Leaves Stripped Clean
Stripped Down to the Bone -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 155 mm — 1/180 sec, f/7.1, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Stripped Down to the Bone

The other day when Anthony went running with Grandpa, I noticed that the leaves of one tree were almost completely stripped of every last bit of green, I assume by insects.

Naked -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 125 mm — 1/500 sec, f/4.5, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Naked

I'm not sure whether they're actually leaves of a tree, or of some vine intertwined with a tree. In any case, the stripped leaves were intermixed with a different kind of leaf that was not touched.

50 / 50 -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 130 mm — 1/180 sec, f/7.1, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
50 / 50

It was impressive how thoroughly the one kind of leaf in just this one tree were so totally consumed.

Total Destruction -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 120 mm — 1/125 sec, f/7.1, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Total Destruction

I tried to step back to get a picture of the whole tree, but it came out a bit muddy. From afar, you see mostly the leaves that are okay, since the ones that have been stripped clean have been turned into a fine mesh that disappears as you step away....

Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 80 mm — 1/160 sec, f/7.1, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos

There are thousands of trees on my folks' property, but this was the only tree I noticed like this. Very odd....


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