|Copyright: Sydney Deem (sydeem)
|Date Taken: 1990|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-05-28 18:13|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The bristlecone pines are a small group of pine trees (Family Pinaceae, genus Pinus, subsection Balfourianae) that can reach an age far greater than that of any other single living organism known, up to nearly 5,000 years. They are the oldest single living organisms known, though some plants such as creosote bush or aspen form clonal colonies that may be many times older. The existing growth in clonal colonies sprang as shoots from older growth so there is an unbroken chain of life that sometimes dates back several tens of thousands of years. However, the original ancient growth in these colonies is long dead. The oldest bristlecone pines are single plants that have been alive for about 5,000 years. These very old trees are of great importance in dendrochronology or tree-ring dating.|
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This photo does have a nice look to it. Eventhough it could use some improvements. The sky looks really awesome except for the lower left corner. The exposure is good, but it could use a tad more brightness in the lower half of the photo. All in all an interesting shot with a good note.