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3 maritime pines

3 maritime pines
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Copyright: JeanMarie Mouveroux (Nephrotome2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-24
Categories: Trees
Camera: Olympus C770 UZ, no lens, (digital), No Filter
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-23 15:21
Viewed: 3642
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Maritime pine - Pinus pinaster – Pin maritime


An evergreen coniferous tree, growing 20-35m tall, with 2 needle-shaped leaves per fascicle (leaves usually 15-20 cm long and stiff). Cones 10-22cm long.
This tree prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, requires well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. The plant prefers acid and neutral soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It requires dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.
General impacts: This species regenerates profusely after fire, often resulting in dense thickets of plants close to killed adult plants. These dense thickets supress native plants, change fire regimes and hydrological properties and alter habitats for many animals.
P. pinaster reproduces exclusively from seeds (it does not sprout). The small, winged seeds are held in serotinous cones. Some seeds are released every year, especially during hot spells when cones open partially.


The temperature, -14°C (6.8°F)created this nice colors. No snow. This was hoarfrost.
PP work: a white line left by a plane in the sky was cloned out.


2288x1712 pixels
Camera Olympus C770UZ
focal length 20 mm
1/800 sec.
ISO 64
24/12/2005 12:40 PM
Thanks for looking J


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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-01-23 15:48]

bonjour jean marie,
étonnant ces pins, ils ont l'air gelé. Belle image très contrasté, le fond bleu va à merveille.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-01-23 15:48]

Hello JeanMarie,
This fine shot showing the result of surprisingly low temperature is sharp, well composed and interesting, not only because the frost but because the pines all lean in the same direction. This may be due to the wind, but it gives the picture an atmosphere of cold desolation in the sun.
TFS this and the good note.
Best wishes, Ivan

Bonjour JeanMarie,

Belle photo avec des couleurs originales, j'aime le positionnement des arbres par rapport a l'entrée de la photo. La pile de bois à droite ajoute à votre composition. Est-ce de la rosé gelée sur les aiguilles des arbres ?

PC :)

unique pic, is it white because of the frost or it is snow ? TFS Ori

Hola JeanMarie,
La composición y los colores son magníficos. Gracias por tus comentarios. Un cordial saludo

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-01-27 15:26]
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Hi JeanMarie

I know it did not snow since I cannot see any on the grass in the foreground, but was this caused by frost a maybe by a light snowfall that was driven by a wind so that the snow actually attached to the trees, but not on the grass. However, if it is frost it would be very interesting to know because I was not aware that frost can reach so high above ground level. I always thought that frost tends to appear only 1-2 metres above ground level. But then again I would not really know since the last 20 years I’m living at the coast in sunny Zululand where it never frost nor snow and the coldest temperature during winter might be in the region of +13°C.

A lovely composition with good details and exposure. I like the idea that you included the pile of wood on the side just to give a degree of scale and perspective.

Well done and TFS.

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  • sela Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 39] (738)
  • [2007-01-28 16:13]

Very beautiful image, nicely presented

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-01-30 6:08]

Bonjour Jean Marie,
Je reviens sur cette image que j'avais vue, mais je n'ai pas eu le temps d'écrire. Superbe présentation de ces pins givrés mis en évidence par la belle lumière d'un jour radieux.
Meilleures salutations

These trees are very interesting, the hoarfrost really adds to the whole "crisp" clear feeling. It looks "cold" with the lovely color of blue in the sky. Great information on the tree itself, I'd never heard of this type of pine, well done.

Nice cool look of the pines you have captured here in your photo. Good POV.

Cheers :)

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