<< Previous Next >>

Quiver tree

Quiver tree
Photo Information
Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-08
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Namibia, a photographer's dream
Date Submitted: 2010-08-29 18:30
Viewed: 6434
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Of course the country isn't Belgium and the place isn't Deerlijk.
I don't think you can undo this once it is uploaded unless you wait until the next day.
Anyway this is a Aloe dichotoma, known as Quiver or Kokerboom. It is a species of aloe indigenous to Southern Africa. You'll find it In South Africa's Northern Cape region and in Namibia. Here it is captured within the Namib Naukluft National Park while I was heading Southwest towards Sossusvlei. It's known as Choje to the San people. The Quiver tree gets its name from the San as they hollow out the branches to form quivers(or kokers in Dutch and probably African)for their arrows.

Thanks for your time and see you.

goldyrs, Alex99, haraprasan, marhowie, boreocypriensis has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

This is a beautiful composition, Annick.
The subject stands out in the surrounding space, tall and very pronounced.
Very well done, as always!

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-08-29 20:53]

Hi Annick.
Very nice presentation of an attractive place and so cute plant. Crisp sharp image of an Aloe combines with nicely blurred scenery perfectly. Colour palette of the shot is unusual and nice too. Composition is spot on. My best wishes.

Hi Annick,
A lovely capture of this beautiful tree. Very well composed with good details and nice natural lighting. Thanks a lot for sharing.

nice capture, TFS Ori

  • Great 
  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-08-30 6:14]

The whole place looks like from another planet, the species of plant is so weird, well captured, beautiful. tfs.

Unusually strange looking, you've done an excellent job photographically speaking of course.
I expect no less from you Sir Annick :)

Hi Annick!

What an amazingly beautiful landscape and also strange Aloe plant which it is also a ovelty for me too. The soft background is perfect to present this plant with no distraction. The center-off composition also very artistic MF!
TFS and have a nice week!
Take care and cheers,


  • Great 
  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-07 4:10]

Hello Annick,
such a strange looking tree. I found it so exciting, because it defeat my idea of a tree. How lovely to see ita formations of the trunks and its leaves.
You have presented it so beautifully and the details are splendid.
Nice positioning too.


Calibration Check