Good Morning Everyone,
I took this shot during our TE Meeting in Peebles. The scene shows a fallen tree on the banks of the River Tweed at Melrose.
Fallen trees do make interesting focal images but they are also significant features for the wellbeing of the environment generally and wildlife in particular. I watched a TV programme about their benefits and was completely amazed.
I am including an Internet Link which I'm sure you will find interesting.
As you can see, the weather wasn't wonderful but we refused to let it stop our photographing!
Wishing you all a happy day, Bev :-)
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Nicou (148458) 2013-12-04 2:21
quelle nature morte ce vieux tronc d'arbre trout brun dans les herbes séches la branche verte quei fait un petit arche quelle mise en beauté splendide.
Bravo et amitié
trevormoffiet (3112) 2013-12-04 2:34
After having a look at the link I can see the importance of your image and its connection to the title. I like the composition with the grasses in the foreground, the village in the valley and the low slightly wooded hill in the background.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-04 4:19
on my recent trips into the woods, so many trees are lying broken like this, following the big storm of a month or so ago. They do provide habitat and the link makes it all the more pertinent. A super and original shot that is full of wonderfully bucolic elements and textures. Isn't this Earth of ours wonderful and precious?
Regards - B.
Sergiom (85999) 2013-12-04 5:00
J'aime bien ce point de vue, comme caché derrière l'arbre mort pour observer le paysage au loin sous ce ciel chargé de nuages menaçants.Le résultat est une belle image profonde.
Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-04 5:29
Well chosen low POV to show us the log along with the moor and that brooding sky. The trees present nice autumn colors. Good research on a subject which may seem unimportant but is of great ecological significance. Well taken and thanks for sharing.
holmertz (57367) 2013-12-04 9:47
After reading your note and the internet link I guess I should say that the fallen tree adds life to the composition (anyway that's one of my favourite compliments). Since that life is not clearly seen it would still be enough that the tree adds a nice feature and an unusal forground to a lovely rural British view. There's a good balance of grey sky and green hillside (with a touch of yellow).
ikeharel (76107) 2013-12-04 11:58
Good evening Beverly,
From the deep of my memories, I remember Melrose had a big ruins of a roof-less ancient cathedral, and while passing by over enroute Edingrough in 8/1993 - I tried in the last sunrays to take a photo, and the outcome was worthless. The green surrounding here on your photo, just reminded me all about.
Multi-green diff. tones, autumn colors well collected.
Good night fromn Israel,
macjake (71053) 2013-12-04 17:38
yes indeed, a tree, standing or fallen can be home to many creatures :)
I just don't want to be one of them haha
Its so impressive to see the rolling hills of Scotland - are they as impressive in person? :)
grey skies still make for excellent skies in my opinion, nothing wrong or nothing to correct with this shot.
excellent foilage photo :)
Noel_Byrne (33054) 2013-12-05 0:56
An urban jungle for insects! You know, I have never before considered the ecological importance of a fallen tree, although there is a TV ad in the UK at the moment (which we see in Ireland too) which shows a little girl making a B&B for hedgehogs and a hotel for insects, so I guess the message is trying to get out there. As you say, a beautiful subject for photography, especially with such a wonderful sky and backdrop behind it!
Thanks as always
jhm (157878) 2013-12-05 3:03
Most of our remaining woodland is very different from those prehistoric forests, and a key difference is the amount of standing and fallen dead wood in them.
All dead wood must remain on the ecology of the soil.
I am very a lot in the forest here against my home, I follow the daily life situation, we see more butterflies and a lot mushrooms.
I recognise your picture perfect, with the dead tree in centre of the picture.
Excellent captured, nice composition.
Very well done, TFS.
Kugart (1778) 2013-12-06 3:36
Sometimes I used to wonder why so many trees lay about the countryside and were never cut up for firewood until I learned like you the importance of these to the wildlife and insects. It is truly amazing the number of animals,insects and birds benefit from fallen and decaying trees. Nice shot Beverley with low POV showing the tree in the foreground and the overhanging branch above with yellow blooms and the rolling hills in the background.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (41799)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-26
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
- Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): TE Meeting Peebles 2013 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-04 1:53