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ALMOST DEAD BUT STILL ALIVE


ALMOST DEAD BUT STILL ALIVE
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Copyright: Radomir Jaskula (cicindela) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1223 W: 0 N: 3103] (9226)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-06
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5400, @ ISO 100, 52mm C.PL
Exposure: f/7.6
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-16 13:11
Viewed: 5128
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday I presented a rather sunny picture from W Sweden, today another photo from this country, but much more "dramatic" and because of weather conditions much more corresponding with present weather, at leat here in Lodz ;>

One again we are in Tyresta National Park (you can see my earlier picture from this area here), but this time in region of park which was almost completely destroyed by the fire in 1999. About 10% of park was destroyed during this time, fortunatelly the life comes back to this area (you can see on the photo that process of natural succession is perfectly visible, and because of that - the title of this picture :>).

Usually it is known that fire in the forest area is very dramatic event and it distroys almost all live in this place. The true is that very often fire has a significantly positive effect on species richness, of course if it does not cover entire area.
Anyway, there are some species (partiulary insects) which strongly prefer areas burrned by fire. And here are some examples:

- ground beetle - Pterostichus quadrifoveolatus (Coleoptera: Carabidae) (Europe) - is one of the first beetle species colonizing forest areas destroyed by fire. Moreover, usually it is common and abundant in such areas.

- jewel beetle - Merimna atrata (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) (Australia) - approaches forest fires because its larvae develop in freshly burnt wood

- some Syrphidae flies (Diptera) - lay their eggs only in pieces of wood burned by fire

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-11-16 13:14]

Witaj Radomir,

Ponownie bardzo piękny krajobraz wykonane i przedstawione. Beautiful szczegˇły.
Piękny wieczˇr
Adrian

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-16 14:01]

Hallo Radomir,
Natura z czasem sama sie zregeneruje jak juz w Twoim opisie napisales.Co prawda bardzo szkoda tych malych zyjatek ktore tez zgina.Dobry kadr.doskonala ostrosc pokazuje wszystko to co napisales.Pozdrawiam Siggi

Beautiful shot. The trees going up into the clouds is what makes this picture. Good overall perspective on the treeline as a whole too. Nicely taken. TFS Trevor

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-11-16 15:20]

Hi Rado,the life is gone 10 years ago but now the life is back! It's a very nice idea this pic,and a excellent composition too,whit a great quality of sharpness and colors....and fantastics clouds in background.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-11-16 18:01]

Hi Radomir,
I like seeing those leafless trees showing the features and patterns very well. I like the perspective depicted by your path too.
Well thought and excellently presented dramatic shot of yours.

Well done and best regards,
Foozi

Hello Radomir
The silhouettes of the trees gave to the entire picture a mystical atmosphere. And I am glad to hear that are still alive. Overall, very interesting landscape and environment.
Kind regards,
Oana

I like this view, Radomir.
There is something elemental about it -- as if the earth were in its early phases of existence. The grey, cloudy sky is very eloquent in this landscape and lends a special quality of aloofness to it.
Well done and TFS.
Ram

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-11-17 6:47]

Hello Radomir,
A very interesting picture. I like the special atmosphere of this place, where life is struggling to come back. This kind of places seem to me very fascinating. I also like the fine colors, green, white and grey is most beautiful. Very well chosen point of view too with the bare space in the front.
Thanks a lot for picture and interesting note.
Kind regards
Anne

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-11-17 7:18]

Hello Radomir,
Another lovely landscape from Sweden and Tyresta NP, a place I've never been to either even though it's near my old 'home' town. We certainly heard a lot about this fire and have followed reports about regrowth. I wonder if you found any beetles there?
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-11-20 2:47]

Hi Radomir,
i love the gloomy feel to this photo, it matches the feel of the dead forest. However, as you pointed out, this is not a long lived death, just natures way of rejuvination, as we can see in the re-growth.
A very interesting photo with a great note as always, well done my friend.
Paul

Hello Radomir,
splendid landscape and interesting picture, very good sharpness and very beautiful natural colours, excellent wide angle perspective with a very good low POV, a very pleasing composition
TFS
Best regards
Maurizio

Hi Radomir,
as usual, your pictures present truly natural situations. A fire is not always human-made can be lighted by a thunderstorm. As you say, the picture presents the stages of regenerarion, even humus has to be restored. Nice dramatic setting with the clouds and the dead trees. Thanks also for the interesting info about the "fire-eating" insects :-)
Best regards
Dietrich

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