Ficus, Another Avatar




Ficus, Another Avatar
This pretty lace-like creeper adorned many a bark in Borneo. And when i learned it was a Ficus, i was blown away. Ficus, to me, are big, tall, massive trees. And then, this avatar. Nature, you are truly complete and perfect!
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Commentby Vikram Sathyanathan on Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:50 am

I see this as mehndi on tree trunk, wonderful creation of nature. I see a domination of green in this image, not sure if its my monitor or that was the way it was meant to be. Thanks for sharing.

Commentby Ashwini Kumar Bhat on Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:00 pm

Wonderfully soft feel of the image is giving a nice soothing feel to the viewer. Relatively less contrast is also adding well to the effect. May be a small crop from the top would enhance it further? May be or may not be!

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Commentby Nirav Bhatt on Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:09 pm

Tatoo on the tree!! :).. Nice image. Loved the subtle colours.

Commentby Raviprakash S S on Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:13 am

I too thought this to be tatoo!! Beautiful one Arati..
As Ashwin says cropping out 20% top portion may add further..


Commentby AratiRao on Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:12 pm

thanks Vikram, Ashwini, Nirav, Ravi.
yes, will try the crop.

As i was telling RD, i want to go back there to try so many things that i want to do now. that place is full of textures, patterns, and shapes at all levels of the rainforest!

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Commentby Adithya Biloor on Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:37 pm

Oh! yes, they look like tattoos. They are so symmetrically arranged. nice image.

Adithya Biloor

Commentby jayesh joshi on Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:43 pm

Ficus ! truly amazing , Never seen this `Avtaar' of it . It reminds me of ornament `Bajubandh' - A gift to the tree from nature :)

I also see many possibilities of interesting compositions ... TFS...

Commentby Vijay Mohan Raj on Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:59 pm

Very interesting image of this nature's keystone. Incidentally we have a homegrown species which adorns gardens in urban spaces which clings along walls and become a carpet. Ficus pumila. This genera can never been dull. They do some amazing things, including splitting rocks. The patten has come out nicely here. The silver border brings out an ornamentation not normally encountered in Ficus, great learning this.

A creative mind is a restless soul...

Commentby AratiRao on Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:05 pm

Bajubandh is a beautiful description, Jayesh! thank you. thank you adithya and VMR.
You said it, VMR . "this genera can never be dull"

i am planning a ficus series. for there is a very good reason my company is called "Ficus Media" :) i love ficus.

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