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Solitary Strength by Moonbeam13 Solitary Strength by Moonbeam13
This is a Rain Tree, or Saman. Early travellers to the tropics reported that the tree produced rain at night. Legend speaks " rains from the branches , are the juice of the cicadas, or Cheribus. The grass is always green beneath this tree due to the way the leaves close at night allowing the rain to fall more easily within its foliage. and thus during the days covers the grass more effectively from the harsh sun. It's a very huge canopied tree, one of the most symmetrical in the world. covered with tiny pinktipped tufts fron spring to fall. A great footnote on the tree is that it was used in the movie, as well as mentioned in the novel, "Swiss Family Robinson." It harboured the family in its huge limbs where they made an impenetrable fort in it's giant branches.

The canopy of the tree will surpass the height eventually. It is a great protector, and as such I have a great affinity for it.
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WOW this is such a lovely photo. I love the contrast and how the tree is completely black. It's such a wounderful photo that i couldn't help pass it up without a fav. or a comment or anything. I love the concept you did with this. And I like how the tree spreads out, it is such a lovely location and ideal peice of work. Altho I do have one issue with it, I believe you should have a lttle ground to the tree, where the ground meets. Because the tree looks as if it is floating, so some ground should be added there but the bonder line seems to take care of it but I am just saying to add some ground next time. WOW i just love this photo so pretty. Well done. And keept it up.
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Absolutely beautiful. I love the emotion in this photo, even though there are no colors and it is a solitary tree. But that may be the strongest point, that there are indeed no other factors to get in the way of what you are trying to convey. The contrast of the dark tree, which almost looks shadowed or silhouetted, against the light, dappled-grey, sky. When I look at this I feel peace and serenity overall, though hints of something darker- possibly more sinister. I could go on forever about all the emotions and whatnot you could suck out of this, but I think it can be expressed in one word- magnificent.
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buyer-233060 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
I love the pic & the statement. TY
cmbmint Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Stunning! I really love your photography!~:iconsparkleeyeyuiplz:
CosmicKat Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Artist
beautiful work!
KeremGo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
These type of tree photography always reminds me Loreena McKennitt songs...
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hah I'll take that :)
reylia Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013   General Artist
Lovely tree! 
Azul-din Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
a wonderful contrast between the smooth flow of the couds and the coiled strength inherent in the tree
LoveoftheDark Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous and I'm surprised I haven't seen it as a DD yet. It reminds me of something I would see in a beautiful nature documentary or national geographic cover. Stunning!
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
fGregory Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
perfect. loved it.
fGregory Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
perfect. loved it.
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Laura-Kinney Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student General Artist
WOW I love this!!!
mrmd53 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful Shot!;p
Kapow2003 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
It's a beautiful silhouette.
tanbirmim Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Student Photographer
Loved it
SpenArtwork Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, nice picture and great tittle too. = )
beauty10162 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
very beautiful. Both the picture and the description. Very informative as well, I didn't know any of that.
ColdSkys Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
lol i'm an outdoor-sy type of guy and i gotta tell you, the only thing i can think of wehn viewing this pic is, how can i climb it how many different ways and swing from it and jump from branch to branch and just lay on the branch junctions and... you get the point :D i lubz it!
Ryser915 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a fantastic image! The lines and composition are absolutely superb, and the decision to make it black and white was a good What I really love about this photograph is in the way it's composed, the viewer cannot see any of the ground. That's a very unique angle, one not seen often in photography. Well done :clap:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: thank you very much!
Ryser915 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It was my absolutely pleasure, you do very fantastic work!
Tepara Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
As part of the DOTY and as you being one of the winners :D This has been featured in MY JOURNAL :D
congrats, and Have a great 2009
Dinayarose Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008   Photographer
This is a beautiful shot!!
Cristinase Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
Hermoso árbol :)
Laal Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Vaya, como una vez escribi, "No hay ser mas comprensivo que un arbol frente a tu hogar", los arboles son los seres mas sensibles, casi lo puedo tocar, casi lo puedo sentir, acaribiar y descanzar bajo su frescura, pero este no s un arbol en donde se pueda descanzar, este es un ser amigo con el que se puede contemplar un buen atardecer

Good pc, my congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!
ice-fire Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
Excellent shot. I just love how this tree looks. :D
squiter Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
Doberman13 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
wow, you actually took taht yourself? its so simple but looks amazing on photo!
TraceLegacy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007
Very powerful photograph. :) I'm really glad it's in b/w.

The tree itself looks very alone, i can even say a little sad. It's great that you captured the weather so well, you chose the moment very well. :) A very good capture indeed! :+fav:
Word-worth-1000-pics Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007
I love those trees ! Great contrast of tones and framing :heart:
CapturedCosmicDebris Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
So powerful... :+favlove:
ihatelife1029 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
this ia AMAZING!
great job
instant fav :+fav:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
ihatelife1029 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
jdvorakgreen Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I love solitary tree shots. This one gets my fave and absolute highest respect.
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:) thank you
hebaachry Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
it 's my favourite photo
you welcome to comment my work
RainbowxFairy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
[link] it! :heart:
Xx-Narcheska-xX Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
j'aime <3
the-first-helborn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
good idea...
nice conception...
great work...
Ana-Lyn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy 7th Birthday to dA and a fond thank you to you for working so hard to make dA such a wonderful place!
Your work has been featured in mah journal!
If you'd like this work removed, please do not hesitate to let me know!

Thank you for all you do!


Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
aww thanks :)
Ana-Lyn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure! :heart:
Mysterious-Dawn Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
Beautiful <3
Minas-Tirith-Hakan Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
so good... :headbang:
zardo Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Professional Photographer
This picture gives a feeling of lonliness. It is very emotive :)
dUARd Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
like contrast

aladyx Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this black and white photo. It is very expressive in this presentation. Also, I appreciate the history and found it very interesting. I think many photographers miss the opportunity to comment or expain their own work.
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November 20, 2005
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Canon EOS 20D
Shutter Speed
1/800 second
Focal Length
135 mm
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Date Taken
Nov 14, 2005, 2:20:31 AM