Hollow tree, II

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Comments (6)

Chip Stephan on August 5, 2007

Beautiful shot. What a strange tree. It looks like some kind of burl or tumor on the trunk. Very interesting photo.

Astrid Lied on August 6, 2007

Strange tree indeed. As you'll see from the other photo of it, one of the major branches has a 90 degree bend on it. I guess the tree has had some sort of accident at an early age, but managed to pull through.

I found out after taking the shots that this tree was a much favoured climbing tree almost 60 years ago (when it was standing in a field, not surrounded by forest yet), and so probably had the funny shape even then. I'll have to take my mother to see the actual tree, not just the photos, to verify this, however.

Bjørn Fransgjerde on September 6, 2007

Hei Astrid. Godt observert og fint presentert, mye rart i naturen og oppleve om en har øynene med seg. Hilsen Bjørn.

EmmanuelCabreraAldan… on December 28, 2007

Amazing, and a little bit spooky, it has some kind of bones there. Do you have any legend about trees and spirits there in Norway?

Astrid Lied on January 3, 2008


I'm sure we do, but I'm not much of a folklore expert, so I can't go into details.

Peter Danter on January 4, 2011

Very beautiful picture, excellent shot.


Greetings, Peter

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Astrid Lied
Oslo, Norway

Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 5, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Astrid Lied
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 430
    • Taken on 2007/08/05 13:41:57
    • Exposure: 0.100s (1/10)
    • Focal Length: 7.41mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash