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The king of ficus

The king of ficus
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Copyright: Giorgio Mercuri (Photoslave) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 141 W: 0 N: 55] (1199)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-31
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/20 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-09-30 13:34
Viewed: 4960
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 27
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In the public garden of Marina square in Palermo there's a huge Ficus Magnolioides, one of the largest trees in Italy with its 30 mts heights and 21 mts trunk
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Hi Giorgio!

It remembers me a monster of the films "Alien"... Very good picture that gives us an impression of the bigness. From the technical point of view and in consideration of the fact that we are in TrekNature, I regret the presence of cars in the image. Maybe a change of the point of view could be remedial.

Kind regards

Hello Giorgio,
Oh my dear... This is close to scary!
A very intersting image showing this huge tree, and I notice how the tree sets roots as support for the heavy branches...
Well framed and good details!
Pablo -

Hello Giorgio! Wonderful tree! Amazing! Beautiful composition. Beautiful shot. Best regards!

Hi Giorgio,

a good POV of the Ficus Magnolioides, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


Ah Giorgio questa Ŕ una provocazione, questa sera stavo cercando su internet foto di grandi alberi e tu mi propini questo splendido mostruoso ficus di Palermo, il pi¨ grande albero d'Italia, con tutto il rispetto per ilcastagno dei cento cavalli, splendida foto, l'hai ripreso in tutta la sua imponenza, bravissimo e grazie, ciao Silvio


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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-10-25 15:08]

Great shot of wonderfull tree Giorgio. Very good composition and DOF.TFS

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-26 2:38]

Hello Giorgio ! Good to see you here ! Well done on that shot, I was there a few years ago:


Good picture of that beautiful but strange trees ! Well done, ciao !


Salve Gio
╚ maestosi.
E se nessuno non lo ferma invaderÓ il suo ambiente.
La natura Ŕ forte. e fortunatamente per essa

Hi Giorgio,
Wow, what an amazing tree you've taken!
Excellent details and interesting POV, a bit dark I think, so I tried a workshop and hope you like the result. :-)
Well done and TFS,
Best wishes, Kevin

Bonjour Giorgio,

Interessante photo... tu as su montrer la taille gigantesque de ce ficus de fašon originale...



Hi Giorgio

It is a lovely tree. I love all the textures you have captured and it is a nice POV. Just out of interest I tried it as a B&W



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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-01-20 5:41]

merhaba giorgio
i had never seen like this old and great tree
really its informative photo for me
i like composition, point of view, lighting and colours
thanks for sharing

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-03-15 10:52]

Giorgio, this is interesting shot and lovely clarity. Excellent image quality. Ganesh

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