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  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 19 Jun 2009, 01:31
As in kookaburra, Aussie...that kind of gum??!! I had no idea it was so mammoth.
Aussie: No kookaburra's in this one. They can grow to massive proportions. This one is on the river bank (Wimmera River) in Horsham Victoria. I was trying to get some decent shots of 2 Eastern Rosella's when they flew up into it and I realised what a nice shot it presented.
  • md
  • Canada
  • 19 Jun 2009, 03:55
very cool tree smile i love trees with white bark so unique
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Jun 2009, 07:33
That streaky effect on the bark is similar to the London Planr tree - which obviously is quite common here Aussie
Aussie: When I was in Ireland I visited a garden that had been planted with exotic trees from all over the world and as the bus drove up the driveway there was 3 very tall straight gum trees. Yes I took a photo of these very exotic trees.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Jun 2009, 07:51
Wow what a great looking tree Aussie. It looks very masterful,and
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 19 Jun 2009, 08:26
Love these trees and B&W works wonderfully
Aussie: This one really stood out from the crowd.
Works well in mono aussie, an impressive tree
this calls for a poem
  • Eliza
  • Tanzania
  • 19 Jun 2009, 10:33
what a beautiful tree. we have them on the farm here, but they are much younger and not quite as dramatic yet smile
Lovely shot of a lovely tree. Well done. Nice twiddling too.
What an amazing tree Aussie, I love the way it fans out and your treatment.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 19 Jun 2009, 14:48
What an extraordinarily beautiful tree. Love the textures of the bark.
What a fantastic climbing tree. I love this washed out sepia colour too, really makes the grain of the tree's trunk stand out!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Jun 2009, 17:51
Excellent and a likey. A green bluegum smile
Really spectacular. Great tone too
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 20 Jun 2009, 01:03
Oh my goodness, this is such a majestic tree. Lovely wallpaper.

Is this the same as eucalyptus tree?
Aussie: Yes it's a eucalyptus there, are over 600 different species. The foliage varies from linear to heart shaped with young and adult leaves being markedly different making identification difficult. In forest moutain areas you wouldn't see one like this as they grow tall and straight. Some can go without water for 12 months. In the northern territory they have some that have beautiful salmon coloured trunks. The colour of the flowers can also vary with each species. white, red or yellow.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 20 Jun 2009, 05:30
When I was a kid I climb and fell out of that type of tree.the tone is fab
Aussie: I was a bit of a tomboy and climbed them as well, didn't fall but used to rip my dresses and get into trouble. Know you are having a wonderful time and will come home with heaps of fantastic images.
Nice shade of color smile nice framing too!!!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Jun 2009, 19:33
WOW Aussie, this is some tree, I have been reading the comments and replies....a joy for the eye, love the tones.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Jun 2009, 03:00
This is a very fine homage to the Eucalypt...looks a little like a River Red Gum.

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