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Mysore Fig Tree #1

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 13 June 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Mysore Fig tree on the Thomas Edison property in Fort Myers, Florida. It is in the same ficus family as the Banyan Tree and Indian Rubber Tree. The banyan tree was a birthday gift to Edison from Harvey Firestone in 1925 chosen because of its very unique stature. The Mysore Fig is unique because 90% of its roots are external. The roots underground only go as deep as 9"-12".

Circumference: 305 inches
Height: 102 feet

Origin: China, Southeast Asia, Indian subcontinent, and Northeastern Australia

Classified as a Florida Emeritus Champion Tree

Photo captured March 24, 2011.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/160 second F/10.0 ISO 100 18 mm

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B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Amazing roots to keep that huge tree anchored.

13 Jun 2011 6:00am

Kala from United States

Fantastic post processing!

13 Jun 2011 7:02am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Very nice shot !

13 Jun 2011 8:19am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

marvellous HDR-processing.
fantastic details.

13 Jun 2011 9:01am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful HDR, love the colours.

13 Jun 2011 9:13am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Just wonderful! A beautiful photograph of this marvellous tree!

13 Jun 2011 10:10am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I would be terrified of seeing it fall . . but, like most of Nature, it knows far more about it all than I'll ever learn !

13 Jun 2011 10:29am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful shot of this glorious tree! Superb processing as well.

13 Jun 2011 10:49am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A beautiful capture of this old wonderful tree. Marvelous colours and detail. Well done.

13 Jun 2011 11:06am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A magnificent tree

13 Jun 2011 5:58pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Incredible root structure, I love the overall shape of things in this frame. Lovely sharp processing too.

13 Jun 2011 7:19pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Well this is the most beautiful image treatment of a tree I think I have ever seen, Steve - just marvelous....Perhaps an entertaining story here about Ficus - After we had been in San Diego for about 2 years, we bought a house nearby that had a ficus tree in the front yard which was very small (the yard, not the tree) ...after about 8 months tripping over the roots while having to manipulate around the roots with the lawn mower, we decided that the tree needed to be history - so it became a pile of woodchips one afternoon...I usually love trees but that tree (what was left of it) was a happy sight when it was in the back of the arborist's truck. The arborist himself said that the people were idiots to plant a tree like that in a front yard... But this is a gorgeous one here and such a wonderful job by you as always, Steven!

13 Jun 2011 7:33pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Think of all those rubber tires we lost after you cut down that poor tree! Just kidding. It's definitely not a tree that you want to have on a residential piece of property, which is why it is listed as a restrictive tree in many communities' landscape/tree ordinances.

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A glorious and majestic life, this tree, and you have done a beautiful photographic job of it here. Your treatment sits just right for my eyes; not too heavy, but wonderfully detailed and vibrantly bright.

13 Jun 2011 7:52pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful capture of this tree. The information was very interesting. As a young child, I lived in Hawaii and there was a park near our house with a huge banyan tree that we used to climb on. Being so small, just the roots seemed so huge.

13 Jun 2011 7:54pm

rainboy from Delhi, India

that is one bigass tree... good shot!

13 Jun 2011 8:25pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image of this great tree. Nice information. Wonderful processing. Love it :)

13 Jun 2011 8:29pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A huge, beautiful tree and interesting, too. A great shot.

13 Jun 2011 9:23pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Superb and splendid post process Steven! Excellent composition! two thumbs up and a 5*!!!

13 Jun 2011 10:59pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

well done

13 Jun 2011 11:15pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, this really pops, and I just love those roots - what a fantastic subject in itself. Excellent work, Steven!

14 Jun 2011 12:26am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

great hdr from a really great tree! wonderful theme "made" by nature!

14 Jun 2011 9:44am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Very nicely done.

15 Jun 2011 1:56pm

Roland from Manila, Philippines

great hdr! that tree really looks impressive!

24 Jun 2011 2:44pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice capture !

26 Jun 2011 4:30am