Tree Bark

Challenge #6 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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The bark on trees, (not the four-legged kind) can offer interesting and beautiful images. Show us texture, pattern, colour, light and shade, rough and smooth. Needless to say, the tree and its bark should be outside in its natural environment, not under studio lights! If you know the name of the tree, let us know. If there are small insects on the tree, that's okay, but they must not dominate the picture. SIZE DOES MATTER: See below!
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The Spikes on the White Silk Cotton Tree
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Ceiba pentandra is name of this species which is a tall tropical tree characterized by buttress at the base and spikes on its bark. The silk cotton from its seed pod is collected as stuffing for pillows.
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Submitted: Saturday, 4th August, 2012 05:32 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 1st August, 2012
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter speed: 1/4 sec
Aperture: F16
ISO: 200
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