Appreciation: Fall Colours 2021

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    We did a collection last year, so we may as well do one for this year - please show us some non-maples autumn colours that are wowing you this season. The maples folks are using Dash of autumn colour 2021 | UBC Botanical Garden Forums.

    Here's a view of the west side of Vancouver, carrying on to downtown, from a friend's second-story deck in Dunbar. A lot of these are maples, but there are a lot of other trees in the mix. I live to the west (left) of the highrises in the distance, about a 15-minute drive.
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    The iconic fall photo in my neighbourhood is of the Boston Ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata) at the Sylvia Hotel, across from the beach.
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    There are several Stewartia pseudocamellia in my neighbourhood, usually planted singly. These are all the same tree.
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    Nice to see some of the individual leaves Wendy. They have been fantastic with all the rain. It deepens the colours and makes the trees special (until a wind comes along and then we wait for spring)!
     
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    I've inserted one of my own from the corner of Alberni and Stanley Park. If anyone has time they can go just about anywhere and see gorgeous colours. These were simply a sample. Get out in the rain! The colours really reveal themselves when the leaves are wet.
    Thanks for the assistance Wendy.
     

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I haven't gone over to George Wainborn Park this year, but I passed it on the Aquabus ferry in False Creek today. The yellow-leaved trees are Liriodendron tulipifera - I counted 20 of them there one year. There are Fraxinus angustifolia 'Raywood' to the west of those - that might be what we're seeing to the left of the yellow leaves.
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    Along the seawall on my way home, there is this lone Parrotia persica.
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    The Quercus rubra, Northern Red Oak, in Alexandra Park seemed to have better colours from a distance, more browns up close. From David Tracey's Vancouver Tree Book (Pure Wave Media, Vancouver, 2016, p. 144):
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I forgot the Ginkgo biloba on a block next to the Cambie Bridge. They mostly look like some fastigiate cultivar.
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    This one didn't get the memo.
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    Wendy, your shot of the tree is great. The rich yellow colour is amazing. Here is a Ginkgo that is a little closer up from Devonian Park. Beautiful leaves, but hard to get a good background.
     

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    Oh, that's a pretty good background!
     
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    I should have mentioned that is actually a focus blend of 10 photos. It doesn't make much difference in this 247 kb reduced format, but it does when you are shooting close up and want the detail in both leaves. The original does have the detail that isn't apparent in this low quality version.
     
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    Here is another one from yesterday. I have titled it dogwood, but that is a shot in the dark and is the best that the internet has given me. There were some very nice Fly Agaric nearer the tennis courts, but someone has destroyed all of them whenever they come up.
     

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    I think Cotoneaster, maybe C. frigidus 'Cornubia'.
     
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    I am a long fan of aerial images (tho nervous of flying!)

    so I enjoy the aerial images from one of the Vanc traffic reporters who is on a helicopter. GlobalBC and WX 1130 et al
    https://mobile.twitter.com/TrishJewison/status/1452056570112602115

    the pix are from Twitter

    and the ones with major urban density are in Wendy’s part of town known as West End next to Stanley Park

    Thé heron nest trees
    And the local landmark Sylvia Hotel (see @wcutler recent post in this thread)

    there is also an image of south end of Lions Gate Bridge (originally built privately by Guinness (is good for you) family I think … and King & Queen rolled across it circa 1939 to “christen” it … they also visited USA same visit across the pond)

    the red fields in Pitt Meadows look like cranberries — tho might be blueberry shrubs

    then I am adding some of the public DriveBC official govt cams
    B.C. Highway Cams


    The urban view is also near Wendy and while today the photo shows non-native fall foliage - it also featured cherry blossoms a couple of seasons ago

    the mtn view is beyond Whistler on the Duffy Lake road aka Hwy 99 to Lillooet BC
    I think the yellow leaves are cottonwoods (poplar)
     

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    Makes me more interested in learning how to work with a drone!!! The second shot is a definite with a drone, and the first one is very inspiring. One could spend a lot of time looking for various opportunities in that one. Well done.

    I know this one to be coteneaster, but there are very small differences in the berry and leaves. The first one seems to have small hairs on the leaves. I couldn't see that on the second one. Thanks for the tips Wendy. This one is 4,000 x 2667 and 5.87 MB.
     

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    I have always wanted to show the strawberry arbutus with the ripe fruit and the flowers. Not an easy thing to find and then be able to get them in the same photo. Nature obliged this day. The fruit is changing every day. It is edible, but quite bland. These macro shots have used focus blending. 11 MB this time Wendy.
     

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    Sassafras, Sassafras albidum, is a lovely local tree species with soft yellow/orange/caramel/red fall color. I am always amazed by the variability in leaf shapes.
    Shown here are carefully arranged fallen leaves in comparison to red maple, tulip poplar and red oak (bottom right). Rain and strong winds today, so a lot of leaves on the ground.
    I strongly recommend this tree for any medium/large garden, it is very attractive year round.
     

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    Birches
     

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    Tulip poplar
     

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    Shirotae ornamental cherries at Regent College, UBC today

    I copied a blossom photo from the festival map

    and the fall foliage colors are what I took today

    gorgeous!
     

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    I'm trying to not do any more yellow, but the sun came out on Monday late afternoon, highlighting these Ginkgo biloba in Burnaby, on Beresford.
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    Some not yellow -
    A Cotinus at the seawall on English Bay.
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    Liquidambar styraciflua near Lost Lagoon, where the old bus loop was. It seems like all of these trees around town have held on to their fruits from a year ago, which was a very good fruiting year. You can see them in the third photo; the second photo has one or two fruits from this year, a fairly rare occurrence.
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    This seems to be Enkianthus campanulatus, though it's unusually shapely, with the variation in leaf colouring emphasizing the tiers. The way the fruits are standing up also confused me. It's at a mid-rise building across from Stanley Park.
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    Fall/Autumn - colors/colours in my garden, couleurs d'automne dans mon jardin :

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