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Quercus pedunculiflora (8)
fragman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3032 W: 11 N: 2351] (43778)
Quercus pedunculiflora is one of the commonest oaks of Turkey and the Caucasus. We found it in a beautiful forest outside the city of Kutaisi. It was steaming hot and humid in July.

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fragman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3032 W: 11 N: 2351] (43778)
Patches
Edited by:Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1471 W: 308 N: 2609] (10233)

1. With red: the spot I talked about.
2. With white: the brownish halos Harris talks about.

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fragman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3032 W: 11 N: 2351] (43778)
Ulead Photoimpact 12
Edited by:Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1471 W: 308 N: 2609] (10233)

- rotating 90 degrees to right
- cloning the (dust?) spot from right to the closest acorn
- smoothing the background a bit with Neat Image