Weeping Beech Tree in Fall Colors

November 15, 2018

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Photographer: Menashe Davidson 
Summary Authors: Menashe Davidson; Jim Foster

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower" - Albert Camus

A colorful Weeping beech is featured above as photographed in the fall of 2017 in Vienna, Austria. Native to Europe, North America and Europe, the beeches' bronze or copper leaves, though not as showy as the maples, are quite attractive in mid-autumn and contrast nicely with its silvery-gray bark. The specimen shown here is a weeping cultivar of beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Pendula') -- approximately 10 m (33 ft) in height. The pigments responsible for its color include xanthophylls (yellows), carotenes (oranges) and anthocyanins (reds and purples). Photo taken on November 11, 2017.

Photo Details: Camera: NIKON D7100; Software: Windows Photo Editor 10; Exposure Time: 0.0008s (1/1250); Aperture: ƒ/16.0; ISO equivalent: 3200; Focal Length (35mm): 92.