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Coprosma

Otago Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand

there are many of these Coprosma trees torn by the wind and distorted into dynamic shapes

Nikon D80
Nikkor 18-200mm - 1/250s f/11.0 at 36.0mm iso125 full exif

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PiJoly01-Mar-2013 13:22
Nature art waving to us__/¬-
sylvie jacques16-Jul-2012 12:00
Superbe prise...Bravo!
larose forest photos03-May-2011 20:34
A striking image. The tree looks like it is sheltering the land beneath. V
David Bannister11-Nov-2009 12:25
The tree looks like a painting of itself! Nice landscape. V
Ali Majdfar03-Aug-2009 07:27
Wonderfull tree! ~V
Giancarlo Guzzardi21-Jul-2009 17:11
impressive!
Johnny JAG17-Jun-2009 21:11
Amazing, we have some windswept trees but this takes the biscuit.
Jon17-Mar-2009 21:57
Very nice capture of a wind swept image!
Dan Greenberg28-Feb-2009 05:56
A real life, full size, bonsai! Great lighting and composition. Based on this image and many of the other comments here, I will have to make a note to see this tree if I ever get to NZ, which I plan to. ~V~
Monique Laguë23-Feb-2009 16:09
Very beautiful picture.
Love the angle of tree and hill.
Steve Morris20-Feb-2009 18:17
An unbelievable image David - so artistic!!BV
Gil Azouri11-Feb-2009 16:46
Wonderful composition, great shot. V
Marie-Hélène Raletz28-Jan-2009 05:35
A glaring testimony to the wind's strength, and the tree's power of resistance!!
Beautiful gnarled tree.
A wonderful sculpture of Nature.
XiaoBernard9924-Jan-2009 06:47
Very intriguing tree image.V
silvia marmori16-Jan-2009 16:55
say "wind" and this tree will define in beauty what it means!
Paul Bartlett15-Jan-2009 10:46
Superb image. Excellent composition. V
Milan Simic12-Jan-2009 04:13
Incredible find... voted!
Jim Coffman11-Jan-2009 20:55
This is so graceful looking. Well done.
Bartosz Kotulski05-Jan-2009 20:56
wonderful composition here. like the mood of this place and isolation.voted
Lamar Nix04-Jan-2009 15:36
Very impactful image - the trees lean absorbs the viewer immediately; background sky is complementary. v
Chris Spracklen02-Jan-2009 17:38
Cracking shot of this wind-bent tree, David. (V)
perhaps a parable of some people's lives, that get 'bent over' by the harsh winds of pain and problems.
Kind regards, Chris
H2M31-Dec-2008 07:23
Wild!!! V
Enny30-Dec-2008 19:38
this is sooooo wonderful David.
an nguyen29-Dec-2008 04:07
It reminds me of Divi Divi tree of Aruba... so much alike...
Josée V.27-Dec-2008 13:21
Wow !!! splendid capture of this spectacular tree... A post card !!! BV
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet22-Dec-2008 18:42
Great capture and composition
C Ann How22-Dec-2008 18:11
The beauty of triangles - what power and dynamic to capture this beautiful tree! V
globalgadabout22-Dec-2008 15:09
thanks Micky...I have corrected the name from macrocarpa to coprosma...and thank you too for showing me around the Otago Peninsula and taking me to this very spot...it was great to meet up with you and John Lamb while visiting your fantastic country...cheers
Guenter Eh22-Dec-2008 14:25
Art made by nature, superb shot David!
Jean-Luc Rollier22-Dec-2008 11:43
Il y a du vent dans ce pays!!! Superbe compo!
JL V
Micky Waby22-Dec-2008 08:41
Hi David, you must be well pleased with image,I have one almost identical but I must have taken one step to the left and included the trunk of another smaller one behind.For the record it is a native called Coprosma.We have lots of wind distorted macrocarpas on the peninsula as well,but they do not get these lovely bonsai like heads on them.I will put my image up for you to compare our efforts.
Regards Micky
Sandi Whitteker22-Dec-2008 07:36
Wonderful windblown tree and a beautiful composition.
Paco López22-Dec-2008 06:47
Great find and shot! V!
Simon Chandler22-Dec-2008 06:16
Fantastic pov and composition to share the unique form with the viewer. v
Robert Charity22-Dec-2008 02:35
wow - talk about wind shaped, v
Guest 21-Dec-2008 23:42
Must have been windy over there David!
John Rendle21-Dec-2008 22:48
Heck..... I would bend over backwards to get a shot of this tree in the right conditions. I suppose the celebrated John Lamb took you to it?
Raphael_E21-Dec-2008 22:35
Excellent shot of this superb tree ! V.
Sofia Solomennikova21-Dec-2008 22:23
This is really dynamic! Fantastic view! V
marie-jose wolff21-Dec-2008 22:03
wonderful wind-sculpted tree! V
Silvia Roitman21-Dec-2008 21:52
superb!v
Rosemarie Kusserow21-Dec-2008 20:41
Very dramatic expression, this seems to be a very windy place for the tree, vote, Rosemarie :o)
Bill Warren21-Dec-2008 20:40
I can see why you and John have photographed this tree. It is spectacular. And this compo is right on.
Aud Elise Sjøsæther21-Dec-2008 19:22
Incredible shape of this tree! It`s a great compo! V
Gérard Koehl21-Dec-2008 18:46
Wow... superbe prise. Cet arbre torturé par le vent est magnifique. V
Peter Sussex21-Dec-2008 18:45
Oh, is the wind as heavy? Incredible and artistic catch!
Walter O. Koenig21-Dec-2008 18:26
Dynamic shape is right. It almost looks like it's been sculpted like a giant Bonsai. Great capture and exposure. "V"
John Lamb21-Dec-2008 18:24
I forgot to add here is one of it's brothers. www.pbase.com/john_lamb/image/72246968/original
John Lamb21-Dec-2008 18:21
I have photographed this tree many times and it's essence always eludes me, maybe oneday! It's a great place on a wild Winters day David. Cheers John
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