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Stone pine

Stone pine
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Copyright: STEFANOS MARTIMIANAKIS (stefanos) (27)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-07
Categories: Trees
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-12 23:51
Viewed: 4577
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Stone Pine (or Umbrella Pine) (Pinus pinea; family Pinaceae) is a species of pine native of Southern Europe in the Mediterranean region. This tree has been exploited for its edible pine nuts since prehistoric times. It is also a widespread horticultural tree, besides being cultivated for the seeds. The scientific classification of this species is:

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Pinaceae
Genus: Pinus
Subgenus: Pinus
Species: P.pinea
(source: www.Wikipedia.org)

About the photo:
This photo is taken from Strofilia forest. It's a forest consists mainly of P.pinea, P. halepensis and Quercus macrolepis trees. Strofilia is located in west Peloponese and it is the main spreading centre of this type of flora in the area.
There will be more posts from strofilia fauna and flora in the future.

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It reminds me an african landscape. Fine vertical composition, nice colours! Well done!

Gia sou Stefanos,

Firstly, a warm welcome to TN file! on your shot: it is absolutely perfect accompanied with useful note.
Perfectly composed and focussed...
Colours are natural and your POV also excellent!
TFS this stone pine shot!
Efkharisto & Kalimera!


nice sculpturous tree, TFS Ori

Welcome to TN,
fine composition, nice colours, very interesting note,
TFS, regards,

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