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20. Forests


Australia is covered in eucalyptus forests but they are not all the same.  The trees have different shapes and sizes, different colours and textures.  These Snow Gums in the mist are typical of high mountain places.

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  1. A magic pic. Great composition, colour and texture.

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    1. I find the muted greens particularly appealing in this shot. The dampness of the day also helped lift the colour at the same time as contrasting because of the dull sky.

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  2. I like the way it draws your eyes over the rocks and beyond. As Diane says, a magic pic.

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  3. It IS a beauty of a shot.
    Of another world.

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  4. I am smelling this one with my eyes ...

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    1. For me this type of forest doesn't have much of a fragrance at least not a cold wet day. A warm wet day would be different.

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