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ColinM

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Re: [Theme] Trees
« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2022, 21:35:46 »
Old chestnut

That trunk is awesome Fons.
The girth & the twist hint at a lot of willpower:)

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Re: [Theme] Trees
« Reply #31 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

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https://foreverfungi.co.uk/oakfungisurvey/#aims

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Re: [Theme] Trees
« Reply #32 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!

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Re: [Theme] Trees
« Reply #33 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).

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Re: [Theme] Trees
« Reply #34 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.       

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Re: [Theme] Trees
« Reply #35 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.   

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Re: [Theme] Trees
« Reply #36 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.

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Re: [Theme] Trees
« Reply #37 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.

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Re: [Theme] Trees
« Reply #38 on: June 25, 2022, 16:57:21 »
Forest bathing is said to be healthy - then I guess it is also healthy photographing trees.   


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Re: [Theme] Trees
« Reply #39 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!)

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Re: [Theme] Trees
« Reply #40 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

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Re: [Theme] Trees
« Reply #41 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?   

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Re: [Theme] Trees
« Reply #42 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

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Re: [Theme] Trees
« Reply #43 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

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Re: [Theme] Trees
« Reply #44 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