Lake Hiawatha: Silent Scribbles

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Comments (19)

F. Nestares on May 7, 2009

Very original title and imágen. Regards from Granada. Fernando

Ian Stehbens on May 7, 2009

Thanks for your affirmation, Fernando. The late afternoon glow of light was gorgeous.



paradishiena on May 7, 2009

Unbelieveble colours! Lidia

Dror Ben David on May 8, 2009

Fantastic shades and colors! Well done!

gezginruh on May 9, 2009

A special detail...i like it. Füsun K.

Liviu Chirilă on May 10, 2009

Excellent light and colors, brilliant composition of a wonderful detail. Very well done! Warm regards, Liviu

Ian Stehbens on May 11, 2009

Dear Lidia, oronbb, Füsun K and Liviu,

I appreciate your individual reactions to the colours and details of the eucalypt bark here. This is what we call a scribbly gum or science calls Eucalyptus signata, which is just a more refined way of saying scribbly gum!

To Australians this bark is quite common place and so not often photographed. But Panoramio makes me see things with new eyes. I am often wandering around with the camera and having silent conversations with you all at the same time.

So thanks for your Panoramio partnership!


jhk on May 11, 2009

Love the title Ian, and amazing colours. Wonderful shot.

Kind regards,


Ian Stehbens on May 11, 2009

Thanks Justin. Receiving such comments from you is like receiving an award. Yet the beauty of this image is in the creativity of nature.


valtencir valter tri… on May 11, 2009

macro muito original !

Ian Stehbens on May 12, 2009

Dear valtencir valter tribess,

I appreciate your comment.

Greetings from Australia, Ian

Amelia Royan on May 12, 2009

Whispered runes telling us of faraway lands of the south, where the kookaburras laugh, and the sounds of music echo in the night air. This is a dream dear Ian, and thank you from the northern lands.


Ian Stehbens on May 12, 2009

Dear Amelia,

As children we were formed to love by those around us. You certainly were taught to love the sea, among much else. One of my formational stories is of my grandmother inviting me to hug a tree she had planted many years before. The game's purpose was to see if I was growing faster than the tree. I remember that my fingers never did touch then, as I reached right around its trunk. I know now, that my appreciation of trees and my fascination with the patterns of their barks grew from such experiences.

May your dream be fulfilled one day, Amelia, so you may hug the trees of southern lands.


© mARTin on May 18, 2009

What a fantastic detail and so beautiful warm colours. Nature is a great artist and you Ian.

Greetings, Martin

Ian Stehbens on May 18, 2009

Even if I can cooperate with nature a little, I am content, Martin. Thanks my friend.


EVA_L on May 18, 2009

Wonderful and contrast picture, dear Yan!

Best wishes. Eva

Ian Stehbens on May 18, 2009

I know how curious you are Eva, when it comes to plants, so I had a silent conversation with you when I took this. (At the same time I was had a quiet silent word with Billy Bark for he enjoys meeting any other Bark!)

Warmest regards,


Olga I. Yakovenko on June 18, 2009

Very well!

Ian Stehbens on June 19, 2009

Thanks, Olga.


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