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Tree of Life

Tree of Life
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Copyright: oz ranger (oz_ranger) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 22] (858)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-29
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, SanDisk Extr. IV 4Gb
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-04 9:52
Viewed: 2382
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Tree of Life (Arabic:Shajarat al-Hayah) is a 400-year old mesquite tree in Bahrain which is considered a natural wonder. This unique tree stands alone in the desert about 1.2 miles (two kilometers) from the Jebel Dukhan.

The source of water for this tree still remains a mystery, because it stands in a place completely free of water whatsoever.

Trivia: It is mentioned in the movie "LA Story"

Note: Didn't have my tripod with me, tried my best to keep it steady hand held especially at this low shutter speed.

Gotta remember to pack my tripod on a future visit ;-)

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-04-04 10:19]
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hi Oz

I find this shot really superb in color and brightness, nicely captured against backlight to give a nice effect.

Good work

TFS, bill

Hi Oz,
This is a great picture, I love the colours and the way that you have captured it, I cant believe that this tree lives in the desert, it looks so green.
Interesting note.

This is quite stunning Oz, great capture in extreme lighting.

Regards Mark :)

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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2008-04-04 14:20]
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Hey Oz,
Beautiful composition, excelent colors and a great contralight picture. You did a good job, congrats!

Hi Oz
Very good sharpness and they contributed to creation of fantastic picture interesting colouring. I congratulate and I greet Mark

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  • rewind Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 117 W: 5 N: 133] (1139)
  • [2008-07-08 11:14]

Hi Oz, this brings back memories of the 1980's when my daughter climbed the Tree of Life and carved her then boy friend's name on one of the branches! Great shot, good POV and the backlight from the sunset works well.
Best regards, Les

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