Between a rock and a hard place

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Scribbly gums can be very tenacious. This one has found a foothold in a very difficult spot along the track to the cave.

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Comments (12)

Brian Gymer on May 2, 2012

I've been in that position a few times over the years Greg. Regards Brian.

Mir Bashir on May 3, 2012

Wonderful tree, Very beautiful and interesting capture. LIKE

Greg Swinfield on May 3, 2012

Thanks Brian


and Mir Bashir

peacemaker453354 (No… on May 4, 2012's very funny photo..L4 + F3...good morning to you Greg....Johnnie form S.Korea..

Greg Swinfield on May 4, 2012

Thanks very much Johnnie

K@rin on May 6, 2012

hello Greg always amazing to see where a tree can grow in hard circumstances and this one seems to be there already for a long long time .. Like it , warm regards Karin

hope you had a lovely night out y'day ! :)

Greg Swinfield on May 6, 2012

Hi Karin, yes trees can be amazing. Can only admire the determination to grow. We went to see Riverdance - perhaps you know it? Had seen it before, many years ago. This was a smaller show but still very good.

enjoy your day

Janusz Kulik on May 6, 2012

Witam!!..Piękna fotografia,niesamowity kadr!!!LIKE.Pozdrawiam,życzę miłej niedzieli,Janusz

cwicks on January 20, 2013

Hey Greg, this is a fascinating photo with the perfect caption. I hope you're having a Happy New Year down under, staying warm, safe and happy, and taking time to smell the roses!

Happy Trails, Carlee

Greg Swinfield on January 20, 2013

Thanks Carlee, your best wishes are appreciated since I have had a tough 2012. The weather is indeed warm and the roses in my garden are in bloom!

Of course you might well be in cold weather but there could be some great opportunities to get among the beauty.

best wishes


Alireza Javaheri on July 27, 2013
  • Nice shot & beautiful photo
  • L I K E
  • Best wishes
  • A-J
  • عکس بسيار زيباييست - با سپاس
ghost who bush walks on April 14, 2015

An amazing old gum...nice capture...

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Greg Swinfield
Newcastle Australia

Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 1, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Greg Swinfield
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
    • Taken on 2012/04/11 11:29:39
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 5.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash