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Bald Cypress

Bald Cypress
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Copyright: ana ribeiro (ana974) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-13
Categories: Water Plants
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-28 10:53
Viewed: 3183
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bald Cypress growing in swamps have a peculiarity of growth called cypress knees. These are woody projections sent above the ground or water that are part of the root system. Their function was once thought to be to provide oxygen to the roots, which grow in the low dissolved oxygen (DO) waters typical of a swamp (as in mangroves). However, there is little evidence for this; in fact, roots of swamp-dwelling specimens whose knees are removed do not decrease in oxygen content and the trees continue to thrive. Another more likely function is that of structural support and stabilization. Bald Cypress growing on flood-prone sites tend to form buttressed bases, but trees grown on drier sites may lack this feature. Buttressed bases and a strong, intertwined root system allows them to resist very strong winds; even hurricanes rarely overturn them. ( Wikipedia)

Dear friends,
I know that this picture is not so good, but , I´d like to share with you these wonderful and powerful trees growing in the swamps of Louisiana.
Hope you like it!
All my love,

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this is the bayou -it reminds me a song of Creedence Clearwater Revival- one of the most beautiful places where to take photos, in my opinion.Nature at its best.This image shows some imperfections, a little bit OE in the BG, but the colours are well saturated and the atmosphere is simply wondeful and charming, especially from this POV.The light when all is said and done is well managed in this difficult situation.Hence for me is an interesting and well made photo.



Hi Ana,
really interesting photo of this environment. Great point of view. Nice natural colours. I think I haven't seen such a trees so far.
Have a nice Saturday/Sunday Ana.

Hallo Ana,
a surprising landscape, great atmosphere between shades and lights, a very beautiful visual impact
Have a good Sunday

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-28 15:42]

Hi Ana,a very nice and interesting situation,truely new for me.I like a lot your excellent work in this terrible light,very good sharpness too.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.

Hello Ana,
Very interesting landscape with this trees. Natural colors, very good details and sharpness. Thanks for sharing!

Hi Ana,

Very nice presentation of this fine scene, beautiful composition and love the diagonals of the Trees, good job well done,
Congratulations, Ana and have a nice Sunday,
Best Regards,


Bonjour Ana

Joli paysage de ces marais de Louisiane tu as réussi une belle
photo en contre-jour qui avec les silhouettes des arbres
donne un effet artistique à l'image, TFS


Hello Ana
Interesting photo and interesting note.

Ciao Ana. Magnificent intrigant atmosphere in a superb landscape. perfect backlight's managment.


Ciao Ana, fascinating view in acquatic forest, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-05-29 22:18]

Hello Ana,
Great to see these cypresses growing in their habita, nicely captured to show their thickened trunk bases against a nice light BG that shows what the area is like though the trees.
The wildlife here must be great!
Thanks and have a good week,

Como en tu anterior trabajo, nos muestras un trabajo muy interesante ya que nos
das a conocer fenómenos poco habituales o desconocidos para alguno de nosotros.
No tengo ni "papa" de Ingles pero gracias al traductor de google he podido entender tu explicación
y me quedo con la segunda teoría, osea, más bien se engrosan para un mejor sustento en
esas difíciles condiciones de inundación.
Un abrazo y gracias también por tu correo !!
Saludos Ana: Josep Ignasi.

Hola Ana,
Interesantes arboles, yo no conocía esta especie de ciprés tan asociada al medio acuatico.
Ciertamente a la foro le falta algo para transmitir armonía completa, pienso que tiene que ver con la lux del centro superior, pero es un detalle difícil de cuestionar, por cuanto al mismo tiempo parece obedecer a condiciones de luz natural bien registradas.
Buen trabajo, con una nota muy interesante.
Saludos / Gracias por compartir,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-06-03 2:26]

Bonjour Ana,
Voilà une photo diffcile à réaliser. Tu as certainement bien choisi ton angle de vue et le contrejour joue ici parfaitement son rôle de mettre l'accent sur la forme particulière de ces arbres. La netteté en souffre un peu, mais l'ensemble est plaisant et surtout c'est un posting intéressant par le sujet choisi.
Je te souhaite une belle journée

Ola Ana,
Unique nature, as the trees pop out of the swamps.
Nice taken shot, no backlight-effect, and a fine reflection over water's.
Bom dia

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-06-18 3:34]

Hello Ana,
such an exciting view. The surrounding is so special and calm. Very nice presentation of misty and mystery condition.
nice colour and good effect of lighting.


great swampy forest, TFS Ori

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