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Another rainforest pine tree

Another rainforest pine tree
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Copyright: Monica Wiegert (magiqa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 135 W: 0 N: 67] (718)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-04
Categories: Rain Forest
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-08-14 9:11
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This is another picture of the pine trees of different kinds, in the rainforest high up on a mountain, outside Juneau. It was very cloudy and foggy.
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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-08-18 22:32]
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You are high up here Monika. And what an unusual Pine tree too. It looks quite a stunning view too behind the tree, but so dull and cloudy. Good job though.
I hope your holiday went well for you.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-03-03 20:55]

Quite an interesting tree Monica!
Excellent composition showing typical Alaskan weather with a beautiful tree...;-)
I wore more longjohns in the summer in Alaska than I ever wore back home in Louisiana in the winter.
I've been browsing through your shots. So many countries! Wow! I can only dream...;-(
One of my old hobbies was staying up on world capitals. I'm a little rusty right now, but what I like about that hobby is that when I meet someone from another country and I name their capital it seems to create an instant friendship bond.

I'm thinking that is a Hemlock tree. They are quite common farther up on the mountains in the Alaskan Rainforsts. They don't handle the salt as well as the Spruce(who don't like it either)and tend to grow at the lower elevations by the ocean, as well as over the rest of the state. The northern most population of the hemlock can be found on the moutains near Anchorage, where the spruce (Sitka in the south and Black and White more north) are very populas.

Intersting fact: the Spruce grow faster and tend to be bigger, but the Hemlock have flat needles and grow slow and steady. Perhaps some day the Hemlock will take-over.

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