 7:53 PM

Oh my, thankyou so much for your User Awards, Barbara and Trevor. I have been busy since I put these pictures on, so I am really chuffed to come on site and find the awards and also to discover that a lot of you find this tree as intriguing as I didSmile.
Pamela.

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bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
24 May 2011 - 9:53 PM

what an amazing tree.. super set of captures
bunSmile

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 9135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 6:23 PM

Magnificent tree!! I love the supports and bands - just shows the sort of tree lovers out there. I love trees and tree shots and these are beyond beautiful, Pamela. What a treat.

A Smile

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franfoto
franfoto  7 England32 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 8:04 PM

What an amazing looking tree. I like all of these shots, wonderful textures, patterns, shapes and colours a great find.

Fran

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Suehh
Suehh  839 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2011 - 11:15 AM

Beautiful images - love the textures and patterns - so good to see close ups like this

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72  744 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2011 - 9:08 AM

I like the close up ones, revealing lovely textures and detail Pam.
regards
Yung

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RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2011 - 6:19 AM

What an interesting narrative which I read before viewing the shots, which bring to life the story so well. Beautifully recorded images of this marvellous old survivor, Pamela.
Ronnie.

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Rende
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29 May 2011 - 1:28 PM

Wonderful array of shapes, textures and colours Pamela.
Rende

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Mynett
Mynett  7142 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2011 - 2:42 PM

well spotted opportunity for some fab abstract work, love v1

Linda

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delboy1145
29 May 2011 - 8:37 PM

I like V2 just for the curves around the branch

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xwang
xwang  631 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2011 - 4:44 PM

I think that I like V1. Beautiful colour and texture,the pattern is excellently created in its artistic way with lines and curves...
Jasmine

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