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Founders Tree #2

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 14 November 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Countless people through the Years have entered this grove of trees. They, too, gazed at the stupendous height of the redwoods and vaily stretched their arms around the stalwart gray trunks. How long ago did our ancestors first share our wonder at these forest giants?

PENTAX K200D 1/45 second F/4.0 ISO 800 42 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

vraiment belle cette série sur les arbres !

14 Nov 2010 5:24am

@Laur: Merci beaucoup Laurence! ;-)

Bill Brown from California, United States

Awesome!

14 Nov 2010 6:23am

@Bill Brown: Thank you very much Bill! ;-)

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

je crois que les ancêtres subissaient plus qu'ils n'admiraient les beautés de ce monde... (avis qui n'engage que moi)

14 Nov 2010 7:10am

@Veronique: Je vous remercie beaucoup de Véronique ! Oui, ces géants sont l'une des grandes merveilles du monde naturel.... ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful shot of this giant trees. Very interesting commentary. Have a nice weekend. :-)

14 Nov 2010 7:13am

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! Have a nice weekend! ;-)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Fantastic!!!!!

14 Nov 2010 7:15am

@Lalena: Thank you very much Lalena! ;-)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The tree trunk around and around on itself slowly. Every inch rises into the sky with force. I love the trees are for me the symbol of life in our land so abandoned sometimes! Thank you very much for teaching, as here these days! Thanks you very much friend! Best regards, Adela

14 Nov 2010 8:22am

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela! Yes, these old trees are a vital part of our planet's well-being. A real wonder of the natural world..... ;-)

Yvon from Orleans, France

fantastic shot, Eric

14 Nov 2010 8:38am

@Yvon: Thank you very much Yvon! ;-)

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great shot

14 Nov 2010 9:00am

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank you Elena! ;-)

LB Vision from PARIS, France

wow quel arbre, belle série ! peace !

14 Nov 2010 9:42am

@LB Vision: Merci beaucoup LB Vision! ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Toujours autant impressionnants ces géants! Très belle lumière! Bon dimanche Eric!

14 Nov 2010 9:56am

@mo.langel: Merci beaucoup Mo ! Oui, ils sont une des merveilles du monde naturel... ;-)

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

pretty green festival!

14 Nov 2010 10:55am

@Marie LC: Thank you very much Marie! ;-)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like this series a lot

14 Nov 2010 11:10am

@Calusarus: Thank you very much Fred! I am glad you are enjoying it! ;-)

Franz from Baden, Austria

very successful capture of the tall tree, considering how difficult - if not impossible - it is to capture these giants! i also like the pattern in the bark; looks almost like the thread of a screw!

14 Nov 2010 11:44am

@Franz: Thank you very much Franz! Yes, this was definitely a challenge to capture the massive size of these giants... ;-)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Great frame . Again, a present of the woman gives a super sense of scale .

14 Nov 2010 3:22pm

@MARIANA: Thank you very much Mariana! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow splendid!!

14 Nov 2010 4:17pm

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Eric you dont need to embrace them with arms, you do it with the look of your camera and show us his greatness.
Thanks to share it. Best wishes.

14 Nov 2010 5:39pm

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! I think it would take at least 10 men to embrace this tree...... ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous capture and composition

14 Nov 2010 6:14pm

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-)

Georgie from Sherwood Park, Canada

Can hear all the stories this old grandfather is telling those "youngsters" around him. Wonderful lighting and color!

14 Nov 2010 6:32pm

@Georgie: Thank you very much George! Yes, imagine being a youngster of only 1,000 years...... ;-)

P. Morris from Toronto, N.Y.C., and Saskatoon Canada, Canada

Love the plank path leading to the tree, would be so wonderful to see. Love this series.

14 Nov 2010 6:35pm

@P. Morris: Thank you very much Phil! It is something you definitely need to do....it is a life altering experience.... ;-)

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

They are fantastic. I remember as a boy being fasinated with photos of these in magazines.

14 Nov 2010 7:27pm

@Philip: Thank you very much Philip! ;-)

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Marvelous, Eric! Let's sit down at tha table there and enjoy!! Great job sir!

14 Nov 2010 9:57pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thank you very much Denny! Yes, I would enjoy that very much..... ;-)

Becky from los angeles, United States

Oh nature's magical giants - Beautiful image. Makes me wonder how we could ever cut one down.

14 Nov 2010 11:07pm

@Becky: Thank you very much Becky! Yes indeed, and now we only have a few left...... ;-)

Elliott from Nanaimo, B.C., Canada

Fantastic capture once again

14 Nov 2010 11:48pm

@Elliott: Thank you very much Elliott! ;-)

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

The comparison of trunk sizes is phenomenal, Eric ... we knew we'd see this giant, and you did it proud!

15 Nov 2010 12:36am

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you very much Judy! I am humbled and pleased ........ ;-)

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Fabulous. You scroll down and it just keeps going. Amazing scale.

15 Nov 2010 1:41am

@Bettina: Thank you very much Bettina! I just hope I can do these giants justice........ ;-)

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

One day I will see them hopefully.

15 Nov 2010 2:05am

@Ralph Jones: Thank you very much Ralph! Make it a must do item on your agenda! It will be a life altering experience I guarantee! ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Those trees are like a cathedral!

15 Nov 2010 2:32am

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara! Yes, when you go under the canopy the feeling is very much like being in a church...... ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Tout a fait superbe.....des arbres uniques...très belle prise

15 Nov 2010 2:43am

@StarCosmosBleu: Merci beaucoup Marcel! ;-)

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Beautiful capture Eric ! Lovely composition.

15 Nov 2010 3:22am

@Satvik: Thank you very much Satvik! ;-)

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great shot of this giant tree...nice composition and lighting...

15 Nov 2010 3:28am

@Sunder: Thank you very much Sunder! ;-)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Lovely shot.. nice details..

15 Nov 2010 9:53am

@Sarito: Thank you my friend! ;-)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I love the green light through the branches! And...of course....the trees are awesomely handsome!

15 Nov 2010 1:33pm

@Japanalia: Thank you very much Gabriela! Yes, the light under the canopy is very different...... ;-)

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

I really do wonder at how old some of these trees must be. Just wonderful!

15 Nov 2010 10:26pm

@¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨: Thank you very much Kristen! By all accounts they are between 1250 and 1500 years old....... ;-)

PENTAX K200D
1/45 second
F/4.0
ISO 800
42 mm (35mm equiv.)

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