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Old Oct 8, 2009, 12:59 AM   #1
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With the K10D and the 80-200 2.8 since this is the first day it didn't rain since Friday.





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Wonderful colours, lovely shots, I love the lighting and dof in the 2nd.
Would I be correct, that these are Maple trees ?

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Yes the Maple trees always turn first and have the most brilliant color, but it only lasts for a week or so.

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I really like the first with that fantastic clear blue sky. Mind you, I also really like the DoF on the second as well.

As a Londoner, albeit living in Oxfordshire, my knowledge of flora is limited to whether something is a tree, a bush, a flower (includes weeds) or grass.

So, just to prove my total ignorance, is this the sort of maple that you get the syrup from?
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Beautiful capture of the colors and the feeling of autumn. Thanks for sharing!!
(Looks like you're a week ahead of our colors here.)

Keith - maple syrup usually comes from Sugar Maple trees (Acer saccharum). These look like Red Maples (Acer rubrum). It is possible to get syrup from Red Maple sap too, but it is much lower quality, and the sap flow is much less dependable.
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Mole is correct, although around here they are now processing syrup from birch trees which tastes quite different from maple syrup. Birch syrup is also about five times more expensive than maple syrup since it takes so much more sap than it does to process maple syrup.

I am planning on driving to Lake Superior Friday, so I will try to get some more shots of color along the lake shore if the rain doesn't start up again by then.

Also, we are expecting some light snow this weekend so that will make things interesting.

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Snow already? Damn. Today has been the first day without some kind of rain for a while. It's clear and sunny here, and if I didn't have the kids to watch I would love to get out and enjoy this weather more and get some pictures. I always love see those red leaves from the maple trees this time of year. A house a couple down from my parents had a couple small maples out front that would change real early and have some of the most beautiful reds and yellows.
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Nice great colors, and no rain!

Trees here went yellowish then the wind blew most of the leaves off
and snow is in the forecast here for next week too
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Some of the trees have not decided if they should turn colors yet like this one that is green on the bottom and red on top!



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Fantastic colors. We haven't really begun to see color yet, but it shouldn't be long.

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