emerald tree in dense forest

Emerald Tree in Dense Forest
2012/10/19 15:20 – NIKON D600 + 85.0 mm f/1.4 lens at 85 mm 35mm eq., f/4, 1/400 sec, ISO 500

Emerald lichen on tree in dense forest near Bergen, North Holland

A couple of months after I had made (and published) this photo I discovered a painting by Narcisse Virgilio Díaz de la Peña (1807 – 1876), a French painter of the Barbizon school, which looks very similar even though being some 150 years older:

Diaz de la Pena - Foret of Fontainebleau

Narcisse Virgilio Díaz de la Peña, Forest of Fontainebleau, 1868, Dallas Museum of Art