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The Petrified Forest in Damaraland

The Petrified Forest in Damaraland
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Copyright: Gerard Calberac (Pitoncle) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1173 W: 0 N: 1594] (9508)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-17
Categories: Trees
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 18-70mm f3.5-4.5 G ED, SanDisk Ultra II, Hoya UV
Exposure: f/16, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-26 0:30
Viewed: 5422
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Petrified Forest in Damaraland, La forêt pétrifiée du Damaraland a été déclarée dès 1950 (peu après sa découverte) monument national et bien que site naturel depuis 1994 sa visite reste cependant encadrée et ne peut être réalisée qu'avec un guide à la suite des pillages et dégradations perpétrés.

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Hello Gerard!~Good shot, good exposure and capture. Nice lightness and brightness, fine natural colours. Perfect contrast. Well done!

Hi Gerard

How did you get there? When we toured SWA did not reach it due to lack of fuel!



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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-26 2:51]

Hello Gerard,
a lively shot to show the evolution. I like the view as it is very educational.
Very well spotted subject to be learnt.


amazing capture, TFS Ori

hello Gerard
great picture with good details and super sharpness
this is a Big fosil tree
beautiful pose and naturel colours
i found this on Lesbos -Greece a old wood
only place in Europe to find this fosil tree
greeting lou

Hello Gerard, very beautiful imagine , details, pow and sharpness perfect, interesting subject. A nice picture. Regards, Paolo

Hola Gerard

Vaya no conocía lo que informas del bosque petrificado, no tenia conocimiento de ello. Lo que pasa es que si no lo dices, no me hubiera dado cuenta ya que si no lo tocas no se aprecia.
Una interesante y original imagen. Buena explicación

Un saludo de Antonio

Hi Gerard,
I like this view, because of these natural colours. It's maybe a "simple" view, but it has something what makes you feel interested in it. Great sharpness.
Have a nice weekend,

Bonjour Gerard,

At first sight i've thought that this is a deadwood, when i read your title i am really surprised that this is a fossilesed one! Great finding and also perfectly captured from a very effective POV.
TFS and have a nice night/weekend!


Hi Gerard,
excellent document & series of Namibia, congratulations
TFS & have a nice week end

Hi Gerard.
The texture of this large timber is good. It ir amazing how it remains so strong after long being dead.
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

Hello Gerard,

an very nice image by you.
Good pov and sharpness.
This are an very old pice of earth you have been found.
Fine colors.


Hellow Gerard,
A beautiful area in deed and you have a wonderful clear and natural image of this petrified trunk.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-11-27 5:43]

Bonjour Gérard,
Une parfaite illustration de ces troncs pétrifiés qui ont un âge qui nous donne le vertige. Fascinant!! Une très belle image aussi par sa lumière et sa netteté. Un grand merci!
Bonne fin de semaine

Very nice presentation of a fossilized wood Gerard, which actually looks like a frshly fallen log! Good POV with nice surroundings.

Hello Gerard,

An eye catching presentation of this almost fossilized trunk of a tree. Very good details and DOF which has really opened the splendid mute history of the hidden past.
Thanks for showing us this rare subject,

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