Trees, trees and more trees

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Inspired by a San Francisco local photographer photographed in the woods with his FF 16-35mm for trees and 70-200mm for close ups. The widest lenses I have are O12/2 and P12-35/2.8. I recently acquired a new PL8-18mm. I planed and took a short getaway camping trip in the Humbolt Redwoods State Park. I brought along G9 & EM10.4, PL8-18 and P35-100/2.8 to try what I could do in the woods.

The Park spans 35,000 acres and about 1/3 is old-growth redwood forest. There are more than a 100-mile of hiking trails and the 32-mile Avenue of the Giants scenic drive with stops for the Giants. I hiked some miles and made some stops on the scenic drive.

Here are some wide shots with the PL8-18...

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Roots of a fallen tree
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A lady, a dog and the Giant Tree (height:363',circumference:53')
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Immortal Tree (height:298')
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Founders Tree (height:346',cir:40')
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Close up at 8mm
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Close ups to follow the next post...
 

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w P35-100

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My favorite of the close ups
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At the right time and at the right place
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A touch of light
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That's all for now, until next time.
 

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So good. Photography in the woods is a subject I have a difficult time with. There’s so much going on and I have a tough time composing good and interesting images.
Well done.
 

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So good. Photography in the woods is a subject I have a difficult time with. There’s so much going on and I have a tough time composing good and interesting images.
Well done.
Thank you so much! I much appreciate it! I constantly looked for interesting subjects and around what to include/exclude before I point my camera. The most difficulty is the lighting. Quite dark in the shade with extreme bright light shies through the trees. Dialed exposure composition quite a bit and needed to keep rechecking the shots. Also sometime not much space to move around on narrow trails. After all, it was quite a fun experience.
 

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Eucalyptus regnans bole, Otway ranges, southern Victoria. One of the tallest flowering plants in the world, at around 100m/300 ft.

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Eucalyptus regnans bole, Otway ranges, southern Victoria. One of the tallest flowering plants in the world, at around 100m/300 ft.

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I don't suppose you can shimmy up one and get a photo of the flower for me John? ;)
 
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Eucalyptus regnans bole, Otway ranges, southern Victoria. One of the tallest flowering plants in the world, at around 100m/300 ft.

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Regans is one of the most beautiful, graceful trees IMO.
I love seeing these giants.
Their timber is second to none, magnificent. Unfortunately that makes it highly prized
 

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A tree fern frond unfurling in the Otway ranges, southwestern Victoria, north of Cape Otway. Ferns are among the plants that predate flowering plants. They have three reproductive methods - sexual, asexual and by spores.

I just love these 'knuckles' as the frond unfurls.

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Eucalyptus regnans bole, Otway ranges, southern Victoria. One of the tallest flowering plants in the world, at around 100m/300 ft.

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@John King Eucalyptus regnans is the tallest flowering plant. I include it in my teaching as a example of the diversity of flowering plants as compared to tiny duckweed. I would enjoy seeing more photos if you have them. Thx.
 

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Possibly a Messmate, which is probably a naturally occurring hybrid.

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Many varieties, see here:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messmate
 

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A special variety of tree, the galvanized type. The start of the upper canopy walk called the Otway Fly.

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The overhead walkway in the middle canopy, around 100+ feet above ground level. Fascinating experience.

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I had a very nice surprise when i was out for a walk with a friend, in a little wood area by the sea, and found this forest that looked like something in Scandinavia. I'm Swedish and except my family and friends, the only thing I miss in Ireland is going for walks in a REAL forest. I'll definitely go back to this place.

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Were you able to see any birds on the overhead walkway? Wondering if that would be good place for bird photos.
 

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Were you able to see any birds on the overhead walkway? Wondering if that would be good place for bird photos.
Moi?

You need to have the time and visit regularly, unfortunately. There is a huge range of (particularly) parrots in the Otway ranges.

All but a few hectares of western Victoria were completely burned out in the bushfires in the 1880s through to the 1930s, so none of these are 'old growth' forests. This is an area of about 15,000 square miles burned to the ground.
 

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