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Larix decidua

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 3 May 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Larix decidua (NL: Europese lork of Europese lariks / EN: European larch) is a medium-size to large deciduous coniferous tree reaching 25-45 m tall, with a trunk up to 1 m diameter (exceptionally, to 55 m tall and 2 m diameter). The crown is conic when young, becoming broad with age; the main branches are level to upswept, with the side branches often pendulous. The cones are erect, ovoid-conic, 2-6 cm long, with 30-70 erect or slightly incurved (not reflexed) seed scales; they are green variably flushed red when immature (see image), turning brown and opening to release the seeds when mature, 4–6 months after pollination. The old cones commonly remain on the tree for many years, turning dull grey-black.

Image: Schilde (BE) - 22/03/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/60 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

C'est la perfection de photo en photo sur ton aminus.
Bonne journée.

3 May 2011 7:09am

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Oh, I love this much! It is just perfection!

3 May 2011 6:15pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

superbe de netteté ,splendide macro !
5 etoiles !
amitiés !

3 May 2011 6:56pm

Jaytee from Fresno, California, United States

Beautiful! =) I love this shot!

4 May 2011 4:45am

Canon EOS 400D
1/60 second
ISO 200
150 mm