THe Rhythm of Life and Death
- pekkavalo1 (6789)
- [2008-06-28 10:12]
Excellent landscape shot. Very nice composition and colours, working DOF and sharp details.
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-06-28 10:53]
Hi Annick. You have named this picture well. Once full of life but not any more yet still a thing of beauty and i am sure the bird use it. A good landscape with the trees in the BG , natural looking coours. well done tFS.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-06-29 1:22]
What a nice three-dimensional picture of a very cute place. I am impressed with clearness of the colours, transparency of the image at whole, terrific DOF and crisp sharpness of all attractive pictured objects. Lights and exposure are great. Cloudy sky and its colouration are fantastic. It is superb BG for pictured main subject. Well done and excellent observation.
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-06-29 2:14]
Beautifull choice of point of view and great idea for a great pic. The light is perfect and the colors too.I like a lot the words in perfect marriage whit the subjects of the pic,y best compliments,have a nice Sunday,Luciano
- joey (24909)
- [2008-06-29 2:24]
a very meaningful shot.
The title is perfect!
I love the gritty feel to it even though there's no noise. I think its the high contrast and raking light that does it.
This deserves a lot more attention.
Very well done,
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-06-29 9:10]
Hello Annick, very nice shot of that dead tree, great details and a beautiful and strange light, well done, thanks!
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-06-30 1:06]
Hello Annick, This is a nice shot and talk about the lovely landscape. Lovely BG and great clarity shot. Smiley tmrw
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2008-06-30 11:07]
To me there are few place names that are more appealing than "Limpopo" Isn't it wonderful? Maybe it is just me but it always evokes feelings of wildness and adventure. You certainly had a wonderful trip. I've been away for much of the last three months but am back for the summer. This is a sharp image of that nice old "snaggly" tree. I have the same lens and converter but haven't used them together. It seems to work well.... although I don't have your great camera. I wonder if that would make any difference.
Evelynn : )
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2008-06-30 19:59]
Sorry i could not critique this last night, Annick, the Boss had planned another meeting that never happened, but I was called in early, anyways!
You know, Annick, this could be the paradise I've 'adopted', the Jim Corbett National Park!A lovely shot, my friend, very very aesthetically framed and captured!
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-07-02 20:47]
I think the sky here here made it work well Annick..
Knarly dude! ;}
- S_Akshay (729)
- [2008-07-03 9:54]
A very well composed picture.Good sharpness and Bg.TFS
I was away from Treknature for so long that I missed this posting.
A great picture of my favourite tree. Good composition, nice sky, well done.
This is a dead Leadwood tree (Combretum imberbe). In afrikaans it is called a "hardekool boom". This tree can live for well in excess of 1000 years, and it remains standing for many years after it has died, such is the hardness of the wood. I was told by a botanist that it can be longer than a 100 years. I love the smell of this wood when it is burning; it takes me back to my grandfather's farm when I was a little boy. The wood is extremely hard and also heavy. The sg of this wood when dry is 1.23 or 1.28, or something like that. The sg. of water is 1. Therefore it sinks like a rock in water; I have tried it. Very nice wood to use for a "braai" (barbeque).