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These last days were rainy, overcast and cold. To get my fill of fresh air after office I snatched my combo Olympus EM5 + Nocticron (Panasonic-Leica). Our Botanical garden is a rich field of experimentation and new discoveries. This time I discovered a part where trees, rhododendron and fern are forming a kind of jungle of exotic character.
this was a trip to an primeval oak forrest called "Reinhardswald" being situated in a corner of 3 states Nordrhein-Westfalen, Hessen, Niedersachsen. Several hiking trails partly on wooden planks are leading through a unique, protected treasure of 200 acres of oak tree forrest. This place will be revisited when the foliage will be gone. The Elmarit 60 mm macro lens was mounted on a tripod, with a lens stop about 8 and a low shutterspeed approx. from 1/25 - 0/08 at 100 ISO. Theese trees are so big and spacious that one has to work with a stopped down lens to get a good depth of field. I hope it to be pleasant walk and thanks for taking time and viewing. [ATTACH]339614[/ATTACH] a cathedral like appearance [ATTACH]339616[/ATTACH] this whole seemed to be quite eerie, could have served for anything. The roots are shaped like an elephant's foot. [ATTACH]339617[/ATTACH] a trunk blocking the way [ATTACH]339618[/ATTACH] like mammoth's tooth [ATTACH]339619[/ATTACH] here a lighning struck and the black smoked bark is still recognizable