Beyond a Back-Lit Fringe

The Black Poplar is so named for its ‘black’ bark. Well, this specimen might show black bark, but that’s only because it is back-lit. The leaves too look black, though a closer inspection will show them as rusty-red, as if the tree mistakes the season for autumn.

Black Poplar

Black Poplar: Photo 21st April 2018

#2018picoftheweek: Trees

Red Black Poplar Leaves

‘Red’ black poplar leaves, complete with ‘catkin’: photo 26th April 2018

Red Black Poplar leaves 2

Close up of ‘red’ black poplar leaves, complete with bugs: Photo 26th April 2018

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6 Responses to Beyond a Back-Lit Fringe

  1. I love your backlit tree! The nice strong black trunk against the texture of the leaves. And yes, it does look a little like autumn 🙂 What a beautiful colour on those leaves!

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    • crimsonprose says:

      I had thought of doing the photo as B7W, but I liked the murky blue sky and that vaguest hint of leaf colour. But since that colour isn’t immediately noticeable I then had to include the close-ups. As trees go, the black poplar is one of my favourites, but not so often seen as oak, ash, hornbeam and beech which were the farmers’ choice for timber-trees around their farms. (and then they made ships of steel so the trees were left there to grow, and grow, and grow)

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  2. Lynn Love says:

    Lovely photos – love that silhouette

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