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An interesting look at trees.

Postby tasadam » Wed 06 Jul, 2011 9:59 pm

Well, I was just going through some photos looking for something and stumbled upon this image...
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So I flipped it, cropped it, and gave it a crude edit to remove some background sticks.
A very crude edit...
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Nice legs?
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I bet many of us have got pictures of trees that are of particular interest for one reason or another, I thought why not start a topic to invite others to share them.
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby Nuts » Wed 06 Jul, 2011 10:08 pm

a bit of a tight *&%$#! :D
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby Nuts » Wed 06 Jul, 2011 10:13 pm

Talking of flashers, this one looks photoshopped but its 'as was' (just a cheap oly p&s if i recall) but i find it 'interesting' the outcome:
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby WarrenH » Mon 11 Jul, 2011 4:18 pm

A Blakely's Red Gum. On North Lyneham Ridge a spur of Black Mountain, ACT.

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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby tasadam » Mon 11 Jul, 2011 4:39 pm

Hi Warren, nice to see you're still about. Nice work on this one!
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby nickthetasmaniac » Mon 11 Jul, 2011 4:48 pm

Use your imagination... :)

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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby Pteropus » Mon 11 Jul, 2011 6:03 pm

I do love trees and these shots are great! I often photograph trees too, but rarely anything arty like the ones that have been posted here. The patterns of the bark on the eucs posted here are brilliant! And Warren, your shot looks like an oil painting! Great work. I will add one of my attempts to get arty with a tree photo...and since some of these pics posted by others are clearly visual euphemisms, I have gone with the theme with the name of my pic :wink:

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Rooted, Ficus watkinsiana (Watkin's Fig)
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby taswegian » Mon 11 Jul, 2011 6:09 pm

nickthetasmaniac wrote:Use your imagination... :)

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a batsman doubled up in pain???
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby nickthetasmaniac » Mon 11 Jul, 2011 6:23 pm

taswegian wrote:a batsman doubled up in pain???


lol I don't see it...
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby taswegian » Mon 11 Jul, 2011 8:48 pm

Well it reminded me of my bowling days when I would send a quickie down and the poor bloke at the other end misssed and copped it fair and square on the box!!!
The legs get crossed, then the bloke goes down. I'll leave the rest to the imagination.
I'd just been reading the posts above and well it just went from there. And then this bloke 'Nuts' puts in a post and , well.....
Perhaps better keep the topic on bushwalking? :wink:














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An interesting look at trees.

Postby ULWalkingPhil » Tue 12 Jul, 2011 12:37 am

I don't think I need to say anything, let your imagination run. This is taken on my 2nd day, hiking at Fraser Island, it was a hot day, I thought I was illusinating, this image proves otherwise
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby WarrenH » Tue 12 Jul, 2011 10:44 am

Tasadam, thank you Mate. All the best with your photography.

stepbystep, when I tried to answer your note, I received a message saying that you don't exist. Thank you too Mate. My best wishes too you to.

Two Black Sallees near Horse Gully Hut in the Southern ACT. In the southern ACT the variety of colour in the Sallees is stunning. The Bicentennial National Trail.

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Looming storm, the Billy Range, Southern ACT. The tree is either a Yellow Box or an Apple Box. The Bicentennial National Trail.

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Forest debris from a Manna Gum aka a Ribbon Gum, the Boboyan Divide, the old ACT/NSW Border Track which has recently become the (realigned) Grassy Creek Track. The Bicentennial National Trail.

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"Come Here My Precious" (gesture after Gollam) on Allum Creek, below the Yaouk Bill Range, NSW.

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The big Mountain Gum with the red ice battered bark suits the scene at Westerman's No 3 Hut (built about 1910 and restored by the KHA). National Parks recently installed the water tank. The rails on the left are the old sheep dip.The Southern ACT.

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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby Pteropus » Tue 12 Jul, 2011 11:15 am

Very nice photos Warren. Here are some of my favourite tree pics from western Queensland.

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Sunrise silhouette


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Upside down tree


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Leopard wood bark (Flindersia maculosa)


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Lightning strike on silver leafed ironbark (Eucalyptus melanophloia)


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After the rains, poplar box (Eucalyptus populnea) and buffel grass
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby Pteropus » Tue 12 Jul, 2011 11:17 am

Two more....

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River red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis)


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River red gums are critically important habitat
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby stepbystep » Tue 12 Jul, 2011 1:38 pm

WarrenH wrote:....I received a message saying that you don't exist. Thank you too Mate. My best wishes too you to.


No wonder I've been feeling a bit off, not existing will do that to you! Nice to see your images on the forum again. One of my favourite trees I stop by every time I'm in the area, excuse the rubbish quality...
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Postby nickthetasmaniac » Tue 12 Jul, 2011 4:04 pm

On the subject of trees, has anyone seen the big gum down over the New Pelion campsite? I think it must have come down during the big weather system that came through about 6 weeks ago (the first big snow fall of the season) - very lucky no one was camping at the time!
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby stepbystep » Tue 12 Jul, 2011 4:27 pm

Wouldn't want this guy falling on you 86m+ - another one of my favourite tree pics
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby Pteropus » Tue 12 Jul, 2011 5:28 pm

stepbystep wrote:Wouldn't want this guy falling on you 86m+ - another one of my favourite tree pics


That’s why they had this sign at Mt Field :wink:

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I had to laugh when I visited, because if a mountain ash drops a branch on you, you most likely won’t know about it! Nice pic by the way. Is that the "Big Tree" down near Geeveston?

Here is a mountain ash photo I took in Mt Field when I was there in 2009.
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby Nuts » Tue 12 Jul, 2011 5:33 pm

nickthetasmaniac wrote:On the subject of trees, has anyone seen the big gum down over the New Pelion campsite? I think it must have come down during the big weather system that came through about 6 weeks ago (the first big snow fall of the season) - very lucky no one was camping at the time!


Huh, the one up the top, leaning over the grass near the group camp site?
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby nickthetasmaniac » Tue 12 Jul, 2011 6:28 pm

Nuts wrote:
nickthetasmaniac wrote:On the subject of trees, has anyone seen the big gum down over the New Pelion campsite? I think it must have come down during the big weather system that came through about 6 weeks ago (the first big snow fall of the season) - very lucky no one was camping at the time!


Huh, the one up the top, leaning over the grass near the group camp site?


Yep, the one in-between the track, group campsite and grassy camping area. At the moment (well, two weeks ago anyway) it was lying across the grassy bit... There was a huge number of trees/branches down through Pine Valley and up to Pelion Gap...
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby Nuts » Tue 12 Jul, 2011 7:08 pm

Right well, yes luck of the seasons that no one was camping there. (off topic but perhaps timely to put on record) Removing the sign that was under that tree (for many years) was a mistake. I moaned to a couple of parkies about it and a few times would go and point out the tree people had hanging over their tent.. As silly as camping under it was, if that had have claimed a life I would have been the first to point out the ironic negligence (for somewhere such as the Overland Track), hang the expense... There are other hazards that have been mentioned, whilst im not likely saying anything not already known, Ignorance of verbal And Written concerns is no answer...
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Postby stepbystep » Tue 12 Jul, 2011 7:57 pm

Pteropus wrote: Nice pic by the way. Is that the "Big Tree" down near Geeveston?


Cheers, i like it :) , not in Geeveston this one is in the Styx either at the Forest Reserve or in the TWS self drive tour, probably 'The Tolkein Track'
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby taswegian » Tue 12 Jul, 2011 9:54 pm

That’s why they had this sign at Mt Field

Not just branches etc. I looked at this and thought I wouldn't want that draped across my back if it fell off the tree.
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Guess a few have seen this bent thing up Parsons Track
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby Stibb » Wed 20 Jul, 2011 8:18 pm

Hm...
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby WarrenH » Thu 21 Jul, 2011 2:28 am

Grass Trees. Bimberi. ACT.

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Strangler Fig. Iluka Nature Reserve. NSW.

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Grass Trees. The Pinnacle. NSW Border Ranges.

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Coachwood. Budawang Ranges. NSW.

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Mountain Gum and Yaouk Bill Peak. NSW.

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Wattles, Pepermints, Box and Sheep. Caloola Crossing. Bicentennial National Trail. ACT.

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Silver Wattle and Old Man's Beard. Looking to the Clear Range. ACT.

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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby stepbystep » Thu 21 Jul, 2011 9:52 am

I liked this snow gum I found back in June, gold plated tree :)
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby frank_in_oz » Thu 21 Jul, 2011 11:37 am

Weird and wonderful thread - thanks everyone, enjoyed them all.
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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby WarrenH » Fri 22 Jul, 2011 10:44 am

Cabbage Tree Palms, 5 years after the fire. Hacking River, Royal National Park, NSW.

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'Tree People', Bicentennial National Trail, Northern NSW.

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Avacardo Plantation. On the alternative cycle route to the main trail, Bicentennial National Trail. Northern NSW.

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Hairy Oak. Black Mountain. ACT.

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Hole in the canopy. Illawarra Escarpment. NSW.

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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby WarrenH » Mon 01 Aug, 2011 10:28 am

A Kanooka in a Gallery Rainforest. A lower branch of the Errinundra River, East Gippsland. Victoria.

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Re: An interesting look at trees.

Postby phan_TOM » Tue 02 Aug, 2011 3:13 pm

Great topic and love the treatment that you give those images Warren.

Heres a couple o' big ones from around the NSW

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Down the Wanganui Gorge


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north of Dorrigo


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and the 'Postmans Tree' which is on an old aboriginal trail and where the white postman used to sleep on his way between the Tweed and Ballina

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Postmans Tree from the outside


You could probably fit a dozen people in here

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