The Tamarisk is a genus of angiosperms, dikotylon plants belonging to the class of violet, the family Tamaridoeidon.
It saplings are native in many coastal areas of Greece and the Mediterranean, close to beaches, riverbanks and streams where the watery horizon is saltish.
The trees have possible root and branch roots reaching deep. The branches are thin and the leaves are forming numerous scales. The flowers are very small pink or pinkish white, not arranged in long inflorescences and grow at the ends of the branches.
Extremely resistant to drought and soil salinity favored by the spraying of seawater. Grown along the coast as an ornamental, for shelterbelts, but also for his shadow on the beaches
In Latin, the name Tamarix refers to that which comes from the river Tamaris-Tampro located in Spain.
In Greece there are several types, the most important are:
1. Smyrna trees. (Tamarix smyrnensis - the tamarisk smyrnaiiki) shrub or small tree that is no more than 2 meters high. The flowers are of a soft pink color and are found mostly in streams of southern Greece.
2. French trees. (Tamarix gallica ), shrub or small tree. The branches have a reddish color and the flowers are pink. It is located in many coastal areas of France and in Greece on several beaches in the Aegean.
3. Common trees of Attica. (Tamarix hampeana - the tamarisk champeani) tree reaching 10 meters in height and it is located on beaches all over Greece having very dense foliage and tiny flowers of pinkish white color.
4. Cretan trees. (Tamarix parviflora - the tamarisk mikranthis, synonymous of the Tamarix cretica) shrub or small tree that is no more than 3 meters high. The leaves are oblong, dark green and pink flowers. It grows on the banks of creeks, streams and rivers of Crete.
In Greece these trees are called "almyrikia" or "armyrikia".
The picture was taken at the beach of Paralio Astros in Arkadia, Greece and this particular almyriki belongs to the family of the Tamarix cretica.
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emilbo (20928) 2013-02-04 14:24
Cet arbre est magnifique et attire l'attention. Il ne semble pas dérangé par les grandes marées. Bien capté en l'absence du soleil et bon rendu des couleurs.
chrislo (2179) 2013-02-04 14:52
It seems to me such a strange and unusual vision to see a tree in blossom planted on a beach so close to the shore ! Fortunately, your note is quite informative and I really learned something tonight. The pink crown of the tamarisk nicely stands out against the blue cloudy sky. The sand scattered with small coloured pebbles complements the harmony of colours in this picture. Thank you for this beautiful one and for improving my general culture.
carlo62 (13544) 2013-02-04 14:53
bellissima questa variante della tamerice, molto colorata, anche se il colore è delicato.
Curiosa anche la posizione, praticamante nel mare.
Interessante nota di accompagnamento.
saxo042 (31862) 2013-02-04 14:56
Already the thumbprint attracted me! This picture is a very artistic study with only a few colours, all very important. The blue clouds (with a touch of red) above the sea of a blue-green shade. The light brown sand and the tree in a red colour, all these parts of the picture are in a perfect harmony. Like an impressionistic painting. Beautiful!
pajaran (36906) 2013-02-04 21:27
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled na drvo i trenutak sa oblacima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Lepo drvo i trenutak sa oblacima.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
Very interesting and good text ...
Nice view of the tree and the moment the clouds ...
A good time recording, sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, nice revealed.
Beautiful tree and a moment with clouds.
Have a nice day, all the best.
danos (74518) 2013-02-04 22:37
Ελένη γεια σου,
ώστε το Παράλιο Άστρος έχει τέτοια μοναδικά δένδρα με ροζέ λουλούδια; Μοναδικό και για να πω την αλήθεια πρώτη φορά βλέπω δένδρο με τόσο μοναδικά ροζέ χρώμα κοντά στην παραλία που να κάνει αντίθεση με το μπλε της θάλασσας.
ΥΓ Δεν ήξερα ότι τα αλμυρίκια κάνουν τέτοια λουλούδια
Romano46 (5988) 2013-02-05 1:35
a mio parere questa è una delle più belle, se non la più bella delle tue foto.
Hai trovato un perfetto equilibrio nella composizione grazie a pochissimi elementi che però si amalgamano a perfezione. Ma la composizione viene anche arricchita dall'incontro di colori che nelle delicate sfumature del cielo e del mare fa risaltare in maniera superba l'albero fiorito.
Uno scatto del quale tu debba andare fiera e è ben realizzato anche dal punto di vista tecnico grazie a contrasto, luminosità e saturazione perfetti.
Complimenti anche per le note molto esaurienti
Ciao e buona giornata
jhm (123140) 2013-02-05 5:06
This is extraordinarily a nice tree on the beach
Your picture is absolutely excellent taken.
Nice depth and excellent perspective.
Excellent composition, nice presentation, TFS.
cornejo (18714) 2013-02-05 5:23
Hola Eleni, esplendida foto de esta bella e interesante composición con el bonito árbol y el mar, siempre el mar, amo el mar. Encantadora imagen muy bien compuesta y encuadrada, con mucha nitidez y buena calidad. Excelente y encantador trabajo perfectamente realizado, mis felicitaciones amiga mia. Gracias por compartir este bello trabajo.
Buen dia y feliz semana.
Desde el sur de España, saludos afectuosos.
Kielia (20657) 2013-02-05 5:30
you are presenting a fantastic impression of the lonely tree on the beach. The image is excellently composed and you managed the subtle light very well. The moody colors make the image very attractive. My compliments also for the excellent notes!
Cricri (87288) 2013-02-05 5:47
Une vraie beauté cet arbre rose sur la plage, c'est pas commun et c'est vraiment beau avec la vue sur la mer, une capture du ciel et de la lumière,a la fois romantique et poétique
abmdsudi (27118) 2013-02-05 6:52
Enjoying your tour indeed and this is something special and tx to the lengthy note guiding us through. This is a fitting tribute and it is wonderful to see this hardy tree from such an excellent perspective although I feel that this native tree is out of place but it does contribute to vibrancy of colors which makes this picture exciting. I love the quality of the light, the fabulous layers of colours and the starkness within the settings. Its an interesting subject well observed and captured, a sure excels in the yes. Very well done.
ikeharel (38090) 2013-02-05 7:26
This looks un-natural and unique phenomena, Eleni.
A tree grows on seawater-edge and yet has a stunning colors on spring.
something gone a skewed on out little planet...
Nice spotted and explained. Amazing simple, but wonderful shot.
Silvio1953 (99199) 2013-02-05 11:28
Ciao Eleni, fantastico albero fiorito, praticamente in riva al mare, gran contrasto con i colori tenui del resto della scena, splendida luce e ottima nitidezza, bravissima, ciao Silvio
maria-v1981 (10409) 2013-02-06 2:54
Απλά υπέροχη σύνθεση Ελένη. Το αλμυρίκι με τα ροζ χρώματα του δημιουργεί αντίθεση με τον ουρανό και την θάλασσα. Πολύ ρομαντική εικόνα και πόσο αξιοθαύμαστο είναι το γεγονός οτι μπορεί να επιβιώσει κάτω από τον άνεμο και την αλμύρα.
gildasjan (38442) 2013-02-06 9:35
Cet arbre par ses couleurs habille parfaitement cette composition avec ici une couleur de la mer délicieuse.
macjake (39998) 2013-02-06 15:12
this one caught my attention, but it wasn't until i opened it up in the large format when it really blew me away.
couldn't believe a tree like this could grow right on the beach! is it just me, or is this really amazing!
perhaps its natural in this part of the world, but i can assure you its a strange sight here in Canada!
npecanhuk (54221) 2013-02-07 1:55
Lovely and beautiful picture!
Special regards to the colors, chosen pov and composition!
A hint: watch out for the tilted horizon.
Robert1969 (6330) 2013-02-08 7:27
I like this kind of pictures: it's surprising
(you do not expect a tree with red leaves on
a beach)and the picture has a lots of open
spaces (great composition) and that makes the
picture nice calmness (less is more).
Miguel82 (8595) 2013-02-08 13:20
Great shot Eleni, like that isolated tamaris with pink blossoms. Nice place indeed, good sharpness
Interesting note and presentation
mirosu (5557) 2013-02-09 18:46
You have made a good attempt here, choosing to go in tight on the colorful tree. The composition works well, and the focus with deep DOF draws the attention not only to the tree but also to the part of beach and calm sea water behind. The tree itself is very well-exposed. Asymmetrical arrangement creates excellent balance and harmony. IMO, a bit more space on the left would by nice, but this tight crop is nor reducing the quality. Excellent photo!!!
dip (21961) 2013-02-12 23:17
υπέροχη σύνθεση με το ανθισμένο αλμυρίκι τοποθετημένο σωστά στο κάδρο να δημιουργεί ένα πολύ όμορφο χρωματικό συνδιασμό με το μπλε της θάλασσας και του ουρανού,
ενδιαφέρον και το σημείωμά σου,
tomi1 (1932) 2013-02-13 13:44
Yet commenting on the photo taken in Porto Moniz I may say to you that the weather later changed for a sunny one. It was a marvellous day in the natural swimming pools. Then the high tide came and red flag was set. There is the danger to be pushed into the wild sea. Eleni it is interesting how some kinds of trees adapt to salted conditions. I never had seen this tree and as you say the its roots must be very long to go deeper. Already knowing of its existence perhaps I also may see them myself. This tree on beach is is a good shelter like a thatch. Warm regards. Tomi
mohammad_H (6668) 2013-02-23 20:43
Interesting and very beautiful masterpiece of God's creation, Super Show, only to be met with silence, and looked, and enjoy, I would like to see under the tree and look at the view With respect