Sugar Pine Cone


The sugar pine, which grows in Oregon and California, produces the longest seed cones of any pine -- typically 10-20 inches long, but sometimes even longer! This detail captures the patterns within this marvel of Nature's engineering.

Date: July 2, 2006
Time: 5:54 p.m. PDT
Location: Big Trees Trail, Sequoia National Park, California
Camera: Kodak Z650 Zoom Digital
ISO setting: 160
Focal length: 21 mm
Aperture: f/3.2
Exposure time: 1/40 second

Revised: August 25, 2006
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