Beech Bark (for Hazel)

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Marilyn Whiteley on March 30, 2009

Posted in honour of Hazel's fine bark photos!

Hazel Coetzee on March 31, 2009

Marilyn - this is a great honour, Thank you!! I'm so happy you like my Barks! (woof.....?)

I love your photo, the lighting is beautiful, enhancing the curves that invite you to take a peek to see what is there - and also bringing out the texture so clearly. It's a lovely photo - thank you so much for posting it.

Do you know the African Fever Tree? It's a thorn tree with lime green bark - must find you a photo of one! The early Trekkers into the hinterland blamed the strangely coloured tree for their Malaria scurge - but it grows in mosquito-infested areas and of course they were looking in the wrong direction!

Cheers, Hazel

Marilyn Whiteley on March 31, 2009

Hazel, I'm glad you like my bark (woof! woof!). I'm not familiar with the African Fever Tree and I look forward to seeing a picture. It's interesting how many things were falsely implicated as the cause of malaria simply because of their presence in the area.

Thanks also, Tonia and Piedad, for stopping by and commenting.

Greetings, Marilyn

Amelia Royan on April 2, 2009

I love this one Marilyn - yet another of your bark photos. The light coming from the side creates a colour chart from soft grey amethyst through to deep amethyst. An interior designer's dream scheme! And to see the pits and ridges on the bark is also fascinating. We often think of beech bark being smooth.

Greetings, Amelia

Janina_Bieleńko on April 2, 2009

Hello, Marilyn. I like very much your idea to show the natural beauty presents around us... but not each of us can see this beauty. Bravo!

Marilyn Whiteley on June 27, 2009

I'm sorry I missed your comments, Amelia and Janina. I'm glad you like to pause and look at nature's quiet beauty.

Greetings, Marilyn

© Tom Cooper on September 2, 2012

Marilyn Whiteley, this would make a great addition to the Tree Bark group. You are already a member.

Marilyn Whiteley on September 4, 2012

Thanks for the suggestion. I've done it now!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 30, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Camera: OLYMPUS CORPORATION C770UZ
    • Taken on 2006/11/04 09:42:09
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 41.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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