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Pine Tree

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 21 September 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Fresh new needles of a pine tree captured at Van Patten Woods in Wadsworth, Illinois, part of the Lake County Forest Preserve District. Van Patten Woods was Lake County’s first forest preserve, created in 1961 with a 162-acre purchase. In the 1970s the abandoned gravel pit that is now Sterling Lake was acquired. Mined from the 1930s through the mid-1970s, this area was deeply scarred. Major restoration that took place between 1989 and 1993 resulted in the safe and clean preserve we enjoy today.

This preserve is named in honor of David Van Patten, President of the Lake County Forest Preserves in 1960. The former gravel pit was once known as Vulcan Lake. Following a "name-the-lake" contest, it was renamed Sterling Lake in honor of Sterling Township, the previous name for Newport Township.

Photo captured July 10, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/100 second F/9.0 ISO 100 50 mm

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Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

WOW.. beautiful closeup.. lovel the green 5*

21 Sep 2010 8:46am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Beautiful tones of green and great details ! Have a nice day Steven :)

21 Sep 2010 8:47am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Another living miracle . . we are looking at 480,000,000 base pairs of a Genome here and all we see is green !

21 Sep 2010 9:43am

Florence from Paris, France

Great colors, it pops and radiates on my screen... are your colors radioactive Steven ? ;-)))

21 Sep 2010 10:34am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Nice shot! Love the patterns formed by these needles...

21 Sep 2010 11:16am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Very pretty compo :) Beautiful DOF !

21 Sep 2010 12:50pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Super greens and a well chosen compo. I like this a lot.

21 Sep 2010 4:06pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I much prefer Sterling Lake to Vulcan Lake for sure....I truly love this image Steven The lovely greeen and needles are great...well done!

21 Sep 2010 4:08pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful colors and textures in this pine abstract.

21 Sep 2010 5:14pm

Antoine from France

Superb photo. Colour green is very beautiful. Have a lovely day Steven.

21 Sep 2010 7:51pm

Iris from Assen, Netherlands

beautiful this macro!!

21 Sep 2010 10:55pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Thanks for the info! Beautiful macro and DOF! Stunning color! Wonderful composition!!!

22 Sep 2010 3:01am