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08-08-2021, 11:05 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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Greenīs Baobab
Lens: 45 mm Camera: Pentax 67 II Photo Location: Northern Kalahari, Botswana ISO: 250 

Greenīs Baobab
Northern Kalahari, Botswana
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HP5 @ ASA 250 in HC-110
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08-08-2021, 06:16 PM   #2
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That is one strange tree. Nice black and white. Thanks for posting this interesting image.
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Thanks. This is one of the Millenial trees, estimated to be around 3,500 years old. Each of these three trees is about 6 meters wide at the base of the trunk.
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Interesting shapes shown here.
What would a different lighting direction tell us? I have to wonder as I consider the fascination of the gray tones that are here.
Thanks for inciting our interest with this post.
Angky.

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QuoteOriginally posted by angkymac Quote
Interesting shapes shown here.
What would a different lighting direction tell us? I have to wonder as I consider the fascination of the gray tones that are here.
Thanks for inciting our interest with this post.
Angky.
Attached is an image of the full tree(s).
The San Bushmen have a story about the Baobab. According to them, in the distant past the Baobab
complained to God that it didnīt have beautiful foliage, or delicious fruit or gorgeous flowers.
It complained for such a long time that God pulled the tree out and threw it back, upside down,
so he wouldn't hear it complaining again.
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Great story!
And I think this last image really sets that tree's fantastic shape off really well. Certainly does tell the same story that the Bushmen tell.
Yes, I like this image! (The first one is good too, in my opinion, but shows a totally different story.)
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QuoteOriginally posted by angkymac Quote
Great story!
And I think this last image really sets that tree's fantastic shape off really well. Certainly does tell the same story that the Bushmen tell.
Yes, I like this image! (The first one is good too, in my opinion, but shows a totally different story.)
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I believe the second image shows what a creature this tree can be, while the first image
is just a tree. A big tree, but showing very little of its personality.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Rockstroh Quote
I believe the second image shows what a creature this tree can be, while the first image
is just a tree. A big tree, but showing very little of its personality.
There is some accuracy to this, but I think the first image showed the part of the story that went before the tree got uprooted and tossed upside down.
A lot of uselessness in that tree--no foliage, fruit, excitement, etc..
A good image to show the first part of their story. A good image too, but with its own story.
And then the second image (original) with, yes, *personality*!
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Great shots -- so is that one tree or three that grew together? 3500 years old, pretty amazing! I like both shots but I'd go with the second one as my favorite.
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I agree with the previous comments. Both shots are very well done and describe different aspects of the subjects, but the second one is probably stronger in capturing the magnificent and strange aspect of the baobabs. Thanks for sharing!
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