7 responses to “Pinus thunbergii”

  1. Michael

    After seeing the comments of your knowledgeable viewers I have been deterred from asking non-botanical questions. But I can contain myself no longer – with what do you take these great shots? and how do you get such clarity, is it an enhancement of the green hue?
    If you have time, please feel free to answer off-site.

  2. Jeremy Cherfas

    Hey, thanks for that Daniel. And thanks too for another great photograph. I love the surprises of looking closely at bits of plants. flowers get all the good press, but there is some real beauty, and some real interest, elsewhere, and you bring it to life.

  3. Anthony

    Looks like a pineapple – good enough to eat! Is the resemblance how pineapples got their name? However in the culinary department nothing beats those blueberries you showcased several days ago!

  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Michael – I’ll put it on my to-do list to add a page about the steps I take on the site sometime soon.
    Jeremy, thanks, as always.
    Anthony – I suspect so. I was thinking about your comment while browsing through a book I have featuring the floristic work of Imogen Cunningham, and thought it might be interesting to do a still life of a pineapple with these pine cones. I’ll have to try it out sometime, and maybe it will be a future photograph on the site.

  5. Gabriel

    Stunning. And yes, your camara work is top notch!!!

  6. Jeremy Cherfas

    I think you are right about the resemblance between pine cones and pineapples, Daniel. But speaking of entire books being needed, I’m sure there ought to be one about the Fibonnaci series in plants. That’s the underlying mathemtical basis of the spiral in pine cones and pineapples, and the pattern on a sunflower head, and so many other aspects of plant growth. To my knowledge, nobody has done such a book, although there are classics such as On Growth and Form and one that I am not familiar with, The Curves of Life, both of which, coincidentally, use a Nautilus shell as their cover illustration.

  7. Daniel Mosquin

    To add on to what Jeremy mentioned: Spiral Phyllotaxis in Plants, with discussion on Fibonacci numbers.

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