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Royal Purple Eurasian Smoke Tree

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 29 July 2015 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 87 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe tableua de ces feuilles rouge et verte génial
Belle journée

29 Jul 2015 5:37am

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

What an original collection of carpets or backgrounds that you've offered us in these last posts. :) In this case, a whole world of shapes, colors and textures. Interesting filled framing. Amazing how the red details pop up !

29 Jul 2015 6:24am

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

Perfect !!!

29 Jul 2015 7:36am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Beau belle composition

29 Jul 2015 7:45am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Excellent light and colors.;-)

29 Jul 2015 8:22am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Beautiful colors, light and play with transparency.

29 Jul 2015 9:40am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

What a dynamic pattern the light makes on these leaves. well seen

29 Jul 2015 9:40am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Spectacular name for this plant and equally spectacular image!

29 Jul 2015 10:14am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing with beautiful colors and light !

29 Jul 2015 10:21am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful frame, DOF, colors & lights!
Lovely !!!

29 Jul 2015 10:50am

Don - Slackwater from Spokane, United States

An impressive image for the variety of colors in these leaves and stalks. Well done.

29 Jul 2015 2:36pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love the way you used the light. The colors are lovely

29 Jul 2015 5:17pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Superbe composition et lumière....
Une beauté.)

29 Jul 2015 5:25pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful shot. We have some ornamental smokey leaved variety out here.

29 Jul 2015 7:46pm

Samane from Malayer, Iran

colors and focus are nice ...
good shot !

29 Jul 2015 7:49pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Once again, a beautiful full framing with wonderful colors and light ... Splendid image !!!

29 Jul 2015 11:02pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

The leaves look familiar but I can't think where I might have seen these before.. the colors are so crisp... very, very nice!

30 Jul 2015 12:14am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is a beautiful plant! The leaves sort of remind me of croton. I love the colors!

30 Jul 2015 12:19am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Nice, but less successful than the previous two.

30 Jul 2015 12:36am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

It is a little cluttered.

30 Jul 2015 1:56am

L'angevine from Angers, France


30 Jul 2015 8:03am