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Acer monspessulanum

Acer monspessulanum
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-01
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): automnal compo! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-02 12:00
Viewed: 4741
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Montpellier Maple (Acer monspessulanum) is a species of maple native to the Mediterranean region from Morocco and Portugal in the west, to Turkey and Lebanon in the east, and north to the Jura Mountains in France and the Eifel in Germany.

It is a medium-sized deciduous tree or densely-branched shrub that grows to a height of 10-15 m (rarely to 20 m). The trunk is up to 75 cm diameter, with smooth, dark grey bark on young trees, becoming finely fissured on old trees. Among similar maples is most easily distinguished by its small three-lobed leaves, 3-6 cm long and 3-7 cm wide, glossy dark green, sometimes a bit leathery, and with a smooth margin, with a 2-5 cm petiole. The leaves fall very late in autumn, typically in November. The flowers are produced in spring, in pendulous, yellow to white corymbs 2-3 cm long. The samaras are 2-3 cm long with rounded nutlets.

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This photo is taken in Sant Pere de Casserres, near Vic, Catalonia

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Crec haber vist aquest arbre vàries vegades i el recordo de petit tamany; els seus fruits tb donen molt de joc al fotògraf.
Interesants colors típìcs de l'època, amb un acompanyament de llum esmorteida a joc.
Bona setmana Ferran.
- El treball dels boletus és del teu fill?. Deunidó quin nivell per un de batxillerat !

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-02 12:46]

Hello Ferran.
Very good capture of the autumn colors, despite the strong light on the leaf. Great shot.Best regards Siggi

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-02 13:51]

Hi Ferran. You have captured a colourful picture of the maple leaves. Taken with fine detail and natural colours. Typical colours of autumn. well taken TFS.

Hi Ferran,

A lovely capture with beautiful Fall/Autumn leaf colors scene. Great POV & nicely taken.
TFS & regards


Hola Ferran.

Gracias por esta hermosa fotografía de las hojas de otoño de monspesulanum Acer.

Los colores son hermosos y exactamente uno que puedo ver ahora en el campo de Montpellier.

Buena nitidez, contraste excelente y buena composición.

Es una imagen muy atractiva de otoño.

Hasta luego.


Hello Ferran,

A nice picture from this autumn leafs and artistic picture.
Fine colours.


hello Ferran
artistic glance and a very beautiful and natural automnal result,very fine natural colors!
TFS thanks for sharing

Hola Ferran,
una splendida immagine autunnale di queste foglie di acero, ottima definizione, bellissimi i variegati colori in una composizione armoniosa e piacevole.
Grazie e complimenti
Saludos cordiales

Hello Ferran! Amazing leaves, wonderful colours, good contrast and sharpness. Well done!

Hello Ferran
verybeautiful shot of this leaves, i like all the different color tones together on the same tree
great sharp details and wonderful and artristic composition
Have a good night

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-11-04 5:24]

Hi Ferran,
lovely colours and very attractive contrast. Well depicted in excellent sharpness. Simple but fascinating presentation.


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  • rommel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
  • [2009-11-04 21:36]

Hi Ferran,
Nice depth with interesting colouration on the leaves, well done and TFS.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-11-09 10:20]

Hi Ferran.
Nice set of charming leaves. You have reflect the state of season very well. Excellent details/sharpness of the shot, very pleasant autumn colour palette. My compliments and best wishes.

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