American Beech- The Movie!

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Jenny
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American Beech- The Movie!

Post by Jenny » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:47 pm

Not sure if this is tree id or "art". I wanted to see how the winter tree id booklet I'm working on would work as a video. This is a rough draft of my attempt.
Couldn't pull the range map that Jess suggested using off the net so I still have the other one. Ya know - trees are damn hard to photograph well. I get frustrated. And then so few fit all the aspects of a written description anyway. I do love the final pic I got of the bud and the open nut on this beech though.

Happy Passover to anyone celebrating.

Jenny

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Re: American Beech- The Movie!

Post by Larry Tucei » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:11 pm

Jenny, Tell me about it. The lighting is so difficult to get right when photographing a tree. Its either to dark, to light, to shady., etc. I take several photos from different angles mostly keeping the sunlight at my back. Cloudy days seem to be the best time for me. Those Live Oaks are hard to photograph, they are so big lighting really plays some tricks with me. The stuff you are doing is cool, keep it up! Larry

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Re: American Beech- The Movie!

Post by mdavie » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:47 pm

Jenny, were you unable to use the map in .pdf form, or were you unable to get it at all for some reason?
Here's a link, in case.

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Re: American Beech- The Movie!

Post by edfrank » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:13 pm

Jenny,

The video is very good. I think this should be in the Tree species and Families section. The ID section is for posting questions about what kind of tree this might be.

Ed
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Re: American Beech- The Movie!

Post by James Parton » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:48 pm

Jenny,

It is useful id with an artistic touch. Beech trees also turn a pretty orange-yellow in fall.

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Re: American Beech- The Movie!

Post by dbhguru » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:59 am

Jenny,

I just looked at your American beech mover and was duly impressed. I think you are really on to something. The integration of digestible bites of information with images and music hold the attention. I believe this could be an excellent teaching tool for young people. I'm looking forward to your next movie.

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Re: American Beech- The Movie!

Post by Jenny » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:59 am

Thanks for the encouragement. I think I'll do Sweet Gum next - I managed to get some pretty good pix as there are many many of them at NYBG and they are pretty distinctive.

I really should try to add narration at some point.

Ed, thanks for moving the topic.

Jenny
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