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Amazing tree.

Posted by
Ansie (Paarl, South Africa) on 15 June 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This was taken in Botswana, our neighboring country. It is on an "island" in the Makgadikgadi pans, which is dry salt pans. I have been here twice on safari, camping in our tents. Of all places on earth this to me is one of the most magical. At sundown we drive out on the pan, and take our chairs, and watch the sun go down over the island, drinking a cold glass of wine (South African wine!!)

Canon EOS 5D 1/20 second F/3.5 ISO 400 28 mm

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john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful tree. superb silhouette

15 Jun 2011 9:21pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

fine strong silhouette!

16 Jun 2011 1:43am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Some of the best things in life are free, your description is priceless..!

16 Jun 2011 2:18am

@Michael Fresh: For a photographer, most subjects are free, I have never thought about it like that!

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Comme un épouvantail ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

16 Jun 2011 7:11am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Great backlight !

16 Jun 2011 10:05am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Superb silhouette of this tree - just beautiful, and your description makes it all the more pleasing of an image. Well done!

16 Jun 2011 1:49pm

Stefanie from France

Great silhouette of the tree and great with the sunset!

16 Jun 2011 2:02pm

Val37 from Tours, France

I like it with the sunset !

16 Jun 2011 2:18pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

amazing, and photogenic.

16 Jun 2011 7:41pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Superbe contre-jour crépusculaire!

16 Jun 2011 9:53pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Impressive and beautiful tree sihouette, like it !

17 Jun 2011 6:15am

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

The photo and your text remind me of a few sundowner drives I had in Namibia...

20 Jun 2011 11:02pm

Longroute from Cagliari, Italy

Once you find the right tree the task is how to frame it and at what hour to capture it.
You found the right solution for both tasks.
Graphic, neat and evocative.


25 Jun 2011 1:50pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Beautiful silhouette!

28 Jun 2011 1:07pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Amazing tree, indeed. Lovely country you describe.

29 Jun 2011 2:50pm

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

The colours and graphic silhouette work really well here. I'd like to see a little more room around the tree to emphasise the sunset but maybe there was no opportunity?

30 Jun 2011 12:16pm

Canon EOS 5D
1/20 second
ISO 400
28 mm