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Colorado Aspens


You all know how I LOVE Aspens!   :-)


photoblog image Colorado Trip 29.JPG

Colorado Aspens


You all know how I LOVE Aspens!   :-)


photoblog image Colorado Trip 29.JPG

comments (19)

  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 12 Jul 2018, 01:36
THAT is a hard shot to compose! I like the way you managed to get foreground, mid ground and background....the shallow DOF really works.Good eye!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much for your appreciation, Bonnie!
I remember these...In Colorado...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: My favorites... Well - I guess I have a lot of favorites, don't I?! smile
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 12 Jul 2018, 06:49
Just love those silvery barks
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: So very pretty, aren't they!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Jul 2018, 06:55
Oh, these trees are wonderful, an epitome of springlike feeling.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Philine! I'm so glad they evoke such feelings for you!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Jul 2018, 07:04
Aspens are wonderful at any time of the year. The bark of the aspen is very similar to that of the silver birch.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: So very true, Alan! Yes - a lot of people mistake them for birch... but they are a completely different animal!
They are amazing and unique trees E
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Indeed, Bill - I just love them!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 12 Jul 2018, 08:16
An enchanting wood.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Nicely put, Chad!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: What a wonderful memory - and to have a recent encounter with birch to remind you as well!

But, actually, Aspens are completely different animals... not remotely related to birch - except that they are trees! Aspens are extraordinary in that "groves" of Aspen are actually one huge organism- each tree being a genetic clone, springing from a gigantic root system... the oldest known Aspen clone has lived more than 80,000 years in Utah... Aspens grow all the time— even in winter. Beneath the thin, white outer bark layer is a thin green photosynthetic layer that allows the tree to create sugars and grow when other deciduous trees would otherwise be dormant. But with all this - the fact remains that they are simply gorgeous! smile
I love the warm light and the beautiful texture details of that lovely bark.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Ruthie - Aspens are truly a gorgeous organism!
They are certainly lovely trees.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh yes, they are!
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 12 Jul 2018, 18:01
This is a beautiful, other-worldly shot. Well done, Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Beth - I had a wonderful subject! smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 12 Jul 2018, 20:38
these are lovely

the green hues are exquisite
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Aspens are extraordinary organisms... and the greens show thru the white bark year 'round - allowing them to produce sugars to keep growing through the winter! Thank you, Sherri!
They have a bark something like silver birch.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: They are often mistaken for birch - but they're a completely different animal! smile
my mistake calling the trees BIRCH

when they are Aspen.

When I have been out west I have seen many massive forest os Aspens

Aren't they much like Bamboo.

instead of many trees they are usually one tree with many connected trunks.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile A common mistake, Alan! Most people don't know the difference...

They are individuals with a common root. Rarely do you see two Aspens with a connected trunk - the joints are much deeper.
I meant CONNECTED at the ROOTS
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Right!
This is a fine one... if I may make a suggestion... a touch more contrast would help.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Larry - and for the suggestion!
To me, Elizabeth, your contrast makes this look like a lovely water coloured painting. Love it!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Beverly! I had actually applied the "glow" treatment to it to try to achieve an ethereal feel... smile
at least that is what I have understood for 30 years about Aspen and Bamboo trees
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yeah - I don't know much about bamboo I'm afraid... but that's my understanding as well!
Love the curled one in the composition.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I love how they do that! It's from the weight of heavy snow in the winter - because they continue to grow throughout - they grow crooked! smile

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