Hüter des Feldes (guardian of the field)

Discussion in 'Nature' started by barfi, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. barfi

    barfi New to FujiXspot

    Feb 8, 2014

    The impressive tree is undoubtedly one of the most interesting natural monuments in Bavaria/Germany. It has an age of over a thousand years and is popularly called „Rasierpinselbaum“/„Shaving Brush Tree“ or „Hüter des Feldes“ / „guardian of the field“.

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  2. Hyubie

    Hyubie FujiXspot Veteran

    Feb 4, 2013
    Weymouth, MA
    Beautiful tree! It looks like old alien hands raised in supplication.

    I don't know why but somehow I am yearning for more horizon (is that the right term?) on the first shot -- would have wanted the shot much wider.
  3. barfi

    barfi New to FujiXspot

    Feb 8, 2014
    Thank you! I agree, but the Fuji X20 only has a minimum focal length of 28 mm :(
    Perhaps, a panorama would still be possible.
  4. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Solving for X

    Jul 28, 2013
    That's a great tree! Love these.
  5. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    NW corner of CT
    That is a wonderful guardian of the fields, barfi - and thank you for the translation, as well.

    My first thought after the beauty of both views, was of The Whomping Willow in the Harry Potter series.Very cool looking tree, indeed!
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  6. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    Wow, great shot of a superb tree with history.

    I do enjoy shooting trees myself as they have that magical yet majestic presence and have survived the ravages of nature & man.