Tony, that's because you did stop looking at the forest and concentrated on a tree... ;-)
Thanks for your comment Rob.
It is true that I focused right in on the buttress roots of this majestic rainforest tree and I think a fair image resulted (personally I think it looks really good printed to A2 however, it looks a little flat on monitor).
Nonetheless it is an interesting conundrum for me that despite a longstanding fascination with rainforests I feel that my overall standard of shooting in rainforests has not matched or grown with my results in other environments.
Generally those subjects that interest me have resulted in fair and improving images of those subjects - the gap remains with the rainforest.
However, that image was shot recently and was the result of an idea I had when planning the trip.
I am not out of ideas (possibly my biggest limitation is time) but would nonetheless appreciate critique and suggestions