Bobby Socks

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Bobby Socks

John Benway August 10, 2009

Their is a lot of dead wood that sits in swamps in the Adirondacks, and I love to Photograph it. Beautiful job on this Melissa, love it.
John #1166383

Robert R. Goodman level-addict August 10, 2009

Hi Melissa,never seen anything like before.Beautiful image,looks like your really enjoying the park!!!! #7834446

Daniella Puente August 10, 2009

Like very much you frame on this perfect desolated detail Melissa, is a beautiful image... #7834453

Patricia A. Stalter August 10, 2009

This is just great! Some would pass right by this image. Well seen, well done, GH. Pat #7834483

Monnie Ryan August 10, 2009

Very interesting, Melissa -- a great find well captured! #7834551

Patricia Seidler August 10, 2009

Love your title and the capture Melissa. I have never seen anything like this either. It looks like a scene from a movie where nothing survives. #7835766

Heidi Knight August 10, 2009

there is a sad beauty to this image and you captured the trees and mood beautifully! #7835794

Douglas Pignet August 11, 2009

Very nice capture with a very nice sky Melissa, well seen. #7837440

Gina Cormier level-classic August 11, 2009

This makes a wonderful composition Melissa!!! #7837940

Jeana Clark August 11, 2009

Gorgeous capture Melissa!!!
Awesome colors and lighting!!!


~J~ #7838767

Pamela Shane August 11, 2009

Super composition, lovely lighting, & wonderful details in this outstanding shot Melissa. Thanks for the information
as well. Glad you are having fun! #7839939

Lorna Shutter August 11, 2009

Awesome image, Melissa! Fabulous colour and lighting! Wonderful mood! Excellent clarity and detail! Thanks for the great description! Glad you're enjoying your family time! :) #7840268

Gina M. Savage August 12, 2009

Amazing...makes a fantastic capture!:) #7841120

Gary Lange August 12, 2009

Love this...I have to shoot Yellowstone with you and other local photogs there...these images are terrific! #7841968

Melissa Olsen August 13, 2009

Thanks so much everyone! #7844643

Eugenio Diaz August 13, 2009

Really wonderful!!!
nice scene and very good colors...Fabulous vertical framing!
WTG! #7844836

Melissa Olsen August 14, 2009

Thanks Eugenio! #7848363

Janet Daniel level-classic August 14, 2009

Beautiful color & detail in this wonderful capture, Melissa! #7849008

Julianne Bradford August 15, 2009

Wonderful capture and framing of this marvel of desolation Melissa. #7849407

Susan M. Campbell August 16, 2009

I love how you captured these. I remember this area and I found it so fascinating. Nicely done Melissa. #7853121

Melissa Olsen August 16, 2009

Thanks Janet, Julianne and Susan. #7853305

ALLEN O. HOWARD August 20, 2009

WoW!!! I have been to Yellowstone many times but I was using 35mm at the time. You have been catching all of the beauty there, Melissa! Well done! #7872874

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This group of standing-dead trees just after the trail begins at the Paint Pots in Yellowstone is called Bobby-socks trees. Thermal features, not fire are responsible for killing them. When they were alive, the runoff from nearby thermal features flooded the area around the trees. Minerals in the water plugged the base of the trees and killed them, leaving their bases white.

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT

Uploaded on August 10, 2009

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