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Red Downy Japanese Maple | by photosteve101
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Red Downy Japanese Maple

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This maple tree is called "Acer japonicum", which is a downy Japanese maple. I loved the red color of the leaves, which stood out in high contrast to the yellow/green environment, so I chose to use a black and white effect, with a selection of the red leaves.




Learn more about the Japanese maple (acer palmatum):


Acer palmatum, called Japanese Maple or Smooth Japanese Maple (Japanese: irohamomiji, イロハモミジ, or momiji, 紅葉) is a species of woody plant native to Japan, North Korea, South Korea, China, eastern Mongolia, and southeast Russia. Many different cultivars of this maple have been selected and they are grown worldwide for their attractive leaf shapes and colors. They are highly sought after and are relatively costly trees given their size.

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Taken on November 1, 2011