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Guess What?

Guess What?
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Copyright: Joel Orlinsky (joelo) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 40 W: 10 N: 37] (148)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-01
Categories: Trees
Exposure: f/5.5, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-05 21:30
Viewed: 3734
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Can you guess what this is?
If not the specific species, how about what part of the plant?

Often mistaken for a flower, this is the terminal leaf of the Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata) just breaking out of the leaf bud. The buds are large with 3 or 4 nearly smooth, dark brown, loosely fitting outer scales and velvety inner scales. The terminal buds are1/2" to 3/4" (13mm to 19mm) long.
The leaf is alternate, pinnately compound, 8 to 14 inches (20 to 36 cm) long with 5 (or occasionally 7) leaflets. The lateral leaflets are obovate to lanceolate. The terminal leaflets are much larger than the laterals.
Shagbark hickory trees derive their picturesque name from the interesting exfoliating bark they bear. The peeling bark juts out from one or both ends, curling outward. They often grow in company with a variety of Oak trees. The Oak-Hickory woodland was once common throughout much of the eastern United States. In the absence of fire they are in danger of being converted to Beech-Maple woodland. The Oak-Hickory savannah that was once common has almost completely disappeared.

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Hello Joel,
Nice picture. Great composition and color contrast. Very nice blurred background. Also informative note. Very well done and tfs.

hello Joel this is beautifull fine detail nice dof and good composition nice colours certainly thought it was a flower good note tfs rgds Necip

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-07 18:52]

Hola Joel,
original flor,
detalles y pov, magníficos...
saludos TP

Hello Joel -

Very interesting note. Well captured and exposed image. Well done!

Thank you for sharing.


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-11 12:52]

Good morning Joel, wonderful capture of this lovely flower, the collors, composition, and the sharpness are great..well done..

Hi Joel,
Very well composed and sharp picture. Brilliant colours.
Informative note about Carya ovata. Nature is wonderful.
Thanks a lot for sharing.
- Nirmal

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