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Title: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 08, 2022, 08:07:09
From my last excursion in the forest, the estate of Joppe. A beech lined forest track.

Z6, 85mm f/1.8s three image stack

Title: Re: Trees
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on June 08, 2022, 12:35:38
Nice ;)
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Post by: Lars Hansen on June 08, 2022, 18:18:24
From my last excursion in the forest, the estate of Joppe. A beech lined forest track.

Z6, 85mm f/1.8s three image stack

Nice it is  :)
Do we have a theme with trees at NG? .. if not, I think we ought to. 

Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 08, 2022, 19:04:13
Nice it is  :)
Do we have a theme with trees at NG? .. if not, I think we ought to. 



Nice ;)

Thanks
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Robert Camfield on June 08, 2022, 21:38:38
From my last excursion in the forest, the estate of Joppe. A beech lined forest track.

Z6, 85mm f/1.8s three image stack

Fons,

Yes, an engaging photograph...makes you wish you were there on a walk through the forest.  Just curious: any adjustments to the image? Frankly, it looks quite normal, as in Nikon's so-called "Standard" without adjustments to normal setting.

Thanks, Robert
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 08, 2022, 22:04:12
Fons,

Yes, an engaging photograph...makes you wish you were there on a walk through the forest.  Just curious: any adjustments to the image? Frankly, it looks quite normal, as in Nikon's so-called "Standard" without adjustments to normal setting.

Thanks, Robert

Thank you,
I may have used portrait mode in photoshop

this is one of the three images of the photostack merge
i generally use flat or portrait depending, and adjust the exposure when needed

Z6, 85mm f/1.8S @ f/8 iso 7200-8000 and reduced the quality to 80% because of max filesize on the forum

Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Akira on June 09, 2022, 03:09:41
Fons, I think you hit a blind area.  This thread is absolutely worth participating!
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 09, 2022, 08:05:57
Fons, I think you hit a blind area.  This thread is absolutely worth participating!

Thank you Akira, let's contribute!
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: HCS on June 09, 2022, 10:43:00
Thank you Akira, let's contribute!

Great idea Fons and Akira. I have some [pictures of] trees  ;D

First one, from times past ... pre-covid, pre-Z, etc.
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: ColinM on June 09, 2022, 11:44:40
Great images Fons and Hans.

Heres one from the 1980's
Ilford FP4 taken on a simple Olympus Trip
The original print was selenium toned and had a wonderful depth to it

(https://pbase.com/celidh/image/34045491.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Lars Hansen on June 09, 2022, 12:26:09
Great Fons - now I know where to put my tree images and look forward to tree images from other members :)     

A local tree I like to walk by now and then - evening a few days ago.   
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 09, 2022, 12:43:23
Thank you

"..Its about trees, you see..

Trees are majestic, mysterious, magical...

and an absolute necessity for the health of the planet

and her inhabitants.

So plant trees and show us your artistry..."
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Lars Hansen on June 09, 2022, 12:53:21
Well put Fons.

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A group of oaks (I believe) I found behind a meadow - late April. Added an "acrobatic" tree  :) (from the same spot)

Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 09, 2022, 13:02:42
From October 2014

Df, 58mm f/1.4
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 09, 2022, 18:26:38
From October 2011

D700, 14-24mm f/2.8

Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Brute on June 10, 2022, 02:15:45
A little different tree. 
There is even a bonus at the bottom left in the tree  ::)
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 12, 2022, 13:23:59
Large chestnuttree

Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Lars Hansen on June 12, 2022, 14:49:47
Old Lime tree avenue - Lime trees produce lots of nectar so good trees for bees!
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Dogman on June 12, 2022, 15:23:57
This old and very gnarled sycamore is just down the street from my house.  It has always been fascinating to me.  Fuji X-Pro2 with adapted Voigtlander Ultron 28/2 lens.

Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Dogman on June 12, 2022, 15:29:32
Also down the street from my house is a lot filled with old oak and pecan trees.  They are also fascinating subjects for me.  Fuji X-Pro 1 with 16/2.8 Fujinon lens.

Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Lars Hansen on June 12, 2022, 23:42:49
This old and very gnarled sycamore is just down the street from my house.  It has always been fascinating to me.

I can understand why - it has a unique character :-)
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Lars Hansen on June 12, 2022, 23:44:47
I feel that this old tree almost looks back at me with two faces on the trunk  :-\
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Dogman on June 13, 2022, 16:02:38
I can understand why - it has a unique character :-)

Indeed.  I've lived here for 30 years and I've watched this tree lose branches and undergo numerous surgeries.  I'm so glad the owners of the lot have never had it taken down.  To me it has a special beauty. 
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: ColinM on June 13, 2022, 21:24:34
Love your "two-faced" tree Lars.
I found one this morning that had been caught doing what it shouldn't have been doing!
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Lars Hansen on June 14, 2022, 18:54:55
Love your "two-faced" tree Lars.
I found one this morning that had been caught doing what it shouldn't have been doing!

Many thanks Colin - very funny, your tree face looks quite guilt-ridden! Do you know if it's mother nature that's pulling our legs or did someone saw/carve it?     
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: ColinM on June 15, 2022, 00:45:00
Do you know if it's mother nature that's pulling our legs or did someone saw/carve it?     

They nearly all have similar crescent marks

I'm not sure but think these are poplar trees as I found this when googlng
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Lars Hansen on June 17, 2022, 11:31:06
They nearly all have similar crescent marks

I'm not sure but think these are poplar trees as I found this when googlng

Yes, I googled it too and can see those "eyes" are natural but the "face" is really special. The old poplars (I think) we have in the area are with deep grooves.       
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Lars Hansen on June 17, 2022, 11:34:57
Another old tree with character (injury, virus, fungus or cancer burl as I understand).
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 17, 2022, 19:34:52
June 5

Old chestnut

Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 17, 2022, 19:52:52
two dead

Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: ColinM on June 17, 2022, 21:35:46
Old chestnut

That trunk is awesome Fons.
The girth & the twist hint at a lot of willpower:)
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: ColinM on June 18, 2022, 12:08:47
I'm helping a group do a survey of oak trees with fungi growing on them.
So have spent a bit of time gazing at creatures like this recently

More info here
https://foreverfungi.co.uk/oakfungisurvey/#aims
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 18, 2022, 15:02:15
That trunk is awesome Fons.
The girth & the twist hint at a lot of willpower:)
I'm helping a group do a survey of oak trees with fungi growing on them.
So have spent a bit of time gazing at creatures like this recently

More info here
https://foreverfungi.co.uk/oakfungisurvey/#aims

Thank you Colin!
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Lars Hansen on June 18, 2022, 19:09:22
June 5

Old chestnut

Very nice Fons! Did you apply some artistic magic? - it seems like there is more than one layer of images (or parts).
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Lars Hansen on June 18, 2022, 19:22:00
I'm helping a group do a survey of oak trees with fungi growing on them.
So have spent a bit of time gazing at creatures like this recently


Colin, that's a wonderful view into the canopy of an oak tree! I live in an area with several old oak trees and they are fascinating creatures.       
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Lars Hansen on June 18, 2022, 19:49:20
A part of a local forest area is protected as a habitat of the hermit beetle (Osmoderma eremita) - the old trees are left when they die to become the breeding place of the beetles.   
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: ColinM on June 18, 2022, 20:44:27
Thanks Fons & Lars

the old trees are left when they die to become the breeding place of the beetles.   

Not just beetles.
There are some hefty bracket fungi on some of the decaying trunks of the second  image.
The light filtering in creates a beautiful atmosphere in this scene too.
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Lars Hansen on June 18, 2022, 20:58:45
Not just beetles.
There are some hefty bracket fungi on some of the decaying trunks too.

Thanks Colin. Exactly, but my point was that the old/dead trees in this area are protected as part of ensuring the habitat of this particular beetle - the dead trees also supports many other species. I think I once read that an old dead oak could support about 500 different species for many years - dead trees are definitely important for diversity.
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Lars Hansen on June 25, 2022, 16:57:21
Forest bathing is said to be healthy - then I guess it is also healthy photographing trees.   

Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: ColinM on July 03, 2022, 15:33:52
I've spent a bit more time in woods over the past 2 weeks.
Love the slug trail glistening gently on the first one.
The second one just looks like a "bad hair day"

Hope you'll permit the third one - I think it's a Yew (plus some passengers!)
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Robert Camfield on July 03, 2022, 16:54:19
Colin,

Just curious: what lens (lenses) are used to capture your latest post with three images? Thanks, Robert
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Lars Hansen on July 03, 2022, 18:41:32
Hope you'll permit the third one - I think it's a Yew (plus some passengers!)

Nice tree images, Colin - why not permit the third one?   
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: ColinM on July 03, 2022, 19:54:26
what lens (lenses) are used to capture your latest post with three images?

Hi Robert, they were all taken with a D500 and Nikon 16-80mm f/2.8-4
It was quite dark for the final shot so that was done at iso 1000
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: ColinM on July 03, 2022, 19:56:12
Nice tree images, Colin - why not permit the third one?

Thanks Lars

It was a tongue in cheek comment.
Strictly speaking, the tree in the final shot is dead or at least well on its way to never growing again
Thats all  :P
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Lars Hansen on July 03, 2022, 21:14:40
Thanks Lars

It was a tongue in cheek comment.
Strictly speaking, the tree in the final shot is dead or at least well on its way to never growing again
Thats all  :P

Then we should change the theme to "Trees - dead or alive" - I've already posted a dead one (still standing though..) unless the dead ones belong to the "Death and decay" theme  ;D
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 06, 2022, 21:40:10
Large chestnut tree

Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Lars Hansen on July 14, 2022, 23:59:58
Pines - I think.
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: ColinM on July 15, 2022, 23:42:15
Pines - I think.

Sombre, luminous and absorbing Lars
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Lars Hansen on July 16, 2022, 19:00:45
Sombre, luminous and absorbing Lars

Many thanks Colin - I'm very happy with your impressions :)   
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Lars Hansen on July 29, 2022, 12:22:41
Some trees from a hike a few days ago - shot in the afternoon and early evening.
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: ColinM on August 01, 2022, 19:39:26
A different take on trees
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Lars Hansen on August 01, 2022, 19:49:17
A different take on trees

Colin, that's a great different take on trees - fascinating organic forms and patterns.
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: ColinM on August 02, 2022, 16:24:42
Thanks Lars

Some trees from a hike a few days ago - shot in the afternoon and early evening.

I love the 3D effect you've achieved with the narrow D.O.F. on the first one.

And as for the second one, I have a fascination with bracket fungi. I use the one called Reishi in a prepared form and your ones are doing a great job of devouring that stump!
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Michael Hopferwieser on August 02, 2022, 17:33:41
My favorite theme, the reason for my first upload! Cheers Michael Nikon DF 50mm 1.2 AiS
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: ColinM on August 03, 2022, 23:29:57
My favorite theme, the reason for my first upload! Cheers Michael Nikon DF 50mm 1.2 AiS

Welcome aboard Micheal.

Where did you find this tree?
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 04, 2022, 16:59:24
Fallen

Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Michael Hopferwieser on August 04, 2022, 19:05:45
Welcome aboard Micheal.

Where did you find this tree?

Hello. In Vicntiy of Dreistetten, Lower Austria in Austria. Thank you!
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Lars Hansen on August 06, 2022, 18:19:19
Thanks Lars

I love the 3D effect you've achieved with the narrow D.O.F. on the first one.

And as for the second one, I have a fascination with bracket fungi. I use the one called Reishi in a prepared form and your ones are doing a great job of devouring that stump!

Thanks Colin - glad you like my use of narrow D.O.F. The Reishi in prepared form - what is that used for?

Here is what looks like a Red-belted conk - I included a large piece of the dead tree trunk so not entirely off topic :D
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Lars Hansen on August 06, 2022, 18:22:59
Hello. In Vicntiy of Dreistetten, Lower Austria in Austria. Thank you!

Hi Michael - one more welcome! Nice contribution with trees from Austria. 
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Lars Hansen on August 06, 2022, 18:26:43
Fallen

Nice tones and colors Fons. 
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 06, 2022, 19:26:40
Thank you Lars
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 07, 2022, 10:13:51
August 5

forestview

D850, 28mm f/1.4e @f/2.8
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Michael Hopferwieser on August 07, 2022, 12:23:19
Hi Michael - one more welcome! Nice contribution with trees from Austria.

Thank You, Lars
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: ColinM on August 07, 2022, 17:19:46
The Red-belted conk looks intruiging Lars

The Reishi in prepared form - what is that used for?

It might be easier to do some Googling.
Like many Chinese Herbs, Reishi is highly thought of by some, but for others they don't think there's sufficient Western Research to confirm identifiable actions or benefits.

Even though you can buy it in many shops, it's usually best initially sought via a qualified Chinese herbalist (there are plenty of Westerners who've now qualified).
They can check your current health & any contraindications.
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Anthony on August 12, 2022, 17:32:09
Unbroken.
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: ColinM on August 13, 2022, 10:39:18
Unbroken.
What a great view, tenacious tree and description Anthony
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Post by: Hugh_3170 on August 13, 2022, 10:48:31
I agree.

This image reminds me of the many trees to be seen in southern coastal areas in New Zealand's South Island where trees have virtually no branches on the windward side.  Nature is quite  tenacious.

What a great view, tenacious tree and description Anthony
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: ColinM on August 13, 2022, 11:02:10
Heres some from a walk yesterday
The first time I've come across this particular bit of wildlife, devouring the remaining life from a fallen tree
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Lars Hansen on August 13, 2022, 14:18:51
The Red-belted conk looks intruiging Lars

It might be easier to do some Googling.
Like many Chinese Herbs, Reishi is highly thought of by some, but for others they don't think there's sufficient Western Research to confirm identifiable actions or benefits.

Even though you can buy it in many shops, it's usually best initially sought via a qualified Chinese herbalist (there are plenty of Westerners who've now qualified).
They can check your current health & any contraindications.

Many thanks Colin - also for your explanation about Reishi. The relatively new field of medicine/science regarding our microbial gut health is fascinating and I read that fungi in our guts are very important components that have benefits.   
Title: Re: [Theme] Trees
Post by: Anthony on August 13, 2022, 19:52:27
Thanks, Colin and Hugh. The tree was on a cliff on the west of the Cherbourg Peninsula. That area also has a tidal range of up to ten metres twice a day.