Photo of the Day Contest
Wild Fire by Natalie Mikaels
Friday, 13th July 2012

Wild Fire

by Natalie Mikaels

Resting in the middle of a Japanese garden in Portland, OR, the "Tree of Life" has been photographed countless times. Honestly, it's hard to take a bad photograph of this amazing tree. It is truly breathtaking. Four years after seeing an image of this tree for the first time, I finally had the honor of photographing it myself. While most photographers shoot this tree in October, during its peek season, I found its spring presentation just as compelling...the leaves were in the midst of changing color...some red, some orange, and some green. It was raining as i took this image, which added delicate raindrops hanging from the leaves.
Equipment: Nikon D800, polarizer filter, tripod
Natalie Mikaels
I am a landscape/nature photographer who travels the United States to capture the compelling beauty of Mother Nature. When out in the wilderness, with my camera in hand, I am truly in my element.

Wild Fire by Natalie Mikaels was photo of the day on Friday, 13th July 2012. It is tagged , . You can leave a comment below.


13th July 2012 at 1:04 am

Beautiful shot Natalie!


13th July 2012 at 8:18 am

Fa pensare ad un caloroso abbraccio! Magico! Complimenti!


13th July 2012 at 8:25 am

Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for a lovely image of something I will never see for myself.

Dinanath Mishra

13th July 2012 at 9:27 am

nice angle of photo, a perfect angle to capture all branches and with complete coverage. Thanks to share it.


13th July 2012 at 10:46 am

nice photo


13th July 2012 at 10:49 am

great!!! the mix of color gave to me the essence of nature: strength and gentelness!! thanks

Nancy Nyman

13th July 2012 at 12:10 pm


13th July 2012 at 1:58 pm

Spectacular! But it look like were the hobbits will have their town meetings. The shot is so of another world feel about; earth never stops amazing us.


13th July 2012 at 2:04 pm

Wow! Reminds me of fireworks!


13th July 2012 at 3:33 pm

Wildfire – perfect title for this amazing shot!

13th July 2012 at 5:23 pm

Gorgeous !!!

13th July 2012 at 6:11 pm

Really beautiful. Congratulations!

13th July 2012 at 6:24 pm

Great title and interaction of colour. Congratulations!

Tazmin Shariff

13th July 2012 at 6:36 pm

stunning colours !

13th July 2012 at 7:28 pm

Wonderful image Natalie.


13th July 2012 at 9:43 pm



13th July 2012 at 10:23 pm

I have seen this tree many times myself, but I think this is the best photo I’ve ever seen. Wonderful job!

13th July 2012 at 10:41 pm

This is incredible. Thanks for sharing.

13th July 2012 at 10:47 pm

Thank you all so much for taking the time to offer your feedback! It is greatly appreciated. You are all clearly as enamored with nature as I am. I will do my best to continue to bring these mindblowing pieces of wilderness to a digital canvas for all of us to enjoy.

Mario gustavo Fiorucci

14th July 2012 at 2:41 am

Wonderful image Natalie.
Congrats !!!!

15th July 2012 at 2:40 am

Fabulous image of this gorgeous tree.

Adrian Per

15th July 2012 at 1:28 pm

Unreally nature and Colours !! Congratulations !

16th July 2012 at 10:42 am

Very artistic.

17th July 2012 at 9:50 am



23rd July 2012 at 8:20 am

Wow..just Wow. I’ve just spent almost a half hour taking in every nuance in this photograph and I can’t imagine actually being there. Spectacular!


3rd October 2012 at 3:27 pm

Breath taking…

13th May 2013 at 12:50 pm

Ottimo articolo, ne farò un punto di riferimento, chissà che quanto letto non possa aiutare anche me.

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