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How to Tell a Tamarack


How to Tell a Tamarack
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-20
Categories: Trees
Exposure: f/11.6, 1/550 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-09 10:14
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Points: 6
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In the summer the tamarack tree looks just any other pine. They all blend in...the white fir, red fir,pine and tamarack. BUT! If you have never been in a heavy covered area with tamarack, your not unusual. There are few left in the west and only in certain areas of the wilderness.

The one exception to a tamarack is that it is a unique deciduous tree. In the fall the needles will start to change colors slowly to an orange...and fall completely from the tree by winter. And then in spring they will be a lighter green and get darker until late spring when again they will look just like those surrounding pine.

Cool huh?? First time I saw my grove on Aeneas Creek in the wilds, I thought they were dying:-) Buzzzzz. Wrong answer and I soon learned to tell the difference.

These particular trees are at apprx 1900 foot elevation from the valley floor, to the "hills" above which are 3000 feet. Those 3000 foot hils are hiding my 20 acres which are at 3500 feet on another rise behind them and then on up to 9000 feet just 4 miles east of my cabin. God.....I miss it so much....I wrote a pamphlet...about 20 pages long which is sort of hidden like the tamaracks, on my website, under "Historical Bob Shannon", a clickable gif. http://bobshannon.org

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Bob,
BEAUTIFUL.!!!The colour contrasts are clearly VIVID.
Love the notes too.
Mario

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-05-10 5:47]
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Hi Bob,
they are beautiful colours in this shot.
The composition is excellant and you can almost feel the sheer size of the landscape.
Well done,
Joey

Wonderful colors, great clarity. Love the curves and ratio of the composition!

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