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Trees Aglow

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 13 March 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Right now may be the nicest time of the year to be in the Old Growth Forest.


Any idea, person or object can be a Medicine Wheel, a mirror for man. The
tiniest flower can be such a mirror, as can a wolf, a story, a touch, a
religion, or a mountaintop. -- Hyemeyohsts Storm

NIKON D700 1/80 second F/6.3 ISO 800 38 mm (35mm equiv.)

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Amazing moss and greens - great shot with the branches - this is similar to the Santa Cruz Mountains in our area along the coast. Great Shot John! However, I am worried about the king of the forest!

13 Mar 2009 5:10am

@Scott Schilling: Thanks, Scott. Not to worry about the king; this week he gave up the forest for the coast; the beach is a dynamite playground.

rem_la from Villiers, France

la nature dans toute sa splendeur !

13 Mar 2009 5:29am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Looks like a lovely time indeed for the forest. Love all the mossy stuff :D

13 Mar 2009 5:33am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

this is so beautiful I have tried to capture this beautiful green in our native forests but never managed will have to fiddle some more

13 Mar 2009 5:34am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful photograph - I like what we can discover in forest like in a dream strange creatures

13 Mar 2009 5:45am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Really cool, Jack. I'd love to run my hand over the moss. Great job.

13 Mar 2009 6:07am

Magda from Canada

ohhh the colour and detail are outstanding!

13 Mar 2009 6:12am

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

Brrr ! Gloomy atmosphere... Where are the horrible trolls ???

13 Mar 2009 6:15am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

c'est ...WOW ..................... tellement beau !

13 Mar 2009 6:24am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Les couleurs de ces mousses sont magnifiques

13 Mar 2009 6:54am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Une belle forêt qui m'a l'air bien humide

13 Mar 2009 7:09am

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

This is so incredibly green...so very different from Southern California forests. I'm almost afraid that if I stood still too long that I would turn green with moss just like that tree...or is it the creature from the lost lagoon. ;o)

13 Mar 2009 7:10am

Yvonne S. from Tilburg, Netherlands

Many colors of green, beautiful!!

13 Mar 2009 7:26am

Vink from Grasse, France

Fantastic green color !

13 Mar 2009 7:45am

-1q5yChØt!c- from Persia, Iran

very beautiful and lovely forest...excellent

13 Mar 2009 7:53am

NarB from Bruxelles, Belgium

Merveilleuse lumière et quel beau vert :))

13 Mar 2009 8:01am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très belle forêt restée à l'état sauvage! Merveilleuse image!

13 Mar 2009 8:11am

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

oh John, it looks like tubes Mamouth erect towards the enemy, a race in a green hell .

13 Mar 2009 9:17am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

wonderful photograph!...I love the intensity of the greens in this.

13 Mar 2009 9:45am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Oh those greens are simply outstanding!!!! Wonderful image!!!!

13 Mar 2009 10:08am

Ninni from Brazil

Amazing forest! Lucky you that can around there...
Another great photo from you!

13 Mar 2009 11:03am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Great capture of the lovely greens of Oregon forests. Good job in the detail of the tree in the foreground, isolating it from the greens of the background.

13 Mar 2009 11:15am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Another fabulous shot Jack. The humidity levels must be quite high.

13 Mar 2009 12:01pm

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Fantastic colours,so very green and alive !!

13 Mar 2009 1:42pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Amazing over grown vegetation. Wonder how fertile the soil would be.

13 Mar 2009 2:09pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

wow great find, I like all that green

13 Mar 2009 2:23pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

aglow is right. I thought that yesterday too with the shot that included Beau. What a magical place.

13 Mar 2009 2:47pm

Manel from Girona, Spain

Ghostly aspect in this photograf. Well done.

13 Mar 2009 3:00pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Oh ... could you please go back and take a picture when the elves are dancing?! This is fabulous .. oh how I would love to be there ... it's like a fairy tale! Great capture, colors and wonderful shapes!

13 Mar 2009 3:27pm

@Monique: Thank you, Monique; it is one of the most magical places I have ever been, and it's only a few minutes from home.

alex centrella from California, United States

wow,,,,stunning detail in this image..great work !

13 Mar 2009 4:11pm

Rags from Plano, United States

Lovely image. nature can be so interesting looking.

13 Mar 2009 4:24pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

The color of its froths(mosses) are magnificent and excellent picture

13 Mar 2009 4:42pm

don from Spokane, United States

A wonderful job of shooting and processing to capture this vivid, very live, green. A fine image.

13 Mar 2009 4:44pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Man wouldn't want to linger very long, or he would be covered in moss. best...jerry

13 Mar 2009 4:44pm

EYES WIDE SHUT from United Kingdom

Vibrant and so alive, this is such an incredible photograph Jack. Straight from a fairytale book

13 Mar 2009 5:01pm

@EYES WIDE SHUT: The Old Growth Forest is a place inhabited by Druids and elves, Paul!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

A Wild World.

13 Mar 2009 5:04pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

absolutly awesome !

13 Mar 2009 5:04pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

That is pretty incredible. Such intense green. Beautiful.

13 Mar 2009 5:12pm

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Beautiful photograph. Lovely green color.

13 Mar 2009 5:32pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Lovely light. Lots of green, that's for sure! :-)

13 Mar 2009 6:12pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Like a green monster...only beautiful! Well done.

13 Mar 2009 8:31pm

Ben from Harz, Germany

amazing moss and great colors... =)

13 Mar 2009 8:34pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Jack, just unbelievable greenery there...... Great catch and comp on this one!!

13 Mar 2009 8:39pm

@Susan: What is amazing to me, Susan, is that it is shot an ISO 800 without a lick of noise! Thanks for your kind words.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

amazing branches covered by mosses ! great quality of your D700!

13 Mar 2009 8:48pm

@Anna.C: Oh Anna; if one could speak of falling love with a piece of technology, I am head over heels with my D700. It is really more than a tool. I feel a mystical connection.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

wow ! You are really enthusiastic! I am very happy for you !

13 Mar 2009 9:08pm

k@ from France

So sharp ! Love your green tone and all the details - looks like a beautiful beast !

13 Mar 2009 9:32pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

A truly magnificent image Jack. I think we both know what Bach would say. This is definitely one for God's glory.

13 Mar 2009 9:33pm

@Viewfinder: Thank you, Glenn; the real Deo gloria in this one is the subject matter.

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway

amazing green, looks like a fabulous place

13 Mar 2009 10:32pm

@shallowregret: It is indeed a very special place. If I want to really worship, that's where I go.

Observing from North West, United Kingdom

Wonderful shot of the moss covered tree, the color saturation is perfect.

13 Mar 2009 10:47pm

Olivier Jules from Lanciano, Italy

wonderful capture

13 Mar 2009 11:07pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Wonderful, Jack. I can smell the damp, mossy forresty smell that only places like this have. This image makes me need to take a hike and breathe it in :) Love it!

14 Mar 2009 12:24am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

WOW this is stunning such wonderful rich greens in the undergrowth and moss, makes me want to get into a forest if this is the beauty in them at this time of year

14 Mar 2009 1:33am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Magnificent! You captured the nature illuminating greens in the shadows of the forest.
These large crooked limbs look amazing covered in moss.
It really does look like a fairy tale place. Well done, Jack.

14 Mar 2009 3:44am

baobab from Cambridge, United States

great light: I really like the sense of life and mystery in this shot.

14 Mar 2009 4:21am

Mithun from palakkad, kerela/Bangalore, India

Great color density, great capture..

14 Mar 2009 7:08am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

oh wow! I'm speechless...an amazing image!

14 Mar 2009 2:09pm

Cricket-Tammy from United States

Another fabulous image. We need Dylan here to tell us what he thinks it is. (wink)

14 Mar 2009 3:19pm

Sadaf Agah from tehran, Iran

beautiful shot ! grea colors and nice composition

14 Mar 2009 5:48pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Fantastic greens, and the moss is incredible !

14 Mar 2009 7:01pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

I like this exuberant vegetation, greens are so vivid...

14 Mar 2009 9:47pm

Suresh from Jaipur, India

Bond with the Nature and Gear ! Great use of the great Gear! Good!

15 Mar 2009 2:18am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

I like this picture, the shapes of the branches a bit like a hudge hand and the green moss on them.

16 Mar 2009 11:12pm