Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sumac at the Long Island Nature Sanctuary



















I find the shadows depicted in this plant beautifully subtle. This was late afternoon over at the Uplands Farm Nature Sanctuary last weekend. The sun was hitting everything with just enough light to make all the farm's surrounding beauty look even more perfect. If anyone knows the name of this delightful plant, please do tell!

update~ Thanks to my friend over at sweet repose, the above plant has been identified as a Sumac!

20 comments:

Ming the Merciless said...

You are right -- the shadows are very subtle here. What kind of fruit/flower is that?

Pietro said...

What a picturesque image, Lily!
I enjoy it very much.

Gina said...

You've captured this very interesting plant so beautifully! Amazing photo..love how the sun is hitting it and the subtle shadows! :D

Babzy said...

What kind of plant is it ? Never seen it before ...The red color is beautiful !

Hey Harriet said...

I have no idea of the name of the plant but I really like it! Love the cluster of bright red against the background of subtle and dreamy colours. Very beautiful! :)

Dianne said...

that's lovely. the subtle shadows make it even more beautiful.

Hot Fudge said...

What a beautiful, rich red you have captured in this shot. Like everyone else, I'd love to know what flower it is.

Sweet Repose said...

Beautiful scarlet sumac bud. Sometimes I just like clicking away when I am out on a nature shoot, then come home to download and find the surprises...sometimes those are the best shots. Something so mundane, yet so profound when the eye is forced to see what it didn't see.

bobbie said...

This is a really lovely photo, and yes, the subtle shadows are there and beautiful.

Rosebud Collection said...

Great shadow..so pretty..Happy SSS..
from one Long Islander to another..

mari said...

i love the contrast of the bright red against the brown.

Petrea said...

I don't know what it is, but it's beautiful, especially enlarged. A glory shot!

Richiesliv DÃ… och NU said...

This is a lovely shadow shots! Subtle and dramatic.

Have a nice day!

Paz said...

Very cool shadow shot! Glad we found out the name because I didn't know it.

Paz

Alissa Nicolau said...

I am allergic to sumac so I know exactly what this beauty is! I do love the bright red flower cones which the plant produces. Your photo is so perfect for fall with all its seasonal colors on display.

lynn said...

No idea, sorry. It's pretty though!

Greyscale Territory said...

This photo looks like a romantic wash of colour broken by subtle shadow! Just lovely!

Island Rambles Blog said...

That is a very unusal photo with unusual lighting...I like the way the background is like a painting.

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

A brilliant red for a brilliant shadow!!

Arnold Layne said...

you make a good point - the shadows in the flower are naturally subtle, but noticeable enough to make such a contrast, that each pod is perfectly defined.