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Coniferal Jungle

Coniferal Jungle
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-30
Categories: Trees
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/20 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Cones And "Coniferal Blooming" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-30 8:22
Viewed: 4441
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Just came home from the arboretum of Miskolc, which we - believe it or not - visited for the 1st time today. The reason is simply the arboretum was very rarely opened in the past - now 3 times a week, for 4 hours per day, You can visit it for free. It's located on the Avas Hill (the "green heart" of our city), on 1,5 hectares only, but having the most rich collection of coniferal trees in Hungary. You can find over 900 trees / bushes in the (protected) area, almost 600 species or variants from the following generas:

- Cedrus: 12
- Abies: 36
- Picea: 39
- Pinus: 55
- Larix: 9
- Chamaecyparis: 136
- Juniperus: 173
- Taxus: 37
- Thuja: 96

Of course there are species and variants of monotypical generas or those which have very few species (Cryptomeria, Metasequoia, Sequoiadendron etc.), too.

I asked the horticulturist gentleman what kind of fungi are used to grow in the arboretum, because I'm sure there are many, and some of them might be quite rare - but he said he only knows Suillus grevillei under the larch (Larix) trees. So we agreed I, with my member mates from our Fungi Association of Miskolc can make mycological research on the territory. Dear Mr. Imre Adorján, I'd like to say thank You again for Your kindness.

Photo: after transferring the image to the PC, my wife said "this is a nice pic. Like a jungle" - so the title was born. :) Post-procession: gamma- and level correction. The conifer specie on the pic is Pinus ponderosa (the Bull Pine), a pine tree originating from Western North America, which is famous for its big cones and very long needles.

At the same time, this will be the opening pic of my new group theme Cones And "Coniferal Blooming" - feel free to add Your cone shots, Taxus berries are also accepted.

Thanks for looking and reading, cheers, László

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Hi Laslo,
I remember examining all the differen pine cones and needles at the botanical gardens in Christchurch.
Some needles of one tree curled round and round in knots and spirals.
I think it could be the same tree with pine nuts.
I was with the Dalai Lama thee one time when he planted a Himalayan Cedar in the gardens :)
Nice shot.

Hello Laszlo,
a beautiful picture from this interesting arboretum, a true treasure of the Coniferae family, superb sharpness and lighting, very beautiful natural colours in a nice composition.
Best regards

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-05-30 12:37]

Hello László!

Agree with your wife - this picture looks like taken in tropics. Very interesting note. Funny - I've got same situation. Here in Lodz we've got palm house which I visited few years ago for first time - till then I wasn't there - and I can't explain why :-) Anyway - as I wrote before - very good POV and composition turned Miskolc into tropical jungle :-)

Hi Baratod Laszlo, an awesome scene capture from wonderful POV -as usual- with fine composition and details.
TFS and have a nice Sunday!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-05-31 3:50]

Hi Laszlo,
beautiful composition of the coniferous. Lovely draping leaves and the centred cones.
well presented and excellent colour in its natural being.
Thanks for your note to my post. It is very interesting.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-06-01 13:38]

Hi Laszlo,
Beautiful capture.Well seen and composed.I liked POV,lighting and visual impact a lot.
Thanks for posting..

Hello László,

This is an interesting pine variety that I don't think I saw before!
The long needles are quite amazing, and the small cones offer a pleasant colour contrast...
The varied light adds life to the scene, and I admire the sharp fine details!

Pablo -

Bonjour Laszlo,
Très bonne maitrise de la lumière faisant ressortir le graphisme des sujets dans une cadrage serré particulièrement approprié.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Nice capture,interesting tree and colours.Well done.Regards.Alin

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