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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.

NIKON D7000 1/180 second F/6.7 ISO 200 112 mm (35mm equiv.)

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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

francesco from Italy

superbe mélange de couleurs et de lumière Steve… Bravo!

30 Oct 2014 4:40pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Those are certainly beautiful leaves.

30 Oct 2014 5:15pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Love the light, the lines of leaves and the fall colors

30 Oct 2014 5:25pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful leaves of different colours so nicely composed. A fine shot. Excellent. Love this. :)

30 Oct 2014 5:40pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A lovely image! I really like all the different colors. It makes this plant very beautiful!

30 Oct 2014 5:57pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Amazing polychromatic image! Superb work.

30 Oct 2014 6:05pm

fereshteh. from Iran

Wonderful ... Like it

30 Oct 2014 7:25pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain


30 Oct 2014 8:55pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Beautiful colors mingled together!

30 Oct 2014 9:02pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

It's very interesting to hear what you have to say about this plant.

30 Oct 2014 9:15pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Stunning colors and lovely light on these beautiful leaves.

30 Oct 2014 9:53pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

The mix of colors and light are absolutely gorgeous ... Splendid image !!!

30 Oct 2014 11:38pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

A nice interplay of colour.

30 Oct 2014 11:49pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely mix of color and pattern.

31 Oct 2014 12:55am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Fine color in this dense foliage.

31 Oct 2014 2:10am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


31 Oct 2014 9:22am

aIDa from guilan, Iran

Thank you For Beautiful Shot & Good Description

31 Oct 2014 3:22pm

Julie L. Brown, Photobirder from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

I like how you filled the frame here.

3 Nov 2014 11:15am

franz from Baden, Austria

wonderfully full frame, with this tangle of stems and shapes and colours ...

4 Nov 2014 6:43pm