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Date: 03/15/12 04:01 PM

42 Responses to Damn, Nature… Why Are You So Awesome? [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of 3MM@
    3MM@ Female 13-17
    256 posts
    March 15, 2012 at 3:52 pm
    Link: Damn, Nature... Why Are You So Awesome? - A tree grows in Portland.
  2. Profile photo of Discobiscuit
    Discobiscuit Male 18-29
    542 posts
    March 15, 2012 at 4:05 pm
    That`s pretty breathtaking
  3. Profile photo of Chaoskitty
    Chaoskitty Female 18-29
    449 posts
    March 15, 2012 at 4:08 pm
    so cool it seems unreal
  4. Profile photo of OpsAss13
    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
    514 posts
    March 15, 2012 at 4:09 pm
    Reminds me of "The Ring."
  5. Profile photo of akabane
    akabane Male 18-29
    1093 posts
    March 15, 2012 at 4:10 pm
    Wow, i would love to sit next to that tree and play my DS
  6. Profile photo of paddy215
    paddy215 Male 18-29
    1677 posts
    March 15, 2012 at 4:21 pm
    Eugh, its a gange!
  7. Profile photo of boredlonely
    boredlonely Female 18-29
    11 posts
    March 15, 2012 at 4:30 pm
    oh tree, i wish i was so beautiful...
  8. Profile photo of PinkRhoid
    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
    1239 posts
    March 15, 2012 at 4:50 pm
    Sorry to be the party pooper but it looks unreal because it`s been enhanced with software
  9. Profile photo of swoop408
    swoop408 Male 18-29
    1754 posts
    March 15, 2012 at 4:52 pm
    @boredlonely, quit fishing you attention whore.
  10. Profile photo of randomxnp
    randomxnp Male 30-39
    1293 posts
    March 15, 2012 at 5:14 pm
    It`s only HDR, PinkRhoid. Quite common in digital photography now.
  11. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    March 15, 2012 at 5:16 pm
    Shopped!
  12. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    March 15, 2012 at 5:21 pm
    Thats so so awesome
  13. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32822 posts
    March 15, 2012 at 5:56 pm
    Looks more...
    Like a Sicamore...
    To me!
  14. Profile photo of CaptainPabst
    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
    1250 posts
    March 15, 2012 at 6:27 pm
    Damn my city is awesome
  15. Profile photo of sutra46
    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    March 15, 2012 at 6:40 pm
    Kids, this here is an appropriate usage of the word awesome.
  16. Profile photo of hauswyfe
    hauswyfe Female 30-39
    280 posts
    March 15, 2012 at 7:53 pm
    Stunning!
  17. Profile photo of thubanstar
    thubanstar Female 50-59
    822 posts
    March 15, 2012 at 7:57 pm
    I know that tree! It`s in the Japanese Gardens in Portland!
  18. Profile photo of intrigid
    intrigid Male 18-29
    914 posts
    March 15, 2012 at 8:14 pm
    This photo is definitely touched up to the extreme.
  19. Profile photo of xCYBERDYNEx
    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    March 15, 2012 at 8:34 pm
    Looks like ferngully or something
  20. Profile photo of edana42
    edana42 Female 50-59
    2509 posts
    March 15, 2012 at 8:48 pm
    That is one huge Japanese Maple. Never knew they grew that big/old.
  21. Profile photo of darkmagic14n
    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    March 15, 2012 at 9:57 pm
    If a tree grows in Portland, will anyone ever see it?
  22. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    March 15, 2012 at 10:13 pm
    this looks very edited...
  23. Profile photo of gothmo
    gothmo Female 18-29
    1324 posts
    March 15, 2012 at 10:30 pm
    If it`s the one I`m thinking of it`s not that big, it`s just a good angle. It may be edited but that doesn`t make it any less of a cool photo. On another note, I love the Japanese Garden :) it`s so gorgeous.
  24. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
    3745 posts
    March 15, 2012 at 11:55 pm
    i need this area in my backyard...
  25. Profile photo of thubanstar
    thubanstar Female 50-59
    822 posts
    March 16, 2012 at 12:51 am
    JUST FOR THIS POST, I changed my profile pic to a picture I took last July at the Portland Japanese Gardens.

    As you can see, this is a small tree (look at the size of the leaves compared to the trunk). It`s only about five or six feet high at the most.

    Also, I didn`t do it justice with my camera, but it had this AMAZING color to it that was breathtaking in July. It was almost red. I totally think that this was the same tree in the Fall, and no, it`s not `Shopped.
  26. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    March 16, 2012 at 1:24 am
    Damn photoshop, why you so good at editing pictures?
  27. Profile photo of bex753
    bex753 Male 40-49
    221 posts
    March 16, 2012 at 2:57 am
    probably not touched up but the colour saturation has defiantly been tweaked
  28. Profile photo of binarystarr
    binarystarr Male 30-39
    479 posts
    March 16, 2012 at 3:05 am
    i can kind of see admiral akbar in the bottom of the trunk
  29. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3045 posts
    March 16, 2012 at 5:35 am
    bex753: Agreed. The saturation has indeed been bumped a bit. Not so much that the average joe would notice, but you must tweak your own photos, as do I.
  30. Profile photo of Dragonace
    Dragonace Male 30-39
    296 posts
    March 16, 2012 at 5:39 am
    I agree that this is not shopped. This is a type of Japanese Maple called a Inaba-shidare, I have a very small one in my front yard. The color of the leaves is an intense deep red, it is a very beautiful tree.
  31. Profile photo of fabarati
    fabarati Male 18-29
    1240 posts
    March 16, 2012 at 5:58 am
    Anyone got a higher resolution version of this?
  32. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5097 posts
    March 16, 2012 at 7:14 am
    I second fabarati`s request.
  33. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    March 16, 2012 at 7:48 am
    I`d like to smoke a doob under that there tree.
  34. Profile photo of blackcatseye
    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    March 16, 2012 at 8:22 am
    That`s a Japanese Maple, or acer palmatum, in Portland, Oregon. LOOKS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING LIKE A SYCAMORE. DUH.
  35. Profile photo of MrLill
    MrLill Male 18-29
    371 posts
    March 16, 2012 at 11:03 am
    this place exactly is within a 25 minute drive from me, yay portland again. wtg Iab
  36. Profile photo of greenbasterd
    greenbasterd Male 18-29
    2377 posts
    March 16, 2012 at 11:21 am
    plants are actually fighting a war against eachother.. this tree is winning!!
  37. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    March 16, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    I`d like to smoke a doob under that there tree, with Oystah.
  38. Profile photo of slut_etta
    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3849 posts
    March 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm
    looks like something out of a disney movie.
  39. Profile photo of artmunki
    artmunki Male 30-39
    176 posts
    March 17, 2012 at 5:46 am
    I love Japanese Maple - such a pretty tree.
  40. Profile photo of kittehdee29
    kittehdee29 Female 18-29
    803 posts
    March 17, 2012 at 8:37 pm
    I`m moving to Portland for grad school next summer. I`m not sure I can wait a year.
  41. Profile photo of Willowwatch
    Willowwatch Female 30-39
    734 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 4:12 pm
    hmmm old PC wallpaper photo is old
  42. Profile photo of PringleMan
    PringleMan Female 13-17
    1356 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 11:43 pm
    makes me think of fractals...

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