07.28.2020-2 Striped Maple Abstract

While walking in Bear Swamp last week looking for orchids, I came across a Striped Maple aka Goosefoot Maple-Acer pensylvanicum, just about a foot tall and laying on the ground.  It was near the entrance and I guess that possibly The Trustees of Reservations manage that spot to keep the path open, causing the tree to stay small.  The leaves were variegated and I liked the patterns that gave this particular leaf an abstract look.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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12 Responses to 07.28.2020-2 Striped Maple Abstract

  1. I don’t know what was going on with botanists when they dropped one of the n’s from what should be pennsylvanicum. You did a good job keeping all the leaf’s details in focus.

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  2. NJUrbanForest says:

    One of my favorite trees! I just wrote about the Striped Maple on my nature blog NJUrbanForest.com – https://njurbanforest.com/2020/07/24/plants-of-new-jersey-6-striped-maple/

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    It’s like a map!

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  4. shoreacres says:

    The color’s the attraction for me. That deep blue-green is lovely.

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  5. krikitarts says:

    I find myself drawn in to study the finest vein patterns; they’re like tiny mazes. BTW, when I first saw your title, I misread it as”Striped Male Abstract,” and I opened it with some trepidation. I was rather relieved to see that it didn’t continue in that vein.

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    • Spelling/grammar makes a big difference and I am glad that I didn’t do that typo. I misread titles all the time. In a hurry too often.
      I was at first attracted by the color but as I kept focusing closer found the venation to be even more interesting.


  6. I really like what your eyes sees and what your camera records, Steve. Focusing on fine details of nature can be such a wonderful, magical thing, and it can be akin to seeing for the very first time.

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    • Thank you, Pete! Coming from a fellow detail photographer I appreciate that. It is exciting coming upon something we’ve never seen before. Happened to me twice today wandering with the camera in the backyard.

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