Pinecones and pineneedles

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Comments (6)

May M. B. (Swissmay) on February 2, 2008

You have so many nice new photos, Ryan! That's a pine, which grows wild more in higher regions in my country. But I have one in my garden, which I planted many years ago. Lovely photo, Ryan! May

Lilypon on February 4, 2008

Lovely shot Ryan! :D Pine cones are a very attractive looking subject.

Ryan Calhoun on February 5, 2008

Thanks May and Pam!

May do you recognize the tree? I think it's called a longleaf pine, with a tall branchless trunk, and a crown of branches and needles up very high. That was my best guess, but I thought maybe it could be a slash pine. I looked up all the conifers of Florida, and ruled out all the spruces and firs, and most of the pines. At any rate, they are definitely pinecones!


May M. B. (Swissmay) on February 6, 2008

Ryan, I am pretty sure as well, that it is a Pinus, but I couldn't say which subgenus of the 112 kinds of pines alone. ;-) Just in case you haven't seen this site. Pity you haven't got a photo of the whole tree.


Ryan Calhoun on February 7, 2008

Yes, a pity. I find myself saying that a lot. I've tried to be better lately, to take pictures of the whole thing just for reference, even if I don't like the way it looks for whatever reason. I don't know why I didn't take any of the whole tree.

Thank you for the link, May. I would never try to narrow down from that list, but I had already checked a website (that has since been completely erased) that listed conifers specific to Florida. For now I will call it a longleaf pine. :)


May M. B. (Swissmay) on February 8, 2008

That's a fine name and I know what you are talking about. :-) May

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 2, 2008
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    by Ryan Calhoun
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    • Taken on 2008/01/04 15:11:43
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 300.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
    • No flash