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Comments (10)

Nawitka on June 6, 2008

What a cute photo ... I think that is what we call horse chestnuts. Great capture Juraj, I'm glad you posted it. We have quite a few of these here, because people like the trees, but they are not native. Are they part of your forests?

Juraj Misina on June 7, 2008

Thank you Nawitka, I took the picture on a hike in local mountains (what a trip!). However, it's not horse chestnut, but an oak tree (Fagus Sylvatica?), pretty widespread in Slovakia.

Atti on June 8, 2008

Krásne makro Juraj, získava môj hlas!

Pozdravujem z Košíc, Atti.

Juraj Misina on June 8, 2008

Ďakujem Atti a pozdravujem Košice (chodil som tam na gympel) ;)

Atti on June 9, 2008

Svet je malý... na ktorý gympeľ si chodil?


Nawitka on June 9, 2008

Hi Juraj! I think it is not a Fagus seedling, (Fagus genus is the Beech trees, BTW) and I don't think it's an oak either. I found a picture of a Beech seedling and it looks quite different. My next guess is the Sweet (edible) Chestnut, a member of the Fagaceae family but not a Fagus species.

Juraj Misina on June 10, 2008

Atti, GJAK. V čase keď sídlili na Puškinovej.

Juraj Misina on June 10, 2008

Nawitka, certainly not oak, my mistake. But it is beech. First of all, my girlfriend, who studies landscaping, said it right away. Second, I think the elevation might be too high for Chestnuts. Finally, see this picture and compare shape of leaves.

VKeith on July 19, 2008

Beautiful! Sometimes they are twins?

Juraj Misina on July 21, 2008

Thank you VKeith. Obviously, it is possible.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 18, 2008
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    by Juraj Misina
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ7
    • Taken on 2008/05/09 11:19:35
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 6.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash