The Last Survivor

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Comments (19)

Mark Highton Ridley on October 19, 2011

The last gorse bush standing in this small patch of Dartmoor (well, nearly). It's close to a watering hole frequently used by Dartmoor ponies - and they do like to nibble on fresh-growth gorse.

Maybe its height is what has kept this one going - it's too tall at its crown for the ponies to reach.

S@ndro Cressi © on October 19, 2011

Ciao Ridley un'altra bella immagine della tua amata Inghilterra ...


un caro saluto , S@ndro

Marina.S on October 20, 2011

very beautiful like

Ewa_K on October 20, 2011

Struggling hard and beautifully:) Like

Mark Highton Ridley on October 20, 2011

Thank you S@andro, Marina and Ewa I'm delighted you all like this one. It was lovely to see it developing in the digital darkroom!

Rafael (Retrocool) on October 28, 2011


Mark Highton Ridley on October 30, 2011

Thanks Rafael - it's astonishing what a little dodging and burning can bring out in an image.

Rudy Pické on November 1, 2011

Superb ! You have my vote !

Cockroach Spinner on November 4, 2011

Dear Ridley, I thank you for joining to "Made in England" group. I hope, that you have forgiven me for my carelessness in the previous address to you. But I will be grateful, if you load set of photos on a page of my group.

Yes, Dartmoor it is the best area for a photographing. I LIKE it photo.

All the best, Slava from Russia.

hlegallais on November 15, 2011

magnifique!!!! like and YESSSSSSSSSSSS, regards from France, Hervé

Mark Highton Ridley on November 15, 2011

Aah, hlegallais, so good to see you here :) Thanks for your kind words :)

Vlad Krylov (Влад Кр… on November 24, 2011



Excellent photo! VOTED & Like! Best wishes! Nick.

Mark Highton Ridley on December 16, 2011

Thanks Vlad and Varkos you're both very kind! Christmas greetings from the UK :)

arno18 ☮ on January 20, 2012

Amazing. Beautiful photo! Like! Greetings from Switzerland, Arno

Luigi “GOLFOPOLIKAYA… on May 10, 2012

Hi highton-ridley, L ;), greetings from Italy, Luigi.

Mark Highton Ridley on June 30, 2012

Thanks for your visit and comments, arno18 and Giromo :) Greetings from a very wet UK!

Sebastian Hoeher on October 6, 2013

Wonderful HDR! YSL :-)

Buts Yuri on October 6, 2013

Wonderful sky and the view! LIKE-11! Greetings from Ukraine. Yuri.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 19, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Mark Highton Ridley
    • Camera: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2010/07/28 15:47:05
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 170.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/18.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200