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Beech trees

Beech trees
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Copyright: Ruud van den Berg (Robespierre) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 2 N: 329] (1424)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-16
Categories: Trees
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 12-24 mm f/4.0 G (IF)
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-13 15:52
Viewed: 3724
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
English name: Beech. Latin name: Fagus sylvatica
Size: Grows to around 40 metres
Flowering months: May. The male and female flowers grow on the same tree.

Special features: The beech has a smooth silver-grey coloured bark. Very often on mature trees you will be able to see the tops of its roots, snaking around the base of the trunk.

In full leaf, the canopy allows very little sunlight through to the ground beneath, and in beech woods you will find very little growing under the trees.

The oval, shiny leaves have a very subtle wavy edge. In autumn the leaf colours change to beautiful shades of yellow, orange and red-brown.

The seeds, known as 'beech mast' fall in September and October. They consist of two triangular shaped nuts encased in a prickly, leathery case, which splits into four sections.

Beech are one of my favourite trees.
Every time it must surely be difficult to resist enthusiasm for beech trees when standing, at the close of April or beginning of May, under the young foliage of a Beech.
In my place there is a particular place where there are a lot of beech-trees. On an evening I was going out for photography and was caught by the almost symetric shapes of the trees by this view. The dark trunks were very nice contrasting with the young green leaves.
Hope you like it too.

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Hello Ruud,
Interesting point of view!
The scenery is well framed, good colours and sharp fine details!
Pablo -

Hoi Ruud,
Een prachtige foto. Dit zijn toch wel mijn meest favoriete bomen. Je POV vind ik echt gaaf. Het contrast tussen de blauwe lucht en de verse groene bladeren is super. Een erg mooi perspectief.

Hi Ruud,
Very nice angle, good composition and so natural. Well done.
Regards, Adi

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