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Quiver on the banks of a fall

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Something endemic to Africa as far as I know: The Quiver tree (Kokerboom), apparently the San people used the trunk to make their quivers from. These trees are estimated at 150 years old, are slow growers and only occur in arid country. Enough boring facts!

I am still waiting for "model permission" to upload more fun uploads than trees. Watch this space, I may be lucky.

Thank you for your constructive comments, favorites and welcome back on the previous upload:

February 5, 2011
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Feb 5, 2011 11:59:10 am
Stunning capture Oom Piet.

by kgb224 Homepage »

Feb 5, 2011 12:03:26 pm
Very good picture

by ragouc Homepage »

Feb 5, 2011 12:08:12 pm
Awesome.... LOVE the contrast.

by Eutopia Homepage »

Feb 5, 2011 12:12:56 pm
An excellent shot. Unusual tree. Thanks for the info.

by kansas Homepage »

Feb 5, 2011 12:13:33 pm
Excellent capture. I love the angle and the contrast between the dark skies and the pretty vivid/cheerful tree. Very nice job :)

by elisheba Homepage »

Feb 5, 2011 12:27:53 pm
What a beautiful tree with such interesting bark. And thank you for including the interesting facts about it. I love pictures of trees so I will never tire of tree pictures.

by barbdennist Homepage »

Feb 5, 2011 12:33:58 pm
A Josua nephew? Stunning picture! RS

by rocserum Homepage »

Feb 5, 2011 12:39:43 pm
Oh yes Rocserum, very well spotted! I think they are alike in many respects. :)

by busi2ness Homepage »

Feb 5, 2011 1:11:08 pm
What a fantastic use of tilt! That isn't something I generally go for, but this is just right. Land, blue sky, bright and dark clouds ... the layers give your tree a solid, yet exciting background. The tree itself is glorious! This is a study in angles, and you've done a fabulous job with it. Outstanding image!

by auntietk Homepage »

Feb 5, 2011 1:11:53 pm
So beautiful! The grace of time is looked in this scene. I so love this. Excellent! Stellar.

by MrsLubner Homepage »

Feb 5, 2011 1:14:16 pm
Splendid capture! :)

by emmecielle Homepage »

Feb 5, 2011 2:08:32 pm
Amazingly beautiful and strange trees. I really like tham alot.

by helanker Online Now!   Homepage »

Feb 5, 2011 2:39:48 pm

by prutzworks Homepage »

Feb 5, 2011 3:33:53 pm
Awesome capture..very good spot! :)

by annie5 Homepage »

Feb 5, 2011 4:05:47 pm
Cool view and subject!

by mdilorenzo Homepage »

Feb 5, 2011 4:17:20 pm
Thats cool! You know, 50 years ago people could walk around on land all over the world. Now everything is posted, keep out. Like that tree, if a native cut it down to make a quiver, people would freak out! haha

by vis151 Homepage »

Feb 5, 2011 4:29:51 pm
What a sky and backdrop for a most interesting subject. Niiiice.

by bmac62 Homepage »

Feb 5, 2011 5:08:16 pm
Interesting tree. Excellent shot, fantastic perspective and light.

by Hendesse Homepage »

Feb 5, 2011 5:09:38 pm
I too love the tilt, it suits the pic so well. Good luck with the model permission, that will be a great new avenue for you my friend. Jen

by Boofy Homepage »

Feb 5, 2011 5:52:51 pm
Nice shot.

by pauldeleu Homepage »

Feb 5, 2011 6:19:29 pm
You have taken this capture from a great angle and the tree really stands out against the interesting sky. Excellent photo.

by npauling Homepage »

Feb 5, 2011 6:21:00 pm
Rocserum is close but not quite there, the Joshua is a Yucca but this is an Aloe and a big beast at that, I grow some of the tree Aloes on my nursery in the UK but none are anywhere near that size thank goodness, Its a great shot though thanks for showing it.

by Katraz Homepage »

Feb 5, 2011 6:27:09 pm
Agree with Aunkietk on the tilt working well. Good eye, Piet. The dramatic sky helps.

by drace68 Homepage »

Feb 5, 2011 6:51:23 pm
Great POV to show us this dry land tree!

by Buffalo1 Homepage »

Feb 5, 2011 10:51:32 pm
Nice capture and POV!

by schonee Homepage »


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