Royal Purple Eurasian Smoke Tree

Posted by Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 30 October 2014 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The outstanding feature of Eurasian smoke tree is the large, airy, plume-like stalks that hold the small flowers. These pass through several color changes, often a smoky pink, and provide interest all summer. The Eurasian smoke tree will grow as either a single-trunked tree or a multi-stemmed shrub, as seen here. Although it may suffer from dieback in cold winters, vigorous stems bounce back to life in spring.

Captured at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois on July 19, 2014.

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Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

I like it. Pretty colors.
Well sought light

30 Oct 2014 7:53am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Ressemble étrangement à ce que l'on appelle dans ma région des "photinia".
Arbuste aux belles couleurs rouges.
Belle composition de couleurs agréables.)

30 Oct 2014 8:24am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel buisson ce rouge qui ressort superbe vue.

30 Oct 2014 1:54pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

I love this composition.:-)

30 Oct 2014 2:12pm

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Various kinds of colors are competing nicely. The beautiful light and nice framing.

30 Oct 2014 2:28pm

Slackwater Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot with varied colors and details. It makes a very good matrix of color.

30 Oct 2014 3:09pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

A nice presentation of all the colors. Love the explanation - it adds to the beauty of the photo.

Wondering - if it is left-eye view - why is the logo on the right. :)

30 Oct 2014 3:56pm


Nikon D7000
1/180 second
ISO 200
112 mm (35mm equiv.)


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