Olive trees are one of the most characteristic elements of Mediterranean landscape. In the springtime its delicate branches are cover by small white flowers, in the winter they are burdened by the bitter tasting fruits which become brownish when the first rains start - it is a sign for the harvest.
Olive tree grows very slowly and can bear some fruit after 5 years, but can also live very long - even up to 2000 years.
Olives are apparently the most often mentioned fruit in litearature. And no wonder, since it has been always a real treasure. It guaranteed wealth and even social position. For cutting an olive tree in ancient Greece one could be either executed or banished.
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Sonata11 (28273) 2013-01-24 10:20
piekna kompozycja drzew oliwkowych oraz ciekawa informacja. piekne sa te drzewa mozna je podziwiac. Wspaniale wykonalas to zdjecie. Sliczna kolorystyka, ostrosc oraz punkt widzenia. Bardzo mi sie podoba.
tedesse (22096) 2013-01-24 11:02
Ladny widok sadu oliwnego, dobra osrtosc i piekne kolory, a wspaniale zolte zonkile ozywiaja obraz.
EstelleJ (921) 2013-01-24 12:46
Very touching image of these historically important trees..(Thank you for the informative note, too).
I just love the daffodils in the foreground - they add so much life to the photo.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-01-24 13:11
The picture is remarkably composed. The foreground is superb. I love the trees and their branches. The light and colors, sharpness and depth are excellent.
Have a nice evening
PaulVDV (15017) 2013-01-24 18:58
This is a very attractive picture of these old olive trees. Also the soil is very beautiful here wit its different tones of green and the flowers add more interest to the foreground. Very well composed.
Best regards, Paul
emka (58078) 2013-01-24 23:12
Ty juz masz wiosne, kwitnace żonkile i drzewa oliwne, świeżą zielona trawkę, a mnie całkiem zasypało, boje sie, ze gałęzie sie połamia pod sniegiem. I gdzie tu sprawiedliwość? przyjemne zdjecie
gildasjan (38184) 2013-01-25 0:50
Une belle variation de teintes sous ces oliviers.Image bien composée et bien exposée.
timecapturer (30256) 2013-01-25 3:15
love this! A glimpse of Greece outside the tourist season and so beautiful. Dafodils in January and vibrant greens are striking enough but it is the atmosphere and the trees that make it so special. Superb and original imagery!
Have a great weekend - Brian.
My dafodils have gone back under ground here on the south coast of England, it has been so cold in the last 2 weeks.
fabianoleite (9014) 2013-01-25 7:31
Hello, Kamila, this picture has great colors, the contrast is very good indeed, and the shape of the olive trees is great, I like it. Greece must be a very interesting place. Good work and regards from Brazil!
olive224 (1211) 2013-01-25 8:11
Nice capture ;) all those greens tones are beautiful
and i don't say that because my name is olivier ;)
holmertz (26900) 2013-01-25 10:31
This is a very nice and well cropped picture. I love the fine blend of mild green and grey/brown tones. It is a timeless sight that gives me peace of mind. The good light and the fine sharpness are important contributors to the success of this shot.
Silvio1953 (98051) 2013-01-25 11:15
Ciao Kamila, lovely composition with beautiful olive trees, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
vladic (4153) 2013-01-25 13:16
Jakże bardzo już tęsknię (pomimo że i zima ma swoje uroki)za soczystą zielenią łąk, którą tak sugestywnie przedstawiasz w swojej pięknej kompozycji.
Janusz1974 (2271) 2013-01-25 14:33
Bardzo ladna prezentacja sadu oliwnego.
Zonkile w pierwszym planie dodaja zdjeciu smaku.
bukitgolfb301 (30053) 2013-01-25 15:27
Hi dear Kamila
Wow another lovely shot. I like crocas flower very much, in Japan we will get that tiny flower sonnest. Great framework and tasteful color touch as usual.
Thank you for your sharing and have a nice weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
GREGG (8243) 2013-01-26 3:49
Witaj, fajny oliwny zakątek
troszkę nierealny, zagadkowy
pozdrawiam, życząc miłego dnia
mjw364 (3642) 2013-01-26 8:03
A well composed shot. i like the fact that the predominant colours of the pallette in this shot are black and green - just like olives. One of my favourite foods - especially stuffed with garlic, or white feta cheese. i could eat them all day long!
Kielia (20411) 2013-01-26 8:10
your gallery continues to grow with interesting images. This is a very well composed impression of the olive trees with a wonderful mood due to the nice light. The natural colors are also very pleasant. My compliments also for the note!
wolf38 (28146) 2013-01-26 9:23
Hello Kamila. Olive trees and daffodils. My compliments for this aesthetic photo. The fresh green happy in this winter season. Overall a masterful shot. Congratulations.
Noel_Byrne (7301) 2013-01-26 10:23
There is a beautiful fantasy feeling to your shot, this scene would fit perfectly in any classic fantasy tale such as lord of the rings, or a fairy tale. The frame is filled perfectly with the strange shaped trunks of those trees. Beautify splash of colour from the flowers too, a really nice and pleasant scene.
All the best
ikeharel (37254) 2013-01-27 5:02
Mild winter light prevailing and gave a unique texture to the Olive-trees forest.
An adorable depth through the green grass on ground, and a lovely yellow flowers near the one tree on left.
The colors convey a perfect cool ambiance, and picture applied with exquisit clarity. Pleasent to look at.
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-01-27 11:26
Hello Kamila, I also have several pictures taken of these century old trees and I love them all!
This is a very special picture for the fact that on the bottom left is showing a "manousaki"flower blooming which was my beloved mother's favorite flower!
A very beautiful and attractive picture!
Have a great evening,
Cricri (86347) 2013-01-27 14:06
De jolies teintes dans ce paysage d'oliviers, j'adore ces arbres, j'aime le cadrage, la lumière et toute la composition en elle même qui est très jolie
kim_gwan (266) 2013-01-30 8:39
γειά σου Kamila,
Marvelous composition, POV and DOF of these trees shot.
I can even smell the olive.
This is a very crisp photo and i love it.
It inspires me to seek for spiritual health
Robert1969 (6224) 2013-01-30 23:41
Great point of view, light management and
composition and the picture has a very
nice fairytale atmosphere. Little details
like the flowers on the forground are
great choices: it's a nice break between
the green ground and it emphasize extra
annjackman (13183) 2013-02-01 3:14
These wonderful olive trees have given a BG that is almost like a painting with its lovely soft colours and textures. The flowers in the FG add some lovely extra colour.
Kind Regards, Ann
COSTANTINO (42744) 2013-02-03 0:55
excellent capture of those olive trees
I like thw whole inspiration with
all the tones of the green,the
little flowers in the foreground
my favorite with a special aroma,
your shot looks magic in my opinion
it is a real oil picture created
by a good painter
have a nice Sunday
zoomer (3580) 2013-02-07 17:13
Hi,thats one of your most artistic photos.Outstanding composition,light and colors.All the best,Wolf.
macjake (39207) 2013-02-08 11:17
I have to say, I'm not a huge fan of tree photos, but there is something very attractive about this scene.
it makes the scene more effective how you left out the skyline, I like that.
and the large dark brown tree trunks stand out in great contrast color wise.
smart shot! really enjoyed viewing it
maloutim (8606) 2013-02-18 3:11
I love olive trees in Mediterranean countries, so I agree entirely with what you say in your note ! Olive trees are so invaluable for different reasons, not forgetting the health the fruit brings to people.
I love landscapes planted with olive trees and yours is particularly attractive, with the very old specimens giving a sort of subdued atmosphere !
I love the humble, little bunch of narcissus telling us spring is coming.
I wonder what the netting tunnels are there for .
Thanks for sharing and best regards.
Miguel82 (7717) 2013-04-09 7:50
Magnific shot Kamila, i can se that the olive nets are ready to receive them and minimize the loss
Really pretty colors, good depth, nice colors
Have a nice day
- Copyright: Kamila Zadora (Kamilutka) (3207)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-24
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Lefkada [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-24 8:31