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Mossy Pine Tree

Mossy Pine Tree
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Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 137 N: 804] (3107)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-28
Categories: Trees
Camera: Kodak Easyshare LS753
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/350 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-30 8:04
Viewed: 3212
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This pine tree is growing in the Mill Creek Wilderness near Prineville, Oregon where my oldest daughter Kalina lives. We went for a hike up to Stein's Pillar a 4 mile round trip hike through this wonderful Ponderosa Pine forest. I loved the contrast between the red bark of the Pine and the bright neonlike green of the moss growing on it's dead branches.

Ponderosa Pine: Pinaceae Pinus ponderosa

Leaf: Evergreen, 5 to 10 inches long, with three (sometimes 2) tough, yellow-green needles per fascicle. When crushed, needles have a turpentine odor sometimes reminiscent of citrus.

Flower: Monoecious; males yellow-red, cylindrical, in clusters near ends of branches; females reddish at branch tips.

Fruit: Cones are ovoid, 3 to 6 inches long, sessile, red-brown in color, armed with a slender prickle, maturing late summer.

Twig: Stout, orange in color, turning black. Buds often covered with resin.

Bark: Very dark (nearly black) on young trees, developing cinnamon colored plates and deep furrows.

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Hi Lori,
Interesting shot. All the moss covered branches are away from the direct rays of the sun it seems. Nice contrast, color and detail.
Great notes,
Well done and TFS!

Hi LOri, nice POV.
Good color and compo.
Interesting note,

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-05-30 15:16]

Hello Lori,

Here, you captured a spendid pine tree! Your composition is awesome with all those colours! Great pov and very sharp and nice colors!
I like this picture alot! TFS,


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-05-31 0:50]

Hi Lori, this tree does look intereting, considering how good and healthy the sunny side looks. Must be the damp side of the tree. Well found and captured,

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