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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 18 January 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The bark of trees can be wonderful. This was taken right next to yesterday's shot.

NIKON D700 1/800 second F/6.3 ISO 200 32 mm (35mm equiv.)

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Gorgeous Jack.. like flakes of gold!

18 Jan 2010 5:22am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Fabulous image Jack ~ the light is falling on just the right area to bring out the textures

18 Jan 2010 5:31am

Linerberry from Christchurch, New Zealand

Could be leaves of gold flaking!! Beautiful texture:-)

18 Jan 2010 6:45am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just marvellous

18 Jan 2010 7:01am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Super...looks like a macro of a birch tree. The details are wonderful...hope you are feeling well, now.

18 Jan 2010 7:13am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

It's like a very beautiful abstract image even if we can appreciate what it is. Good framing and processing.

18 Jan 2010 7:39am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Excellent detail..they do look like flakes of gold.

18 Jan 2010 7:45am

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Did you build the canoe though? :)

I love the texture here.

18 Jan 2010 8:31am

Sylvie49 capture image from Vallée de la Loire, France

Jolie couleur. C'est un tronc d'arbre ?

18 Jan 2010 9:13am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Hello Jack, hope you're feeling better... :-)
The light here is just fantastic and shows so well to advantage the texture of bark. Lovely macro.

18 Jan 2010 9:26am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

Nice one,great shot.

18 Jan 2010 10:08am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

wow that is beautiful. Looks like solid gold

18 Jan 2010 10:48am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Great detail.

18 Jan 2010 11:50am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Really cool texture ! Superb shot.

18 Jan 2010 1:56pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Excellent texture and fantastic golden tones.

18 Jan 2010 3:04pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

impactantes texturas, me encanta su misterio,saludos maestro!

18 Jan 2010 3:09pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful textures, Jack.

18 Jan 2010 3:18pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Texture to the max........wonderful shot !

18 Jan 2010 4:09pm

BJ from Murfreesboro, United States

nice light and details

18 Jan 2010 4:14pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

superb shot.. love the texture.

18 Jan 2010 4:46pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful texture and beautiful processing with these golden tones !

18 Jan 2010 5:02pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Feeling better ?

18 Jan 2010 5:03pm

@MARIANA: Have gotten much worse over the weekend. See the doctor today. Thanks for asking.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States


18 Jan 2010 9:01pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

terrefic shot, Jack

18 Jan 2010 9:54pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

very beautiful golden bark, jack!

18 Jan 2010 10:27pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Very interesting shot, Jack. Amazing the textures one finds in nature, huh?

19 Jan 2010 12:00am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is really cool. The golden tones are beautiful.

19 Jan 2010 1:28am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A beautiful abstract of this birch tree. Great lighting and detail. I hope you are feeling better.

19 Jan 2010 2:56am

lydia from Paris, France

Hope you are better Jack ? See you soon ...........

19 Jan 2010 3:21am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Una imagen abstracta fuera de serie! Perfecta, hermosa, impactante. Bien construida. Con luces y sombras excelentes. El tono es ideal para la textura! Eres un gran artista con una gran sensibilidad master Jack! THANKS!
Kisses, Adela

19 Jan 2010 7:53am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

* Translation! An abstract image out of this world! Perfect, beautiful, impressive. Well built. With excellent light and shadow. The tone is ideal for the texture! You're a great artist with great sensitivity Master Jack! THANKS!
Kisses, Adela

19 Jan 2010 7:56am

ninni from Sweden

Beautiful! I like the texture and the light!

19 Jan 2010 10:18am

Morris Taub (momo) from Montpellier, France

wonderful study in texture and color...hey, are you not feeling well?...

19 Jan 2010 12:32pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Awesome shot. Light and tones makes all the difference to even a very simple subject.

20 Jan 2010 1:45am

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

That golden light is awesome! It's all about the light......

21 Jan 2010 12:17am

@Barbara Kile: Both yesterday's and today's shots benefited from that lovely light. I stuck my 500D on my 24-70mm f/2.8 for this one.

Barbara from Florida, United States

Magnificent texture. Birch trees offer an amazing example of textures. You captured this beautifully.

22 Jan 2010 2:57pm