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Fall Colors Above Vail
26-SEP-2008 Robert Burke

Fall Colors Above Vail

Vail, Colorado

Fall colors on the mountain sides above Vail, Colorado. The dead trees seen
in the mix are pines that have fallen prey to a pine beetle infestation. The
beetles bore underneath the bark of the pines and release a fungus that kills
the trees. In recent years winter temperatures have not dropped low enough to
kill the pine beetle larvae and the insects have moved from a two-year reproduction
cycle to a one-year cycle. The result has been devastating for Colorado
pine forests. NOTE: This is a three-exposure high dynamic range (HDR)
image using a constant aperture with a tripod-mounted camera.

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ilan shtinberg07-Jan-2009 16:30
very nice framed.v
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