Here's a shot taken at the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya.
It's a tropical paradise with an abundance of climbing plants or lianas, palms, bamboos, orchids, ferns and lofty trees, the latter often having buttresses roots.
Conceived originally in 1371 as the Queen's pleasure garden, it was developed by King Kirti Sri Rajasinhe for the entertainment of royal visitors. It was converted into Botanical Gardens in 1821 by the British during the deputy governorship of General Sir Edward Barnes, six years after fall of the last King of Sri Lanka.
The park is full lush greenery, amazing flowers and love as local couples find hideaways among the trees.
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Romano46 (18466) 2013-05-17 11:26
una foto di grande effetto per i toni del verde che dominano incontrastati l'intera composizione!
Infatti di questa foto mi piacciono in maniera particolare i colori, senza però ignorare il grande e piacevole effetto grafico che crea l'albero con le sue ramificazioni e che appare in tutta la sua imponenza a raffronto con le due minuscole figure umane.
Complimenti! uno scatto molto ben riuscito!
Ciao e buona serata
nagual2 (1452) 2013-05-17 11:29
Great photo Marina.,it reminds me of the heart and all the big vessels that are attached.tfs
Miguel82 (25015) 2013-05-17 11:57
You capture a romantic moment Marina and without disturbing them. so beautiful tree, clear shot with a good sharpness and pov
Nina (4965) 2013-05-17 12:35
Splendid tree and the two people enjoying it's shade do add to it's interest. Well seen and captured Marina.
Silvio1953 (125647) 2013-05-17 12:53
Ciao Marina, lovely composition with nice couple under fantastic tree, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
gojo (1769) 2013-05-17 13:27
Splendid image, the two individuals makes it!
danos (88295) 2013-05-17 14:02
very nice the view as the presentation of this huge tree with the most of its roots to are spread on the surface of the land.The young couple enjoy the calmness of the moment as the beauty of the place.
Have a good weekend,danos
tedesse (25133) 2013-05-17 14:14
Fantastic tree and couple in love create a beautiful romantic image. Good POV and composition, beautiful colors and good contrast.
Have a nice weekend
williewhistler (14787) 2013-05-17 14:40
Hello Marina,the surface roots add real interest to this charming and romantic capture.
The colours are very natural and clarity is excellent.
Alco (7016) 2013-05-17 20:22
Very nice shot taken in that garden.That tree is very special with its big and long branches and all the roots around it.The young couple add life to your picture and a nice touch of romanticism.Very well done.
Have a nice day.
mohammad_H (9548) 2013-05-17 21:21
Beautiful tree, with branches strange dream, in view of the attractive, eye-catching with good resolution
all the best
bukitgolfb301 (36708) 2013-05-18 1:24
Hi dear Marina
Great poteic and love image of perfect balanced framework. Best wide angle setting and tatseful color touch are so nice output of your deep cosideration.
Thanks a lot and have a good weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
CLODO (30836) 2013-05-18 1:49
amazing roots and branches of this tree, a good place to rest in the shadow for the lovers
fabbs99 (16783) 2013-05-18 3:38
The Huge tree gives cool shelter to this cuddled up couple stealing some romantic moments from the stealthy eyes of their parents.Very well presented.TFS.
Noel_Byrne (25730) 2013-05-18 7:13
A beautiful scene. On its own the tree itself a fascinating subject, it looks more like a creature than a tree, with its many entwined branches like limbs. The capture including the couple relaxing makes it an even better scene. Thanks for sharing.
All the best
cornejo (33296) 2013-05-18 10:19
Hi Marina, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting tree with roots inpresionantes very well captured in this beautiful and romantic picture, with good sharpness, good light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy Sunday.
Best regards from southern Spain.
manrezaei (1837) 2013-05-18 11:17
Very nice shot. The roots are very well framed here. Great exposure, superb colors and lights you captured here. Very well done.
Sonata11 (33298) 2013-05-18 12:07
Awesome !!!! Wow!!! spectacular and amazingly beautifully executed image of this unique tree and its roots. I love it. Fabulous photo job. TFS. Bravo !!! All the best and have a nice WE,
Cricri (108693) 2013-05-19 4:25
Fantastique la forme de cet arbre comme une pieuvre avec ces multiples racines, en tout les cas un endroit sympathique pour les amoureux si proche de la nature!!
ikeharel (59569) 2013-05-19 8:35
Good evening Marina,
Nicely spotted the moment under the tree. Multi-green tones on phpoto gave a fine ambiance and the tree is most impressive. taken well from chosen POV.
mesutilgim (86660) 2013-05-19 12:03
Master nature's modern artwork !
What an amazing tree, what a nice capture. Interesting notes as well.
TFS and best regards
sacavem (18614) 2013-05-20 3:34
Simple but very pretty photo. Good colour and contrast, this place must exactly be pretty.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-05-20 5:28
the tree seems to be the perfect nest for this couple in love.I think they add a lot of charm and some kind of unique,nice feeling to it.
And the tree itself-really intrestung and quite intriguing when we look at his strangely formed branches and roots.
Have a nice day
nikkitta (15334) 2013-05-22 16:43
Like the tree and the greenish color of the capture
Peaceful scene with the quiet couple
Do you know the name of the tree?
Greetings and tfs
abmdsudi (44792) 2013-05-24 19:39
What a great peaceful place to visit that looks so lovely to sit and watch the world go by. A wonderfully composed shot in great clarity and plenty of strong green around with the wonderful old tree adding immediate interest. I love to see a close up of this amazing root system with lovely details all round and the matured colours. Indeed this looks fabulous, beautifully registered. Great capture, Congrats.
adidas5nb (5479) 2013-05-24 19:49
lovely . the curves and the shapes of the tree adds to this romantic feel of the place.and what a peaceful place it is.nicely captured.
fritzi007 (7011) 2013-05-25 17:10
beautiful, a picture of dreams, the powerful roots of the tree and the young couple, congratulations!
Didi (57724) 2013-05-28 10:55
Very nice place for resting with my girl friend
Very beautiful greens
maloutim (9637) 2013-06-10 21:58
A romantic hideaway indeed ! And what a place ! Amongst the roots of such a spectacular tree. The roots are as amazing as the trunk and branches.
You have positioned the tree exactly right to conform to the three-thirds rule ! The effect is excellent giving us this wonderful view on the park , left of the tree, through the branches.
macjake (57848) 2013-06-17 12:33
its so easy to see why people on TE are really enjoying this photo of yours.
and why not!
one could only imagine how far and how deep that trees roots go underground. amazing looking tree, so photogenic.
having the couple in the photo makes everything that much better.
Waylim (25368) 2013-06-25 23:03
Wow, very interesting looking tree, the branch are like giant arms and the roots looks like snakes going all direction. I would not want to be here at night. It would scare me. The presence of the two people make it nicer and not so scary. the light is well managed considers it must be dark under the tree.
photoray (12789) 2013-10-28 9:51
Intriguing tree of Nature spreading not only its limbs but also roots above ground, vertically.
And the green saturated landscape adds to your vision.
In the Hawaiian Islands, the Banyan tree also has roots above ground and a very stately tree.
miscaro (236) 2014-01-16 10:37
bela foto, Marina. A árvore e os namorados abraçados encaixam perfeitamente. Parabéns.