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Eucalypt Grove

Eucalypt Grove
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-01
Categories: Trees
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ3
Exposure: f/3.9, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-16 0:53
Viewed: 4701
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Australian Gums / Eucalypts

Some of these trees are over 100 years old and they grow in Cornwall Park, which is a landscaped park designed for the recreation and enjoyment of all the people of New Zealand. It has tree plantings dating back over the past 150 years. Remember NZ was only beginning to be colonized about 200 years ago.

The Eucalypt Grove
in Cornwall Park has more than 30 Eucalyptus species, all exotic to New Zealand, and was planted around 100 years ago.

Eucalyptus is an enormous and fascinating genus. It comprises over 700-800 species, and accounts for more than two-thirds of Australia’s vegetation. They populate almost every habitat in Australia, from high snowy mountains to arid deserts to tropical rainforests.

The term "gum tree" is derived from the habit of some eucalypt species to exude a sticky, gum-like substance from the trunk. This is by no means a general characteristic but "gum tree" has become a common generic term for most eucalypts.

There are a number of rare and unusual species in Cornwall Park, and I enjoyed wandering around them and photographing the attractive colourful bark many of them had.

I think the Gum trees seem to grow better here than they do in their home-land. We have wetter weather, and Australia is well known for its dry climate.

The little spindly tree on the front left is a NZ Cordyline – also known as a Cabbage Tree. It’s where we get our cabbages from. . .


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To goldyrs: Species of GumJanice 1 09-20 20:15
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Hi Janice,

Nice peacefull scene shown here with an interesting note. We also have large plantations of imported eualyptus here grown mostly for the paper industry. We grow our cabages slightly differently though.

Hi Janice.
Lovely composition to give these gums interest, great diagonal across with beautiful light coming in showing all the detail in the trees.

Ahhhhhhhhh Cornall Park, oh the hours of fun we have had there. I remember these trees. Its a beautiful place. This is a lovely shot.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-09-17 0:24]

Hello janice,
A very fine picture of Eucoalyptus trees. I like the horizontal composition and the framing you have chosen. The colours are very subtle, brought out by a special light.
I didn't know that there were so many species!
Thanks for picture and note

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-19 22:14]
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I missed this one, Janice!
I guess like so many birds, rats etc the Eucalyptus genus has become native to NZ.
I like the lighting on the trunks of this capture of a Eucalyptus grove. I wonder why the Cabbage Tree is so-called: it might be the bunches of leaves that long like cabbages at a distance or that one can eat the leaves...
TFS this interesting image,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-20 3:51]

Hello Janice,
Lovely view of thís row of Gum trees in beautiful light. Very well composed and the colours are very beautiful. Looks like a beautiful park!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Janice,
Thanks for that awesome note which compliments this great shot beautifully.Knowing you, I kept looking for an explanation of the greenish tinge in the note...It looks so beautiful, artistic...And again, knowing you, it's definately not an 'effect', so what is it?
An amazing composition, my dear teacher.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2008-09-22 9:21]

Hi Janice,
This looks like a very inviting place to stroll or mountain bike through. Beautiful trees! Nicely captured!
Kind regards,

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