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Frozen cones

Frozen cones
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Copyright: Astrid Koszarek (tellerka) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 20] (521)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-16
Categories: Trees
Camera: Nikon D100, AF Micro Nikkor 60mm
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Frozen nature [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-16 12:34
Viewed: 4624
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found a little frozen fruits... of black alder (Alnus glutinosa).

Common or black alder occurs throughout most of Europe and across Russia to Siberia. Its range also includes the Caucasus, Iran, Turkey and North Africa, where it is native to Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. It has been introduced to North America, probably during colonial times, and has become naturalised in eastern Canada and the northeast of the USA.

Alder is a member of the birch family of trees, Betulaceae, and can reach 25 metres in height, although in Scotland it is rarely more than 20 metres tall. Like the birches, it is a pioneer species which grows quickly and is relatively short-lived, with the maximum age typically being 150 years. The annual rate of growth can be up to 90 cm. a year when the tree is young, and after the death of the original trunk, new shoots can sprout from the base, forming a multi-stemmed clump of new growth.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-01-16 15:00]

Simple but effective. very artistic in a way. Very well captured with excellent DOF and POV. Nice work

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  • Sneza Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 94 W: 27 N: 16] (672)
  • [2005-01-16 15:35]

Beautiful photo. I like composition. Good POV, sharpness and DOF. Nice shot.

I like this kind of "simple" image. Only one fruit on focus gives it more impact. Great composition and good note. Very well done.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-01-17 5:02]

Great photo Astrid. So simple but eye catching. Certainly looks cold. Well done. TFS.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-01-17 5:06]

Frost looks great in close-ups. I like this one - frozen cones, blurred BG and simply but nice composition. Good work Astrid.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-04-01 9:18]

Cześć! Ładne zdjęcie, bardzo dobra kompozycja, wspaniale wyszło tło.

very nice pic, TFS Ori

Hy Astrid
Very nice cones, with white ice on them.Simple composition and very good macro

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