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Windy Cliff on Norfolk Island

Windy Cliff on Norfolk Island
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-10
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Norfolk Island Holiday
Date Submitted: 2007-09-22 1:05
Viewed: 4867
Points: 16
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Windy Cliff on Norfolk Island

This is a windy cliff on an south-western corner of Norfolk Island.

Note the flat plants that have been scuptured flat on the cliff, and then notice the Norfolk Pines that are growing straight up - no problem with them in the wind.

Captain Cook discovered the uninhabited island in 1774, and mistakenly believed the timber, which is particularly tolerant to salt, could provide masts for King George III’s fighting ships.

But they were no good for masts!!

Now it can be found on the world’s foreshores, a tribute to its hardiness and majesty. In fact, the pine was a prime reason for the island’s colonization.

Araucaria heterophylla, or Norfolk Island Pine, is a stately tree resembling true pines. Its characteristic whorled branches are horizontal to the main stem, producing tiers of bright green branches with soft awl-shaped needles that are quite distinctive and symmetrical. On Norfolk Island, these trees will reach 150-200 feet tall.

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To Silke: PineJanice 3 09-23 14:18
To marhowie: Yes, Captain Cook screwed up!Janice 1 09-22 20:31
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Hi Janice,

Very interesting picture. The contract between the Norfolfk Island Pines and rest of the tress is indeed fascinating. Thanks for sharing.


Hi Janice,
Thanks for sharing this view from Norfolk Island, nice DOF, color, and details..Sorry to hear Captain Cook screwed up there way back when ;}
Well done.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-22 6:35]
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Fascinating growth patterns, Janice!
I assume that Cook partially denuded the island, did he?
Superb PoV, colours and details

Hello Janice
What a great secne you captured,
Great colors ,composition and POV,Welldone.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-23 9:40]

Hello Janice,
I always imagined New Zealand as a very windy place, but this is extraordinary! I wonder what these plants (bushes) are? Very well captured and most intersting. I like your composition!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

This is an amazing creation of nature Janice.
The wind must really be gale force to make the shrubs grow up hill. Are the shrubs deciduous or evergreen? Very interesting note.
TFS Janice

Hello Janice,
This is a very original scenery; something that must be unique! I like this POV and composition; too bad that the sky was not blue ;) Your notes are interesting as always. Keep well,

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