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Comments (14)

Dror Ben David on April 3, 2009

Great capture of one of the most "comforting" phenomenon in nature - renewal. Cheers!

Nawitka on April 3, 2009

Wow, Marilyn, this is spectacular! Yellow star! I love the little shadows off the curling bark.

trikermike on April 4, 2009

If you like, you can make a canoe!

Have fun in springtime!

Lots of new things to do now, Marylin, so off I go!

best wishes to you and your family

from Mike in GEORDIELAND!

Marilyn Whiteley on April 6, 2009

Many thanks, Oron, Tonia, Nawitka, and Mike, and special thanks, Nawitka, for the YS. I've tried before to photograph birch bark but I've never before been satisfied with what I got, so I'm especially glad that you like this.


Tom on April 7, 2009

Probably my number 1 favourite tree. They give such great contrast in larger stands. Just love this bark. Great capture Marilyn. You've managed to get excellent details. :) This brings me back to my childhood camping trips to upper Wisconsin and Michigan.

Best regards, Tom

Marilyn Whiteley on April 7, 2009

Thanks, Tom. I love them, too, and they're wonderful to observe up close, aren't they? I'm glad you have memories of them in such a nice habitat. Marilyn

Vicki Atkins on April 7, 2009

One of my favourite trees too, Marilyn. It is the bark that makes it special ( although I love the fruits too) It is so beautiful and so many uses too! Really lovely texture photo, you know I am a fan of textures!

Friendly greetings from Alberta way :)


Marilyn Whiteley on April 12, 2009

I'm delighted to hear from you, Vicki, especially since you're another birch-lover, as well as a lover of textures. Greetings from "the south," i.e. southern Ontario. Marilyn

Ian Stehbens on April 23, 2009

It is like a joyful game to view all your bark images, Marilyn, for I felt like I was walking through the forest rubbing everyone with my palm.

During last year's drought in Sydney, our silver birch died! It has been replaced by 3 plum trees.


A.SKINNER on April 27, 2009

This Birch is at the top of my list of favourite trees, I just love the curly bark with it's silver sheen and the light and airy foliage, it's so tactile. A very fine photo Marilyn. Best wishes, Anita

Marilyn Whiteley on June 17, 2009

Almost two months late, but I still appreciate your comments, Ian and Anita. More birch-lovers! Marilyn

Bagrov Petr on June 28, 2009

Береза, она и в Канаде и в Карелии береза :-)))

brunosma (NO VIEWS) on November 20, 2009

Beautiful release of the bark of the good birch tree hi brown

trikermike on November 20, 2009

I have often heard how great minds think alike Marilyn

Do you suppose that is what happened HERE ?

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Photo taken in The Arboretum, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada

Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 2, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2009/04/02 13:10:44
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 9.84mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
    • No flash