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Copyright: JeanMarie Mouveroux (Nephrotome2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-17
Categories: Trees
Camera: Olympus C770 UZ, no lens, (digital), No Filter
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-22 14:27
Viewed: 3839
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 8
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European Beech - Fagus sylvatica – Hetre commun


large shade tree
• maturing at about 60' tall by 40' wide, although it can become much larger under favorable conditions
• upright oval growth habit
• slow growth rate (becoming a medium growth rate by middle age)
• Culture : full sun to partial sun (tolerant of partial shade to full shade in youth)
• performs best in deep, rich, evenly moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soils, but is tolerant (although not especially happy) of neutral to alkaline pH soils, average soils, compacted soils, heat, and drought (once established)
• propagated by seeds


The wood was just beautiful that day. No special set-up needed. I’ve just been careful to have my lens in the shade and shot. No PP work added.


2288x1712 pixels
Camera Olympus C770UZ
focal length 10 mm
1/100 sec.
ISO 64
17/04/2006 04:04 PM

Thanks for looking J


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Bonjour JeanMarie,
This is a very interesting post!
I like so much the paths between trees, the shadows projected and the empty spaces inbetween.
I like also the effect of the soft spots of greens and subtle blue skies that contrast with the almost one tone picture.
Very good POV and composition.
Congratulations, thanks for share and best regards,

bonjour jean marie
moi je reviens sur cette photo que je n' avais pas vu, mais je l'aime bien car on distingue pleins de supers détails
félicitations et merci

Machtig mooie foto JeanMarie.

I like the way you used the backlit setting! I find that not enough people are brave enough to try that ;)

I also like the "no PP"...Great work at the camera! Tfs, J.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-02-23 18:37]

Simply Marvellous JeanMarie - I love it - and have put it into my favourites. The combination of light and shade is magical.

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