A lone dead tree in a field in Dunnellon, Florida. To me it is still a beautiful tree.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D, Canon 55-250 lens at 65 mm
Color slightly saturated in Picasa3
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FEATURED in One Tree at a Time, Oct. 4, 2012

The Sentinel

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertover 3 years ago

    Love it Dot! I often shoot old trees like this one! I think somehow they represent a part of the past that refuses to die!!

  • I’ve passed this tree so many times and finally had my hubby stop the car for a couple of shots. It reminds me of stubborness and, like you said, refusing to die, thus the title. Just happened to be a pretty sky, too. Thanks so much, Ruth!

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 3 years ago

    Just beautiful, Dot — very simple, but very effective. Perfect composition, and love that sky!

  • Thank you so much, Monnie. I have a b/w image of the same tree, just a little different, that I’ll put up next.

    – AuntDot

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertover 3 years ago

    Isn’t it funny…or strange of us…to pass something a hundred times and then just one day…….we decide to stop!

  • Yes, and sometimes it’s a matter of traffic. This day we could take the time to ease off the road onto the wide grassy shoulder. So glad I FINALLY got that tree!

    – AuntDot

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    I agree, it is a beautiful tree with the landscape and the clouds, great capture Dot.

  • Thank you so much for your kind words, Andrea!

    – AuntDot

  • Judy Wanamaker
    Judy Wanamakerover 3 years ago

    It has a lovely shape, and looks beautiful against the sky. I love your composition, Dot.

  • Thank you so much, Judy. This tree has been calling out for me to photograph it for a long time. Finally, a day when we could stop along the road.

    – AuntDot

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 3 years ago

    Very lovely find and capture!

  • Many thanks, my friend!

    – AuntDot

  • Diane Blastorah
    Diane Blastorahover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Dot! I love the tones in the B&W too!

  • Thank you so much, Diane.

    – AuntDot

  • Shane Jones
    Shane Jonesover 3 years ago

    All Around Florida Group

  • Wow! Not one but two features! I’m thrilled and so honored, Shane, thank you so much!!

    – AuntDot

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldover 3 years ago


  • Thanks for your wonderful encouragement, Janine!

    – AuntDot

  • calvinincalif
    calvinincalifabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much, Cal. I truly appreciate the feature!

    – AuntDot

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