I’ve got all kinds of trees in my back yard and if I knew exactly what they were it would help a lot. But anyway, these are new buds or cones coming out on the branch of a a fir tree (maybe?). Needles look too short for a pine? Well, if anyone knows for sure, let me know and I’ll change this description.
This is on the south end of Vancouver Island, just a few kms. north of Victoria.
Taken June 7 2009 with a Fuji S100FS camera. I think it was on one of the macro settings/ It looked ok in the viewfinder:)