Bark of Chinese red Birch/Chinesische Birke (Betula albo-sinensis var. septentrionalis)

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Comments (6)

Spacebug on June 26, 2008

Många märkliga o. intressanta träd i denna kyrkogård. Vem kunde ana att björkarna var skära i Kina. /Björn

Margrit M. Berger (S… on July 12, 2008

What a precious photo, Peter! Is it normal for this birch to peel its bark like that. Beautiful colours! Y*!

Greetings, May

thor☼odin™ on July 20, 2008

thank you so much May for your praise. Yes this Birch is planted because of it's appearence. The bark is often the victim for eager childrens fingers - so much the more i was surprised to find this intact in a public place. Cheers, Peter

Faintlightofdawn on February 17, 2009

Lovely shot, exactly as I saw it this winter in China! Best wishes, Fai

thor☼odin™ on February 17, 2009

wow - you really did Fai? was it in the wild? Thank you and Best Wishes from Denmark, Peter

Hazel Coetzee on March 19, 2009

Wowee Peter - lovely colours, and lovely peeling bark!! Thanks for supplying your Bark tag. I must work on my album tags too. Such a lovely picture.

Just up the road from our townhouses - on the mountain slope, there is an Arboretum started a couple of centuries back, and there are trees from all over the world. I must go and check it out. I will find lots of bark photo material there : for example, the Cork-bark trees are amazing, and there are Australian Paperbarks that have thick pink-brown, peeling, velvety bark, like soft Chamois leather.


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 25, 2008
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    by thor☼odin™
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ20
    • Taken on 2008/06/25 17:46:55
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 10.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: -0.66 EV
    • No flash