rainbow eucalyptus, maui. the phenomenon is caused by patches of bark peeling off at various times and the colurs are indicators of age. the newly shed outer layer of bright greens darken over time into blues and purples, then orange and red tones.
Birch bark ✞When through the woods, and forest glades I wander, And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees. When I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur And see the brook, and feel the gentle breeze.✞
Colin Varndell Oak Wood New Forest, Hampshire, UK I was investigating this dead oak trunk and realised this section could make a macro detail, so set up my camera diectly in line with it to maximise on depth of field.