Cast Offs. by Bette Devine

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There is glorious disarray in the bush when gum trees shed their bark!
Mountain ash (Eucalyptus regnans) in the Great Otway National Park, Victoria,Australia.
Looks best enlarged.


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Many years ago I painted. Then I realised that I did better at photography than painting – and that has been my medium of expression ever since.

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  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 2 years ago

    Excellent work.

  • Thanks Colin.

    – Bette Devine

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...almost 2 years ago

    This image really shows the “behavior” (if I can call it that) of gum trees and their bark, and it’s a fascinating phenomenon. I’m guessing all the shredded bark eventually decomposes and enriches the soil.

  • It is typical gum tree behaviour. The manna gum is also called ribbon gum because of the long shreds of bark that are shed – much more than the mountain ash . And yes, it all becomes mulch and humus in the end.

    – Bette Devine

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonalmost 2 years ago

    Lovely capture, Bette! Do they shed their bark every year?

  • Glad you like it. Yes, the shedding is a yearly event.

    – Bette Devine

  • Angelika  Vogel
    Angelika Vogel11 months ago

    Beautiful, Bette!!

  • Thanks Angelika!

    – Bette Devine

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep11 months ago

    Congratulations! Featured! International Women’s Photography!

  • Many thanks, Gena!

    – Bette Devine

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