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Red-Leaved Fig

Red-Leaved Fig
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Copyright: Andrzej Korzeniowski (andrzej) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 38 W: 0 N: 66] (558)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-10
Categories: Trees
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/25 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-11 10:26
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Points: 2
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Red-Leaved Fig (Ficus Ingens)

Ficus ingens is an evergreen tree with a briefly deciduous period, is up to 10 m, occasionally higher, with a rounded or spreading crown and with a spread of up to 30 m wide. All the parts have milky latex when broken. The bark is grey, smooth and becomes cracked in older specimens.

The roots spread across rock faces and penetrate almost imperceptible cracks, sometimes splitting the rock. In this case this Fig tree was pressed up against a rock face stretching high above. I couldnt go further back due to a cliff behind me so you cannot see the true height of this massive tree.

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-02-11 22:53]

Oh very cool Andrzej. We have a tree in Sydney, at the Opera House, that is growing up the wall like this, and I always wondered what it might be. You may have given me an excellent clue. This is a great shot, providing very good visibility of the tree, in it's act of climbing this wall. The shot is sharp and you've got great light and colour throughout.

Thanks, John

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