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Lone Aspen

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 21 October 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Most of the aspens we see are tall and relatively straight and grow in clonal colonies. Here is one I found which seems to grow out of the granite on the riverbank of the Carson River. I loved its old and gnarly trunk. It seems, to me, like a grandfather tree - old, proud, and full of character.

NIKON D90 1/60 second F/13.0 ISO 800 180 mm (35mm equiv.)

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tataray from france, France

Bien vu .. quel endroit pour pousser !..
Très drôle ... ))
Belles couleurs d'automne.

21 Oct 2010 12:53pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Wonderful color and I like the shape of that tree. Nice find, Barbara.

21 Oct 2010 1:57pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This one does seem unusual for aspen. Bet it has been around awhile. Wonderful capture!

21 Oct 2010 3:15pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Great find. I just love interesting-looking trees, as it is concrete evidence of ingenuity and survival.

21 Oct 2010 4:11pm

David from Detroit, United States

That's a great tree! Very interesting shape. You framed it well.

21 Oct 2010 4:18pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fabulous. exquisite light

21 Oct 2010 11:14pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

you keep finding interesting shapes and composition around you! well done - love this composition - my eyes just follow up the tree trunk towards the superb colours!

22 Oct 2010 2:17am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

I love this! It does have the feeling of being an "old soul"

22 Oct 2010 5:01am

NIKON D90
1/60 second
F/13.0
ISO 800
180 mm (35mm equiv.)

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