Scenes From a Fallen Tree, Part II

While taking pictures of my dad clearing away a fallen mulberry tree last week, I also collected a few other random pictures of things related to the tree or the area.

This little black-headed line of white fuzz was marching out from the tree trunk. As Dad was bringing the backhoe into position, I was crawling on my belly trying to get this guy in focus as he marched at a surprisingly fast clip.

Woolly Caterpillar of a charadra deridens moth, I think. -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm (cropped) — 1/400 sec, f/4.5, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Woolly Caterpillar
of a charadra deridens moth, I think.

This one dragonfly was quite interested in what we were doing, watching from close range the whole time.

Dragonfly Who Watched Us (Are those wings still airworthy?) -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm (cropped) — 1/180 sec, f/6.3, ISO 250 — full exif
Dragonfly Who Watched Us
(Are those wings still airworthy?)

There wasn't much fruit left on the mulberry tree, but here's one berry on a branch that had fallen into the mud...


Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/180 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100 — full exif
this would be called
Low Hanging Fruit

The trunk of the old tree was at least two feet thick, but only the outside ring was live wood. Here's a closeup of the inside of the core of the base...


Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm (cropped) — 1/320 sec, f/5, ISO 200 — full exif
Core of the Stump
It's wood, but looks like sand.

Further up on the trunk, venturing out into the sunlight to explore one of the cuts Dad was making in it, came someone who was perhaps responsible for the tree coming down in the first place...


Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm (cropped) — 1/250 sec, f/6.3, ISO 250 — full exif
Ant with some Serious Choppers
(Look at the full-sized version to see the huge mandibles)

Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/500 sec, f/6.3, ISO 250 — full exif
Innocent Bystander
(I don't think this guy caused the tree to come down)

Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/320 sec, f/8, ISO 200 — full exif
Multicolored Wood
at the site where the trunk was ripped by the collapse

Near the tree, at the water's edge....


Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/160 sec, f/4.5, ISO 100 — full exif
A Leaf That's Seen Better Days
Quintessential “Edge of the Pond” View -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 40mm — 1/160 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100 — full exif
Quintessential “Edge of the Pond” View

(And for the record, yes, I did spend more time helping with the tree removal than taking pictures.)


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