Shaggy Tree

Honey and I went to the Hinckley Reservations this past weekend and walked the Hinckley Lake Loop Trail and back. We took our new camera's with us and snapped away at anything and everything we found of interest or thought would produce an interesting picture.  Below are 3 of mine that I took of one tree.  This sycamore tree made for interesting texture and colors. Thanks Daddy for letting me know what kind of tree that was.

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56mm>F/11>ISO 100>White Balance Auto 1

Platanus occidentalis (Sycamore) is readily identifiable with broad, maplelike leaves and a trunk and limb complexion of mixed green, tan and cream. Some suggest it looks like camouflage. It is a member of one of the planet's oldest clan of trees (Platanaceae) and paleobotanists have dated the family to be over 100 million years old. Living sycamore trees can reach ages of five hundred to six hundred years.  Steve Nix/

56mm>F/11>ISO 100>White Balance Auto 1

I captured this bug crawling up the tree. I thought it was an ant until I got home and saw it on the big screen.  Now I'm not sure what it is.

130mm>F/11>ISO 100>White Balance Auto 1

Nikon D7000 / Beach/Snow setting was used for all pictures


  1. Great pics - never seen bark like that! :)

  2. Absolutely fascinating, beautiful pictures!

  3. looks like you had great fun, wonderful shots~


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