Deciduous Beech detail

BOTANICAL SUBJECT

Autumn colour of Deciduous Beech, Australia’s only winter-deciduous tree. Living in rainforests and high mountains, Deciduous Beech or ‘Fagus’ grows very slowly. In the absence of fire, this surviving wind- and iceshaped individual is likely to be hundreds of years old.

West Coast Range, Tasmania

Ebony 5x4 View camera, Schneider 65mm lens, 4 seconds, f22, Fuji Velvia

by Rob Blakers, Tasmania