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November 2016 Challenge - Trees

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For the November challenge, I have chosen another nature theme: trees.

 

I can be entire forests, rainforest or temperate, single trees, or a close-up of bark.

 

Rules are as usual: 3 entries per person, photos on Alamy. Closing time 30th November midnight London time (11am my time eh eh no need to stay up :))

 

Examples from my own portfolio:

 

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scribbly-gum-eucalyptus-racemosa-barring

 

Good luck!

 

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Good challenge!

 

Frosted trees Weardale

 

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Dead Trees

 

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Colourful trees

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Edited by Bryan

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Well done for a much-deserved win in October gvallee.   :)

 

Here are my tree entries (changed 1 or 2 since my original submission)....

 

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Edited by GS-Images

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Thank you all. Welcome to the challenge.

 

Philippe, re. your first image, any resemblance with a would-be politician is of course fortuitous...

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Congratulations for the October challenge!

 

And thank you for this one.

 

Here are my entries:

 

Hot rainforest in Olympic national park (Washington state - USA)

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Giant Cathedral Fig Tree (Atherton Tablelands, Queensland - Australia)

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And of course, December approaching, Galeries Lafayette's Christmas tree in Paris (France)

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Welcome Olivier! I like your thinking outside the box. Galeries Lafayette, close to my ex-workplace. In another life, long long ago.

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Thank you, I just could not resist… 

Where did you work, if you don't mind telling me?

Avenue de l'Opera, next to Brentanos. BNP-Paribas.

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That is the neighborhood where I stay when I go to Paris. I like being close to the Opera, the Louvre and Place de la Concorde at night…

What a change! Looking at your pictures, you seem to live in a much less crowded place now…

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Ahh trees. Lovely trees. Objects of worship.

 

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edit: they're all in DC this time.
Edited by wiskerke

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OK, my three are ...

A great grey owl hiding in a pine tree...

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Christmas in Stratford upon Avon...

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And the cherry tree outside my local church on St Georges Day this year...

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a-lone-tree-in-a-vineyard-in-paso-robles
 
 
 
A Lone tree in a vineyard near Paso Robles California

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A single tree in a farmers field at sunrise near Stockton California.

 

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An harvesting machine shaking an almond tree.
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Pine trees in a foggy forest in autumn

 

 

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  Firefighters of the Italian Vigili del Fuoco cutting a tree damaged by storm.

 

 

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Mountain pine which split a rock in two by growing through it. Valais/Wallis, Switzerland

 

 

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sunrisedawnnaturesceniclandscapedudhwain

Dawn landscape,Dudhwa National Park, UP, India

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Perished at the Death Valley Crater, USA

 

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Tree grove at sunset (HDR image). Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan, India.

Edited by Kumar
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Congrats on your win Gvallee.  Some real nice submissions already for the "Trees" challenge! Here are three from me.

 

1) Horse farm near Lexington, Kentucky 

 

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2) Ficus tree roots, Florida

 

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3) Tree House in Louisiana, USA

 

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Edited by Michael Ventura

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Wonderful challenge. I have a theory that trees -- not us -- are the most evolved beings on the planet (witness the current US presidential election B) ).

 

Temperate deciduous forest canopy, British Columbia, Canada

 

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Giant Guapinol tree, Costa Rica, Central America

 

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Closeup of California Redwood tree bark

 

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Edited by John Mitchell

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Wonderful challenge. I have a theory that trees -- not us -- are the most evolved beings on the planet (witness the current US presidential election B) ).

No arguing with that.

 

So how do we get your Giant Guapinal tree into the Whitehouse...?

 

:D

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Nice subject, three from me

 

Dandenong Forest, one of the highlights of Australia from me - hand feeding wild parrots.

 

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My wife sat under a tree reading at sunset - Lake Illiwarra also in lovely Australia

 

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And dropping seventy degrees centigrade or so, trees covered in snow here in Quebec, in the Parc de la Gaspesie. 

 

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Colin

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Wonderful challenge. I have a theory that trees -- not us -- are the most evolved beings on the planet (witness the current US presidential election B) ).

No arguing with that.

 

So how do we get your Giant Guapinal tree into the Whitehouse...?

 

:D

 

 

Good question. Wish I knew the answer. A giant Guapinol (spelling corrected) tree in the White House would certainly be vastly superior to a Giant you-know-what. Fingers crossed.

Edited by John Mitchell
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Perthshire, Scotland, countryside in Autumn

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Tree growing through balconies in Athens, Greece

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Close up of Sitka Spruce bark

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Edited by Lynne

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Oh my! How am I going to choose?? Such wonderful images.

Keep on the good work, keep sending them!

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