Path underneath the giant chestnut by steppeland

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The path along the community gardens is arched by a giant Horse Chestnut tree in autumn colours
Photographed in Amsterdam Zuidoost, the Netherlands
Copyright © 2011 Steppeland – All rights reserved

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The Horse Chestnut Tree ( Lat. : Aesculus Wikipedia /wiki/Aesculus , Dutch : Paardenkastanje `Wikipedia ) grows to 36 m tall, with a domed crown of stout branches, on old trees the outer branches often pendulous with curled-up tips. The leaves are opposite and palmately compound, with 5–7 leaflets; each leaflet is 13–30 cm long, making the whole leaf up to 60 cm across, with a 7–20 cm petiole. The leaf scars left on twigs after the leaves have fallen have a distinctive horseshoe shape, complete with seven “nails”. The flowers are usually white with a small red spot; they are produced in spring in erect panicles 10–30 cm tall with about 20–50 flowers on each panicle. Usually only 1–5 fruit develop on each panicle; the shell is a green, softly spiky capsule containing one (rarely two or three) nut-like seeds called conkers or horse-chestnuts. Each conker is 2–4 cm diameter, glossy nut-brown with a whitish scar at the base. ( Source: Wikipedia)

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
smc Pentax-DA 18-55 lens
Exposure 1/60 sec, f. 11 mm
focal length 18 mm , ISO 400
Date: Oct. 29, 2011

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Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

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  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...almost 3 years ago

    fantastic capture and scene! Any fungi around ;o)) ?

  • Thanks, Esther! LOL, no, not right there at that moment – but I did find some fungi just a little further down the path, on that same walk. Two different kinds actually – made a lot of pics, but didn’t process or upload them yet – so they may be coming soon. And I will need help with ID-ing once again ;) – never saw those species before…

    – steppeland

  • fezoj64
    fezoj64almost 3 years ago

    I have gladly photos tree thereof season .Fabulous colour . ..Jozef

  • Thank you so much, Jozef, for the great comment!

    – steppeland

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