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Quaking Aspens

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 3 November 2018 in Plant & Nature.

Aspen is a deciduous tree native to cooler areas of North America, one of several species referred to by the common name aspen. It is often called quaking aspen.

When the leaves of quaking aspens turn yellow in the fall, a slight breeze can turn a stand of trees into quivering gold. Quaking aspens "quake" because of the way the leaves are attached. Each heart-shaped leaf is attached to the petiole (leaf stem), which is in turn attached to the branch.

NIKON D5500 1/500 second F/6.3 ISO 250 315 mm (35mm equiv.)

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I love these little gold coins moving in the sun

3 Nov 2018 6:23am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Beautiful color, also this.

3 Nov 2018 7:13am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Belle prise automnale

3 Nov 2018 7:33am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Belle prise

3 Nov 2018 8:43am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


3 Nov 2018 9:57am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

lovely foliage study

3 Nov 2018 10:11am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Beautiful autumn picture.

3 Nov 2018 10:23am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Chaudes et belles couleurs de l'automne...

3 Nov 2018 10:42am

Devi from Chennai, India

Wow a lovely image image B
Have been catching up with all the images that I have missed do far..
I amreminded of Longfellow's poem( was it Longfellow, I wonder ) " Willows whiten, aspens quiver...little breezes dusk and shiver..In the poem Highway Man...

3 Nov 2018 11:38am

@Devi: Glad to see you back. I love the poem.

Hiro from Mukoh Kyoto-pref., Japan

Nice sign of autumn

3 Nov 2018 12:25pm

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A nice look at the foliage. Excellent information with this image.

3 Nov 2018 12:43pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Belle robe d'automne !

3 Nov 2018 1:20pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Beautiful leaves with the magic that quaking adds. Well done.

3 Nov 2018 1:35pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

a lovely color palette

3 Nov 2018 2:34pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle branche et ces fueilels ronde quelle couleur jaune sueprbe vue
Belle soirée

3 Nov 2018 5:25pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Lovely explanation. Beautiful view of these colorful leaves.

3 Nov 2018 5:42pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition.

3 Nov 2018 9:06pm

1/500 second
ISO 250
315 mm (35mm equiv.)