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Picture of small Scots pine tree (Pinus sylvestris) in a winter landscape in Northern Norway

April 2nd, 2008 · 15 Comments

Picture of small scots pine tree in a winter landscape in Northern Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera April 2nd 2008. Click image for larger view.
After a period of not taking any pictures I got some inspiration today and went out on a photo trip.
I found an area where some Scots pine trees (Pinus sylvestris) were growing wild. I really liked the form on this little tree and the snowy scenery made a good background for a picture. The mountain peak is many kilometers away, but I used a zoom lens to make it look closer.
Scots pine is the only pine tree species growing wild here in Norway. It can reach 40 meters and there has been found trees that are over 800 years old.

Check out this picture of a lonely birch tree standing in a marsh filled with mist. It’s one of my personal faves 🙂

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 40 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
Location: Sørvik (Andørja), Troms in Northern Norway

Tags: Clouds · Landscape · Mountain · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Scenery · Sky · Snow · Tree · Winter

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Book Calendar // Apr 2, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Reminds me a little bit of a bonsai tree.

  • 2 Pollydot/Kloggers // Apr 3, 2008 at 1:42 am

    Once again – another superb photograph.

  • 3 moneyloveandchange // Apr 3, 2008 at 2:35 am

    I always look forward to seeing your new photos – this one is really beautiful, and I like how you made the mountain appear closer. Thanks so much for sharing your work!

  • 4 saxyphone // Apr 3, 2008 at 9:50 am

    Very nice photograph! I agree with Book Calendar.. it does look like a bonsai tree. 🙂 And that second tree behind must be really tall. It would be great to take a picture of an angle from the very bottom trunk and see the magnitude of its height all the way to the top. Would be looking forward to see more of your works.

  • 5 Claire // Apr 3, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    I love Scots Pine, they grow in a very unique way and I love the colours in this shot.

  • 6 GeekMom // Apr 3, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    The scrubby look of that tree gives me the feeling of a harsh environment. Beautiful, though! Wish I could visit someday. 🙂

  • 7 Mrs. Mecomber // Apr 3, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    I just wanted to finally leave a comment and tell you how much I love your blog. I am descended from Norway, and love your photos very much. Thanks!

  • 8 2sweetnsaxy // Apr 4, 2008 at 12:27 am

    I love your pics because we don’t get much snow here around Los Angeles and if we do you have to go way up in the mountains to get to it.

  • 9 machinehuman // Apr 6, 2008 at 1:34 am

    Beautiful picture. Refreshing. Here in Rio is so hot…

  • 10 JH // Apr 6, 2008 at 3:53 am

    Very nice Scots pine tree standing out in the snow landscape background !

    Makes it look very green !

  • 11 Joy // Apr 7, 2008 at 12:36 am

    Beautiful photo. Thanks for the background on the tree. 🙂

  • 12 val // Apr 7, 2008 at 10:18 am

    great pic – if you look at it closely I kind of looks like you pasted the tree into the snow landscape 😉

    very cool!

  • 13 Tamera // Apr 10, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    They are great. Jungl. Are these what are called, ‘Troll trær”? Or, am I thinking of a different type?

  • 14 Wakish // Apr 16, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Hey there.. You produce some wonderful photos.. I’ll really appreciate your work.. It’s fantastic. You are an amazing nature photograher. Keep going!

    – Wakish –

  • 15 eddie // Apr 24, 2008 at 5:17 am

    A spiritted and animated landscape nicely photographed…congrat’s