Manzanita Ribbon

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1321928/1000000 sec. / ISO 1600
State/Province/Region
California
Nearest Area
Lake Mendocino
Town
Ukiah
Notes

EF 100mm macro; f/22 @ 0.4 sec, ISO 1600

Description

The ultra-thin outer layer of bark of Manzanita (Arctostaphylos) peels during the spring revealing the smooth, cool silky-red new bark below. The rich, reddish coloration comes from tannins and other compounds manufactured by, and deposited in, the cells of the outer bark. The curled bark is reminiscentof curled wrapping ribbon. Light reflecting from the inner and outer surfaces of the peeling bark produces myriad hues, fit for any occasion.

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Date Added
February 19, 2021
Date Taken
February 18, 2021