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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #320 on: November 27, 2010, 02:25:43 pm »

Great light in that first one, Bill!

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« Reply #321 on: November 28, 2010, 03:53:02 pm »

Thanks for the comments. Some from this afternoon - Quantock Hills, a spot known as The Seven Sisters. The original seven are now reduced to three (see the B&W), with a new circle of trees planted to replace them. Rather more than seven this time around. I wonder if the name will change? The odd-one-out was taken on the walk up.

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« Reply #322 on: November 28, 2010, 03:55:49 pm »

And one more,

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« Reply #323 on: November 28, 2010, 07:43:46 pm »

Lovely bunch, Bill, and great light.

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« Reply #324 on: November 30, 2010, 09:48:35 pm »

I was creating a collection in Bridge of my city images when I came upon these shots. Taken in the Botanical Gardens the lumps look like fruit however they're not.









Yes of course they are flying foxes which have taken up home in the gardens by the thousands. It's a sight to see them leaving the gardens around sunset.

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« Reply #325 on: December 07, 2010, 07:55:16 pm »

The Cazneaux Tree. The original photograph of the tree was taken by Harold Cazneaux in 1937. It's good to see the tree was still standing 70 years later.



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« Reply #326 on: December 09, 2010, 01:34:46 am »

Looks like an interesting tree!  Would be nice to see all of it...

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« Reply #327 on: January 06, 2011, 06:03:23 pm »

I've just had a job transfer so things have been a bit unsettled.

The full view of the tree looks like this…



The original image looks like this…



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« Reply #328 on: January 07, 2011, 01:03:48 am »

Yup, that's a great tree!

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« Reply #329 on: January 07, 2011, 11:38:16 am »

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« Reply #330 on: January 07, 2011, 01:00:33 pm »

I finally read the memorial and was surprised to see that Dick Smith was his grandson. Dick had a series of shops the equivalent of Radio Shack in Australia. He is also involved with Australian Geographic. I recently picked up a copy of a book celebrating 25 years of Australian Geographic, scattered throughout the pages of the book were images by LuLas Nick Rains. I mention that because when I had a look on his web site there was an image of the Cazneaux Tree. Here…

http://www.nickrains.com/index.php?option=com_phocagallery&view=category&id=2:landscape&Itemid=28

Unfortunately he has spelled it incorrectly, Nick?

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« Reply #331 on: January 07, 2011, 06:40:15 pm »

I just heard today that trees on the local hills (Quantocks & Exmoor) are infected with Sudden Oak Death, caused by a fungus, Phytophthora ramorum. Massive tree clearances are now under way. It's believed that an imported US plant introduced the fungus, kicking off in Cornwall & blown here by the prevailing SW wind. I just hope there'll be some trees left to photograph.

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« Reply #332 on: January 08, 2011, 10:32:37 am »

We've been dealing with SOD for years in Texas. Fortunately, it doesn't seem to kill all of them. Genetic diversity or luck i guess.
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« Reply #333 on: January 09, 2011, 03:15:37 pm »

I just hope that the local beeches escape unscathed

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« Reply #334 on: January 10, 2011, 12:44:39 am »

The SOD you refer to is that the disease killing the Oaks in Texas.  Been seeing alot of that over the past few years and spreading.  Do you live there.  You have a magical spring bloom.  I'm doing the 175th anniversary book for Texas and exhibit.  T
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« Reply #335 on: January 10, 2011, 01:57:49 am »

Good image, Bill.  Really like the 'almost' symmetry you've captured here.

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« Reply #336 on: January 10, 2011, 03:50:49 am »

Thanks Mike.

Tim, no, not Texas. I live in Somerset, SW England. It's suspected that the SOD originated from an imported US plant though

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« Reply #337 on: January 10, 2011, 09:42:17 am »

from  NPS site -

It is believed, although not confirmed, that the pathogen arrived on ornamental plants from eastern Asia via the international nursery trade [1, 2].

http://www.nps.gov/redw/naturescience/sod.htm

http://www.suddenoakdeath.org/
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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #338 on: January 10, 2011, 10:47:49 am »

Well, where ever it came from, I wish it would sod off back home

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« Reply #339 on: January 10, 2011, 11:23:30 am »

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