Macro Monday: Pine tree sap from up close

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Today I’m taking part in the Macro Monday photo challenge. If you like what you see, I encourage you to subscribe so you can enjoy the new photos I post a few times a week.

I love pine trees. I love their many varieties, their fragrance, their height and the way their branches stretch out as far as they can. I got to enjoy a lot of pine trees last week and for the first time, I took a closer look at their trunks. As I tried to photograph the many patterns of their bark while at a park, I noticed many trees had sap dripping out of their bark. And that sap itself was worth taking pictures. Here are a few photos of pine tree sap I had time to sort out. I have way more photos to go through, so I hope to do more posts on this in the near future. I hope you enjoy these few photos to start with.

The first thing I noticed when photographing pine tree sap is, it often comes with bugs that are stuck in there. The second thing I noticed is, if you photograph it from the right angle, you’ll see plenty of reflections in it.

Macro Monday: Pine tree sap from up close
Macro Monday: Pine tree sap from up close

Tree sap comes in all shapes and sizes. Check out this long hanging sap, as well as the small hook that’s attached to the tree trunk. How cool is that?

Macro Monday: Pine tree sap hanging from tree
Macro Monday: Pine tree sap hanging from tree

Tree sap can also comes in different colors, depending on the color of the bark on the trunk. Check out this mix of light yellow and red tree sap.

Macro Monday: Red pine tree sap
Macro Monday: Red pine tree sap

Of course, tree sap can just drop and harden in drop shapes, but even then, you can see some patterns inside each drop. Lovely.

Macro Monday: Reflections in drops of tree sap
Macro Monday: Reflections in drops of tree sap

One thought on “Macro Monday: Pine tree sap from up close

  1. Pingback: Macro Monday: more close-ups of pine tree sap | Milka Pejovic

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