|Copyright: Zorica Helac (zhelach)
|Date Taken: 2007-11-01|
|Exposure: f/2.6, 1/80 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-11-18 1:50|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Chestnut (Castanea), including chinkapin, is a genus of eight or nine species of deciduous trees and shrubs in the beech family Fagaceae, native to warm temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The name also refers to the edible nuts they produce.|
Most of the species are large trees growing to 20-40 m tall, but some species (the chinkapins) are smaller, often shrubby. The leaves are simple, ovate or lanceolate, 10-30 cm long and 4-10 cm broad, with sharply pointed, widely-spaced teeth, with shallow rounded sinuses between. The flowers are catkins, produced in mid summer; they have a heavy, unpleasant odour. The fruit is a spiny cupule 5-11 cm diameter, containing one to seven nuts.
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Hello Zorica! Wonderful POV. Delicate lightness. Delicate colors. Original effect. Cheers!
I m glad to meet you at TN, again.
I like diagonal branches of tree.